Aambe! (Let’s Go!): Native American Heritage Month Kickoff

by College of Arts & Science

Cultural Arts & Media Stufftodo Diversity & Inclusion

Fri, Oct 27, 2023

5 PM – 7 PM CDT (GMT-5)

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The Shack, MU Student Center

901 Rollins St, Columbia, MO 65211, United States

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Join us for the opening celebration of Native American Heritage Month! Listen to music by Native artists, enjoy free food, and create custom screen-printed Native art that you can wear long after the celebration ends.

The screen-printing activity is based on the theme elohi (the Cherokee concept of earth) and the natural world. Choose from one of four original images to print or have printed on paper or a bandana. You can also bring your own t-shirt, tote bag, or other printable item. Learn the process and inspirations behind each design and take home a piece of Indigenous-designed wearable art.
Food Provided (Assorted appetizers - Stuffed Potato Skins Cucumbers with roasted red pepper hummus brown sugar bourbon beef skewers tomato, mozzarella and olive skewers Spinach and artichoke dip)


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The Shack, MU Student Center

901 Rollins St, Columbia, MO 65211, United States


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Callie Chunestudy

Callie Chunestudy is a Cherokee Nation citizen, curator, and artist from Tahlequah, OK. She holds a BFA from Northeastern State University, and currently serves as a Cultural Programs and Events Project manager for Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism.

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Kim Baker

Cherokee Nation citizen Kim Baker of Tahlequah, Oklahoma has been an artist for as long as she can remember. Her art reflects her life experiences and adventures across her home state of Oklahoma and beyond. It is her effort to capture the essence of these places, people and things and filter it through her perspective, hopefully distilling it into something beautiful and unique. Kimberly's art uses color palettes to convey the profound impact of ADHD on her memory. Her subtle and bold strokes invite viewers to explore the intricate relationship between her condition and her artistic expression.

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Co-hosted with: Four Directions: Indigenous Peoples and Allies, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

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