Tipi Confessions is not only sexy. Our audiences are reminded that sex is always also political. The Tipi Confessions enterprise also serves as a “research-creation laboratory” at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies. Our sexy performance laboratory is a space of creative experimentation and action research, both informed by and furthering existing research and teaching in decolonial and critical sexualities.
The inaugural Tipi Confessions, during the Faculty of Native Studies Indigenous Masculinities Symposium, MC’ed by Tracy Bear and Jodi Calahoo-Stonehouse, featured performances by Joshua Whitehead, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Tashina Makokis, Kim TallBear, and Richard VanCamp. [...]