TUESDAY June 14 Presenters Proﬁles and Workshop Desccriptions Melanie Yazzie CIAE Opening Presentation: From My Perspective: Contemporary Navajo 2016 Artist Melanie Yazzie Shares her Path Tuesday, June 14, 8:10-8:55am Tuesday, Presentation Description: Melanie Yazzie is Diné /Navajo of the Salt Water Clan and Bitter Water Clan of the Diné /Navajo People June, 14th of North Eastern Arizona. She will share her process, her travels and her art making in this lecture. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and Ms. Yazzie will answer Arts these questions from her world-view. It will be a time for learning for all. Leadership Workshop: Hand printing with Gelli Plates Institute Tuesday, June 14, 10:15-12:00pm Presenter Workshop Description: Melanie Yazzie will share working with the unique printmaking plates and also share how she works with AKUA inks a soy based ink that requires no Proﬁles solvents for clean up. The mess is cleaned up with diluted dish soap and baby wipes. You & will want to be a part of this workshop! It is only a short introduction but enough will be Workshops covered for each person to go home and know the beginning stages of working this these materials! What to bring: Bring an apron from home to keep clean! Bio: As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty” literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Ms. Yazzie uses her travels around the world to connect with other indigenous peoples. Her visits to New Zealand, the Arctic, the Pueblos in the Southwest, and to indigenous peoples of Russia, these travels have been the impetus for continued dialogue about Indigenous cultural practices, language, song, story-telling, and survival. Ms. Yazzie is a professor of printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA. She considers the global impact in her work, striving to create safe, non-toxic methods of printmaking where toxic chemicals are commonly used.
Christine Ballengee-Morris CIAE Keynote: Transformation: Indigenous Art, Pedagogies, and Philosophies 2016 Tuesday, June 14, 9:05-10:00am Keynote Description: Exploring contemporary Indigenous art, the Tuesday, philosophies, and Indigenous Ways of Knowing. June, 14th Workshop: eARThworks: Native Ways of Knowing in the Digital Age Tuesday, June 14, 10:15-11:00am Arts Workshop Description: We will explore earthworks through an interactive website and Leadership view their art forms and contemporary pieces by descendants. We will then create Institute personal responses. Presenter Bio: Christine Ballengee-Morris was the founding director of The Multicultural Center at OSU. This unit changed how diversity was deﬁned, represented, and supported for and Proﬁles by students, faculty and community at The Ohio State University. Dr. Ballenge-Morris is a & Professor in the Arts Administration, Education and Policy Department and the American Workshops Indian Studies Coordinator for OSU. She has served as editor for Art Education and several editorial boards. She teaches art education classes that specialize in diversity explorations. She is past president of the United States Society for Teaching through Art. Dr. Ballengee-Morris’s teaching experiences include: fourteen years in the public school system, twenty years as an artist-in-residence in public schools and ﬁve countries, higher education since 1992, and international teaching. In 2007, she co-authored a book Interdisciplinary approaches to teaching art in high school (NAEA Publications). Her research and service to the ﬁeld demonstrate her commitment to education as an agent of community change. Theresa (Bambi) Goodwin Workshop: Hide Painting: A Personal Pictorial History Tuesday, June 14, 10:15-11:00am Workshop Description: Using symbols and thumbnail sketches, we will produce an individual art piece of our past. Bio: Bambi Goodwin made her ﬁrst art sale in just third grade. Growing up, art was a big part of her life and she always knew she would be an artist. Throughout her school years she enjoyed working with clay, painting, and graphic arts. She married and moved to Santa Fe, NM. to study at the Institute of American Indian Art and later moved back to Minnesota to raise a family. They made a home on the reservation land where her husband’s grandparents had lived. During this time she studied from the Elders, learning to illustrate ﬁlmstrips, painting, beadwork, and black ash basket making, which she now is teaching her grandchildren. She taught traditional arts and native language in the public schools for ﬁfteen years. Currently she works independently in her studio creating hand built pottery as well as teaching at Leech Lake Tribal College.
