Wordplay 2021: Native Women's Resistance & Reimagination

Talking Back, Looking Forward: Native Women's Resistance & Reimagination

Virtual Wordplay is a presentation of St. Catherine University and Star Tribune. This event is a St. Kate's Critical Conversation in partnership with Voice of Witness.

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These Native authors offer us stories of resistance to colonialism. In Heid E. Erdrich’s poetry collection Little Big Bully and Elissa Washuta’s essay collection White Magic, the precariousness of women’s bodies under this project is observed and challenged.

Washuta does this by reclaiming her cultural inheritance to create her own kind of white magic, Erdrich by having survivors shout back at their oppressors while eager to create a more just future. In Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s experimental novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies, the narrator is nongendered and through the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions offers an imagining of radical futures.

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