In case you missed it, on December 6th, 2015 the National Museum of the American Indian gave a live webcast of the most recent findings from their Artist Leadership Program (APL);
which is now fully available on their Youtube Channel,
Panelists: Maura Garcia (Cherokee/Mattamuskeet), Porfirio Gutiérrez (Zapotec),
Linley Logan (Onondowaga), Theresa Secord (Penobscot Nation)
Participants in the museum’s Artist Leadership Program will discuss their work, their research with the Smithsonian, and their plan to share their experiences and knowledge with their community.
Maura Garcia, from Kansas, whose artistic medium is dance and multimedia performance. Garcia plans to incorporate elements from the museum's collections and work with the youth of the Kansas City Indian Center to create an urban Indigenous public performance. Her primary research focuses on the Cahokia and Spiro sites and the central Mississippi Valley mound sites within 500 miles of present-day Kansas City.
Porfirio Gutiérrez, who lives in California and is a master Zapotec weaver who works with natural dyes. Gutierrez plans to research Zapotec textile art fabrication techniques and to verify that methods used in the past are still in use today. He will do his community project in Teotitlan del Valle, near Oaxaca, Mexico, a town known for its traditional Zapotec weavings, made with fibers dyed with local plants and insects.
Linley Logan, who lives in Washington state and works with Seneca beadwork designs. Logan will do his community project in Tonawonde Onondowaga Yoindzade, his traditional Longhouse community in New York State. His primary research focuses on Seneca/Iroquois beadwork clothing patterns, as well as clothing materials such as porcupine quillwork.
Theresa Secord lives in Maine, is nationally known as an ash and sweetgrass basket maker. Secord will share her knowledge and experience from the NMAI with the Penobscot Nation and other Wabanaki basket makers at the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine and in the Penobscot tribal community on Indian Island, Maine. As ash trees become extinct due to bug infestation, she is researching Wabanaki basketry to learn more about other non-traditional materials in weaving practices, such as basswood fiber and cedar."
For more information,
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Artist Leadership Program (APL)
- "enables indigenous artists to research, document, and network in Washington, D.C., then return home empowered with new artistic insights, skills, and techniques to share with their communities and the general public the value of Native knowledge through art. The program aims to rebuild cultural self-confidence, challenge personal boundaries, and foster cultural continuity while reflecting artistic diversity."
- Youtube Channel
- Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life Online Exhibit
- an introduction
- five objects
- exhibit-related programs
- Iroquoius Creation Story
- Haudenosaunee Guide for Educators (PDF)
- Kansas City Indian Center
- Penobscot Nation
- Maura Garcia Dance
- Porfirio Gutiérrez Y Familia
- The Culture
- The Artists
- The Process
- The Gallery
- Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
- Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
- Oklahoma Historical Society
- Prehistoric Earthworks of the Mississippi Valley
- Indian Mounds of Mississippi
- National Park Service
- The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
- Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
- The University of Maine, Hudson Museum
- Maine Indian Gallery App (Web Version)
- Brown Ash Traditions
- Birchbark Traditions
- Decorative Traditions
- Woodworking Traditions
- Curriculum- Maine Basketry
- Maine Indian Basketmaking
- Bookmark Activity
- Make and Play Waltes
- "a traditional Northeastern Native American bowl game played by the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet, and Micmac"
- Tree & Tradition: Maine Native American Basket Making Online Exhibit
- Tribal Map
- Historic Work Baskets Gallery
- Historic Fancy Baskets Gallery
- Contemporary Baskets Gallery
- International Iroquois Beadwork Conference
- The Iroquois Studies Association
- The Ohio State University Emerald Ash Borer Team
- Ash Alert Photo Gallery
- Emerald Ash Borer Adults and Larvae
- Emerald Ash Borer Signs and Symptoms
- Prevention and Eradication
- Emerald Ash Borer-Plant health Division
- Ohio Department of Agriculture
- emerald ash borer.info
- What's Being Done
- What to Know
- Contact Info
- Native American Material in the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
- July 28, 2015.
- Anishinabe Art: The Olga Denison Collection
- Basketmakers' tradition of storing black ash logs in water effective in killing EAB
- July 24, 2015
- Mackosi'kwe's Baskets: Marking Relationships & Potato Stamps and Ash Splints
- May 13, 2015.
- Three Women, Three Artists, Three Paths toward One Goal: To Keep Their Culture Alive
- April 13, 2015.
- Weaving and Protecting a History: A Conversation with Basket-Maker Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Ojibwe)
- April 17, 2014.