First Voices Radio

08/28/22 - Candice Hopkins

August 29, 2022 Tiokasin Ghosthorse
First Voices Radio
08/28/22 - Candice Hopkins
Show Notes

Tiokasin's guest in the first half-hour is Candice Hopkins, a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Candice is executive director of Forge Project in Taghkanic, NY. Forge Project is a Native-led initiative centered on Indigenous art, decolonial education and supporting leaders in culture, food security and land justice. Candice's writing and curatorial practice explore the intersections of history, contemporary art and Indigeneity. She is Senior Curator for the 2019 and 2022 editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art.

Candice was part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, featuring the work of the media art collective Isuma; and co-curator of notable exhibitions including the national traveling survey Art for New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now; SITElines.2018: Casa Tomada, SITE Santa Fe; documenta 14, Athens and Kassel; and Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Notable essays include “The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier,” in the documenta 14 Reader; “Outlawed Social Life,” in South as a State of Mind; and “The Appropriation Debates (or The Gallows of History),” in Saturation: Race, Art, and the Circulation of Value (New Museum/MIT Press, 2020). For more information about Forge Project, visit

In the second half, Tiokasin comments on the Aug. 26, 2022 article in Canada’s National Observer newspaper, “Native American Journalists Association bars New York Times from its conference over harmful coverage”:

Production Credits:
Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer
Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer
Malcolm Burn, Studio Engineer, Radio Kingston, WKNY 1490 AM and 107.9 FM, Kingston, NY
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Audio Editor
Music Selections:
1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)
Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters
Album: Tahi (1993)
Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)

2. Song Title: In the Anthropocene
Artist: Nick Mulvey
Album: On Limited Edition Vinyl (2019)
Label: N/A

3. Song Title: When It Rains It Pours
Artist: Thelma Plum
Album: N/A (Single)
Label: N/A (Single)

4. Song Title: Blue Moon Drive
Artist: iskwē, Tom Wilson feat. Chuck Copenace
Album: Mother Love (2022)
Label: iskwē Music, Inc.

5. Song Title: Things have Changed
Artist: Bob Dylan
CD: Wonder Boys - Music from The Motion Picture (2000)
Label: Columbia/Sony Music/Soundtrax

6. Song Title: Warrior
Artist: Xavier Rudd and the United Nations
Album: Nanna (2015)
Label: Nettwerk

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