THE 2020 AWAKENING BILLINGS
THE 2020 AWAKENING BILLINGS HOME INDIGENOUS FILMS & FILMMAKER'S PANEL ROBERT HALL/BLOOD QUANTUM MMIP COMMUNITY GATHERING REDress EXHIBIT SEEING PATTERNS EXHIBITION COMMUNITY GROVE INTERTRIBAL COMMUNITY PARK PARTNERS & PRESENTERS
LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN CRAFTING CHANGE
MSUBillings' Northcutt Steele Gallery
Virtual Gallery Tour on Facebook
Latin American Women Crafting Change is organized into three themes. "Works of Women: Resistance to Injustice and Violence," explores depictions of the resilience of women and their active participation in political and social situations affecting Pamplona Alta. "Longing for a Better World," includes cuadros depicting scenes of nature and home, juxtaposing the women's dreams for the future with the realities of the present. The final section, "Sustaining Traditions and Rituals of a Spiritual Life," features cuadros demonstrating the importance of spiritual rituals and traditions as enduring factors in the women's lives.
The cuadros (embroidered and appliqued fabric story pictures) are created by women artists living in Pamplona Alta, a shantytown located on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. The exhibition offers a sampling of cuadros created from 1991 to the present, including commissioned works collected by Dr. Rebecca Berru Davis, who has conducted fieldwork in Pamplona Alta since 2006. The cuadros depict the responses of the women of Pamplona Alta to the sense of their personal identities and experiences of their daily lives; to their hopes, dreams and ambitions; and to their sense of place within their local communities and the broader world. The exhibit explores the women’s experiences as wives, mothers, sisters, and grandmothers working in two artist cooperatives, Compacto Humano and Manos Ancashinas.
The women’s experiences as artists, workers are recorded in the cuadros with bright colors and detailed stitching, creating tiny replicas of what is and what could be. The exhibition explores the creativity and strength of the women of Pamplona Alta in the face of hardships, while offering an opportunity to reflect upon the role of art, family, and faith in their lives. Their personal stories stitched in cloth are testimony to their dedication to their families, activism in their communities, and commitment to beauty and the power of creativity that persists even in the most challenging conditions.
A 3-part lecture series discussing the history of MT Politics, Women’s Suffrage, Voting 101, Native American Voting Rights, & much more.
Join Guest Presenters: Brianna Lamb and Marci McLean as we learn about the history and current trends of Montana's Indigenous People's rights to vote.
Must pre-register via Facebook Invite to access Zoom Link.
Brianna Lamb, Community Organizer at All Nations Health Center
Marci McLean, Executive Director of Western Native Voice
Language and World Views
Dr. Lanny Real Bird
Hosted by Sunny Day Real Bird
A Native American Week Event
Monday, Sep 21, 2020 10:00 am | 2 hours | (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Lanny Real Bird resides on the Crow Reservation, Montana. He previously taught business, mathematics, and language courses at Little Big Horn College and worked extensively in language revitalization and renaissance initiatives with tribes in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Canada. Real Bird has directed his interests primarily to ceremonial and social practices among the Crow, Arikara, and Hidatsa. His recent activities involve media productions, public service announcements, designing Native language materials, and providing consultation and planning for designing Native language projects or programs. Currently, he is working on historic and Crow language-based geography video productions for Apsaalooke students attending the Wyola School based on the Crow name places within the boundaries defined in the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty. He has immediate plans to assist the Little Shell Tribe of Montana with research in expanding and developing more Chippewa language conversational resources.
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ONE VOTE: FILM
Thursday, September 17, 2020
7 PM – 8:30 PM
Facebook Live Event
Hosted by MSU Billings Center for Engagement
Every vote tells a story. Beyond the political debates, negative advertisements and the sea of yard signs, there are personal, funny, surprising, and heart-wrenching stories of individual Americans who exercise their right to vote each Election Day. Film info: https://www.onevote.us/