Native Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Indians. These terms we've applied to those who connect ancestrally to the Americas since before 1492. These people have been attacked, beaten, killed, forced on to specifically inhospitable land, we stripped of their culture, and yet they persevere. During the 1950s-and 1960s civil rights movements, they fought alongside African, Asian, and Latino American's for recognition as a group of people. In honor of November and Native American Heritage month...
Students will learn about eight Indigenous artists from the United States and Canada who are changing how the world recognizes Indigenous Artists today. They concur topics like identity, history, trauma, and futurism through mixed media and painting. Students will see these inspirations and will be allowed to ask questions about meaning. They will be encouraged to look at the surface of these very deep ideas recognizing them but not going into depth.
I have three bachelor's degrees one being in Indigenous Studies. I have worked closely with the Northern Arapaho people with language revitalization. I am an Arapaho speaker and will always speak respectfully of the Indigenous cultures around the world. I graduated in 2019 with a BA in Art History where my concentration was Indigenous Art History. I did major research on a number of Indigenous artifacts in local museums, and on artists across North America. My master's thesis was on David Bradley and I have done papers on T.C. Cannon, Red Star, and Belmore.
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50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.