Bard Graduate Center, Documentary Education Resources (DER), and UBC Press invite you to join author Aaron Glass, Kwakwaka’wakw descendant Andy Everson, and moderator Philip Deloria for an engaging discussion about Writing the Hamat’sa. Over ten years in the making, this comprehensive publication covers two centuries of writing about the Hamat’sa, famously known as the Cannibal Dance. The dance is among the most important hereditary prerogatives of the Kwakwaka’wakw of British Columbia. In 2004, Aaron Glass produced a 33 minute film about his research on the dance called “In Search of the Hama’tsta.”

Please join us as Aaron reads from his book and shares a short clip of the film, followed by a discussion about Writing the Hamat’sa.

About the speakers:

Aaron Glass is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bard Graduate Center, where his research focuses on First Nations art, media, and performance on the Northwest Coast. 

Andy Everson (Tanis)
 is a contemporary visual artist, community researcher, and initiated Hamat’sa of  K’ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw descent. 

Philip J. Deloria
 is Professor of History at Harvard University, where his research and teaching focus on the social, cultural and political histories of the relations among American Indian peoples and the United States. 

FREE giveaways:
Stay tuned until the end of the launch for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Writing the Hamat’sa and a free screening of “In Search of the Hamat’sa.”