LeRoy Saiz CIAE Plenary: Tlacahuapahualiztli Neixtlamachiliztli: The Art of 2016 Strengthening People and the Act of Giving Wisdom to the Face Tuesday, June 14, 1:30-2:15pm Tuesday, Presentation Description: While content mastery can still be one fundamental component in the ﬁeld of education, many school districts June, 14th and communities are beginning to recognize the development of the whole child. Particularly in the Arts, whole child development and Arts holistic approaches open pathways for local knowledge systems to inﬂuence character of the content absorbed by students. This session will discuss the application of educational Leadership models from Indigenous communities in North America, with the purpose of understanding Institute creativity and diversity existing within cyclical thinking skills.
Presenter Workshop: In Telpochcaltzintli ihuan Tlilli in Tlapalli: The Home of Warriors and the Red and Black Ink Proﬁles Tuesday, June 14, 2:30-4:00pm & Workshops Workshop Description: The use of Indigenous Educational Models is essential to the development of Indigenous students throughout North America. This workshop identiﬁes how Indigenous philosophy, methods, and practices are applied during afterschool arts programming in the Jeffco Public Schools – Indian Education Program. Additionally, time will be spent discussing culturally appropriate avenues for implementation across school districts and community organizations with diverse populations. Bio: LeRoy Saiz is an Indigenous scholar (ﬁrst generation) rising from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mr. Saiz rises from the South Valley Neighborhood of Atlixco and identiﬁes as Genizaro and Xikan@. His scholarly studies in Political Theory earned a B.A. in Political Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and his studies in Critical and Hemispheric Indigenous Studies earned him a M.A. in Ethnic Studies from Colorado State University. Mr. Saiz is currently the interim coordinator for the Title VI Indian Education Program in Jeffco Public Schools and has worked within the ﬁeld of Indigenous Education for ten years. His current research goals are focused on Indigenous Educational Research and the application of Indigenous Educational Models which reference Indigenous Knowledge practices as the methodological frameworks that develop lifelong scholars within Indigenous communities. Deborah Smith-Shank Workshop: Personal Story, Culture, and the “Other” Tuesday, June 14, 2:30-4:00pm Workshop Description: Teachers will use arts-based methods to examine their cultural stories and conceptual baggage as they investigate relationships with the known and unknown “Other.” The big question is “Is it possible to facilitate awareness of one’s own culture and make connections with the cultures of others without discounting power and privilege?”
Deborah Smith-Shank CIAE Bio: Deborah L. Smith-Shank is Professor and Chair of the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy at The Ohio State University. She is Emeritus 2016 Professor of Art at Northern Illinois University and has taught for over 30 years. Her research is involved with material culture and social justice examined through semiotic and feminist lenses. She has published and presented her work internationally in venues Tuesday, including Australia, Northern Ireland, Finland, Portugal, Brazil, Chile, Canada, Croatia, June, 14th Slovenia, Turkey, The Netherlands, Belgium, and the United States. Smith-Shank and is elected Vice President of the Semiotic Society of America and co-editor of the journal of Visual Culture & Gender, an international, freely accessed, multimedia juried journal Arts Leadership Institute Pat and Gage Kruse Presenter Proﬁles Workshop: Birchbark 101 & Tuesday, June 14, 2:30-4:00pm Workshops Workshop Description: Learn how birch bark is integral to Ojibwe communities, how it has been used across generations, and how to create various birch bark forms during this workshop. Bio: Pat Kruse is a birch bark artist who lives in the Mille Lacs community in Minnesota. He has been working with birch bark for more than 30 years. He uses birch bark “to honor the old ways and the ancestors that practiced these ways to make the many things which they used to survive.” Pat and his son and apprentice Gage, participated as the Native American Artists-in-Residence at Minnesota Historical Society, where they worked with the historic birch bark collections from the Ojibwe people. Duane (Dewey) Goodwin Workshop: Traditional Stone Shaping Tuesday, June 14, 2:30-4:00pm Workshop Description: Learn how stone shaping is a mode for conveying traditional Ojibwe culture while learning to connect to your own expressions through stonework. Bio: Dewey Goodwin is an accomplished artist and Art Educator of 41 years experience. Growing up on the White Earth Reservation founded his earliest inspiration in art. Today he is presently teaching art at the Leech Lake Tribal College and creating art in his studio. Goodwin’s artistic creations (sculpture) are of subjects that reﬂect his passion for his culture, family, animals and birds of prey. You may ﬁnd his most publicized (2006) work of art in Mounds Park across from the ancient Lakota burial grounds in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over the past years and present Goodwin has completed several new sculptures. His most recent is a commission from the 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to carve four sculptures based on the Red Lake (Phonema) Midewiin Medicine Wheel.
