F163. The City as Indigenous Place: Beneath, Between, and Beyond the Urban in Native Art

Room 214B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


For Indigenous people living in cities, urban life is layered, existing before and after, between and beyond, cognizant of and resisting, the colonial maps and settlerscapes of the metropolis. Mining municipal memory, womanist/queer/trans Indigenous Pacific, Native North American, and Palestinian writers, editors, publishers, and visual/sound/performance artists dismantle and reassemble the building blocks of burghal narratives as understood in the cities of Oceania, Palestine, and the Américas.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP20_Bodhran_CIP_Outline1.pdf



Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, an NEA and Tulsa Artist Fellow, is a multimedia artist and author of Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking and South Bronx Breathing Lessons. He edited Yellow Medicine Review's global queer Indigenous issue and co-edited Movement Research Performance Journal's Native issue.

ku'ualoha ho'omanawanui is the author of Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi'iaka and editor of 'Ōiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal and Kuleana 'Ōiwi Press. Associate professor of English at the University of Hawai'i, her work appears in Whetu Moana, Mauri Ola, and Kurungabaa.

Lisa Suhair Majaj, Palestinian, is author of the poetry book, Geographies of Light; children's book, Naila Shares a Story; and various autobiographical/critical essays. She is coeditor of three academic anthologies focused on Arab/Arab American women writers and international women writers of color.

Micaela Kaibni Raen is a columnist for D.C.'s lesbian/bi/trans publication, Tagg Magazine; activist/community organizer; and Radius of Arab American Writers, Inc. life member. A nonfiction/fiction writer and poet, her work appears in Mizna, Yellow Medicine Review, and The Poetry of Arab Women.

Rasha Abdulhadi


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