“Indigenous Futurism” Creatively Answers North America's Colonial Past

Biidaaban: First Light
Mathew Borrett / Biidaaban: First Light
Biidaaban: First Light
Mathew Borrett / Biidaaban: First Light

“Indigenous Futurism” Creatively Answers North America's Colonial Past

“Indigenous Futurism” is a creative movement that expresses Indigenous beliefs in the context of science fiction. Native, First Nations, and Indigenous artists and authors reimagine past, present, and future realities through a lens untainted by colonial ideals. In the Virtual Reality (VR) exhibit, Biidaaban: First Light, Anishinaabe artist and filmmaker, Lisa Jackson, depicts a Toronto, Canada that is reclaimed by nature. Jackson joins Worldview to discuss her critically acclaimed VR piece with WBEZ film contributor, Milos Stehlik.