Encounters through, around, and within Winter Circle X

By P. Dante Cuauhtémoc

Encounter 1: Self

I am writing this to offer a perspective as to what happened December 16th, 2018 at the Polish Club in San Francisco, CA. I am writing as a graduate student critical dance studies ethnographer, still early in his experience with academe, and too, as a two-spirit butch queen storyweaver/storywalker with great experience in collecting and sharing stories of all of my relations. I am writing as a participant-ethnographer, as an artist-scholar, as a quare indigenous person, and as a healer. And, I am writing, to practice the tradition of my peoples telling our own stories.

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Unsettling Cycle (Winter Circle X)

with the voices of Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods (Mutsun-Ohlone, California Native), Mary Jean Robertson (Cherokee), SissySlays, the Indigecunt (Paiute Two-Spirit from the Walker River Paiute Reservation), and Snowflake Towers (Yoeme, Mayan)

as heard/arranged by Jess Dorrance (descendant of Polish, Scottish, Irish, and English settlers, born and raised in Tkaronto (Toronto, Canada), the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples)

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