A River Runs Through It,
Part 3: Riparian Relationships

6:30 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022
6:30 PM


A River Runs Through It, Part 3: Riparian Relationships

Seminole people and their ancestors have lived, worked, and maintained a relationship with the waterways of Florida since time immemorial. Tara Chadwick, Gordon Wareham, and Juan Cancel join Kislak Center Curator Carol Damian for a modern day trade in stories and ideas for how we can respect the past and prepare for the future by restoring our relationship with the Miami River.

Tara Chadwick is an Indigenous Maya, African, and English Canadian woman. She has consulted on international museum and community development since 1986. Chadwick currently serves as History Fort Lauderdale’s Curator of Exhibitions and runs an independent art project called Papalotl (Butterfly).

Gordon Wareham is a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and currently serves as Director of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum in Big Cypress and Hollywood. Wareham is also recognized as a storyteller, photographer, musician, and bead worker whose works have been featured in numerous films, publications, and exhibitions.

Juan Cancel serves as the Assistant Director for the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and has worked with the THPO team in various capacities since 2007, carrying out the mission to help champion Tribal sovereignty through protection and preservation of Seminole cultural interests.

Dr. Carol Damian is an art historian, former Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Art History at Florida International University, and former Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU. She has contributed to numerous publications and lectures frequently on Latin American and Caribbean art, and the local art scene. She is currently Curator of the Kislak Center, part of the Miami Dade College Special Collections, housed at the Freedom Tower; and of the Chapel of La Merced Colonial Collection at Corpus Christi in Miami.

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