WHAT: The Indigenous New Media Symposium aims to bring together Native American and First Nation media makers and creative activists to discuss how new media platforms are being used in the indigenous community to educate, organize, entertain, and advocate.In the past few years, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other tools have become important mechanisms to communicate indigenous perspectives in North America. Traditional media’s long history of native stereotypes is being confronted by a new tech-savvy young generation that is speaking out strongly about cultural, political and economic issues.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21
WHO: Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), author for Beyond Buckskin focusing on Indian American art, clothing and design; Adrienne Keene, author of the blog Native Appropriations, which pushes against misrepresentations of Native peoples, EdD candidate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and regular contributor to Sociological Images; Chase Iron Eyes, founder of Last Real Indians, a media resource for original indigenous content, and attorney for the Lakota Peoples Law Project; Clayton Thomas-Muller, member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, organizer for the Defenders of the Land & Idle No More, and co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign of the Polaris Institute; and Jarrett Martineau, creative producer of Revolutions Per Minute (RPM.fm), a global new music platform to promote Indigenous music culture, a doctoral candidate in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and CUNY’s Center for Place, Culture and Politics.
WHERE: Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street (formerly known as Tishman), Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall in New York
TICKETS: Not required; seating is first-come, first-served. Click here to learn more.
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