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.
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.
Join MONAH and Tribal TV for a screening of three short films; Blessed, I Stand, and Lost Face (2018 Oscars List) FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Bring your own bean bag or use one of our comfy chairs for an evening of fun and film.
Join MONAH as we welcome back Caitlin Ahrens for another Native Conversations workshop, Saturday, March 9 at 5:30 PM.
CANCELED: Join us at MONAH for another exciting installment of our Native Conversations, SATURDAY, February 23, at 6:00 PM. Kiowa artist Travis Mammedaty will explore the history, culture, and protocol of songs for use in powwows.
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.
Join MONAH for another installment of Native Conversations! KUAF’s Pluto Manager Caitlin Ahrens will delve into the fascination of constellations, the mixture of cultural stories, and exciting astronomical events.
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.