Listed below are photos captured at the 2014 First Annual Inherit the Earth artisans showcase. Presentations included poetry readings and spoken word by renowned author Simon Ortiz, Native American flute player Randy Kemp, 1491’s comedian Bobby Wilson, Indigenous Right’s public speaker Ruben Caak Buk, and Cosmic Conception’s own Dominique Hunter. The hanging art gallery included pieces by Indigenous artists such as Julius Badoni (Diné/Navajo), Thomas Greyeyes (Diné/Navajo), Lydia Maldonado (Pascua Yaqui), Jacob Meders (Mechoopda Maidu), Jerrel Singer (Navajo), Glory Tacheenie-Campoy (Navajo), Steven J. Yazzie (Navajo-Laguna), as well as several of the performing artists already listed above. The evening also consisted of song and drum pieces by the Morning Star Youth Council, and traditional refreshments provided by Native Food Ways. Poverty, historic violence, decolonization, and healing were just some of the topics shared by the artists through their work and their words. Much gratitude to all who participated and made the event a success!
(photos by D. Cody Blackwater)