2,244 Works

Native Pop: Bunky Echo-Hawk and Steven Paul Judd Subvert Star Wars

Olena McLaughlin
Multiple Native American artists work in the genre of pop art as it holds an anticapitalist position and lends itself well to reaching a wider audience in a language familiar to many. This paper explores works of two contemporary Indigenous artists, Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Yakama) and Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), who are expanding the genre of Native pop art. In their works If Yoda Was an Indian and Hopi Princess Leia, they appropriate iconic images of...

Editorial statement: Old Meets New, or Arting

Theodore C. Van Alst
Transmotion, Vol 3 No 2 (2017)

Consuming, Incarcerating, and “Transmoting” Misery: Border Practice in Vizenor’s Bearheart and Jones’s The Fast Red Road

Cathy Covell Waegner
Drawing on Gerald Vizenor's complex notion of "transmotion" and concepts from carceral theory, an intertextual reading of two rich, initial novels by first and second-generation postmodern Native writers, namely Gerald Vizenor's seminal Bearheart: The Heirship Chronicles (1990; first published in 1978 as Darkness in Saint Louis Bearheart) and Stehen Graham Jones's The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong (2000), reveals both systemic miseries and strategies for combatting them. In the two novels, brutal imagery and experience...

Review of The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

James Mackay
Transmotion, Vol 3 No 1 (2017): Indigenous Gaming - guest edited by Elizabeth LaPensée

Native Women and Land: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence

Lee Schweninger
Transmotion, Vol 2 No 1&2 (2016): Double Issue with Contemporary Art Section guest curated by Andrea Carlson


Linda LeGarde Grover
Review of Noodin, Margaret. Weweni. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015. 98 pages. http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/weweni

Arachnid Verve (Shauna Osborn)

Kim Shuck
Shauna Osborn's book is worthy of a deep reading. The reviewer's Okie roots are showing.

Notes Toward a Review of IRL and Nature Poem by Tommy Pico

Jeanetta Calhoun Mish
A review of Tommy Pico's recent poetry collections, IRL and Nature Poem.

A Bag Worth a Pony: The Art of the Ojibwe Bandolier Bag (Marcia G. Anderson)

Celeste Pedri-Spade
Book review

Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law (Cheryl Suzack)

Sarah Deer
Book Review

Should Colours be Protected by Trade Mark Law?

Tiffany Cox
The significance of colour as an invaluable marketing tool and source of brand differentiation provides support both for and against its protection by trade mark law. Despite the advantages afforded by trade mark protection, this article demonstrates that such protection is undesirable in a capitalist market that is supposed to foster freedom of competition. Colour depletion will unduly restrict the ability of newcomers to develop their own brand identity as the limited availability of colours...

Waging War against the Woman’s Body: Limitations of the Laws of Armed Conflict and Post-War Justice mechanisms

Hannah Jasterini Latif
The following work shall critique the bodies of the laws of armed conflict and international criminal law for their inadequacy in addressing sexual assault during wartime through inappropriate measures to define, incorporate, and progressively interpret international statute to encompass sexual assault as a global crime. In order to illustrate this point one provides a socio-historic examination of the international legal development of sexual assault and an analysis of what makes it a ‘gendered’ crime. The...

International disputes must still be solved by political means

Andrew Emerson Clarke
This article considers the (in)ability of international law to ensure compliance from United Nations (UN) Member States, absent political influence. It examines whether concepts such as sovereign equality, normativity and concreteness give legal authority to international law, and further whether this ‘authority’ is respected by Member States and strictly enforced by UN governing bodies and international courts. The article explains that where sovereign rights or national interests collide the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is...

Regulating Climate Change

Angelika Bialowas
Concerns about global climate change have led to international and national commitments to reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. Given the range and complexity of the climate issue, solutions are required at all levels, shifting the regulatory architectures of the environmental system and the traditional configuration of the state. A critical examination reveals a move away from the sovereign into a polycentric arrangement that, as a result, raises questions as to what is meant...

Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption (Susan Devan Harness)

Tarren Andrews
Transmotion, Vol 5 No 2 (2019):

REVIEW ESSAY: Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley and Colten Boushie Case (Kent Roach)

Jake Barrett-Mills
Transmotion, Vol 5 No 2 (2019):

REVIEW ESSAY: Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal Citizenship in the Native South (2016) and Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal (2019)

Kirstin Squint
This review essay examines the books Who Belongs?: Race, Resources, and Tribal Citizenship in the Native South (2016) by Mikaela M. Adams and Native Southerner­s: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal (2019) by Gregory D. Smithers, considering their scholarly usefulness and contextualzing them within the larger field of Indigenous southeastern studies.


David Carlson
Transmotion, Vol 5 No 2 (2019):

Kuei, My Friend: A Conversation on Race and Reconciliation (Deni Ellis Béchard and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine )

Sarah Henzi
Kuei, My Friend: A Conversation on Race and Reconciliation (2018) is en epistolary exchange between Innu writer, slam poet, and artist Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Québécois/American writer, journalist, and photographer Deni Ellis Béchard, originally published in French in 2016 under the title Kuei, je te salue: conversation sur le racisme. The authors reflect on a multitude of issues, ranging from the Oka Crisis, Idle No More, residential schools, genocide, and racism in Canada and in...

Howling for Justice: New Perspectives on Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (Rebecca Tillett, ed.)

Theresa Warburton
Review of Howling for Justice: New Perspectives on Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead edited by Rebecca Tillett

Wakpa Wanagi, Ghost River (Trevino Brings Plenty)

Karen M. Poremski
Review of Trevino Brings Plenty's book of poetry, Wakpa Wanagi, Ghost River.

Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Nancy E. van Deusen)

Silvia Martínez-Falquina
Book review of Nancy van Deusen's Global Indios

REVIEW ESSAY: The Song Maps of Craig Santos Perez

Michael Lujan Bevacqua
Transmotion, Vol 1 No 1 (2015)

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