California Native American Day -New Calendar of Events

A new year, a new calendar of events! For its 10th anniversary, the series has a common theme, "Unsettled Stories: Reclaiming This Land," which represents well the tensions and the stakes at the heart of UCSD's relationship (or lack thereof) with the Native American communities of San Diego county. Come join us for some thought-provoking talks, for films or for an evening of Indigenous poetry,...
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Sallie Lyons

Sallie Lyons was my movement teacher at the University of Toronto but she was much more than that... She gave me tough love, support, and great advices. She helped me find my breath, my voice, and, often, my courage. Her teaching was central to my journey as an undergraduate student and I am forever grateful for having met her. She retired last spring and I was able to participate in her...
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Native Voices at the Autry

Do you know about the Native Voices at the Autry Festival of New Plays? You should! Co-founded by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Jean Bruce Scott, this festival has been nurturing the voices of new Indigenous playwrights for two decades now. See some of their work here: https://theautry.org/native-voices/theatre-native-voices Last spring, I served as dramaturg for Too Damn Proud by Justin Neal...
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UC Riverside Indigenous Choreographers Project 2015

Last May, I had the tremendous privilege of taking part in the University of California Riverside Indigenous Choreographers Project with a group of immensely talented and thought-provoking artists/scholars. The project is organized by Professor Jacqueline Shea Murphy from UCR whose generosity really set the tone for this encounter. The line up was incredible and if you do not know these artists,...
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