Representations of Body and Sexual Sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples

Representations of Body and Sexual Sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples

April 5, 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021 4:00-5:30 PM ET


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This event is organized by Hong KAL and Tammer El-Sheikh in the Department of Visual Art and Art History.


Abstract: This talk discusses representations of body and sexual sovereignty for Two-Spirit, Indigenous Trans, Indigiqueer, gender non-conforming folks and women. Focusing on visual culture, these types of depictions invite a normalization of the diverse gender and sexual experiences that Indigenous people have historically refrained from expressing due to the ongoing detrimental impacts of colonization. Huard will also include a wider variety of artist's practices, such as Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer drag and burlesque performance, in order to expand on the importance of the self-determination of Indigenous bodies—leading to physical, spiritual and cultural autonomy. 

Bio: Adrienne Huard is a Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer Anishinaabe curator, art critic, scholar and performer. She is a citizen of Couchiching First Nation, Ontario, and born and raised in Miiskwaagamiwiziibiing/Winnipeg where she currently lives. She is a doctoral student in Indigenous studies at University of Manitoba and joins the team at national arts publication, Canadian Art magazine as an Editor-at-Large.

The virtual event is presented by the Korean office for Research and Education (KORE) at York University, which is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies.

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