Duane (Dewey) Goodwin CIAE Teaching and presenting art for 41 years has enriched Goodwin with a vast range of teaching experience and public speaking skills. His traditional/contemporary art 2016 knowledge has not only helped develop his teaching techniques but also helped convey to the public the importance of art. He feels his passion and appreciation for art has made Tuesday, an impact on the people and the world we live in. June, 14th Arts The Iron Family Dancers Leadership Institute Closing Performance: Honoring our Ancestors by Keeping our Traditions Alive Tuesday, June 14, 4:15-5:00pm Presenter Proﬁles Performance Description: Several dance styles and songs will be presented & from the Intertribal Powwow. They will provide brief descriptions and origin stories of the dance styles, regalia, and songs sung. Dancers will Workshops include children and grandchildren who will exhibit the dance styles of Men’s Southern Straight, Men’s Fancy Bustle, Women’s Fancy Shawl, Women’s Jingle, Women’s Southern Traditional and “Tiny Tots”. The audience will have a chance to participate in some social dances as well. Bio: The Iron Family Dancers and Singers are a Fort Collins family of three-generations, from the Pawnee, Crow, Navajo, Southern Cheyenne, Oglala, Kiowa, and Plains Cree (Canada) nations. Wendy Oster Opening Artist Reception: Through the Threshold: A Sacred Space Tuesday, June 14, 4:15-5:00pm Artwork Description: Through the Threshold: A Sacred Space is a gallery experience that invites the viewer to explore the intimate connections of familial relationships, memories and one’s autobiographical account of identity through a sense of becoming. Included in the exhibition are a short pixilation ﬁlm, photo transfer collages, and an installation of a table furnished with settings that echo the presence of family members sharing a meal. Bio: Wendi K. Oster is a graduate student of the School of Art and Design at UNC. She currently serves as an art educator at Platte Valley Middle School in in her home town of Kersey, Colorado. She has been implementing Choice Based art making with her students, while teaching artistic behaviors (TAB) to encourage accountability and promote expression of artistic voice. Through her graduate studies, she has been exploring the internal phenomena of identity as it is reﬂected through family memories and perceptions while being aware of the thresholds of time, space, and presence.
