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Red Erotic: The Fall and Rise of Indigenous Erotica
Dr. Tracy Bear of the University of Alberta will be giving a public lecture discussing Indigenous erotica on Oct. 15 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Carol Shields Auditorium in the Millennium Library.
Tracy Bear is a Nehiyaw iskwêw (Cree woman) from Montreal Lake First Nation in northern Saskatchewan and is the Director of the Indigenous Women’s Resilience Project. She has a PhD in English and Film Studies and her dissertation: Power In My Blood: Corporeal Sovereignty Through a Praxis of Indigenous Eroticanalysis won the Governor General Gold Medal award in 2016. She is an Assistant Professor cross appointed with the Faculty of Native Studies and the Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Alberta.
Tracy’s work explores how Indigenous articulations of sensuality, sexuality and gender form erotic expressions, and act as decolonizing mechanisms and addresses the question, “If this is my body, where are my stories?” Tracy argues for the recovery and what she calls, the practice of an Indigenous eroticanalysis as a reclamation of sovereignty over our Indigenous bodies.