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IG LIVE Series

Are you following our Instagram Live series?  We are hosting a series of casual fun conversations Thursdays at 11 am around cultural art, special announcements, and exciting work happening.     Watch our origin story here, how has Heart Berry changed over the years?     Today (June 25, 2020) Hannah and Michelle chatted over coffee about moccasin making, and how this artist wants you to be a maker of moccasins!        Next week we will have an exciting interview with photographer Nedahness Greene about the role of photography in Indigenous communities.  Watch for that July 2 at 11 am.   Photo by Nedahness Greene And Thursday July 9, we are very excited to be having a conversation with Inspired...

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Not that kind of Grandma

My Grandma was not one of those fun grandmas.  At her house we did not make messes or have sleepovers.  She was a boarding school survivor, strict catholic, and quite frankly as a kid she scared me. As my grandma grew into her last years though I was a budding geneologist, cultural artist, and loved photos.  I loved to ask her about her life, about pictures, and about our shared childhood home on Reservation road. She was not a maker. I never saw her create art of any kind.  So why name the moccasin book Nookomis Obagijigan?   Kadina was sent to Red Lake Boarding School in 1923. She grew up the child of the nuns who beat her.  I don't know...

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Defoe and Howes selected as Proctor Public Schools Artist in Residence

Proctor Public Schools Art program has made learning about Anishinaabe people, art, and making connections with the community a priority.  Art teacher Tiffany Quade coordinates this program and points out "...Hosting an Indigenous Artist in Residence expands education by establishing a culturally-relevant experience for all students.  I am passionate to put into action incorporating local and world cultures in classroom work and our school community.  I think it's vital for students to find aspects of life where they feel connected.  This allows students to be internally motivated... Art education is just one vehicle for culturally relevant learning... This breaks the monoculture education that traditional schooling has perpetuated.  This also allows students access to a more informed perspective of all people." Red Cliff...

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