WEDNESDAY June 15 Presenters Proﬁles and Workshop Desccriptions Lisa Rathje CIAE Opening Presentation: Mapping Culture Wednesday, June 15, 8:10-8:55am 2016
Presentation Description: What does a map of the INterCHANGE of Wednesday traditional and contemporary culture look like? Maps can tell us where , we are and help us plan where we are going next. Maps also share key June, 15th information about a particular place. Going beyond physical structures and landmarks of a community, this presentation looks to creating a greater awareness of Arts how cultural knowledge, lived-experiences, and even invisible spaces can come to life in map making. The creative possibilities found in a mapping research process will provide Leadership entrée to a host of rich topics for discussion. Participants will also engage in a brief Institute mapping exercise to start day two of the INterCHANGE Leadership Institute. Presenter Workshop: The Art of Culture: A Local Perspective Wednesday, June 15, 11:15-12:00pm Proﬁles & Workshop Description: Folk or Traditional Arts may be found in every community. Study Workshops of traditional arts and their creators contributes not only to students’ understanding of culture and community, but also to their ability to think critically, gather and analyze evidence, and express their ideas and interpretations through personal creativity. Folk arts are uniquely suited to explore how traditional art forms reﬂect the history, aesthetics, geography, and values of different cultures and communities. This workshop will walk participants through a sequence of discovery and representation to explore the art of culture. Time for reﬂection is included and it will particularly focus upon critical questions of power and identity relative to creative acts of representation. Bio: Dr. Lisa Rathje is Assistant Director of Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. She consults nationally specializing in professional development for educators and teaching artists, as well as the topics of cultural documentation, public programming, non-proﬁt planning, and applying cultural knowledge in social justice efforts. She also teaches courses on research methods and non-proﬁt and community partnerships in the Goucher College Masters in Cultural Sustainability program. She is Co-editor of the Journal of Folklore and Education, and has directed in- and out- of school programs with high school students, written curricula for diverse learning environments, and served on the National Service Learning Leader Schools peer review board, Washington, D.C. Rathje has led presentations and workshops for educators on Folklife and Education for the Center for Schools and Communities conference, the Institute for Community Research Crossroads conference, and Community Works Institute on Service Learning.
Gregg Deal CIAE Keynote: Art and Decolonization Wednesday, June 15, 9:05-10:00am 2016 Keynote Description: Gregg Deal will touch on his own experience as an indigenous artist and activist, and his use of art as a tool of Wednesday, decolonization. Thinking critically about the spaces we occupy, and June, 15th how we can better understand others through understanding history, and how change can be enacted by using mediums traditionally not associated with social, political and even cultural change. Arts Leadership Workshop: Alternative Ways of Engaging Cultural Relationships Institute Wednesday, June 15, 10:15-11:00am Workshop Description: The use of imagery, dialog and humor to bridge understanding Presenter relationships on a social, political and cultural level. This workshop will work on ﬁnding Proﬁles ways to engage those who are different than us, ﬁnding commonality and the use of & patience and empathy to create change in both parties. Gregg Deal will use his art, and Workshops much of the humor that is used in his work to push participants to think critically about communication, and in enacting change in our communities. Bio: Gregg Deal is a husband, a father, an artist and a member of the Paiute Tribe of Pyramid Lake. As a provocative contemporary artist/activist, much of Gregg’s work deals with indigenous identity and pop culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration, and stereotype. Within this work—including paintings, mural work, and print work—Gregg critically examines issues within Indian country such as decolonization, the mascot issue (local and across the US), and appropriation. He has recently ﬁnished as Native Arts Artist-in-Residence at the Denver Art Museum. Theresa (Bambi) Goodwin Workshop: Hide Painting: A Personal Pictorial History Wednesday, June 15, 10:15-11:00am Workshop Description: Using symbols and thumbnail sketches, we will produce an individual art piece of our past. Bio: Bambi Goodwin made her ﬁrst art sale in just third grade. Growing up, art was a big part of her life and she always knew she would be an artist. Throughout her school years she enjoyed working with clay, painting, and graphic arts. She married and moved to Santa Fe, NM. to study at the Institute of American Indian Art and later moved back to Minnesota to raise a family. They made a home on the reservation land where her husband’s grandparents had lived. During this time she studied from the Elders, learning to illustrate ﬁlmstrips, painting, beadwork, and black ash basket making, which she now is teaching her grandchildren. She taught traditional arts and native language in the public schools for ﬁfteen years. Currently she works independently in her studio creating hand built pottery as well as teaching at Leech Lake Tribal College.
