Explore Native American Heritage – Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
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November is Native American Heritage Month. Explore the history and traditions of indigenous people with memorable events and powerful reads.
Events & book discussions
Native American Artist in Residence Mona Cliff | Sat & Sun, Nov 5 & 6 | noon – 4pm
Watch multidisciplinary visual artist Mona Cliff work with traditional Native American crafting methods such as seed bead embroidery and fabric applique. She is an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre tribe (A’aninin/Nakota Nations) she is Frozen Clan (Aniiih) and of the Medicine Bear Clan (Nakota) of Ft. Belknap, Montana.
Cliff acquired a B.F.A in Printmaking from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. Honoring native culture, she has continued to work on her art combining contemporary subject matters with indigenous methods of crafting. Her art also focuses on how traditional arts are passed down between generations of women. Cliff pursues the concepts of generational knowledge while exploring other topics such as native futurism and identity.
Identity Quest Genealogy Conference | Sat, Nov 12 | 9am-5pm
Learn about the latest genealogy tools and family research tips at this free conference with national and regional genealogy experts. This event features a few Native American speakers and performers, and discussions on Native heritage and genealogy.
Identity Quest Heritage Celebration | Sun, Nov 13 | 12-5 pm
Experience music, art, dance and activities from a variety of cultures, including Native American…
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