Holidays: 5th Column
Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month
Read-a-thon 4 Columns

We’ll be back with a new issue December 1.
Till then, forget Thanksgiving and enjoy this reading roundup for
Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month instead!

This long weekend occasions an excellent opportunity for reflecting on Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month. To that end, this year, we editors are using our days off to revisit 4Columns essays on Native cultural production. We invite our readers to come with us on this reading journey! (We’re only highlighting four excellent reviews here, but there is plenty more to be found in our archives; for rigorous engagement with Indigenous contemporary artists and visual culture in particular, check out reviews by our art critic Aruna D’Souza.)

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Aruna D’Souza on Shuvinai Ashoona

Shuvinai Ashoona, Moving with our campsites (traditional movers), 2023. Colored pencil and ink on paper, 50 × 96 inches. Courtesy the artist and Fort Gansevoort. © Shuvinai Ashoona.

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Julie Phillips on Louise Erdrich’s The Sentence

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Jennifer Krasinski on Indian Theater

Indian Theater: Native Performance, Art, and Self-Determination since 1969, installation view. Courtesy Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. Photo: Olympia Shannon. Pictured: New Red Order, Conscientious Conscripture, 2018–ongoing. Step and repeat, feather flag, retractable banner, foam board print, tablecloth, HD videos, rotary phone.

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Matt Hooley on Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas

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