Indigenous Futures Cluster Presents
26 March 2018
Concordia University, Montreal
Nathan Young spoke about his art practice and how it has been informed by the intersection of his own familial and personal experiences with policy development before and after the termination era (1940’s-1960’s), including the reorganization of tribal governments, the sovereignty project that ensued and the rise of the tribal corporation-nation hybrid. Young, whose parents participated in the re-vitalization of the Native American Church in the 1970’s and 80’s, practiced the same peyote religion as an adult. His presentation, “We are Making a New World,” will contemplate reconciling these experiences as an artist and as an elected member of the Delaware Tribal Council, where he works to craft responsible and meaningful policy to help shape the future of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, a diverse community of over 11,000 members.
See http://indigenousfutures.net/outputs/ifcp/#young for more information about Nathan's Future Imaginary Residency.
Produced by the Initiative for Indigenous Futures in collaboration with the Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) research network. http://indigenousfutures.net/.