Saturday, November 04, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
This live event will not be recorded.
Chair: Amy Horowitz (GALACTIC/ Indiana University)
Wesley Thomas (GALACTIC/ Indiana University, emeritus)
Galactic is rooted in local historical and contemporary Indigenous knowledge systems and practices in order to connect to the always evolving global world. In virtual and face-to-face settings, Galactic foregrounds cultural practitioners – traditional knowledge carries, artist, healers, cooks, story-tellers, social organization and institution builders and cultural policy activists in order to further decolonization and to envision and create futures of justice, development, and security in peace. Indigenous global networking and Indigenous Global Studies (IGS) are the organizational and institutional frameworks that we pursue as we implement this project. We are developing IGS as a degree- granting under-graduate program, with curricula at the intersection of arts, Indigenous knowledge, cultural heritage policy, peacemaking and social justice.