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REFRAMING INDIGENOUS REMEDIATION: URANIUM ON DINÉTAH
Our project intends to shape a platform for voices of resilience, Indigenous knowledge and restorative systems of remediation while bearing witness to a history of environmental damage and communal loss on the Navajo Nation.
DINÉ ART TODAY?
Recordings now available!
Thank you for those who joined us! You can find the recordings of each session on our agenda page (link below).
Diné College, Tsaile, AZ (Navajo Nation)
Conference convened by grant team from the SAHE and ID+PI, UNM
Painting by BFA Student Troy Tso, Landscape Painting
Following a year in which traditional concepts of place on the Navajo Nation have been disrupted or abolished by the pandemic—including ceremonies; formal art markets; tourism; parades; rodeos; flea markets; family gatherings; and casinos—this two-day virtual conference asked the question what is Diné artmaking and “placeknowing” in 2021? Seeking to draw on a wide variety of voices, including informal sellers; photographers; painters; curators; as well as Diné students; this conference sought to open a broad discussion on the leadership role of artists and designers on the Navajo Nation in 2021. The conference asked us to consider the question: What is Diné Art Today? A goal of the conference was to help other Native communities (especially those served by tribal colleges) to think about the role of artmaking and placemaking following the world-wide pandemic.
The conference was virtual, free, and open to the public.