Saturday, October 26, 2019

1:15 - 2:00 pm, State Capitol, Capitol Extension Room 1.016
With Theresa Warburton and Bojan Louis, discussing Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Grounded Indigenous Feminisms and the Work for Thriving Indigenous Futures
2:00 to 3:45pm, Hawai'i Convention Center, Mtg Rm 302 B
This roundtable puts into conversation different pathways of working for thriving Indigenous futures informed by grounded Indigenous feminisms, and considers the ways they relate, intersect, and respond to different needs. Native and Indigenous creative praxes tangle with white settler heteropatriarchal capitalist violences against the land and the communities that belong to it, both historically and as they endure into the present. Centering Native and Indigenous ways of knowing and being human in relation, these transformative stories offer more than ways to cope: they present visions for thriving Indigenous presents and futures. Movement-building work centering resurgence and solidarity across communities develops thriving Indigenous communities now and for generations to come. They work to rewrite and remap the limited settler narratives of these communities, and build solidarity across communities that both recognizes the shared experiences and acknowledges the differences. Considering the ways Native and Indigenous literatures articulate lived experiences and cultural values, having Native and Indigenous creative writers as part of this conversation is essential. Panelists Theresa Warburton, Chris Finley, Cutcha Risling Baldy, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Elissa Washuta, and Laura De Vos will read short opening statements from their own work (creative or critical, connecting to themes like kinship, environment, food systems, struggle around MMIW, ...), and then have a conversation, moderated by Dian Million, on the transformative powers of their work on the lived realities and possible futures for Native and Indigenous thrivance, rather than just survivance. Then we will open it up to the audience to share and speak across our commitments, approaches, and goals.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:30pm
Columbus, Ohio
With Jeannie Vanasco and Eliza Smith
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 8pm
Columbus, Ohio
With Heather Christle and Madeline ffitch