Fulbright Research Chair in Indigenist Resiliencies, Jolene Rickard is an Associate Professor in the departments of History of Art and Art, and the Director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University. Dr. Rickard is on the editorial board of American Art, the Otsego Institute and is part of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF). She co-curated two of the four inaugural exhibitions of the National Museum of the American Indian (2004-2014). Jolene is from the Tuscarora Nation, the sixth Haudenosaunee Nation, turtle clan.
McMaster University Chancellor Santee Smith is an award-winning artist, dancer and choreographer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She is the founder and artistic director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre whose recent project, The Mush Hole, explores the devastating intergenerational impact of Canada’s residential school system.
April 2, 2:30 p.m. Concert Hall, L.R Wilson Free admission. Register online or call 905 525 9140 ext. 26848