Make Native America Great Again, 2016. By: Demian DinéYazhi’ & John Henry/Tracy Schlapp
Repurposed maps of “Indian Reservations” letterpress printed as part of an Alternative Identities workshop for LGBTQ youth hosted at the Portland Art Museum. It was a pleasure engaging with youth in a city and space that encourages them to make strides toward self-representation while bringing physical and mental awareness of place in this colonized landscape. A special thank you goes out to Sharita Towne and our Reed volunteers who brought the extra love and support we needed.
As much as we tend to welcome three-day weekends with overworked, open arms, Americans are becoming increasingly suspicious of celebrating conquistador Christopher Columbus. People are starting to find his pillaging and enslaving of Native Americans unpalatable. This just scratches the surface.