Armando Silva Workshop: From the Heart CIAE Wednesday, June 15, 10:15-12:00pm 2016 Workshop Description: Using the heart as a platform to explore our passions, and purpose, join ARTMANDO as he helps us take inspiration Wednesday, from our own life experiences and goals to create. We will focus on textures, patterns, symbols and color schemes to create our own June, 15th depiction of what it is to share our love for through the symbol of life: the heart. Arts Leadership Bio: I, Armando Silva was born in Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico. My family moved to the Northern Colorado area in search of the American Dream when I was just ﬁve. I Institute quickly became familiar with pop culture in America. Everything from Michael Jackson to current cartoons. I submerged myself in the visual and performing arts behind closed Presenter doors. As I grew up and became more comfortable with my talents I decided to invest in Proﬁles them and got my BA in Fine Arts from The University of Northern Colorado. Since then, I have used my artistic platform to pursue my passion and purpose. I believe with my & artistic powers I have a responsibility within my community to lead, educate and give Workshops back. I paint portraits to help tell stories, sometimes in my studio or on stages in front of thousands. As a creative, I look for opportunities to present my artwork in order to paint a bigger picture. My intuition is to ﬁnd the greens in a red rose and the blues in an orange. Every brush stroke has a rhythm and every color has its voice. Pursue your PASSION and PURPOSE and put it to ACTION. #ARTMANDO AS SEEN AT/ ON / IN: Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver Center for The Performing Arts, PBS, TEDX, Vail International Dance Festival, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, Colorado University, Arca Mex., COIN Summit. India Harville Workshop: Inclusive Design in Dance and the Arts: The Power of Accessible Spaces Wednesday, June 15, 10:15-12:00pm Workshop Description: What is disabled identity? How would society’s conceptualization of disability shift if more spaces followed universal design principles? How can we create curricula that foster accessibility and inclusivity? How can we create inclusive dance/art that offers multiple levels of difficulty? If you identify as able bodied how can you become aware of ableism and begin to dismantle it in your self and in your world? If you identify as disabled how would your life change if you were given access to the same choices as everyone else? These are some of the questions we will explore in this interactive accessible movement based workshop. Bio: India Harville is an African American queer, disabled femme teacher, somatic bodyworker, dancer/dance instructor, performance artist, social justice activist, and educator dedicated to facilitating people in personal and collective healing and transformation. India has over 17 years of experience in the ﬁelds of embodiment via massage, somatics, and dance. India is trained in several massage/somatic modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Shiatsu, Thai, and Rosen Method
India Harvell CIAE Bodywork. India has studied several forms of dance including NIA, Zumba, KiVo, Dancing Freedom, DanceAbility, and American DanceWheels wheelchair ballroom dance. India 2016 has over 15 years teaching experience. India’s eclectic toolkit makes her very adept in helping people deepen their connection to themselves and to helping people ﬁnd more pleasure and ease in their lives. India holds Wednesday, a BA in health psychology from New College of Florida and a MA in Integrative Medicine June, 15th from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She has received many awards/ fellowships including the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award to conduct research on the body’s response to stress in Dusseldorf Germany, three scholarships/residencies Arts to study/teach/perform mixed abilities dance, including one with Sins Invalid in Berkeley Leadership California, and has conducted research in multiple locations. Institute Emily Odiwuor Presenter Proﬁles Workshop: Supporting and Empowering Refugee and Immigrant Communities & Wednesday, June 15, 11:15-12:00pm Workshops Workshop Description: In 2008, ﬁve members of the East African community saw the need to build more bridges between the refugee/immigrant communities and the broader Greeley community. Since then, the Global Refugee Center (GRC) has been doing just that. In short, the organization gives newcomers the tools they need to thrive in their new home, and advocate on their behalf in the larger community. This session will broadly address issues that bring refugees to Weld County and issues they currently face in the United States - and how a small refugee founded organization is empowering newcomers to thrive in their new environment.
Bio: Emily Odiwuor has worked with refugees, asylees and immigrants through an organization called the Global Refugee Center for 6 years in many different capacities. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Spanish. She holds a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certiﬁcate and has taught all levels of ESL with the Global Refugee Center. Mark Hudson Workshop: The Classical Period in Music as Fulcrum Wednesday, June 15, 1:30-2:15pm Workshop Description: The word “classic” in Webster is deﬁned as serving as “a standard of excellence: of recognized value”. The term “classical” is deﬁned as “of a kind that has long been considered great”. Although it is the shortest period in historical music styles, it is by far the most inﬂuential. Some 800 years in the making as well as in the nearly 200 years since, the Classical Period is widely viewed as the standard by which all music is measured, including our modern popular music. What was of such signiﬁcance that this brief period became the fulcrum, the “pivotal axis” of tradition in music? How does/ should this inﬂuential system of standards affect music and music education today? How can we connect culture of today to that of 200 years ago, or should we even try? Is this period even relevant today?
