Families and children of all ages, please join us for a fun-filled day of hands-on learning led by Native American artists! Stop by or stay for the day as we celebrate Indigenous cultures and creativity - hear Lushootseed songs and stories, explore books by Native authors, and create your own treasures to take home.
This event is curated by Kimberly Corinne Deriana (Mandan/Hidatsa) and Asia Tail (Cherokee) of yəhaw̓, an Indigenous artist collective. Learn more: https://yehawshow.com/
This program is one of a series exploring the themes of Tommy Orange's groundbreaking novel "There There" for Tacoma Reads 2019. Tacoma Reads is a local community reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text. The 2019 Tacoma Reads selection is the bestselling debut novel “There There” by Tommy Orange. Described as “groundbreaking, extraordinary” by The New York Times, “There There” is a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story of 12 urban Native Americans traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, interconnected in ways they may not yet realize.
· Learn Lushootseed with Kayla Guyette (Jicarilla Apache) and Paige Pettibon (Salish)
· Story Stones with Raven Juarez (Blackfeet)
· Selfie Station with Alex Britt (Nansemond) (tentative)
· Read books by Native authors from the library’s collection