Home/Water is Life: Living Our Legacy with Liz Medicine Crow and Ty Defoe

April 24, 2017
Washington, D.C.

ArtChangeUS@Kennedy Center National Conversations continues with a dialogue between cultural activist Liz Medicine Crow (Haida/Tlingit), President and CEO of First Alaskans Institute, and Ty Defoe (Giizhiig, Ojibwe + Onieda), a two-spirit writer and interdisciplinary artist whose artmaking challenges formulas of colonialism. They will explore the theme Water is Life: Living Our Legacy. What role do artists and cultural activists play in promoting tribal self-determination, and in advancing cultural equity. Can we re-idigenize the arts by integrating Native knowledge and values into organizational culture, social structure and daily life? And how can understanding the importance of water help us to co-create the future and live our legacy now? Join us through Live Stream via the link above and participate in the conversation! #KCNationalConvo

ArtChangeUS@Kennedy Center National Conversations is a series of dialogues between prominent artists and pivotal change-makers who are advancing a pluralistic vision of America. Okayplayerand the Kennedy Center partner to live stream these interactive conversations on Facebook Live and Okayplayer.com. #KCxCommon #KCNationalConvo

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ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America is a project based at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) that seeks to explore and understand the dramatic demographic transformation of the United States and its profound impact on arts and culture.