Dr Joshua B. Nelson will screen a couple of Sámi, Cherokee, Navajo shorts. He will discuss Indigenous spiritual connections with land, the challenges
and rewards of interacting with the mainstream, and contemporary cultural expression.
Dr. Joshua B. Nelson, Cherokee, is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty with Native American Studies, and Film & Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma, where he teaches American Indian literature and film. His book project Progressive Traditions: Identity in Cherokee Literature and Culture (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014), deconstructs the assimilated/traditional dichotomy in American Indian scholarship to explore adaptive strategies outside statist frameworks. His next project will interrogate representations of and interactions with the body in Indigenous film.
Native Crossroads is a unique film festival and symposium that focuses on international Indigenous media. The event puts academics, media creators, and community and tribal organization representatives into dialogue to advance our discussions in all these fields. At once entertaining, scholarly, and educational, each year’s event explores particular themes of pressing importance to Native people, globally and locally. Through the generous support of our many sponsors, all events are free and open to the public.
Oskar Njajta Östergren, International Sámi Film Institute, will participate.
Arr: Vaartoe – Centrum för samisk forskning, US Embassy, Såhkie, University of Oklahoma och Folkets Bio