What Your White Mama Didn't Tell You About Indians
In this exhibition at The North View Gallery in Portland, OR, Rochelle explored the historical impact of U.S. education, particularly its role in settler colonialism's violence. She highlighted this connection with poignant pieces, such as "E is for Erase," which featured photographs illustrating the consequences of Indigenous education. Rochelle's installation also provided viewers with a chance to experience her mother's ordeal of denying her Shoshone identity in school. These works prompted reflection on the relationship between education and settler violence, the erasure of Indigenous languages, and the enduring effects of colonial education. The exhibition encouraged open discussions about previously hidden aspects of U.S. history.
Photographed by Jordan VanSise