New York City: Algonquin at the Core: A Multimedia Presentation by Nadema Agard

New York City: Algonquin at the Core: A Multimedia Presentation by Nadema Agard


Event on 2011-02-13 13:00:00 at Inwood Hill Park

218th and Indian Road
New York, United States

Event Description

New York City: Algonquin at the Core is a multimedia presentation by Native American artist/scholar Nadema Agard, whose own Algonquin nation ancestry (Powhatan) enables her to provide a better perspective of the original Lenape ancestors of New York City and the greater Metropolitan area.

Using visual references, including her own artwork, she discusses the cosmological, cultural/spiritual iconography and symbolism of the Wampum, the Turtle, the three sister plants: Corn, Beans, Squash, and the fourth sacred plant, Tobacco. She concludes with a contemporary image that references the history of pre and post contact Algonquin New Yorkers and how they laid the groundwork later adopted by the Dutch newcomers.

The program is intended for adults and older children. Space is limited: first come, first served. Immediately afterward there will be a family-friendly hands-on workshop for children age six years and older who must be accompanied by an adult.

  • This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.

About Nadema Agard: Ms. Agard is the Director of Red Earth Studio Consulting/Productions, Nadema Agard (Cherokee/Lakota/Powhatan) is an artist, illustrator, published author, scholar, curator, speaker, museum professional and consultant in Repatriation and Multicultural/Native American arts and cultures. With a B.S. degree in Art Education from New York University, and an M.A. degree in Arts and Education from Teacher's College, Columbia University, she is a former Museum Professional of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

This program is wheelchair accessible.

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