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Keep Talking (Extra Scenes)

This video contains 18 extra scenes that were cut from the feature length documentary. Length: Forty Minutes. Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language now spoken by less than 40 remaining fluent Native Elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak Island to start teaching kids Alutiiq. Sadie, 13, is inspired to begin learning the language and dances of her ancestors. Instead of getting swept up in the wake of historical trauma, these women overcome personal demons and build toward a brighter future.

Keep Talking (Feature Length Film)

Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language now spoken by less than 40 remaining fluent Native Elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak Island to start teaching kids Alutiiq. Sadie, 13, is inspired to begin learning the language and dances of her ancestors. Instead of getting swept up in the wake of historical trauma, these women overcome personal demons and build toward a brighter future. Keep Talking reveals the ultimate impact of language and culture revitalization; joy and hope. Length: 1 hour, Nineteen Minutes.

Canes of Power

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln recognized Pueblo independence by bestowing an ornamental, silver tipped cane to each Pueblo Nation. From more than 500 Indian nations in the United States, only New Mexico’s 19 Pueblos received these symbolic gifts of sovereign status.

Why? What was the motivation of this American President, fighting a War between States, a stranger to the Southwest and its people?

Ancient Pathways: Modern Leaders

Ancient Pathways: Modern Leaders - Voices of Pueblo Leadership

“Men have responsibility, not power.” —Tuscarora

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” —Dakota

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge examines the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history. She exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped influence popular culture.

Function and Adornment: Handbuilding Functional and Decorative Forms

Kate Maury demonstrates how to make a simple sprig mold, explores possibilities with springs, creates a tall candle holder, small candle holder with bird, sprig-built mug, foam slump-mold dish, and a thrown mug with sprig inset.

Layered Surfaces, Part 2

Photocopy prints -- Underglaze inlay -- Foam stamps -- Sgraffito -- Spraying -- Glazes -- Luster firing -- Decals

Layered Surfaces, Part 1

Erin Furminsky demonstrates how to create layered surfaces on ceramics using paper stencils, slip trailing, underglaze transers, Mishima, rubber stamping and shellac resist.

Opal

For more information see: Bernardin S. 2014. "It's a Good Day to Bike: Indigenous Futures in Ramona Emerson's Opal." Western American Literature 49 (1): 89-112. doi:10.1353/wal.2014.0006.

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