Dance scholar Jacqueline Shea Murphy discusses Indigenous Contemporary Dance as a genre, and outlines some of what she sees currently happening in several Indigenous Contemporary Dance projects from the U.S., Canada, and Aotearoa (New Zealand). She will touch on ways these projects engage contemporary stage dance making practices to enact ways of accessing knowledges that have been disrupted through continuing European colonization of North America and New Zealand, and to strengthen ways-of-being in relational and mutually beneficial exchange that colonization elides. She will suggest ways that that Indigenous contemporary dance choreography, including that occurring both in and around these staged performances, expands colonization’s unequal power parameters, transforming these–in however small a measure–into a lighter space in which reciprocal giving and taking, caring and caretaking, enact their own transformative possibilities.