The work focuses on several Federal Indian Landmark cases, leading up to the Johnson v. M'Intosh 1823 Supreme Court case that applied the Doctrine of Discovery that still holds legal precedent in our courts of the conqueror. sanchez and Ortiz traveled across hundreds of geographic miles and ancestral homelands to create this interdisciplinary performance that combines text and video projections to reveal this country's ongoing conflicts with Native Nations in search of Indigenous justice and sovereignty.
As part of his “artistic research” for this piece, sanchez enrolled in a Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law program at the University of Oklahoma during the COVID-19 lockdown and graduated in August 2021. This performance is the second installment of sanchez’s “Performing the Constitution” series.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 @ 7:30 PM