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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

'The Border Crossed Us' Univ. Mass. April 2011
'The Border Crossed Us'
Art installation, with O'odham and more Native American speakers

Wednesday, April 20
Opening Reception 3-4:30 PM
The Border Crossed Us site between Campus Center and Campus Parking GarageArtist Talk 4:45 PM Studio Arts Building, Room 240
In Conversation: Catherine D’Ignazio, Ofelia Rivas, Susan Jahoda, UMass Professor of Art, and Mario Ontiveros, UMass Professor of Art History.
The talk will investigate public art practices, social activism, and the visualization of borders.
Friday, April 22
Symposium: Herter Hall 227, 3 PM – 7 PM
3 – 4:30 PM Panel talk with Ofelia Rivas (Tohono O’odham), Solomon “Rocky” Bear (Maliseet), Curtis Lazore (Mohawk), and moderator Ramona Peters (Director, Cultural Survival Board, Cambridge MA).
Reception following
Saturday, April 23
Powwow, Tours of the Border & Flute Performance
10:00 – 6:00 PM Powwow, Curry Hicks Cage
11AM & 2:30 PM Virtual Tours of the US-Mexico border fence at the Project Site. Led by Ofelia Rivas & Flora Marietta (Tohono O’odham) and Catherine D’Ignazio (the Institute for Infinitely Small Things).
6:30 PM – Red Cedar flute performance at the Project Site by renowned musician, DJ and activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse of the Cheyenne River Sioux.
All events are free and open to the public.
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