‘サモアについてのうた (Samoa ni tsuite no uta) | A song about Sāmoa’(2019–) detail by Yuki Kihara.
Funding received from Creative New Zealand – the national arts development agency of the Government of New Zealand.
Courtesy of Yuki Kihara and Milford Galleries Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Hosted by Concordia University, GAX 2019 Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is aligned with the University's Indigenous Directions Action Plan: Concordia’s Pathway Towards Decolonizing and Indigenizing the University (April 2019) “to co-construct a new, shared future based on responsibility, reciprocity, and respect,” acknowledging numerous sources including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In response to recent posts on social media related to GAX's public conference "Asian Indigenous Relations in Contemporary Art," the organizers of GAX 2019 Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal reaffirm that the goal of fostering self-reflexivity about the reality of the institutions and contexts in which we work related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion inevitably leads to working through difficult knowledge. GAX is committed to perspectives based on sound, culturally-sensitive research that not only contribute to addressing the multiple complex challenges to reconciliation, Indigenization, and decolonization of the academy but also uphold an ethics of hospitality, reciprocity, and anti-racism allyship as foregrounded in this conference.