Audio archives have long been a source of cultural sustenance and resilience for Indigenous communities in Minnesota. Archivist Melissa Olson offers insight into how preserving the words of elders might help young activists make sense of all that comes next.
As I wondered about the best way to write this text, two related events caught my attention. First, I received a call for publications with the title “After De-colonizing…What?” issued
Is there a way to leverage the extra-rational potential of art to allow for a decolonial future to take root? What role can cultural production play in making an Indigenized future for the people gathered on land now known as Canada?