Here’s what’s happening in the Indian country: August 5

0


[ad_1]

This weekend and next week, Indian Country is full of unmissable events combining modernity and tradition.

Your choices include seeing a supplier of daring Pueblo pottery working its magic, feeling the uplifting musical messages of a hip hop hero in a headdress, or absorbing the artistic expressions of California artists reclaiming their natural and cultural ties to the Golden. State.

Want more Indigenous news? Get the free daily newsletter today.

Take a moment to review Native News Online’s guide to events to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

The Forest County Potawatomi Keno Ma Ge Wen Powwow takes place from Friday August 6 to Sunday August 8 at the Ka Kew Se Gathering Ground in Carter, Wisconsin.  (Forest County Potawatomi community Facebook page)The Forest County Potawatomi Keno Ma Ge Wen Powwow takes place from Friday August 6 to Sunday August 8 at the Ka Kew Se Gathering Ground in Carter, Wisconsin. (Forest County Potawatomi community Facebook page)Forest Potawatomi Keno Ma Ge Wen County Pow Wow

WHEN: Friday August 6, grand admission 7 p.m., Saturday August 7, grand admission 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday August 8, grand admission 12 p.m.

O: Ka Kew Se Gathering Ground, Carter, WI; Powwows.com event page

A woodland wonderland of a celebration, the 27th Annual Forest County Potawatomi Meno Keno Ma Ge Wen Wow Pow Wow will be an exciting three-day exhibition of dancing, drumming and singing.

The Woodland World Championship Special is a highlight of the Pow-wow, which will be hosted by MC Vince Beyl (White Earth Band of Ojibwe), and also includes competitions including a Bells Only special, a side step men vs. women special, a special veteran chief and a hand drum competition.

The main dancers of the Powwow are Iliana Montoya (Saginaw Chippewa) and Marquel Crawford (Ojibwe / Dakota).

The beat will continue throughout the Powwow, with drum groups including Host Drum Young Spirit Singers, Co-Host Drum Fire Nation Singers and Guest Drums Smokey Town Singers, Midnite Express Singers, WhiteTail Boyz, Red Willow Singers and Bad River Singers.

Dancer Apsaalooke and hip hop artist Supaman will perform at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, August 7.  (Courtesy photo)Dancer Apsaalooke and hip hop artist Supaman will perform at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, August 7. (Courtesy photo)Supaman Live at the Eiteljorg Museum

WHEN: Saturday August 7 at 3 p.m. PDT

O: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN. Tickets cost $ 20. Buy here.

With his power to blend Indigenous culture, comedy and hip-hop into messages of hope, pride and resilience, Apsáalooke artist Christian Takes Gun Parrish has transformed into Supaman.

The rapper, dancer, activist and viral social media sensation who resides in the Montana Raven Preserve and recently released the album Medicine Bundle, will take the stage at the Eiteljorg Museum this Saturday for one of his invigorating performances.

Supaman’s performance is part of the exhibition The Eiteljorg Laughter and Resilience: Humor in Native American Art, which explores expressions of Indigenous humor in all its incarnations and shows how essential it is to examine the challenges of life with lightness for Native American culture and endurance.

Native Pottery Demonstration Series with Jeff Suina

WHEN: Wednesday, August 11 at 9 a.m. PDT

O: Zoom Indian Arts and Culture Museum; register here

The work of Cochiti Pueblo artist Jeff Suina is the poetry of pottery in motion.

 “Tapestry” by Cochiti Pueblo artist Jeff Suina. Suina is at the center of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Indigenous Pottery Demonstration Series on Wednesday, August 11. (Jeff Suina)

His fluid, geometric interpretations of traditional Pueblo pottery seem able to change shape at any moment, revealing a portal to another world of art.

Suina’s crystals, clouds, plant life, sci-fi, quantum mechanics, and 3D animation and digital design skills all play into his pottery, which he shapes into whimsical and seemingly bendable shapes from origami birds about to take flight, looking like enchanting Chinese take out boxes

Next Wednesday, Suina, who also creates more traditional Cochiti pottery, will offer a glimpse into her mind and process at the Native Pottery Demonstration Series, hosted by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

“I’m planning on doing a geometric piece because it seems to be getting a lot of attention these days,” Suina, who is also the creative director of civil engineering firm Bohannon Huston, told Native News Online. “I’m taking it in a ball of wet clay and I’m going to build it from scratch.”

Observers will not be the only ones surprised by the result.

“When I create these geometric pieces, I don’t even know what they’re going to become,” said Suina. “I just start with a base and it kind of takes on a life of its own.”

When I Remember I See Red: Native American Art and Activism in California

WHEN: Until Sunday November 14

O: Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, California

For Frank LaPena, artist and scholar of Nomtipom Wintu, who defines generation, the connection between Indigenous art and survival was not an abstract notion.

 "Noémie," by photographer Chemehuevi Cara Romero is on display in the exhibition When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California, which runs until Sunday, November 14 at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.  (Cara Romero Photography) “Naomi”, by Chemehuevi photographer Cara Romero, is on display in the exhibition When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California, which runs until Sunday, November 14 at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. (Cara Romero Photography)

“I believe that art is a response to prevent the void that the loss of culture or the indifference of society will impose,” reads a quote from LaPena, art writer, curator, poet and professor at the University of Sacramento State, on the Autry Museum. from the American West website. “We are still alive. “

This philosophy permeates the current Autry Museum exhibition When I Remember That I See Red, designed by LaPena, who died in 2019.

Showcasing the work of LaPena and a host of Native American artists expressing their resistance and renewal, the exhibition focuses on the experiences of the Indigenous peoples of Callifornia and explores identity, interdependence, inspiration and genocide. .

Dedicated to LaPena, When I Remember I See Red, includes a section devoted to his art, titled “The World is a Gift: Remembering Frank LaPena”. The work presented ranges from haunting to majestic. The “History of California Indians” lithograph set depicts natives with sewn-on mouths and superimposed text on the massacres, while “North Mountain” is a glorious and mystical landscape of Mount Shasta, drawing attention to the crucial relationship and ancient among the indigenous peoples of California have with the landmark.

Other featured artists include photographer Chemehuevi Cara Romero, whose portrait of the modern woman Northern Chumash “Naomi,” against a shocking bright pink background, resonates with force and elegance the native insignia and symbols of California and the artist Cahuilla Gerald Clarke Jr., whose large-scale piece “Continuum Basket,” constructed from hundreds of crushed soda and beer cans, is a commentary on the scourge of diabetes and alcoholism in Indigenous communities brought on by colonization.

More stories like this

Here’s what’s happening in Indian country: July 30
ArtSEA: The Story of the Samish Girl at Deception Pass
Lakota culture and history to be featured on national television
Here is what is happening in Indian country: July 23

Indigenous perspective. Indigenous voices. Native News.

we launched Indigenous News Online because the mainstream media often overlooks the news that is important, it is aboriginal people. We believe that everyone in the Indian country deserves equal access to news and commentary concerning them, their loved ones and their communities. That’s why the story you just completed was free and we want it to stay that way for all readers. We hope you will consider making a donation to support our efforts so that we can continue to publish more stories that make a difference to Indigenous people, whether they live on or off reserve. Your donation will help us continue to produce quality journalism and raise Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount, big or small, gives us a better and stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous journalism. Thank you.

About the Author

Tamara Ikenberg

Author: Tamara Ikenberg

Tamara Ikenberg is a Native News Online contributor. It covers the tribes of the southwest as well as native arts, culture and entertainment. She can be reached at [email protected]


[ad_2]

Share.

Leave A Reply