indigenous poet

SUNDAY: Indigenous women poets, writers, and musicians explore the power of language, story, and song in today’s fight for environmental and cultural justice. With a focus on the Standing Rock Resistance, Words for Water is a call to action and awareness around protection of sacred sites, cultures and languages, and our water, air, and earth. Featuring Natalie Diaz, Jennifer Foerster, Joy Harjo, Toni Jensen, Layli Long Solider, Deborah Miranda, and Laura Ortman and contributions by Heid E. Erdrich and Louise Erdrich. Tickets at whitney.org. Can’t make it? We’ll be streaming the event live on our Facebook page.

[Photograph of Standing Rock by Natalie Diaz]

“Forgiveness is the word in which we betray ourselves
and each other
I am the Black Angel who strips lies, cuts throats
severs the weapons of rapists
( … )
I am the Black Angel who will kill every man & boy on earth
who has ever abused a woman or child
knowing this will leave very few behind
( … )
I am dancing you to death
so we & our children may live in peace”

—Chrystos, from Souvenir of Winnipeg

whitneymuseumSUNDAY: Indigenous women poets, writers, and musicians explore the power of language, story, and song in today’s fight for environmental and cultural justice. With a focus on the #StandingRock Resistance, Words for Water is a call to action and awareness around protection of sacred sites, cultures and languages, and our water, air, and earth. Featuring Natalie Diaz, Jennifer Foerster, Joy Harjo, Toni Jensen, Layli Long Solider, Deborah Miranda, and Laura Ortman and contributions by Heid E. Erdrich and Louise Erdrich. Tickets at the link in our profile. Can’t make it? We’ll be streaming the event live on our Facebook page.

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