Ortiz/RED INK Speaker Series: 'Stories of the Cradleboard and Tipi'

"Geometries of Creation" by artist Tyson Powless / Courtesy of the artist

The Simon Ortiz RED INK Indigenous Speaker Series sponsored by the Labriola Center presents "Indigenous Epistemologies of Sustainable Geometries: Stories of the Cradleboard and Tipi."

Storytellers Sarita and Mac Nosie (White Mountain Apache) and Glen Juste (Gila River Tohono O'odham) demonstrate and teach about cradle board construction and tell stories inside the tipi.

Join us for an open Tamale Buffet lunch available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in adjacent Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) room 117. All are welcome.

The Simon Ortiz RED INK Indigenous Speaker Series, sponsored by the Labriola Center at Arizona State University, addresses topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences and politics. Underscoring indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an inclusive Indigenous worldview and that is applicable to all walks of life.

The Simon Ortiz RED INK Indigenous Speaker Series seeks to speak, act, offer and share in order to assume responsibility for land, culture, community that is our world.

ASU sponsors: American Indian Studies Program, ASU Library, Department of English, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, Office of American Indian Initiatives, Red Ink Initiative

Community partner: Heard Museum

As part of this same series, storytellers Ksaws Brooks (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) and Glen Juste (Gila River Tohono O'odham) will discuss the tipi and religious freedom at 10 a.m. March 23, on Hayden Lawn, on the ASU Tempe campus.

Original artwork at right by Tyson Powless (Navajo). Note: The swastika symbol embedded in the work is of indigenous origin, and in this context means "movement in harmony, balance while in movement."

Kristen LaRue-Sandler
Department of English
SDFC Intramural Fields