Zintkala Woihanbla (Bird Dreams): Drifting and Other Decolonial Performances for Survival and Prison Abolition

Autores

  • Tria Blu Wakpa UCLA
  • George Blue Bird

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5965/14145731033920200112

Palavras-chave:

Artes de corrección, Colonialismo, Prisão, Performance, Abolição, Antropocentrismo, Enfrentamento

Resumo

Scholarship has often overlooked how Native Americans, who are disproportionately incarcerated, have developed tactics to cope with long-term imprisonment. Drawing on the authors’ correspondences and conversations, this essay features decolonial performances for survival and prison abolition, which George Blue Bird (Oglala Lakota) has enacted within conditions of carceral violence. These interlocking tactics are 1. Nurturing connections with more-than-humans; 2. “drifting”, Blue Bird’s term for imagining, traveling, and inhabiting other realms; and 3. Activating freedom and futurities. Ultimately, we focus on that these tactics and Lakota epistemologies offer the prison abolition movement.

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Biografia do Autor

Tria Blu Wakpa, UCLA

Dr. Tria Blu Wakpa is a professor at UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance since 2018. Her research and teaching combines community-based, Indigenous, and feminist methodologies with critical race theories to examine the politics and practices of dance and other movement practices in educational and carceral institutions for Indigenous peoples

George Blue Bird

An Oglala Lakota elder, is a writer, artist, and activist. He currently serves as President of the Native American Council of Tribes at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, where he has been imprisoned for the last thirty-six years without the possibility of parole.

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2020-12-23

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BLU WAKPA, T. .; BLUE BIRD, G. Zintkala Woihanbla (Bird Dreams): Drifting and Other Decolonial Performances for Survival and Prison Abolition: . Urdimento - Revista de Estudos em Artes Cênicas, Florianópolis, v. 3, n. 39, p. 1-35, 2020. DOI: 10.5965/14145731033920200112. Disponível em: https://revistas.udesc.br/index.php/urdimento/article/view/18882. Acesso em: 28 set. 2022.

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