Exhibit Explores Arbitrary Boundaries Drawn in Native Communities
By Bradley Pecore
The physical and cognitive constructions of the United States/Canada and United States/Mexico border have created multidimensional divisions in society associated with nationality, physical borders, family, identity, sovereignty, regional attitudes, human rights, documentation and more. Gallery Associate, Institute of American Indian Arts’ alumnus and show organizer Bradley Pecore says the show will investigate these “…varied perspectives regarding traditional lands and current national boundaries in the modern day Indigenous reality.”
'I didn't cross the border, the border crossed me'
"Go home, you don't belong here"
Let me remind the Gringo
That I didn't cross the border, the border crossed me
America was born free--Man divided her
They drew the line so I would have to jump it
And they call me Invader
That's a big error
They took eight states from us--who is the invader here?
I am a stranger in my own land
I don't come to make war--I'm a working man