Decolonial Visions: Indigenous Epistemologies and the Politics of Form

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 1-7 p.m. | 188 Dwinelle Hall

 Native American Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Indigenous Americas Working Group, Graduate Film and Media Working Group

Filmmaker Adam Khalil (Ojibway)
Keynote Speaker: Hertha Sweet Wong
Activist Corrina Gould (Ohlone)

1pm: Opening Remarks and Artist's Talk: Diana Ruiz, *Film & Media*, and Adam Khalil

2pm: Interdisciplinary Panel: Ryan Rhadigan, *Rhetoric*; Jennifer Duque, *Ethnic Studies*; Alohie Tadesse, *Film/Linguistics Major*; Corrina Gould, *Ohlone Activist*

3:30pm Keynote Address: Hertha D. Sweet Wong, *Associate Professor & Assistant Chair, English*

5pm (142 Dwinelle): Screening, followed by Q&A. Inaate/Se/ It shines a certain way. To a certain place/ It flies. It falls/

Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil's film re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans. A kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community within Michigan's Upper Peninsula. With acute geographic specificity and grand historical scope, the film fixes its lens between the sacred and the profane to pry open the construction of contemporary indigenous identity.