This online forum hosted with the PCC Forum explored different ways in which indigenous communities and artists are working to together to represent indigenous cosmologies and storytelling through the medium of film. The forum explored how film can be used to advocate the rights, preservation and regeneration of indigenous lifeways on ancestral lands.
The event featured artist and curator Paige Bardolph, who is the Director of the Global Museum at San Francisco State University, where she also teaches graduate courses in Museum Studies. Paige recently worked with graduate students to curate an exhibition on the impacts of climate change on indigenous communities. She was formally an Associate Curator at the Autry Museum of the American West and lead curator of the California Continued exhibit. She has also held positions at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences. She has served as consulting producer and co-producer for multiple KCET projects, including “Tending Nature,” “Tending the Wild,” and “The Art of Basketry” episode on “Artbound.”