December 4, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Mound Summit


Return To Sugarloaf, Chris Pappan, 2011, acrylic and photo transfer on Missouri map, mounted on wood panel, 28"h x 34"w.

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This inaugural symposium facilitates conversations in Native and Indigenous Futurisms. The dynamic term Indigenous Futurisms refers to a movement that, along with the arts, can be seen as a means to expand possibilities and imagine realities for Native people without colonial limitations.

Organized by the Center for Native Futures, a newly formed nonprofit for Natives in the arts founded by a collective of Native artists and writers based in Chicago, the event features a series of selected panels comprised of Native artists, poets, and thinkers to imagine themselves richly from atop a metaphoric effigy mound.