Reunification through Reinvention:

Creative visions of contemporary native america

 
 

THURSDAY / June 14

 

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

8:00 PM / Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World

The 2018 Native American Cultural Symposium will begin at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with a film to be shown at the Skyspace. This award-winning documentary tells the essential and, until now, missing chapter in the story of American music: the Indigenous influence. Free; no registration required.

 

 
 

FRIDAY / June 15

 

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

Live Painting: Bunky Echo-Hawk

Drop into MONAH and watch renowned activist and painter Bunky Echo-Hawk painting throughout the morning. All proceeds from the sale of the work will benefit the Seneca Black Elk Mathews Scholarship for Native youth attending Oklahoma State University.

 

11:00 AM / Book Reading with Bobby Bridger

Author, historian, and musician Bobby Bridger will read from one of his works.

 

12:00 PM / Storytelling: Gayle Ross

Join world-renowned storyteller Gayle Ross for traditional tales.

 

Register for both or one of these morning events at MONAH:


 

RECORD
104 SW A Street
Bentonville, AR 72712

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON EVENTS

Each event is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during all performances and presentations at Record Downtown.

2:00 PM / Presenter: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez will speak about his work, highlighting the efforts of youth and their impact on the future of awareness and policy change.

4:00 PM / Crossing Mnisose

Join MONAH and TheatreSquared for Crossing Mnisose, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle.


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FRIDAY EVENING EVENTS

7:00 PM / Keynote Speaker: Suzan Shown Harjo

Symposium keynote speaker, Suzan Shown Harjo, will share about her decades-long work as a poet, writer, lecturer, curator, and policy advocate for Native rights.

 

7:30 PM / Symposium Panel

Moderated by Sam Scinta, the panel brings together all featured presenters and performers in a time for Native elders and youth to share ideas about contemporary Native America.

 

8:45 PM / Performance: Brooke Simpson

Brooke Simpson, a recent finalist on NBC’s The Voice, will give a short sneak peek performance.

 

9:30 PM / Performance: Bobby Bridger

Bobby Bridger will perform an original ballad with accompaniment from John Inmon and Gabe Bridger.

 

Register for any of these evening events at Record Downtown:


SATURDAY / June 16

 

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

10:30 AM / Meet and Greet

The Symposium presenters and performers will be available for the public to meet and speak with. Drop in throughout the morning at MONAH.

 

3:30 PM / Writers Workshop: Inside the Publishing Industry

Sam Scinta of Fulcrum Press will lead a workshop for writers of all ages and skill levels. The workshop will explore different aspects of writing from the publishing perspective. No cost. Ticketed event.

 

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

7:00 PM / Forest Concert Series 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will kick off their Forest Concert Series in conjunction with the Native American Cultural Symposium. Featured musicians include Brooke Simpson, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and Digging Roots, a Canadian First Nations musical group, in performance. Bunky Echo-Hawk will create a live painting during the performance. Proceeds from the work will benefit the Seneca Black Elk Mathews Scholarship.

Register for free with promo code MONAH.

 
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SUNDAY / June 17

 

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

12:00 PM / The Cultural Philosophy of Lakota Bows and Arrows : Joseph Marshall III

Joseph Marshall III will lead a workshop exploring the practicality and spirituality of traditional Lakota bow and arrow making. Marshall will explain the cultural significance, then visitors can watch him make authentic Lakota bows and arrows. No cost. Ticketed event. 

3:30 PM / Writers Workshop: The Realities of Being a Published Author

Sam Scinta of Fulcrum Press will lead a workshop with Bobby Bridger and Joseph Marshall III for experienced writers. The workshop will explore the the challenges that come with writing and provide insight into ways writers can navigate them. No cost. Ticketed event.

6:00 PM / Prairie to Table Dinner

MONAH will wrap up the weekend with a prairie to table dinner. All food will be locally sourced and prepared, and attendees will dine with the weekend's performers and presenters. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Seneca Black Elk Mathews OSU Scholarship.  Ticketed event. Call the museum or click the button below to register.