Staring into the sun for siloettes... There's a breaking point in this life.. where the walls of the heart start to crumble and almost engulf the human soul... Love.. true love... It's a hard thing to conjure.. when the depths of oneself comes boiling to the surface and all things hidden become visible to your soulmate.. when nothing can be hidden behind half smiles cause the same thoughts are almost shared through experiences.. when you see these images and you feel the same.. powerful wonderment.. I sit at the edge of the arbor... Watching.. and it comes at me... My wife has sat here all along.. these are her lands from her childhood.. her powwow.. just as I have had mine.. from the past Those feelings of strength and pride come... when the drum begins matching your heartbeat and you know your ancestors were here too. almost like they are there now.. watching them dance through sunsets and into memory.. we all as one, feel it... Hear the songs and not just with your ears but also with your heart.. and you know.. you finally belong.. those feelings of being on the outside.. gone.. #paiute#restorationpowwow#2017#cedarcity#utahgram#utah#wowutah#northernute#navajo#igersstg#southernutah#pitu#southernpaiute#menstraditional#etchedmagazine
There's a special kind of light.. we all have it... Some have drowned the world out and focused their being on capturing it.. believing in it.. we share our grandfather's stories in secret places and we walk the earth in search of knowledge.. when we see it we recognize it.. always shake hands and give thanks .. move along the path laid out in front of you.. dream.. there's a world out there and maybe one day the drowned out light that resides in us will come to a float and burst the seams of this world.. maybe what we cherish the most can come with us in that moment... Maybe not.. all depends on what means the most... Cause money and status won't carry over... But we never know.. spiritual and emotional things might.. so don't ever think status makes a man... It's the journey in this world we make and how it makes us that matters... Some homeless may leave this world richer than the wealthiest man ever could.. #2017#restorationpowwow#southernpaiute#southernutah#cedarcity#utah#igersstg#powwow#nativeamerican#northernute#navajo#utahgram#wowutah#etchedmagazine#paiuteindiantribeofutah#pitu#rez
Love this kid. His name is EagleValley .. He's my youngest son.. the kindest of hearts, he cries of stories I tell him cause he has complete empathy.. he has taught me more in life than I have ever taught anyone..I often stare into his eyes and wonder the things he dreams of. The vocalist of people and always thinking.. smarter than a wit. But cuter than a kit. That's him. My son EagleValley.. so if ever you see him say hello and I'm sure he will say it back ...#igersstg#townsquare#eaglevalley#southernutah#southernpaiute#northernute#navajo
Had an amazing time in the desert while interning at Lake Mead, but I'm headed back to NE in a few days! Gonna miss it out here, but it's time for a new adventure at the Midwest Archeological Center! @lakemeadnps @npsmwac —— Indigenous land: #hualapai#southernpaiute#mojave#walapai
I am honored that I had the opportunity to be a visiting artist for Red Rock’s Second Sunday event last year. When I presented, I had a table, live painted, talked about my art and culture. I have been asked to come back but this time inquired if I could bring some friends. After much organizing and working with the Red Rock Visitors Center, I am pleased to invite you to the Second Sunday event. Land and Identity: A Celebration of the Nuwuvi and Inter-Tribal Friends. Our Southern Paiute Elders will share bird songs and stories. Kerriebah Bedonie and her dance group will showcase her youth dancers from many Tribes. We will have crafts for the kids to do. We will also be talking about Red Rock, Gold Butte, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Basin and Range and many more public land sites that are culturally significant to the Southern Paiute. These are our ancestral lands. We need your help to protect them! Learn about our people, our culture and how you can help protect our public lands. Family friendly, all ages welcome ❤️ #nuwu#nuwuart#youreonpaiuteland#southernpaiute#birddance#powwow
Second day of lecture is on the LV Paiute Tribe. History, governance, culture, economic development and so much more. We will start our semester by knowing who the indigenous people in your area are! UNLV Students, if you haven't applied for your multi-cultural credit requirement, you don't want to miss this opportunity. #unlv#unlvstudents#youreonpaiuteland#southernpaiute
The American Indian and Ethnographic Art sale will be taking place in our #Boston gallery on Friday, May 5. You can view the full catalog online at skinnerinc.com. Pictured: Five Paiute Beaded Baskets, all with colorful geometric designs (Lot 373, Estimate: $500-700).