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At The Edge Of Canada: Indigenous Research

Today our guest is Indige­nous Edi­tor at Large for Cana­di­an Art and Mas­ter’s stu­dent in Arts at Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty in Mon­tréal, Lind­say Nixon. We dis­cuss Lind­say’s recent arti­cle post­ed on Cana­di­an Art on April 20 about the mar­gin­al­iza­tion of Queer voic­es in the canon of Indige­nous Art and art crit­i­cism, and we get her take on the debate that erupt­ed on Indige­nous Twit­ter about her choice to do some Indige­nous fem­i­nist truth-telling about prob­lem­at­ic male researchers. Lind­say’s arti­cle was ulti­mate­ly cen­sored and edit­ed under the threat of libel, but the debate had rever­ber­a­tions through­out the acad­e­my and the dis­ci­pline of Indige­nous Stud­ies. We chat about the het­ero­nor­ma­tiv­i­ty of arts admin­is­tra­tion, gallery ver­sus com­mu­ni­ty based art col­lec­tion, the force of Indige­nous social media as a site of reclaim­ing, fem­i­nist truth-telling, aca­d­e­m­ic aun­ties, and real­ly rev­el in Lind­say’s grace, knowl­edge, and aware­ness as a top Indige­nous intellectual.