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      October 12, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      2301 North Central Avenue
      Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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      Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration

      As we celebrate the third year of recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Phoenix, we are honored to bring you a day of programming that will provide voices and perspectives dedicated to the preservation of indigenous food sovereignty, cultural arts and well communities across the Americas.

      All special events throughout the weekend are FREE and open to the public. Museum admission not included, FREE for American Indians w/tribal ID.

      Highlight Events

      Join Indigenous artist throughout the museum grounds, including Ernesto Yerena Montejano, of Hecho con Ganas who will both be doing live printmaking activities in front of Steele Auditorium 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      Ernesto Yerena Montejano is fueled by his cross-national upbringing, his art practice reflects his observations of the views and interactions between the Mexican communities living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Although Yerena identifies as Chicano he also strongly identifies as Native/Indigenous to this continent which is often seen in his work. His work depicts his frustrations with the oppression in his community as well as creating work in solidarity with the community in the defense of dignity and rights.


      Events Throughout the Day

      All Day: Sana Sana Foods will be here doing a food demonstration. Stop by and learn about indigenous foods, and try to make your own tortilla!

      11:00 a.m. Outdoor Parched Corn Demo & Tasting with Elroy Natachu (Zuni) and Kandis Quam (Zuni/Diné)

      11:30 a.m Navajo Beverage Demo with The Fancy Navajo Alana Yazzie (Diné)

      12:30 p.m. Chico Demo and Presentation with Norma Naranjo (Ohkay Owingeh)

      1:30 p.m. Lecture and Discussion with Elias Castillo, author of A Cross of Thorns, in Encanto

      About the Book:
      A Cross of Thorns describes the Mission Period when California’s coastal Indians paid a high price for their interaction with the church. St. Junipero Serra, who arrived in 1769, created a harsh and unforgiving regimen that would ultimately claim the lives of 62,000 California Coastal Indians, and devastate their civilization, including the total extinction of a number of small tribes.
      Scene and Heard Film Screenings in Steele Auditorium

      What Was Ours (1hr 19min) at 10:30 a.m

      I Dream in another Language (1hr 45min) at 12:00 p.m

               Presenting Sponsor:

      Cost: Heard Museum Campus, Encanto Room, Steele Auditorium

      Categories: Museums & Attractions

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.