Focus on Advocacy and Awareness
These exhibits are part of a series of traveling exhibits that focus on raising awareness of contemporary issues facing Native American communities and that promote advocacy and action. They are designed to make the most impactful and visually engaging experience for visitors in an efficient use of space. Each of the exhibits brings focus on a specific issue and highlights diverse voices from Native American communities. If your organization is interested in working with us to host an exhibit, please contact [email protected] or fill out our contact sheet below.
When: Year Round
Duration: 2-6 months
“No Rest; The Epidemic of Stolen Indigenous Women, Girls & Two-Spirits”
“No Rest” focuses on the epidemic of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & Two-Spirits in the United States. Murder is the 3rd leading cause of death for Indigenous women and girls aged 10-24 years old, and face murder rates more than 10X the national average for all ages. Four out of five Indigenous women report being subject to some sort of violence, with ninety-five percent of perpetrators in these situations being non-native. Within that context the National Crime Information Center has reported over 5712 cases of missing American Indian and Native Alaskan women while strikingly the Department of Justice’s missing persons database has only reported 116. No more missing, no more vanished sisters, no rest.
More information on MMIWG (MMIWG2S);
“Thrash; Fighting Youth Suicide with Mad Steez.”
Thrash the pain, thrash the fear, thrash the darkness and rise renewed with mad steez. Take the board, with the images of the people, the history, identity, and fly. Native American communities in the United States experience higher suicide rates than any other ethnic group. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Native American youth ages 10-24, 3.5 times higher than the national average. Art, music, sports, and skateboarding are all tools to find outlet, meaning, strength, and community. This is not ‘Native American Skate Culture’, this is skate culture helping Native American youth find community, pride, connection, and empowerment.
More information on Youth Suicide and Skateboard projects;