Indian Country Conversations
Organized and produced by the Missoula Art Museum
January 23, 2021
Artist Corwin Clairmont (Salish Kootenai) discusses the inspiration and history of his work, Two-Headed Arrow/Tar Sands Project. This event was held virtually on January 23, 2021 to celebrate the accompanying publication of the catalog for the 2018 exhibit at MAM. Clairmont, the designer, and all essayists featured in the catalog will discuss themes present in the book and original exhibition.
Indian Country Conversations provides an informal setting for participants to discuss themes related to American Indian communities and cultures as related to a current exhibition. Each session features American Indian artists, scholars, researchers, and cultural advocates. All are welcome. Moderation by Brandon Reintjes, senior curator, and Kay Grissom-Kiely, curator of education, at the Missoula Art Museum.
•Benjamin Ferencz, publisher
•Stephen Glueckert, MAM curator emerita
•Katie Kane, professor of English at the University of Montana
•Kate Shanley (Nakoda), professor and chair of Native American Studies at the University of Montana
•Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish Kootenai, Métis-Cree, Shoshone-Bannock), artist
•Neal Ambrose Smith (Salish Kootenai), artist
•Gail Tremblay (Mi'kmaq and Onondaga), artist and writer