Powwow X: Expanded Cinema
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kagin Commons Kagin Ballroom
On Nov. 19, we invite the Macalester community and greater Indigenous communities to join us for Powwow X.
Powwow X, an interactive experience, collectively re-envisions the form and practices of powwow as guided by ancestral knowledge, contemporary artistry, and innovation for community resilience and healing.
Missy Whiteman, Proud Indigenous People for Education (P.I.P.E.), and the Department of Multicultural Life will convene a collective of Indigenous artists from all over the Greater Midwest for a jam-packed evening.
Led by Whiteman’s signature approach to Indigenous new wave filmmaking, Expanded Cinema includes a film premiere and screenings with a live music score, an immersive 360 experience, drumming, hip hop, spoken word, collaborative art installations, Indigenous dancing, and more.
Through this non-traditional approach, Powwow X builds upon the legacy of powwow as a space of Indigenous artistic innovation and community healing in the face of ongoing crises and cultural backlash. We invite folks to gather in these uncertain times to build towards new visionary futures.
Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) is an Emmy-nominated writer, director, producer, and multimedia artist. Whiteman understands her work to be a voice for her ancestors, their stories, and ancestral wisdom. Her late father Ernest Whiteman influenced her work with the gift of artistic vision and the practice of art as ceremony. She recently unveiled her mural, Celestial Embodiment as part of the Chromazone Mural Festival, and can still be viewed at the Bro-Tex building in St. Paul.
Date: Nov. 19
Where: Kagin Ballroom
Time: 6-9:30 p.m.