The Department of Critical Theory & Social Justice presents the Matrix Season 3: The Indigeneity and Settler Colonialism Series
Prof. Justin de Leon - “Indigenous Sovereignty: Survival and Resurgence”
Join CTSJ's the Matrix for a Conversation with Prof. Justin de Leon.
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Justin de Leon is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. De Leon’s praxis-based research explores Indigenous engagements of tradition, culture, and storytelling and continued navigations of settler orders. He is currently writing a book Resurgent Visual Sovereignty (under contract with University of Nebraska Press) on Indigenous engagements of storytelling expressed through contemporary modes of film and media. He recently edited the forthcoming special issue of Borderlands on Creative Sovereignty with Matthew Wildcat and has published on Lakota cosmology and ontological security, powwows and warriorhood, Indigenous pedagogy, Indigenous film processes, and Native peacebuilding. As a filmmaker, his 2018 documentary More Than a Word played at over 250 universities in North America and was recently screened multiple times at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian, his upcoming film (in which he is a contributing screenwriter and director of the accompanying Creative Sovereignty Lab for Native community apprentices) recently was awarded development funds from the Canadian Indigenous Screen Office and was the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Big Pitch screenplay competition. De Leon also hosts a podcast on decolonial and intersectional pedagogies and is involved in multiple Native-based, creative collaborations.