Next week, Sightline senior researcher Tarika Powell will speak alongside indigenous artists Marianne Nicolson (Scottish and Dzawada’enuxw), Kai’la Farrell-Smith (Klamath/Modoc), and Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos)  at the Disjecta Gallery in Portland in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. These artists, activists, and researchers will explore issues related to water as a resource, a site of trade and exchange, and as it relates to climate change. In doing so, the panelists hope to bring awareness to the work that is happening to protect water sources in Cascadia and decolonize the way people understand water history by bringing together a range of cross-cultural perspectives. You can find more information here.

This program is part of a larger ongoing series organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria called Wa’witlala: The Pervasiveness of Water / Cannot go Against the Tide by Victoria-based artist Marianne Nicolson. The aim of Wa’witlala is to explore issues related to water from an Indigenous worldview and create space for discussions across cultures and disciplines.

We Are Water: A Community Conversation

  • When: Saturday, August 19th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Where: Disjecta Gallery (map)
  • Speakers: Tarika Powell, Marianne Nicolson, Kai’la Farrell-Smith, Sara Siestreem
  • Tickets: This event is free and open to the public