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Protect the Sacred – Native Activism through Art

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown September 17th, 2014 Last Updated on: September 17th, 2014

Via FAWCollective blog

Via FAWCollective blog

Over the weekend a couple of the artists involved with the Honor the Treaties collective, Jaque Fragua and Cheyenne Randall, completed a beautiful mural in Art Alley – Rapid City, South Dakota.

CheyenneRandallJacque

CheyenneRandall

The mural reads “Protect the Sacred: Honor our women, our children, our culture.”

CheyenneRandallHTTMural

The piece coincided with The Unity Concert which was held in nearby Piedmont, SD. You might notice the same female image in the mural was used in the concert poster, also designed by Cheyenne Randall.

UnityConcertPoster

The Unity Concert is meant to be a gathering of members of the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation, also called the Great Sioux Nation), artists, performers and concerned global citizens committed to educating and raising support for the Black Hills Initiative. They believe that the only way for the United States of America to be truly great is to honor the treaties and restore the guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation.

For more information on the artists and how you can be involved in the cause, please visit Honor the Treaties.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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