As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Golga Oscar (Yup’ik) will give an talk about decolonization on Monday, October 9th, from 1-2 pm. In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Sheldon Jackson Museum will be open on this day and admission will be waived.
This talk will focus on decolonizing the mind and teaching oneself how to understand from an Indigenous perspective. Throughout the presentation, he will speak about the impact of assimilation, lifestyle in the 21st century, and the reclamation of Indigenous identity through online and community resources. Oscar will use Indigenous methodologies to influence younger Indigenous generations to take action in decolonizing.
People wishing to reserve a spot to attend the talk in-person should call the museum at (907) 747-8981. This talk will also be simultaneously streamed on Zoom, with the recording uploaded afterwards to the Friends of SJM YouTube channel.
Meeting ID: 860 6282 6605