INDIGENIZING COLONIZED SPACES
September 23–27, 2019
Centennial pedestrian mall, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
past: July 2019
Story Mill Community Park, Bozeman, MT
INDIGENIZING COLONIZED SPACES is a public art project by photographer Adam Sings In The Timber, Apsáalooke/Crow, featuring five Indigenous women who reside in the Gallatin Valley. Sings In The Timber constructs portraits of the women wearing traditional regalia in the built environment. The women are descendants of tribes that originally lived in the region. They are community leaders, artists, activists, and students, and include: Florence Doyle, Apsáalooke/Crow; Alisha Nicole Fisher, Tsitsistas/Northern Cheyenne and Apsáalooke/Crow; Shakira Glenn, Apsáalooke/Crow; Jaya King, Pikuni/Blackfeet; and Francesca Pine Rodriguez, Apsáalooke/Crow and Tsitsistas/Northern Cheyenne. Sings In The Timber's portraits help us to see familiar sites in new ways. The portraits signal to the viewer that wherever we are in the Americas, we are on Native land. The portraits were first displayed as banners during the celebration and grand opening of Story Mill Community Park on Saturday, July 20th, 2019. The banners will be on display from September 23–27, 2019 along the Centennial pedestrian mall on the Montana State University Bozeman campus as part of American Indian Heritage Day at MSU.