Elwood Jimmy is a learner, collaborator, writer, artist, and cultural manager. He is originally from the Thunderchild First Nation, a Nêhiyaw community in the global north that was forcibly displaced by the Canadian government to its current site. For many years, he has played a leadership role in several art projects, collectives, and organizations nationally and abroad. In his community-engaged practice, he strives to co-design collaborative spaces increasingly rooted in trauma-informed principles and methodologies, working to liquefy barriers to accessing art, community, learning, language, and the natural world.
Indigenous authors, re-defining and re-shaping creative autonomy, draw from diverse traditions, and technologies, but still must simultaneously confront barriers to creative sovereignty. In this discussion we ask: In forging paths for empowerment, how do we confront commodification of Indigeneity as a continuing bi-product of coloniality? Panelists will offer insights into confronting this tension as deeply […]