Mark Hudson CIAE Bio: Dr. Mark Hudson has been in various roles in arts education for nearly 35 years, 2016 20 of those years as a university professor in music education as well as department chair. Regularly active in service to public school education, he is a member of the Arts Legislation Coalition Implementation Task Force (Colorado House Bill 1273-Arts for Wednesday, Workforce Development) and a long-standing member of the National Association for Music Education. June, 15th Dr. Hudson is a founding member of the Colorado Arts Education Coalition, an alliance of all state arts education organizations in Music, Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts. In Arts addition, he regularly assists schools as a consultant in developing arts integration plans. Leadership Appointed by the Governor of Colorado to the State High School Graduation Guidelines Development Council, Dr. Hudson is an active advocate for the arts in education, serving Institute on the Colorado Academic Standards Music Review Subcommittee, the Colorado Content Collaborative in Music, and the Music Curriculum Development Task. He also served as a Presenter reviewer for the new National Standards in Music. Proﬁles Dr. Hudson served as lead music assessment researcher for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), and continues to provide assistance in developing arts assessments as & well as sample curricula in music. In addition, he has twice presented at the International Workshops Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, and recently accepted an invitation to serve as co-author of a chapter in a new Oxford University Press publication, The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education. An active researcher in music curriculum development and student assessment in music, Dr. Hudson currently serves as Immediate Past-President of the Colorado Music Educators Association. Mohamed Muhamed Workshop: From Global to Local: Integrating the Refugee Experience at UNC Wednesday, June 15, 1:30-2:15pm Workshop Description: This workshop will offer the chance to hear the personal story of Mohamed Muhumed. Bio: My name is Mohamed Muhumed Jr. I came to this country at the age of 3, lived in Aurora all my life except the past year or so since I have been here in Greeley attending UNC! I am double majoring in sociology and criminal justice and am currently working at the Global Refugee Center.
Duane (Dewey) Goodwin CIAE Workshop: Traditional Stone Shaping 2016 Wednesday, June 15, 2:30-4:00pm Workshop Description: Learn how stone shaping is a mode for Wednesday, conveying traditional Ojibwe culture while learning to connect to your own expressions through stonework. June, 15th Bio: Dewey Goodwin is an accomplished artist and Art Educator of 41 years experience. Arts Growing up on the White Earth Reservation founded his earliest inspiration in art. Today Leadership he is presently teaching art at the Leech Lake Tribal College and creating art in his studio. Goodwin’s artistic creations (sculpture) are of subjects that reﬂect his passion for his Institute culture, family, animals and birds of prey. You may ﬁnd his most publicized (2006) work of art in Mounds Park across from the ancient Lakota burial grounds in St. Paul, Minnesota. Presenter Over the past years and present Goodwin has completed several new sculptures. His most Proﬁles recent is a commission from the 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to carve four sculptures based on the Red Lake (Phonema) Midewiin Medicine Wheel. & Teaching and presenting art for 41 years has enriched Goodwin with a vast range Workshops of teaching experience and public speaking skills. His traditional/contemporary art knowledge has not only helped develop his teaching techniques but also helped convey to the public the importance of art. He feels his passion and appreciation for art has made an impact on the people and the world we live in. John Lukavic Workshop: Embedded in the Arts: Exploring Culture and Social Issues Through Historical and Contemporary Native Arts Wednesday, June 15, 2:30-4:00pm
Workshop Description: From historical arts to those created today, American Indian artists draw inspiration from their cultures and issues affecting a broader society. A close look at material choices, styles and subject matter can provide a window into what an artist ﬁnds meaningful in the world around them. This workshop will include group discussions on how to use art to better understand issues such as tradition, identity, and power. Bio: As associate curator of Native Arts at the Denver Art Museum, John Lukavic conducts and presents scholarly research, develops exhibitions, collects Native arts, and disseminates knowledge of the DAM’s American Indian, African, and Oceanic collections. Lukavic is also responsible for DAM’s collaboration with Native American communities and the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Since arriving at DAM, Lukavic has curated exhibitions and gallery rotations of American Indian art, including Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967—1980 (2015), Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz (2015), Sovereign: Independent Voices (2013) and a Hopi art addition to the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land (2013). Lukavic received his doctorate in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma (OU).
