Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is originally from North Carolina and currently lives and works in New York. His work has focused on regional Cherokee traditions and indigenous perspectives to explore how groups use cultural heritage, craft and knowledge as economic survival tools. His work has taken the form of 16mm films, sculptures, curated events, and writing. During his residency at the Vermont Studio Center in January 2019, Cummings-Lambert expanded his research to include broader historic trends and forms of oppression that were developed in the United States and then applied to other parts of the world.
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