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CDMC Conversation Series: nibiiwakamigkwe

August 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Poster for the event featuring artwork beaded artwork of 4 plants and the cardinal directions.

CDMC Conversation Series:
Indigenous Arts as Decolonial Action
August 4, 2020. 1PM CT.


Updated information available: Please read the full statement from the School of Human Ecology, issued on Jan. 4, 2023.


Native dancer wearing beaded regalia and fur holding a fan and looking directly at camera.
nibiiwakamigkwe in Jingle Dress regalia. Image courtesy of nibiiwakamigkwe.

nibiiwakamigkwe is a Métis, Onyota’a:ka (Oneida), Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Cuban and waabishkiiwed Two-Spirit artist working in traditional Indigenous craftwork and contemporary Woodlands style. Their work fosters awareness of land protection, Indigenous cultural landscapes, and the complexity of identity. This includes the relatedness of Indigenous art and artists to language preservation, land rights, environmental justice, and the impact of cultural appropriation.

This CDMC Conversation was with Dakota Mace, SoHE MFA alumna and CDMC Photographer, and focused on art practices as decolonizing tools, expressions of art activism, and nibiiwakamigkwe’s current work revitalizing traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee tattooing practices (see giige in Madison, WI).

Event was free and open to the public thanks to the support of The Anonymous Fund.

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beaded artwork of 4 plants and the cardinal directions with abstract water design surrounding the beadwork.
“nibi mashkiki//water is medicine.” Courtesy of nibiiwakamigkwe.



August 4, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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