2016 Programs at The Pawnee Arts Center

Sunday, June 26th at 1:30 pm in the Dannebrog Fire Hall 114 East Oak St. Ralph P. Brown will present his talk, “Walking the Red Road.” In the Native tradition, walking the Red Road means walking in integrity and with intention in seeking the greater good. Brown will reveal Indian beliefs regarding the value of a principle-based life according to the Native American medicine wheel, the story of the Seven Stones and explain how putting your attention on your intention can change your life.

Brown (also known as Tawennihake) is a Mohawk Indian from the St. Regis Indian Reservation in upstate New York. Life has taken him around the country where he has lived with several Indian tribes and been afforded the opportunity to study with many Medicine Men. He is a traditional story teller, pipe carrier and ceremony leader in addition to being a teacher of the Medicine Wheel. He is a self-taught artist who draws inspiration from his native culture, nature, and his unique perspective on the world and spirituality. His artwork titled “Tribal Family” is featured on the cover of Roger Welsch’s book, “The Reluctant Pilgrim.” He is the author of two books, “Awakening the Eagle: A Guide to the Medicine Wheel” and “13 Virtues to a New Life: A Journey Around the Medicine Wheel.”

Sunday, August 7th at 1:30 pm in the Dannebrog Fire Hall 114 East Oak St. Professor Jessica Shoemaker will present a program; topic to be determined. Professor Jessica Shoemaker’s legal scholarship focuses on American Indian land tenure. After a series of projects analyzing how the modern top-down institutions of reservation land ownership negatively impact Indian communities, Professor Shoemaker is engaged in a long-term project on transformational grassroots property law change. She has also recently worked on an international project on land use planning and community development through the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute. Before her academic career, Professor Shoemaker represented Indian agricultural and other interests, both in private practice and as a Skadden Fellow with the Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc.[Continue Reading…]

Stamp Your Passport at The Pawnee Arts Center

The Pawnee Arts Center - Larsen 04132016Written by Chelsea Larsen:

The Pawnee Arts Center made the cut!! The center will be among eighty Nebraska attractions on ten themed tours along Nebraska’s Passport Program. This year’s Passport Program will be helping celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

“The Passport Program encourages travelers to explore the state collecting stamps, while reconnecting with Nebraska and supporting small business and attractions,” explains Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director Kathy McKillip in the press release. “Year after year the program gains popularity. In 2015 more than 24,600 travelers collected stamps and we expect 2016’s participation to be even better.” Stop by the Pawnee Arts Center to get all the details on the program.

At the time of Dannebrog’s settlement, about 200 Pawnee made up an established village on the Middle Loup River. This population swelled to 500 by Christmas 1871. Within thirty years, the Pawnee would be completely relocated to Oklahoma. In 2007, Roger Welsch became the first white man to return his land back to the Native Americans. The Pawnee became landowners in Nebraska for the first time in over a hundred years when Welsch gave over 60 acres back to them. The previous owners of The Lil Mermaid followed suit in 2009, when they retired and deeded the building to the Pawnee Nation.[Continue Reading…]

A beautiful beaded piece

Magnificent beading -- for your flutes? for your pipes? to hang on your wall?

-- to hold your flutes? to keep your arrows? to hang on your wall? to REALLY impress someone for Christmas??   … [Continue reading]

Dream Catchers Galore

We now have a large selection of dream catchers in stock.

We now have lots of dream catchers in inventory. Let us know if you want more examples. Lots of beautiful items for your Christmas list! … [Continue reading]

Tall Navajo pot

Tall Navajo pot. Beautiful incising and colors.

This is another recent item -- a beautiful tall Navajo pot. The picture does not really do it justice; the incising and colors are magnificent. … [Continue reading]

Kearney PowWow

Friday and Saturday we will be at the Powwow -- Archway in Kearney. This is one of the splendid dancers we saw last year. Come on by and say howdy.

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