Events Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Native Identity, Cultural Reclamation, and the Arts with Michelle Napoli

Wolfard Hall, Room 201, Cambridge, MA 02138

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2019-02-13T19:00:00Z 2019-02-13T20:30:00Z UTC Diversity Dialogue - Native Identity, Cultural Reclamation and the Arts with Michelle Napoli Native American artist, community leader, activist, and art therapist Michelle Napoli speaks in this month's Diversity Dialogue. Wolfard Hall, Room 201, Cambridge,, MA 02138

This is the Diversity Dialogue February event.

Michelle Napoli, DAT, ATR-BC, REAT, LMHC is one of the three artists in the group exhibit Native American Resiliency Through the Arts in Marran Gallery, January- February, 2019.

Napoli's paintings are part of a 20-year journey where she co-constructed story, imagery, and her native language with the collective knowledge of her community, resulting in a cultural reclamation process. Napoli works as faculty, art therapist, and a tribal citizen to interrupt silence about the past and question the subordinate position indigenous people often find themselves in today. She uses indigenous methodology in her research, a knowledge construction process that critically examines, deconstructs, and responds to the legacy of historical, systematic efforts to eradicate native identity in the United States.

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