Seeding Sovereignty

April 15th, 2021

A collage of recorded conversations about the systems of structural racism and land-use brought about by settler colonialism in the Midwest.

(un)mutable channels #2

In late September 2019, across several cities and rural sites in Illinois and Wisconsin, recordings archived conversations about the nested histories of settler colonialism and land transformations. Christine Nobiss at Seeding Sovereignty counter-historicizes the United States of America and talks about indigenizing contemporary institutions. Audrey muses over the bridges between her river experience and formal education. Sounds of the group walking through long grasses at the Kickapoo Reserve obscure other conversations. The disembodied voice of computational agriculture at the John Deere showroom guides precise crop coordinates. And Yolanda describes the adaptive capacities of Indigenous peoples and the tools for maintaining cultures, against the odds.