The IHRC is excited to present the IMMIGRANTS IN COVID AMERICA project, a timely resource and website that documents the health, economic, and social impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and refugees in the United States.
This documentary explores the origins of the Jingle Dress Dance Tradition with Ojibwe historian Brenda J. Child, who also describes what the tradition means to dancers and Ojibwe people today, and how it has evolved to include modern protest movements such as Standing Rock and calls for racial justice.
Jingle dress dancers circle the Grand Casino Hinckley powwow grounds during the grand entry at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration Powwow in June 2019 in Hinckley, Minn. This summer, most powwows are canceled, as COVID-19 continues its spread across the state.
Martin Manalansan, a specialist in subjects from queer theory to aspects of the Filipino diaspora, returns to a topic that requires only our senses: food. Manalansan’s latest project takes a look at the emotions and experiences of Filipino immigrants with Filipino-American cuisine.
Professor and chair of cultural studies and comparative literature and professor of communication studies Laurie Ouellette places the show COPS within a historical and cultural context of reality media that participates in racialized police violence.