MISSOULA – Migizi Pensoneau of the 1491s will deliver a lecture titled “Intent, Reception and the Reclamation of Native Imagery” from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the University Center Theater at the University of Montana. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow in the UC Grand Foyer on the third floor.
As a member of the American Indian artist collective and self-described “sacred clowns” the 1491s, Pensoneau has visited dozens of reservation and urban Native communities, working to reclaim the narrative of America’s Native peoples in both modern and historical contexts. Using humor to disarm and educate, his body of work tackles issues large and small, general and specific, and tells stories relevant to Pensoneau’s own experience and those of the communities with which he has worked.
His lecture is part of the Native American and Minority Health & Cultural Competency Lecture Series. It is sponsored by the UM Native American Center of Excellence, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and American Indian Student Services.
More information on the 1491s is available online at http://1491s.com/. For more information on the lecture, call Salena Hill, Native American Center of Excellence program coordinator in the UM Skaggs School of Pharmacy, at 406-243-2768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.