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Lisa King to speak at McClung Museum on “Listening for the Stories: Indigenous Sovereignties and Self-Representation in a Museum Space”

On Tuesday, 9/12, from 6–7:30pm, at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Dr. Lisa King, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, will give a talk on “Listening for the Stories: Indigenous Sovereignties and Self-Representation in a Museum Space.”Lisa King Legible Sovereignties

The lecture is a part of Northwest Coast Art: A Community of Tradition exhibition programming, and will discuss the ramifications of cultural and rhetorical framing for Native American and Indigenous peoples, the importance of Native/Indigenous voices in shaping museum narratives, and how visitors can better attune themselves to listening for these crucial stories. Copies of King’s new book, Legible Sovereignties: Rhetoric, Representations, and Native American Museums (Oregon State University Press, Fall 2017) will be available for purchase in the museum store, and King will be on hand to sign copies

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