Our Knowledge Is Power Exhibit
Our Knowledge Is Power: Currently Showing at the Baton Rouge Arts Council Gallery
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Art exhibit displays climate challenge similarities in Louisiana, Alaska Indigenous communities
Separated by thousands of miles, two Indigenous groups are working together to elevate their voices on a shared problem that’s exacerbated by climate change.
Chantel Comardelle, the tribal secretary of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw in Jean Charles, Louisiana, and Dennis Davis, a Kigiqtamiut Inupiat artist from Shishmaref, Alaska, live nearly 4,000 miles apart. Yet their joint-effort photography piece featuring their islands tells a shared story of the threat of displacement and worry over losing close-held traditions and ways of life.