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Indigenous Lens on Media Making

October 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore, co-owner of The Aunties Dandelion media organization, transformed her work in mainstream media to her present focus on revitalizing communities through stories of land, language, and relationships. Join us for a conversation where Moore explores how and why The Aunties Dandelion uses an Indigenous lens to create media.

This event is organized by Hudson Mohawk Magazine and is co-sponsored by the MDOCS Co-Creation Initiative, Skidmore College and is part of the Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail project, funded by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town creative placemaking grant, connecting Indigenous legacy to an urban nature walk on 6th Avenue.

The Aunties Dandelion logo with an illustration of a dandelion's seed's flying away

The Aunties Dandelion is a media arts organization and a transformative space informed by traditional Onkwehon:we (original peoples’) teachings. They are a collective of storytellers who are co-creating and revitalizing an expansive global community through stories of land, language and relationships.​ The Aunties Dandelion recently completed their 30th podcast episode and wrapped shooting on their short film VESS – about a Kanyenkehà:ka (Mohawk) philosopher and carpenter who is working through the loss of family as he builds a home for a young family returning to the Rez.

Headshot of Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore outside in front of trees. She wears a black turtleneck top, dangling earrings, and a turtle clan necklace. She has white hair to her shoulders.

Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore (Kanyen’kehà:ka) is a long-time documentary and independent filmmaker, podcaster, and educator. Moore is a fluent Kanyen’kè:ha speaker (ACTFL intermediate/high), and an enrolled member of Six Nations of the Grand River territory. She spent two decades in Washington, DC as producer/director/writer with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and others. Moore is a founding member/co-owner of The Aunties Dandelion.

Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore on stage with a powerpoint behind her. Slide is a purple dandelion
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore on stage mid gesture with hands on either side of her face and a surprised expression
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore on stage with a audience member asking a question in the foreground
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore on stage with a powerpoint behind her with the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) flag
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore on stage with a powerpoint behind her with the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) flag
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore on stage with her powerpoint on behind her and silhouettes of audience members in the foreground
3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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