Tanya Lukin Linklater read from her forthcoming collection of poetry, Slow Scrape (Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism), at the Berkeley Arts Museum and Pacific Film Archive Monday, October 14, 2019 on Indigenous Peoples Day alongside readings and performances by Beth Piatote, Sarah Biscarra Dilley, and Alan Palaez Lopez.
While in California she also spoke at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University (October 16, 2019) and the Centre for Race and Gender at University of California - Berkeley (October 17, 2019). Both talks centred her artistic work and thinking in relation to Indigenous performance, cultural belongings, repatriation, and museums.
Lastly, Tanya participated in the Soft Power artists' discussion organized by Curator of Contemporary Art at SFMOMA, Eungie Joo, on Thursday, October 25, 2019 to coincide with the opening of Soft Power. The list of participants in the discussion in addition to Eungie Joo and Jovanna Venegas, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, include:
Dineo Seshee Bopape
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Tanya Lukin Linklater
Tuan Andrew Nguyen