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30 Minutes- Stjukshon: An Indigenous Reading Series
Stjukshon: An Indigenous Reading Series (26:05) 2013-09-08 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- Stjukshon: An Indigenous Reading Series
Curated by Blackfeet tribal member, Bill Wetzel, Stjukshon is a reading series that seeks to celebrate the work of indigenous writers and artists working in a variety of creative mediums. We spoke with Stjukshon: An Indigenous Reading Series curator Bill Wetzel and participant Jody Thomson. The event takes place Saturday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at Casa Libre, with a $5 suggested donation. Additional participants include: Kristiana Kahakauwila, Jody Thompson, Stephanie Cortes, and John Bird.



The word "Stjukshon" is one of the ways that the Northern Piman term for Tucson can be written. It translates to "Spring at the foot of a black mountain." Curated by Blackfeet tribal member, Bill Wetzel, Stjukshon is a reading series that seeks to celebrate the work of indigenous writers and artists working in a variety of creative mediums.

Expect a night of stories, literature, music and performance art featuring exciting young fiction author, Kristiana Kahakauwila, talented poet and prose writer, Jody Thompson and a collaboration between performance artist, Stephanie Cortes and traditional singer & drummer, John Bird. Materials from the artists will be available for purchase and signing after the event. Refreshments will be served.



Jody Thompson is the Managing Editor at Cairn Press and will complete her undergraduate studies in English at the University of Arizona Honors College. She was awarded the 2011 Martindale Literary Award and has had prose and poetry appear in multiple publications most recently in the Chicago-based online journal, Literary Orphans & Persona, the literary journal published annually from the University of Arizona for the past 35 years. She is a Citizen of The Cherokee Nation.