Faculty and students in the Indigenous Studies Working Group are collaborating to develop a comprehensive sampler of different music and dance forms from Indigenous peoples across the world. Download the working list below.

 

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This site also features theatrical productions both by and about Indigenous peoples across the globe. 

Sovereignty - Mary Kathryn Nagle (COL '05)

Debuted on January 24, 2018 as part of Arena Stage's Power Plays Initiative and the Women's Voice Theater Festival, Sovereignty - written by Georgetown Alumna Mary Kathryn Nagle and directed by Molly Smith, the artistic director of Arena Stage - illustrates the personal and political struggles of an Indigenous family in the United States. 

Sovereignty travels the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles. Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers. With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s White House to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma, Sovereignty asks how high the flames of anger can rise before they ultimately consume the truth.

The play is featured at Arena Stage from January 12 - February 18, 2018.

For more information regarding Ms. Nagle's revolutionary work, please see the January 17, 2018 New York Times article, "Fighting for Native Americans, in Court and Onstage."