Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Taté Walker

Two Spirit Storyteller | n/a
Pronouns: they/them

Taté Walker (they/them) is a Lakota citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. They are an award-winning Two Spirit storyteller for outlets like "The Nation," "Pipe Wrench" magazine, "Apartment Therapy," "Subaru Drive" magazine, "Everyday Feminism," "Native Peoples" magazine, "Indian Country Today," and "ANMLY." They are also featured in several anthologies: "FIERCE: Essays by and about Dauntless Women," "South Dakota in Poems," W.W. Norton's "Everyone's an Author," and "The Languages of Our Love: An Indigenous Love and Sex Anthology" (forthcoming Summer 2022). Taté recently released their first full-length, illustrated poetry book, "The Trickster Riots." Learn more at jtatewalker.com.

Instagram: @walkerimagining

Presentations from Facing Race 2022

Indigenous Futurism Through Unapologetic Poetics

Poetry has the ability to translate the sacred and ceremonial in accessible ways. In this session, we'll review poems by contemporary Indigenous artists, including Layli Long Soldier and Joy Harjo, among others. We'll also discuss how various poetic forms, including language/word use, visuals, and performance, can bridge and build community and kin. Participants will learn to recognize and empower the ceremony inherent within their everyday lives in ways that will strengthen the impact of their own art and relationships.

Speakers: Taté Walker