TULSA – She is up for auction. She is the first of potentially many more to be sold. She is Standing with Standing Rock.
She is a representation of the strength, beauty and courage of the people, says Comanche artist Timothy Nevaquaya. She represents the people of the Nations gathered at the Standing Rock Reservation to protect the waters of the Missouri River from the “Black Snake” of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Nevaquaya is auctioning the original 9”x12” oil painting online via his Facebook page to raise funds to support the Water Protectors camped near Cannon Ball, South Dakota.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Artist applications for the 31st annual Red Earth Festival, scheduled June 9-11, 2017 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City, are now being accepted. Each year, the award-winning festival draws thousands of people to a three-day weekend celebrating Native visual art and dance.
The Red Earth Festival showcases artists representing Native tribes and nations from throughout the United States and Canada. The event drew nearly 20,000 attendees in 2016. It is recipient of numerous awards and honors including recognition as a TOP 10 Arts Festival in America by a USA TODAY/10 Best reader’s poll, recipient of a Redbud Award for “Outstanding Event” from the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and recognition as a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association. USA Today has also included the Red Earth Festival as one of “10 Great Places to Experience Native Cultures.”
Red Earth Festival art market categories include contemporary and traditional art forms including cultural items, jewelry, basketry, paintings, drawings, graphics, photography, beadwork, clothing, textiles, weaving, sculpture, and pottery.
TULSA – She orders her coffee black and indulges in a thick slice of carrot cake, which she agrees would best be enjoyed outside near the fire pit blazing on the patio of this mid-town Tulsa coffee shop. Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca, has made the more than hour long drive south into the city from her rural home near Marland. She’s here to talk about getting arrested, of all things, and to speak at a peaceful rally a little later downtown.
Arrested? Yes. A few weeks earlier, this near 70-year-old woman got herself zip-tied and locked in a basement. Her offense? She was praying and wouldn’t move.
She holds up her arm. The number 138 is written in black marker between her wrist and elbow. She laughs.
“Standing Rock 138. My new Indian name!”
She smiles behind the rim of her white coffee mug as she takes a sip.
PONCA CITY — Citizens of six north-central Oklahoma tribes took to the streets Friday afternoon in a show of solidarity with domestic violence victims and survivors.
Awash in purple and black, the crowd at the Fifth Annual Six Nations Domestic Violence Walk lapped Pioneer Park, with many holding up purple pinwheels in the breeze.
“We hear the rates and are astounded, but there is hope,” Native Alliance Against Violence executive director Dawn Stover said. “There are good things in Indian Country.