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Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon
Arctic/Amazon

Arctic/Amazon

256 pages
Published:   March 7, 2023
Non-Fiction  /  Art & Architecture
Hardcover:   9781773102993    $60.00

Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity offers a conversation between Indigenous Peoples of two regions in this time of political and environmental upheaval. Both regions are environmentally sensitive areas that have become hot spots in the debates circling around climate change and have long been contact zones between Indigenous Peoples and outsiders — zones of meeting and clashing, of contradictions and entanglement.

Opening with an Epistolary Exchange between the editors, Arctic/Amazon then widens to include essays by 12 Indigenous artists, curators, and knowledge-keepers about the integration of spirituality, ancestral respect, traditional knowledges, and political critique in artistic practice and more than 100 image reproductions and installation shots. The result is an extraordinary conversation about life, artistic practise, and geopolitical realities faced by Indigenous peoples in regions at risk.
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Author

Gerald McMaster, OC, is a curator, artist, and internationally recognized scholar. He is the former director of the Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge at OCAD University.

Nina Vincent is a Brazilian anthropologist, researcher, professor, and independent curator. She works for the Brazilian National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN).