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Matriarch
Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Matriarch

MONAH is honored to host Matriarch as part of our Native Conversations and Creative Visions series on SATURDAY, JUNE 22.

Matriarch promotes the social welfare of Native women through education, community building, and direct services to create positive change within our communities.

Guests will be invited to understand more about Native life and traditions through a hands-on Creative Visions Workshop. As a part of Native culture, handkerchiefs have been used as an awareness tool and will be utilized in a one of a kind workshop that will reveal their use in Indigenous culture, both historical and contemporary. The workshop will be held at 3 PM. Registration is required.

The Matriarch women will then perform a spoken word performance, speaking to each letter of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, their personal connection to the subject, and statistics on MMIW. Each woman brings her own unique style of performance that incorporates their Indigenous languages and culture. The performance will be held at 5:30 PM. Registration is encouraged, but NOT required.

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Native Conversations: A Rare Conversation Between Two Earth Protectors
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Native Conversations: A Rare Conversation Between Two Earth Protectors

The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) and House of Songs is proud to present Walter Echo-Hawk and Gerald Torres for “Native Conversations: A Rare Conversation Between Two Earth Protectors” to be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM. This event invites participants to sit down with two accomplished authorities in race theory, environmental law, and federal Indian Law. The evening will be complemented by music from Watertown’s Jamie Lou and Garrett Brolund, with Gerald Torres on blues harmonica, and solutions to our ever changing climate. The evenings discussion topics will cover history, cultural stories and solutions to our ever changing climate.

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MINWAJIIMO: The Glue of Culture | Storytelling and Trickster Tales in American Indian Cultures
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

MINWAJIIMO: The Glue of Culture | Storytelling and Trickster Tales in American Indian Cultures

  • Museum of Native American History (map)
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Join Dr. Gagnon as he describes the seminal place of stories in American Indian cultures. Touching on the major categories of stories and offering examples from traditional times as well as contemporary renditions.  

Artwork by Donald Grant, “Spider Spins a Story,” edited by Jill Max.
FREE

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Native Conversations: Water is Where We All Begin
Jan
20
6:30 PM18:30

Native Conversations: Water is Where We All Begin

  • Museum of Native American History (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MONAH is honored to begin its 2018 Native Conversations series in partnership with the House of Songs as we welcome Torres to both the stage and the podium. A dynamic and multi-talented speaker and blues harmonica player, Torres will punctuate his talk on the significance of water and Native resource management with performance, backed by local band Lost John.

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