Today’s the day! “Blue Jay Brings the Moon Back” also brings the community together to share a traditional foods (delicious) meal, and learn of all the incredible work being done by, and within Indigenous communities.
This event is put on by a group of badass Indigenous women lifting up, encouraging, teaching and guiding girls and women in the community. This is the event to support! Event is open to the community, check out @naahillaheefund (link in their bio) for tickets.
Today will also feature dances, presentations, a curated Indigenous art show by @yehawshow , and great conversations.
I’ll see you all there!
Read below for more info:
Join us for this delicious dinner of our traditional indigenous foods:
Roasted Elk with berry sauce
Blue Corn Polenta & Roasted veggies (Vegetarian entrée)
Roasted Makah Ozette potatoes Baked Gete Okosomin Squash Green Salad w/ dressing choices Okanagan Apple Crisp w/whipped cream
Tickets at link in bio
BLUE JAY Brings Back the Moon: A Celebration of Native Culture
hosted by Na’ah Illahee Fund
Saturday, November 17th at 4 - 8 PM
at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, Washington 98199
An evening of celebrating Native artists, women and community!
A brief explanation of the difference between the beautiful Wayuu bags that we sell & promote at @authenticcolombia • Thank you always for your support to Colombian native artisans! 💛💙❤️ #beyondfairtrade
As fate would have it, while viewing multiple drawers of vast quantities of ivory artifacts at the Anchorage Museum, I was drawn to what turned out to be my Iñupiaq grandfather’s own carving. It gets interesting because the carving was unattributed in the official records, and no one knew whose work it was. Upon closer study I saw my grandfather’s initials “T.S.” (Teddy Sockpick) on the work, through contacting family over the internet I got further confirmation from my cousins and Uncle. The boat and hunter appear in other carvings of his, it matches his artistic style, and he was known to have signed other works with initials. With this information combined with the correct region of collection and time frame, curator Shah was able to attribute the work to my grandfather in the official records. Life is funny sometimes. This felt like it was meant to be...for me to bring recognition to a work that was sitting mutely in a drawer in the archives, and bring it full circle and acknowledge the work of my grandfather. He was a quiet, hard-working and humble man who never drew attention to himself in life, who may now be remembered in this way. He was the sole survivor of his family in Wales after the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. A true survivor. ..... #artifact#alaskanative#native#scrimshaw#ink#antique#polarlabcollective#ancestors#nativeart#museum