"Women of the Red Earth" A Literary-Visual Exhibition & Book

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Margie Labadie, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Digital Academy (Creator)
Tanya Holy Elk Locklear, Administrative Assistant, Biology Department (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: "Women of the Red Earth" is a cross-cultural exhibition in which artist Margie Beth Labadie (Ashkenazi-Levi) visually illuminates the literary works of Tonya Holy Elk Locklear (Lumbee/Ogala Lakota). Visually striking Native American objects and powerful images entice viewers to come closer to read newly written, untold histories of Native Americans who continue to struggle in an overwhelmingly non-indigenous United States. A view through the Indigenous lens, this exhibition is meant to knock down the stereotypical walls that continue to be the European perception of Native Americans. Non-Native viewers can become part of these histories and experiences that American Indians encountered, and still face today. This literary-visual collaboration is meant to create new spaces for Native Americans and Non-Native Americans to see each other in new ways. It is hoped that this exhibition will spark and expand dialogs on indigenous peoples in as many venues as possible.

Additional Information

UNCP Research and Creativity Showcase
Language: English
Date: 2017
Native Americans, Women, Red Earth, Lumbee/Ogala Lakota, Ashkenazi-Levi, Literary-Visual Exhibition, Cross-Cultural Exhibition, Literary Works, Poster Presentations, Faculty Research, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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