Our Language Sits Alive Inside of Us: Artist and Curator Talk with X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell and Lucy Fowler Williams

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Date(s) - 04/16/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Friday, 4/16: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, on view in our galleries, presents contemporary topics important to many Native Americans today. There are four main themes explored in the exhibition: Local Nations, Sacred Places, Continuing Celebrations, and New Initiatives. These themes are examined through the lens of Indigenous language loss and revitalization, identity, representation, and ongoing political activism in support of sovereignty and self-determination.

Enjoy a special unveiling of artist X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell’s newest work for Native American Voices, followed by a discussion with Lucy Fowler Williams, Associate Curator and Jeremy A. Sabloff Senior Keeper, American Section, about the importance of highlighting contemporary Indigenous voices in archaeological exhibitions.

X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell is a multimedia artist working in Indigenous language revitalization, Tlingit language teaching and curriculum, poetry, screenwriting, Northwest Coast design, fiction, nonfiction, critical theory, music, and film.

$5 General