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Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
4:30pm

Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity

with Gerald McMaster and Nina Vincent
Hosted by Michael Rattray

Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity

with Gerald McMaster and Nina Vincent
Hosted by Michael Rattray
7
Sunday
May
2023
4:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Gerald McMaster
Nina Vincent

Contributor Michael Rattray leads a discussion with curator, artist and scholar Gerald McMaster, OC, and Nina Vincent, a Brazilian anthropologist, researcher, professor, and independent curator about their remarkable new book Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity.

 

Arctic/Amazon offers a conversation between Indigenous Peoples of two regions in this time of political and environmental upheaval. Both regions are environmentally sensitive areas that have become hot spots in the debates circling around climate change and have long been contact zones between Indigenous Peoples and outsiders — zones of meeting and clashing, of contradictions and entanglement.

 

Opening with an Epistolary Exchange between the editors, Arctic/Amazon then widens to include essays by 12 Indigenous artists, curators, and knowledge-keepers about the integration of spirituality, ancestral respect, traditional knowledges, and political critique in artistic practice and more than 100 image reproductions and installation shots. The result is an extraordinary conversation about life, artistic practise, and geopolitical realities faced by Indigenous peoples in regions at risk.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are strongly encouraged for those attending in person this Spring. Livestream tickets are available upon request for those who prefer to attend remotely.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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