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Ishi: The Archive Performance
February 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$22
Presented by Indigenous Visual Culture – OCADU
& Woodland Cultural Centre; Special thanks to Culture Storm
Written & Performed by James Luna with speical guest Jeneen Frei Njootli
The Toronto premiere of ISHI: The Archive Performance is the newest work written and performed by Internationally renowned Indigenous performance and visual artist James Luna with special guest Jeneen Frei Njootli.
In 1911, a Native American man walked into the small northern California town of Oroville. His sudden appearance inspired fright, laughter, and pity from the populace. The civic leaders contacted an anthropologist who came to the conclusion that Ishi indeed was the last of his tribe. It was decided that for his welfare and for the advancement of science that he would occupy the Museum on the University of California Berkeley’s campus, where he lived out his remaining years as a living specimen.
Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 8pm
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