Describing Native American graphic design is very challenging—especially to an audience who does not understand the harm of cultural appropriation. Native American sensitivity to appropriation is not taken into consideration when designing for representational material or identifying a traditional presence in the common world. The rising movement of visual sovereignty in Native American graphic design is revolutionizing a new fight against stereotypes and continues to revitalize an honorable image away from the subordinate portrayal of indigenous peoples.
Date & Time:
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
11:30 am | Lunch + Networking
11:45 am | Welcome/Introduction + Keynote
12:45 pm | Q +A
Many Thanks to our Sponsors:
University of Michigan + Campbell Ewald
Registration required due to limited seating.
Registration is Free
Sadie Red Wing (sadieredwing.com) is a Lakota graphic designer and advocate from the Spirit Lake Nation of Fort Totten, North Dakota. Red Wing earned her BFA in New Media Arts and Interactive Design at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She received her Masters of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University. Her research on cultural revitalization through design tools and strategies created a new demand for tribal competence in graphic design research. Red Wing urges Native American graphic designers to express visual sovereignty in their design work, as well as, encourages academia to include an indigenous perspective in design curriculum.
Currently, Red Wing works as the Assistant Director of the Native Student Programs at the University of Redlands where she supports and provides resources to indigenous students during their journey through higher education. Her work has been featured on AIGA’s Eye on Design: “Why Can’t the U.S. Decolonize Its Design Education?” (2017) and Communication Arts: “Decolonizing Native American Design” (2017).
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