Honoring Indigenous Day
On Indigenous Day the Electronic Literature Lab honors the work of media artist Jackson 2bears, a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia installation/ performance artist and cultural theorist from Six Nations, who is currently based in Lethbridge Alberta, Canada—Treaty 7, Blackfoot Territory. In spring 2012 Jackson served as Artist in Residence with the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver. During that time he gave a multimedia performance entitled “Iron Tomahawks Episode 22, ” at the program’s launch party for its exhibition “Loud&Clear” held at the Northbank Artists Gallery. His work has been exhibited at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal; Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC.); the Banff Centre (Banff, AB.); Digital Art Weeks (Zurich, Switzerland); North American Indigenous Games (Cowichan, BC); and the Futur-en-Seine Festival (Paris, France), among others. He is also an Associate Professor of Indigenous art studio and media arts at the University of Lethbridge and named recently as a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology.