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Lecture with Jesse Bowman Bruchac

Jesse Bowman Bruchac, a Nulhegan Abenaki Citizen, is a traditional storyteller, musician, and Abenaki language instructor. He works as co-director of his family run education center Ndakinna and is the Director of the School of Abenaki at Middlebury Language Schools.

Indigenous Media-MakingBruchac will offer a presentation shaped around stories and music and drawing on his thirty years of language reclamation work in relation to both traditional culture and modern media.

Thurs. April 7, 2022
7 p.m.
Somers Room, Tang Teaching Museum

No registration necessary. This event will be in-person. Proof of vaccination is required for entry.

“Indigenous Media-Making: Land, Language, Relationship” is a series of presentations coordinated by Documentarian in Community Co-Creation AngelaBeallor and presented by the MDOCS Co-Creation Initiative at Skidmore College. Inspired by our ongoing collaborative work with Kanatsiohareke and Ndakinna Education Center, this series aims to highlight Indigenous media-makers. We will hear about language reclamation efforts, Indigenous creative work and community collaboration, and the ways that explorations of land, culture, and history inform their artistic practices. 

This series is co-sponsored by the Skidmore Anthropology Dept. and Black Studies Program. This series is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Visit Jesse Bruchac's website