ART & CULTURES

A collection of videos, articles, and events from our Facebook feed to keep you entertained and informed during the pandemic crisis.

ART & CULTURES:

Enjoy this story collection based on the conversation between Patricia Whitefoot (Yakama Nation), NACF National Artists Fellow Elizabeth Woody (Warm Springs), and Chuck Sams (CTUIR), which was live-streamed on May 20th.
#nativeamerican #american #indigenous #NativeIDENTITY #IndigenousPeoples

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Meet Gerald Clarke Jr. (Cahuilla Band of Indians). Clarke is a recent recipient of a 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship award. He works with a variety of media, formats, and actions and chooses his approach based on how it will best express the idea, emotion, or concept that he is exploring at the time. For the 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship, Clarke will provide skill-building and cultural experiences for his apprentice, Deric Thornsberry (Member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians). Their joint project will be a sculpture inspired by the history and beauty of the Cahuilla coiled basketry tradition, as well as a Bird Song. Read more about Clarke on our website! www.nativeartsandcultures.org/gerald-clarke

#nativeart #art #artist #californianative #cahuilla #contemporaryart #americanindian #nativeamerican #indigenous #mentorfellows #california
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Meet Cliff Fragua (Jemez Pueblo). Fragua's work signifies Jemez Pueblo culture through and through with a deep cultural understanding of the spiritual aspects of his artistic medium in stone. For the 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship, Fragua and his apprentice, Anthony C Wright-Romero (Ohkay Owingeh/Cochiti/Jemez Pueblo), will produce a stone sculpture, reflecting a current, modern theme possibly concerning contemporary social topics, such as, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, climate crisis, or environmental and land issues. Check out Fragua's bio on our website! www.nativeartsandcultures.org/cliff-fragua

#nativeart #nativeamerican #americanindian #newmexico #mentorfellows #art #artist #sculpture #JemezPueblo
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Meet Jackie Larson Bread Blackfeet (Amskapi Pikuni). Bread is a 2020 Mentor Artist Fellow who has dedicated the past fifty years to practicing and developing her unique style of beadwork. For the 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship, Bread and her apprentice, Dugan A. Coburn (Enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe (Piikuni), also a descendant of Klamath, Pit River), will create a traditional Blackfeet men’s beaded outfit. Read more about Bread on our website! www.nativeartsandcultures.org/jackie-larson-bread

#nativeart #beadwork #art #artist #nativeamerican #americanindian #blackfeet #mentorfellows #indigenous #indigenouswoman #montana
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We are excited to share with you the recently released video from the Native Arts and Culture: Resilience, Reclamation and Relevance convening co-hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF). The vision for this convening began five years ago when NACF initiated a dialogue with the NEA regarding a need for more collaboration between federal agencies and Native organizations, leaders, artists, and culture bearers. While it took some time for the gathering to come to fruition, we are grateful to have been part of this first-of-its-kind event.

Read more about the event on our blog, www.nativeartsandcultures.org/advancing-the-national-dialogue-on-native-arts-and-cultures

#nativeart #NativeCultures #Humanities #nativeamerican #americanindian #NativeHawaiian #alaskanative

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Meet Earl Atchak (Cup'ik Eskimo). Atchak is a 2020 Mentor Artist Fellow who keeps true to ancestral lifeways as a carver and mask maker. During the 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship, Atchak and his apprentice, Leo Unin Jr. (Yup’ik), will conduct hunting and gathering trips on the tundra to gather materials which they will harvest, prepare, and carve to complete a joint art project. He wants to teach Unin the spiritual connection between carving and the natural world, as well as the cultural and historical aspects of traditional mask-making. Learn more about Atchak on our website! www.nativeartsandcultures.org/earl-atchak

#nativeart #alaska #alaskan #cupik #eskimo #nativealaskan #mentorfellows #carver #masks #indigenous
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Meet TahNibaa Naataanii (Navajo [Diné]). Naataanii is a 2020 NACF Mentor Artist Fellow in Traditional Arts. She practices traditional Diné weaving methods by harvesting wool from sheep on her own land in the high desert, dying her materials using plants found in the Navajo Nation, and participating in weaving ceremonies and prayers to bless the nature of her work. For the 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship, she will be working with apprentice Gloria Begay [(Diné (Navajo)] to advance her knowledge of the fundamental steps of Navajo weaving. Learn more about Naataanii on our website! www.nativeartsandcultures.org/tahnibaa-naataanii-2

#nativeart #nativeculture #NativeIDENTITY #nativeamerican #diné #navajo #newmexico #indigenous #indigenouswoman #weaver #mentorfellows #traditionalart
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Webinars happening TODAY on Rebuilding & Reimagining the #Arts Sector: www.nefa.org/covid-19Webinars happening TODAY on Rebuilding & Reimagining the #Arts Sector: www.nefa.org/covid-19

Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash
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Meet Brenda Mallory (Cherokee Nation). Mallory is a 2020 NACF Mentor Artist Fellow in Contemporary Visual Arts. Her sculptural works are comprised of a variety of materials, including cloth, fibers, beeswax, and found objects. For the 2020 Mentor Artist Fellowship, Mallory will work with her apprentice, Lehuauakea Fernandez (Kanaka Maoli [Native Hawaiian]), to produce works to share in a joint exhibition in the Pacific Northwest. Check out her bio on our website!
www.nativeartsandcultures.org/brenda-mallory-2
#nativeart #nativeculture #NativeIDENTITY #nativeamerican #cherokee #oregon #indigenous #indigenouswoman #art #artist #mentorfellows
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Meet Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes). Feddersen is a 2020 NACF Mentor Artist Fellow in Contemporary Visual Arts. In his 40-year artistic career, he has worked in painting, basketry, glass sculpture, photography and computer-generated imagery. As part of NACF's Mentor Artist Fellowship Feddersen will work with his apprentice, Julie Edwards (Member of Colville Confederated Tribes), and share their tribal history through baskets which they plan to create throughout the fellowship period. Check out his bio on our website! www.nativeartsandcultures.org/joe-feddersen
#nativeart #nativeculture #NativeIDENTITY #nativeamerican #colville #colvilleconfederatedtribes #washington #indigenous #americanindianart #contemporaryartist #art #artist #mentorfellows
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Meet Ral Takook Christman (Kumeyaay Nation). He is a 2020 Mentor Artist Fellow who will be teaching his apprentice, Jeffrey French (Lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel), as a Bird Song, or Ashaa Takook, practitioner of the Kumeyaay Nation. Take a look at his bio on our website! www.nativeartsandcultures.org/ral-takook-christman
#nativeart #nativesong #birdsongs #kumeyaay #mentorfellows #nativeamerica #californianative Ral Christman
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Meet April Stone (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe). She is a 2020 NACF Mentor Artist Fellow in Traditional Arts. Stone is a basket weaver who will be mentoring her apprentice, Liandra Skenandore (Citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin; also Prairie Band Potawatomi, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and Mvskoke Creek Nation), in the cultural and historical aspects, harvesting methods, weaving techniques, and various styles of Black-Ash basketry. Check out her bio on our website! www.nativeartsandcultures.org/april-stone

#nativeart #nativeculture #NativeIDENTITY #nativeamerican #ojibwe #newmexico #indigenous #indigenouswoman #weaver #basketry #mentorfellows
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New Voices 2020 is a showcase of award winning #writers in the Pacific NW mixed with new voices from the POC writing community. Moved By Words (an Indigenous, Black, Person Of Color lead organization) has organized a writers reading livestream event in partnership with Northwest Folklife. Join them on MONDAY, MAY 25 2020 at 6PM. #nativelit #poetry #indigenous #poc

Featured writers performing from the virtual NW Folklife at The Roundhouse livestreaming stage are:

Laura Da’ (NACF National Artist Fellow)
Claudia F. Savage
Michelle Ruiz Kiel
Robert Lashley
Sara Marie Ortiz
Fern Naomi Renville
Fabian Romero
Jake Vermaas
Nastashia Minto
Maryam Imam Gabriel
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Enjoy this lighthearted video and song created by NACF Board member Adrian Wall using humor to cope with these challenging times. #native #indigenous

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Nani Chacon (Diné) is a 2020 NACF Mentor Artist Fellow in Contemporary Visual Arts. She has more than twenty years of experience painting in public spaces. As part of NACF's Mentor Artist Fellowship program Nani will be working with her apprentice, Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache [San Carlos Apache Tribe], Diné, Taos Pueblo), to complete a joint public art project. Check out her bio on our website!
www.nativeartsandcultures.org/nani-chacon

#nativeart #nativeculture #NativeIDENTITY #nativeamerican #diné #navajo #newmexico #indigenous #indigenouswoman
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As we move through these unparalleled times, the NACF is concerned for the welfare of everyone, but especially committed to the well-being of Native peoples and culture bearers. In response to the stress this virus has brought to our communities, we have taken immediate action to alleviate the hardship on NACF artists and organizations by reallocating funds to create the Native Arts Emergency Support Project (NAESP). Will you consider donating today? - mailchi.mp/nativeartsandcultures/2020-spring-appeal-3 ... See MoreSee Less

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If you missed Froelick Gallery's livestream conversation between renowned Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick and Portland Art Museum's curator Kathleen Ash-Milby last Saturday you can check it out at this link, youtu.be/lJJbHm28x_w
#nativeart #nativeamerican #americanindian #indigenouswomen #indigenousart #cherokee #art #artist
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