ArtistTalk: Indigenous Rights/Indigenous Oppression, Part 3
Tanya Tagaq is an Inuit throat singer who is fiercely advocating for the rights of indigenous people. In addition to being a wildly compelling performer, she travels and speaks regularly about food justice, hunting rights and the relationship that indigenous people have to the land and to animals.
In 2009 she starred in a film entitled Tungijuq, a thought-provoking meditation on the seal hunt and what it means to the traditional way of life for the Inuit. During this event, the eight-minute film will be shown and Dr. Erin Mead from the UMD School of Public Health will interview Tanya about her Inuit heritage, her activism and how she is conveying her passion and her perspectives through her performances.
Audience members will be able to ask questions throughout, as in the style of a radio call-in show.
This event is presented in partnership with UMD Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the School of Public Health.