Tiokasin's guest is Candice Hopkins, a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Candice is executive director of Forge Project, Taghkanic, NY. Forge Project is a Native-led initiative centered on Indigenous art, decolonial education and supporting leaders in culture, food security and land justice. Candice's writing and curatorial practice explore the intersections of history, contemporary art and Indigeneity. She is Senior Curator for the 2019 and 2022 editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art. Candice was part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, featuring the work of the media art collective Isuma; and co-curator of notable exhibitions including the national traveling survey Art for New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now; SITElines.2018: Casa Tomada, SITE Santa Fe; documenta 14, Athens and Kassel; and Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Notable essays include “The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier,” in the documenta 14 Reader; “Outlawed Social Life,” in South as a State of Mind; and “The Appropriation Debates (or The Gallows of History),” in Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value (New Museum/MIT Press, 2020). For more information about Forge Project, visit forgeproject.com

In the second half, Tiokasin comments on the Aug. 26, 2022 article in Canada’s National Observer newspaper, “Native American Journalists Association bars New York Times from its conference over harmful coverage”: https://bit.ly/3e5ePks

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Music selection

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song); Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters; Album: Tahi (1993); Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand) (00:00:22)

2. Song Title: In the Anthropocene; Artist: Nick Mulvey; Album: On Limited Edition Vinyl (2019); Label: N/A (00:23:55)

3. Song Title: When It Rains It Pours; Artist: Thelma Plum; Album: N/A (Single); Label: N/A (Single) (00:40:50)

4. Song Title: Blue Moon Drive; Artist: iskwē, Tom Wilson feat. Chuck Copenace; Album: Mother Love (2022); Label: iskwē Music, Inc. (00:44:45)

5. Song Title: Things have Changed; Artist: Bob Dylan; Album: Wonder Boys - Music from The Motion Picture  (2000)' Label: Columbia/Sony Music/Soundtrax (00:48:45)

6. Song Title: Warrior; Artist: Xavier Rudd and the United Nations; Album: Nanna (2015); Label: Nettwerk (00:54:10)