Nicholas Galanin/Yéil-ya-tseen (b. 1979, Sitka, Alaska) is a Tlingit/ Unangax/multi-disciplinary artist. His book is dedicated to a single work, Never Forget, a 60- feet by 360-feet installation on view from March until August 2021 through the Desert X festival in Palm Springs, California. Texts by Candice Hopkins, Merritt Johnson, Gerald Clarke Jr, and Neville Wakefield. Photographs by Lance Gerber.
From the artist's statement: "... The term "Indian" is a refusal to acknowledge sovereignty, and seeks to erase the diversity of over five hundred distinct nations preexisting the invasion of this continent by Europeans. Never Forget refuses to legitimize settler occupation, and reframes a word of generic reduction to a call for collective action."
- 8.5" x 12" hardcover with slipcase
- 48 pages (accordian)
- Limited edition of 600 copies
- Published by Minor Matters Books
All proceeds go towards the United Indians' programs and services which support the urban Native community.