History & Theory

*Cancelled*: Advancing Hollow Bone Narratives through Media Platform Connectedness

History & Theory
11 Oct, 2021

*Cancelled*: Advancing Hollow Bone Narratives through Media Platform Connectedness

with Ruth Hopkins
Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer

Please note that this event has been cancelled

A History and Theory of New Media Lecture as part of the Indigenous Technologies initiative. Co-sponsored by Media Studies, American Cultures, the Arts Research Center, and The American Indian Graduate Program.

Learn about advocacy imbued with Indigenous spirituality and how ancestral voices are speaking to the world through social media.

About Ruth Hopkins

Ruth Hopkins is a grassroots Dakota/Lakota writer and enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. She is also a biologist, tribal attorney, former judge, and co-founder of, which was the beginning of on the ground action via social media organizing for Indian Country. Ruth resides on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota.

About Vincente Perez

Vincente Perez (He/They) is a Black Mexican-American performance poet, scholar, and writer working at the intersections of Poetry, Hip-Hop, and Digital Black cultural praxis. They are a PhD Candidate in the Performance Studies program at UC Berkeley and hold a BA in Anthropology and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies from The University of Chicago.

About Indigenous Technologies

Indigenous Technologies is a program of the Berkeley Center for New Media that engages questions of technology and new media in relation to global structures of indigeneity, settler colonialism and genocide in the 21st century. Our Indigenous Tech events and ongoing conversations with Indigenous scholars and communities aim to critically envision and reimagine what a more just and sustainable technological future can look like. We will highlight Indigenous engagements with robotics, computer science, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, social media, online activism, video games, and more.

Read a full description of the program and find more resources here.


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