COMMUNITY INSPIRATION PROGRAM

Program launched in 2015, including PROJECTS and NATIVE NATION PARTNERSHIPS

Restoration of the Spirit – The Klamath Tribes

Songs are an integral piece of identity for the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Paiute people of Southern Oregon and Northern California. The Restoration of the Spirit project aims to teach traditional song knowledge with the community.

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Emily Johnson (Yup’ik) performing

SHORE

Emily creates body-based work, illuminating the sensory of every performance. SHORE is third in a trilogy following the Bessie Award performance of “The Thank-you Bar” and then a national tour of “Niicugni.”

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10' scare-eye balloon test launch from Repellent Fence, a Community Inspiration Program. 2015

Repellent Fence

Art collective Postcommodity is completing three projects with the publics of the Tohono O’odham, U.S. and Mexico nations exploring experiences along the U.S./Mexico border, including the Tohono O’odham tribal boundaries which pre-date the political border that currently separates communities.

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Kealoha (Native Hawaiian), Hawaii Poet Laureate, Photo by Michael K. Wong

The Story of Everything

Kealoha is the first Poet Laureate of Hawai’i who was honored as a “National Slam Legend” in the 2010 National Poetry Slam. Kealoha was also featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices television series. “The Story of Everything” is a performance creation story based on Native Hawaiian oral traditions and science.

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