Chew on This with Clementine Bordeaux

Indigenous Representation, The American Indian Movement, and the Politics of Nostalgia

Chew on This with Clementine Bordeaux

Indigenous Representation, The American Indian Movement, and the Politics of Nostalgia⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2:00-3:00 PM PT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The early activism of the American Indian Movement (AIM) is a source of complicated nostalgia for Indigenous activism. AIM’s participation in the historic occupations, including Wounded Knee 1973, remain instructive touchstones for present-day Indigenous struggle. Most of the iconic and widely circulated images of AIM are products of a settler colonial gaze that emphasizes stark heteronormativity and masculinism at the expense of Indigenous conceptions of relationality. The presentation juxtaposes mainstream representations of AIM with current Indigenous made media, through an experimental documentary form and foregrounds the importance of tribal specificity, focusing on media produced on and of Lakota tribal homelands.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Clementine Bordeaux (Sičáŋǧu Oglála Lakóta) is a WAC/D doctoral candidate, an independent artist and researcher that focuses on Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous representation, and Lakota art and culture. Indigenous Representation, The American Indian Movement, and the Politics of Nostalgia⠀⠀⠀⠀

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