Virtual Book Launch: Writing the Hamat’sa

Thursday, November 04, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online via Zoom

November 4, 2021
6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT

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Bard Graduate Center, Documentary Education Resources (DER), and UBC Press invite you to join author Aaron Glass, Kwakwaka'wakw descendant Andy Everson, and moderator Philip Deloria for an engaging discussion about Writing the Hamat’sa. Over ten years in the making, this comprehensive publication covers two centuries of writing about the Hamat'sa, famously known as the Cannibal Dance. The dance is among the most important hereditary prerogatives of the Kwakwaka'wakw of British Columbia.

In 2004, Aaron Glass produced a 33 minute film about his research on the dance called “In Search of the Hama’tsta.” Please join us as Aaron reads from his book, shares a short clip of the film, and for a discussion about Writing the Hamat’sa

About the speakers:

Aaron Glass is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bard Graduate Center, where his research focuses on First Nations art, media, and performance on the Northwest Coast.   

Andy Everson (Tanis)  is a contemporary visual artist, community researcher, and initiated Hamat'sa of  K’ómoks and Kwakwaka'wakw descent.   

Philip J. Deloria is Professor of History at Harvard University, where his research and teaching focus on the social, cultural and political histories of the relations among American Indian peoples and the United States.   

FREE giveaways:

Stay tuned until the end of the launch for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Writing the Hamat’sa and a free screening of “In Search of the Hamat’sa.”    

Book and Film discounts:

Writing the Hamat’sa is available for purchase at a 50% discount until November 30:  

Order in Canada

Order in the United States

Enter Discount Code HAMATSA50 at checkout.  


"In Search of the Hamat’sa" is available at a 20% discount for a limited time.

To order go to the DER website at 

20% off Institutional Orders (DVD or DSL):  

valid 11/1/2021-1/15/2022  
20% off VOD on Vimeo (48-hr rental period)  
valid from 11/1/2021-11/30/2021  

Enter Discount: HamatsaPromo

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