INDIANacts: Aboriginal Performance Art

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Woman with man's hands over eyes
Shelly Niro discusses Haudenosaunee history and it's impact on the present day. 5:41

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Edward Poitras at podium
Edward Poitras talks about Maria Tallchief, calls her "the first modern performance artist". 6:32

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Lynne Bell at podium
Lynne Bell, how did the anti-panel focus critical discussion? 8:22

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Greg Hill at podium
Greg Hill: presents "a very Mohawk-centric version of the Canadian flag". 7:42

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Greg Hill sitting on Panel
Greg Hill: "we have full reign, full reason to devise our own languages" 2:35

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Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew at the mic
Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew discusses what our philosophical origins might be. 2:31

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Day 3: December 1, 2002

Panel 5: Tussling and Public Spectacle

Moderator: Shelley Niro
Speakers: Edward Poitras, Lynne Bell, Greg Hill
Day 3 Respondent: Bently Spang

“I think that's what we do as artists, make contact.”
—Edward Poitras, INDIANacts conference, December 1, 2002.

“…I think what live art does is it makes theory very accessible, very pleasurable. And it also requires the audience to be an active witness, to actually take part in making the meaning of what’s going on, and to be responsible for their own reflections and thoughts on the piece. I think it's actually a remarkable medium.”
—Lynne Bell, INDIANacts conference, December 1, 2002.