Ziibaaska' iganagooday: The Ojibwe Jingle Dress Dance at 100

  • Datum: –12.00
  • Plats: Engelska parken 22-1009, Thunbergsvägen 3C
  • Föreläsare: Brenda J. Child, Northrop Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies, at CEMFOR, Dept of Theology, Uppsala University
  • Kontaktperson: May-Britt Öhman
  • Seminarium

The talk will explain the history of the Jingle Dress Dance, an important dance tradition among American Indian women today, and why it is associated with both healing and anti-colonialism. The jingle dress dance began a hundred years ago among the Ojibwe, whose tribal nations are along the Great Lake and US and Canadian border, and number 200,000 people today. The talk will also discuss the dance

The talk will explain the history of the Jingle Dress Dance, an important dance tradition among American Indian women today, and why it is associated with both healing and anti-colonialism. The jingle dress dance began a hundred years ago among the Ojibwe, whose tribal nations are along the Great Lake and US and Canadian border, and number 200,000 people today. The talk will also discuss the dance at Standing Rock during the fall of 2016.

Brenda J. Child is Northrop Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD in History at the University of Iowa. Child was born on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in northern Minnesota where she is a citizen and member of a committee writing a new constitution for the nation of 12,000.

Child is co-founder of a major digital humanities project, the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary ojibwe.lib.umn.edu. Recently, she led a collaboration between University of Minnesota students and the Mille Lacs Ojibwe community on an exhibit, Ziibaaska’ iganagooday: The Jingle Dress at 100, at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum in Onamia, Minnesota, 2019-2020.

Organised by Dr May-Britt Öhman,  may-britt.ohman@cemfor.uu.se  within the research project Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, CEMFOR, Dept of Theology, Uppsala University, in collaboration with Sámeednama friddja universitehta - Sámi Land Free University, and  UPPSAM – the association/network for Sámi related studies in Uppsala.

Ziibaaska' iganagooday: The Ojibwe Jingle Dress Dance at 100