ABOUT THE GRANT
- $20,550 to Indigenous Arts Institute to support GROUNDWORKS (MAP 2017)
- $4,589 to general operating support for Rulan Tangen / Dancing Earth
ABOUT THE PROJECT
GROUNDWORKS is a daylong, multidisciplinary, mobile performance art installation that amplifies the oft-forgotten Native presence under one’s feet anywhere in the Americas–embodying Native aesthetic values around the indivisibility of the ceremonial and the artistic. Drawing on ancient cultural protocols of acknowledgement of caretakers of land , Dancing Earth’s intertribal collaborators will join local host First nations at each location, disrupting colonization practices to ritually re-indigenize stolen land, foregrounding Indigenous original presence and raising consciousness around colonization, accountability, and conquest.