Women of the Red Earth - A Talking Circle Book
This book of poetry and art is filled with stories told through an Indigenous lens, from the histories that American Indians encountered and still face today. Open its pages and become part of these experiences.
With stunning images, clear writing, a resources directory, and a language glossary, Women of the Red Earth, is the perfect introduction to encourage group discussions or Talking Circles, based on the sacred Native American tradition of sharing circles. Use it to spark dialogue and create spaces for Native Americans and non-Native Americans to see each other in new ways.
Author Tonya Elk Locklear (Lumbee/Oglala Lakota) tells
deeply evocative stories based on her family who hail from southeastern
North Carolina and the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota.
Artist Margie Beth Labadie (Ashkenazi-Levi)
captures the emotions of these poems which speak to issues of
Native American identity, Mother Earth, genocide, struggle and triumph.
Earth Women Arts: Spoken Word. Tonya on stage as part of Grand Performances in Los Angeles!
"Her Voice" celebrates women's voices with
artists from First Nations Peoples.
With Layla Locklear, Lakota John & Papa John Locklear.
From the series: First Peoples, New Voices http://www.grandperformances.org/her-voice
The first gallery exhibition of Women of the Red Earth opened at the Imperial Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on June 21st of 2017. Fifteen illustrated poems were on display along with four explanatory panels discussing the purpose of the collaborative works by Tonya Elk Locklear and Margie Beth Labadie.
Tonya discusses Earth Women Arts with a poster called, "Creative Collaboration Exhibition & Book: A view through the Indigenous Lens" during the first annual UNCP Research and Creativity Showcase in the Livermore Library. Works from across the disciplines and from both faculty and staff were featured during the afternoon showcase. (Text and photo credit: Lisa Kelly Ph.D.)
Earth Women Arts exhibited at the 13th annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference (SISC)
which was held in UNC Pembroke's Museum of the Southeast American Indian. SISC is the only
conference in the United States that is dedicated exclusively to the unique cultures and
history of American Indians of the Southeast. (Text and photo credit: Lisa Kelly Ph.D.)
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