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By Warren Montoya
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An unprecedented movement in Indigenous communities has arisen. It moves people to recover cultural memory, celebrate survival, and honor our ancestors. This generation is building that movement and we rise like water to quench the thirst for stories, demanding to be felt through song, dance, paint on canvas, and pen upon paper.

We come together to declare the rezilience that has always been within us.

Mission  

REZILIENCE Indigenous Arts Experience is a profound, one-day exhibition that brings together Indigenous artists and creative professionals in diverse fields to promote Indigenous education, art, and culture.

Date

Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Hosted by The National Hispanic Cultural Center,
1701 Fourth Street SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Overview

This interactive experience will unite communities in an environment that bridges cultural knowledge with contemporary art-making processes. Activities will invite the public to demonstrate their passions and participate in hands-on activities while a multitude of Indigenous artists and art related professionals representing the United States, Canada, and Mexico share their talents, skills, and knowledge in eight creative arenas throughout the day. 

Your Contribution

By supporting our Kickstarter campaign, you are co-creating positive and intentional space that celebrates indigenous arts and culture! With your help, we'll be able to build a positive and creative environment that unites indigenous peoples and cultures from all around the globe.

We have created donation tiers that allow you to donate at your comfort level. Your monetary contributions will go directly toward costs related to securing and hosting indigenous artists/professionals from across the Americas and beyond, as well as to purchase materials to provide quality event services on the day of the event.

LIMITED EDITION STICKER PACK
3 - 4in. x 4in vinyl stickers. Designed by Warren Montoya
3 - 4in. x 4in vinyl stickers. Designed by Warren Montoya

 2016 POSTER & T-SHIRT ARTIST - JAYCEE BEYALE

JayCee Beyale is a Diné (Navajo) artist whose concentrations are graphic design, painting, and drawing. His style is inspired by technology, Graff art, urban societies, and abstract design in indigenous material culture. We are honored and inspired to have JayCee design the 2016 REZILIENCE Poster and T-shirt. Art examples below:

"Basket", 2015    •      "Buffalo", 2014
"Basket", 2015 • "Buffalo", 2014

2016 Experience

MOVEMENT - morning run and wellness session | 7am - 9am

DESIGN - visual arts/murals/installations | 7am - 7pm   

INSPIRATION - workshops/art activities | Time TBD  


   VOICE - musical performances | 5pm - 12pm

VISION - film showcase | 2pm - 6pm  


EXPRESSION - poetry performances | 12pm - 2pm   

EXCHANGE - food, art, education, nonprofits | 9am - 7pm  

Supporters of REZILIENCE  

Organizers
National Hispanic Cultural CenterWarren Montoya • Alicia Ortega • Joseph Hopkins • Shawna Sunrise • Alex ParamoAdrian ManygoatsRocky TanoDeidra Peaches • Jake HoyungowaJonathan Nelson • Kira Luna • Alicia Littlebear • Randy L. BartonMarlon FootracerWendy SandidgeDustin Martin • Roberto Reyes • Dwayne ManuelMax Baptiste • Nathaniel Fuentes • Kim Delfina Gleason • Tanaya WinderPaula Rivera • Valarie Lyon • Peter Holter • Brian Vallo • Jacob Meders • Diane Reyna • Jorge Gonzales • Sean Trujillo • Chad Gruber • John Leaños

Artists and Creative Professionals
Jaque FraguaGregg DealYatika Starr FieldsFiya BruxaCheyenne Randall Jody Herrera • René Palomaris • Jaycee BeyaleRandy “SABA” SabaqueThosh CollinsFrank WalnNataani Means • Innastate • Def-I • Radio La Chusma • Po10CeeSteven Paul Judd • Mark D. Williams • George Alexander • Josie SeymourFrank Buffalo HydeRyan SingerCourtney Leonard • Kathy Elk Woman • Daryl Begay , and MORE!

Organizations
New Mexico Community CapitalNative Peoples Magazine • Paper Rocket Prdisoucton •  Obsidian Inc. • PNTD DZRT Art Boutique Warbird PressBadwinds • Two Worlds dFilmTheatre an Burning Wagon ProductionsNative American Community AcademyWings of AmericaFirst American Art MagazineBeyond BuckskinWe Are This CityNotabove JewelryIndigenous Fine Arts Market and MORE!

Risks and challenges

Creating an immersive and inclusive environment that allows artful Indigenous expression, uncensored storytelling, and bold celebrations of culture is a large responsibility and undertaking. Our vision is large but realistic. We commit to manifesting this event completely.

With this event, we aim to create a space where people can voice, express, perform, share, and LIVE THEIR REZILIENCE in ways that are true to them. Our goals are to have this inaugural event be the introduction to an annual program, be known as the exceptional example for collaboration and community building, and to help answer the very complex issues that indigenous people face world-wide. We strive for unity, knowledge, and healing through art and activity.

Our team is composed of individuals from various backgrounds and age groups with tremendous experience and depth of talent. We proudly represent our diverse cultures and have come together to bring this dream to life; we need your support and financial backing to achieve this.

Together, we will live our REZILIENCE!

Thank You.

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    Level 2 – REZILIENCE t-shirt designed by Diné artist JayCee Beyale & limited edition sticker pack


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    Level 4 – REZILIENCE t-shirt designed by Diné artist JayCee Beyale, limited edition sticker pack & entry ticket w/ “VOICE” access (Please see Experience description | tickets will be available at event registration)

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    Level 5 – REZILIENCE t-shirt designed by Diné artist JayCee Beyale, limited edition sticker pack, signed REZILIENCE poster designed by Diné artist JayCee Beyale & 2 All-Event passes (Access to all REZILIENCE Activities & preferred seating | tickets will be available at event registration)

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    Level 6 – REZILIENCE t-shirt designed by Diné artist JayCee Beyale, signed REZILIENCE 2016 poster designed by Diné artist JayCee Beyale, limited edition sticker pack & 2 VIP passes (Access to all REZILIENCE events, VIP seating, Artists meet-and-greet | tickets will be available at event registration)

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    Level 7 – REZILIENCE 2016 poster signed by all mural artists, 8x10 print of artwork from a 2016 REZILIENCE artist, 2 VIP passes (Access to all events, VIP seating, Artist meet-and- greet | tickets will be available at event registration), and your name will be added to our website as a Supporting Member.

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    Level 8 - 1 original piece of artwork from a 2016 REZILIENCE Mural artist, 1 REZILIENCE poster signed by all mural artists, 2 VIP passes (which includes access to all events, VIP seating, Artist meet-and- greet | tickets will be available at event registration), 2 VIP pre-party invitations (private event). You will be listed as a Founding Member on the REZILIENCE website, and your name/logo will be added to all promotional materials.

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Funding period

- (30 days)