Deeksha Nagar CIAE 2016 Workshop: Understanding Folklore Through Foodways Wednesday, June 15, 2:30-4:00pm Wednesday, Workshop Description: When it comes to the discipline of folklore, most people think of folk dances or fairy tales, but the discipline of folklore is June, 15th much more complex and deep. Foodways is an integral part of folklore that examines how the process of growing, cooking, and sharing food Arts brings communities together. Every aspect of foodways transcends the borders of space and time by uniting the opposing elements of Leadership tradition and change. Food brings people from different class, caste, backgrounds and Institute generations together to create and share meals and artistic expressions that are deeply rooted in history, geography and religious beliefs. And in our contemporary society, food Presenter has become one of the windows to the world. A new language through which people communicate and deﬁne their culture and dissipate existing stereotypes. It is an amazing Proﬁles resource for human beings to learn about each other’s life, lore, struggles and beliefs. & In this workshop participants will explore the concept of folklore and folk-art through Workshops foodways. They will learn how foodways can serve as a powerful tool for learning, teaching and creating culture—both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. Bio: Deeksha Nagar is an ethnographer and a folklorist with extensive experience in the ﬁeld of community education, public programming and multiculturalism. She has worked as the curator of Education at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University and taught at University of Northern Colorado’s Urban Education and Rural Education Access Programs. Currently Deeksha is serving as the board member of CO- Lead International, an organization dedicated to excellence in international education. She is also actively engaged in literary and cultural projects in India and in the United States that are innovative, collaborative, and are rooted in participatory models of research and activism. Pat and Gage Kruse Workshop: Birchbark 101 Wednesday, June 15, 2:30-4:00pm Workshop Description: Learn how birch bark is integral to Ojibwe communities, how it has been used across generations, and how to create various birch bark forms during this workshop. Bio: Pat Kruse is a birch bark artist who lives in the Mille Lacs community in Minnesota. He has been working with birch bark for more than 30 years. He uses birch bark “to honor the old ways and the ancestors that practiced these ways to make the many things which they used to survive.” Pat and his son and apprentice Gage, participated as the Native American Artists-in-Residence at Minnesota Historical Society, where they worked with the historic birch bark collections from the Ojibwe people.
Ramona Beltrán CIAE Workshop: It is Medicine: Exploring Indigenous Storywork and 2016 Creative Expression in Healing Historical Trauma Wednesday, June 15, 1:30-2:15pm Workshop Description: This workshop will introduce participants Wednesday, to the concepts of Indigenous storywork and historical trauma. June, 15th Through examples and hands-on exercises, we will explore the role of storywork and creative expression in healing from legacies of Arts historical trauma. Together, we will emphasize storywork skills for classrooms and community-based settings. Leadership Institute Closing Performance: Aztec Dance Presentation - Honoring Our Ancestors Wednesday, June 15, 4:15-5:00pm Presenter Bio: Ramona Beltrán, MSW, PhD is a Xicana of Yaqui descent dancer/activist/scholar. Proﬁles As an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, & her scholarship is committed to interrupting legacies of historical trauma that affect Workshops indigenous communities. She focuses on disrupting the problem-focused approach to understanding indigenous health and well being that is profuse in mainstream research through centering culture, resilience, resistance, healing and arts-based and storytelling methods in collaborative knowledge production with and for indigenous communities.