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Transforming Our Practices: Indigenous Art, Pedagogies, and Philosophies

Sat, April 18, 2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt, Floor: East Tower - Purple Level, Riverside West


The aim of this presentation is to discuss a book project which includes 26 authors highlighting new artistic and scholarly terrains led by Indigenous perspectives, deeply needed as counter-narratives in art education. In a field with the unique mission of helping budding artists, teachers, students, and researchers embrace all ways of knowing, what might we learn from Indigenous research methods, pedagogy, and contemporary art practices? And how might we approach Native cultures differently if we studied contemporary Native artists as agents of social change with important stories to tell, research as a connecting and emancipatory practice, and teaching as holistic and egalitarian? This presentation will bring to the fore theoretical, critical, and practical approaches connected to Indigenous ways of knowing.