Tannis Nielsen is a Métis Woman of Saulteaux/Anishnawbe and Danish descent whose practice engages with the areas of anti-colonial theory, natural law/Indigenous governance, Indigenous arts activism(s), and the relative investigations of Indigenous science and Western quantum physics. Currently Tannis holds a position at OCAD University and is working on a large scale public art commission for the City of Toronto.
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 […]