Tribute to the Spirit - Little Big Band
Fri., Nov. 20, 7:30 pm
The Burke Museum presents an exciting evening of Native American music, storytelling and dance at Meany Hall. Little Big Band, Swil Kanim, Gene Tagaban, Nicholas Galanin, Philip Charette and others, representing over seven First Nations, will take the stage in a powerful presentation of the resurgent spirit in evidence throughout Northwest Native communities today. Their performances will combine the best of contemporary rock, rap, and jazz with deep resonances of traditional Native culture. The combination is uplifting, evocative, and a stinging rebuke to anyone who believes their cultures have faded away.
Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets. $20 for general public, $10 for Burke Members, $5 for students. For more information call 206-616-6473.
Sat., Nov. 21, 9:30 am – 4:15 pm
Kane Hall, Room 110
A one-day public symposium about the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (A-Y-P) will feature keynote speaker Dr. Robert Rydell, the premier World's Fair historian. Other speakers will examine the portrayal of indigenous cultures at the A-Y-P and other world's fairs of that time. Speakers will include UW faculty and graduate students from art history, American Indian studies, and history departments, as well as contemporary artists who are featured in the exhibit A-Y-P: Indigenous Voices Reply.
This symposium will take place at Kane Hall, room 110, and is open to both the campus and the public. Admission is free. This symposium is generously supported by the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
Tlingit Storage Chest
By Preston Singletary (Tlingit/Filipino/European), 2004, kiln-cast glass, 18.25’’ x 22.5’’ x 14.5’’
Artist unknown, 19th century, Haida