Thursday, February 27, 2014 10am - 12 noon
Red Thoughts, White Pages: the Presence and Power of Native American Literature in the 21st Century
Presented by Gabriel Horn and Amy Krout Horn
Suppression of ideas? Censorship? Cultural genocide? Inclusion of new perceptions. Openness. The perpetuation of wisdom. Where do you stand? The workshop, Red Thoughts, White Pages: the Presence and Power of Native American Literature in the 21st Century, will engage the participants in a provocative presentation regarding the need, the challenge, the beauty, and the power of making Native American literature accessible for their students. The presentation will pose an historical as well as personal experiential look at Native American literature, the reasons for its absence and the necessity for its existence in our classrooms today. The literature introduces characters, conflicts, and concepts that are unique to its creators’ cultures, while imparting strong, relatable messages of universality. This provides a world view that intertwines the literature, environmentally and historically, and inspires critical thought and new perspectives. Through literary examples of traditional indigenous wisdom, the presenters will support what modern science continues to discover; everything throughout the known and unknown universe, is interconnected. For students and their teachers alike, Native American literature can unveil the notion that they too are integral parts of a larger multi-cultural community, a living planet and a unified universe. http://www.nativeearthwords.com/
Cost of Workshop is only $20 and should be indicated on your registration form.