Learn about indigenous science fiction March 14 and 15

Futuros at Santa Fe College is excited to announce this term’sĀ Futuros guest speaker Dr. Grace Dillon, Professor of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University. Dr. Dillon is well-known for her work on Native American and Indigenous science fiction, especially Indigenous Futurisms. Her scholarly agenda reflects personal origins of First Nations Anishinaabe descent. Her family moved trans-nationally between Garden River Reserve, Ontario, Canada and Bay Mills Reservation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

An abiding interest in issues of indigeneity or place is easily seen throughout Dr. Dillon’s numerous publications and presentations. She is the editor of Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction (University of Arizona Press, 2012) and Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest (Oregon State University Press, 2003).

While visiting Santa Fe College in March, Dr. Dillon will present a screening of short Indigenous science fiction films and deliver a lecture on Indigenous Futurisms. Both events are free and open to the public.

Indigenous Future Films Screening
Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall

Lecture on Indigenous Futurisms
Tuesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in S-29

For more information, contact Futuros Program Coordinator Dr. Taryne Jade Taylor at 352-381-3669 or taryne.taylor@sfcollege.edu.

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