Symposium Poster

Annual Perspectives on Contemporary Native Issues Symposium

While the history between Native peoples and representations of identity projected upon them (having been replicated and reinforced in popular culture) is layered and complex, the rise of technology and social media has ushered in an era of accessible activism that pushes against this history. Native peoples across the world now have practicable, highly visible modes to express unique voices that challenge and redefine how Natives are represented both internal and external of their communities. Perspectives on Native Representations seeks to highlight the multiple contexts through which representations of Native communities, culture and individuals are being shifted and reimagined.

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Adrienne Keene "Native Appropriations: representations, pop culture, and cultural resistance in cyber space"

Matika Wilbur "Changing The Way We See Native America"

Migizi Pensoneau "Bullets in the Front, Arrows in the Back: A Look at Humor and Imagery in Indigenous Media."


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