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Indigenous Hip Hop as a Tool of Decolonization: Examining Nicholas Galanin’s Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan Part One and Two and Kevin Lee Burton’s Nikamowin (Song)

Wallman, Liza (2014) Indigenous Hip Hop as a Tool of Decolonization: Examining Nicholas Galanin’s Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan Part One and Two and Kevin Lee Burton’s Nikamowin (Song). [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Wallman, Liza
Abstract:

This paper examines how Indigenous hip hop gains decolonization specifically in two artworks that were presented in the exhibition Beat Nation. Nicholas Galanin’s Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan Part One and Two and Kevin Lee Burton’s Nikamowin (Song) create a space of decolonization not only for Indigenous peoples but for non-Indigenous peoples as well. Here, an exploration of how Indigenous artists such as Burton and Galanin engage with hip hop, how Indigenous hip hop creates receptive and listening ears in non-Indigenous peoples to the concerns of Indigenous peoples, and how Indigenous hip hop causes non-Indigenous peoples to question their own ideologies occurs.

Date: April 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigenous hip hop, decolonization, artworks, Beat Nation, Nicholas Galanin, Tsu Heidei ShugaxtuKevin, Lee Burton, Indigenous peoples, ideologies
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 20:31
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 17:05
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/100

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