S1E10 | Water Protectors

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Hosted by Maren Loveland

In the final installment of Art of Interference’s first season, we feature a contemplative conversation with Cannupa Hanska Luger, an artist of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara and Lakota heritage, who speaks with us about the practice of water protection. We also hear from curator Patricia Norby, who recently organized the Water Memories exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Winona LaDuke and Autumn Peltier, two activists whose work revolves around protecting the sacred relationship between humans and water. After nine episodes of thinking through water and its many forms, this episode examines how Native artists and activists are fighting for the right to access clean water—a right that Native populations are disproportionately denied.

Cannupa Hanska Luger: River (The Water Serpent)

Explore the Met exhibit on Water Memories

Learn more about Cannupa Hanska Luger’s work.

Check out this petition for clean water started by Autumn Peltier.

For more on Caroline Monnet’s The Flow Between Hard Places follow this link.

Read Winona LaDuke’s reflection on Standing Rock