Every first Tuesday of the month, we host a Current Events show. During the hour we will highlight events around Native America during the month of February including community fairs, powwows, fundraisers, conferences to museum exhibits. This month the exhibit Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection opens at the Seattle Art Museum and the Institute of Museum and Library Services is offering grants for tribal libraries. The Bay-Area American Indian Two-Spirit 4th annual Two Spirit Powwow will be held in San Francisco. Do you have an event you would like to share? Call in and let us know what events you’re excited about in your community!
Jaq Nigg – Festivals and markets manager at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Jon Proudstar (Yaqui and Jewish and Mexican) – comic book dude
Joseph Podlasek (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa) – C.E.O Trickster Art Gallery
Dr. Mary Alice Ball – Senior Program Officer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Barbara Brotherton (Shawnee) – Native American Art at the Seattle Art Museum
Break Music and mentioned on NAC today:
I’M NOT A MASCOT – I’M NOT A STEREOTYPE – I’VE BEEN WATCHING (single song) Michael Bucher (artist)
Four-time Native American Music Award winning Cherokee musician Michael Bucher and Blue Hills Records are pleased to announce that Bucher’s latest musical track “I’m Not a Mascot, I’m Not a Stereotype, I’ve Been Watching” is now available to the public for free use in any media or video projects in an attempt to generate awareness about the misuse of Native based mascots and stereotypical images by sports teams, schools and universities.
The song is available for free download on a public dropbox folder here: http://goo.gl/Et5XuH