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2010 Prairie Arts Management Institute

The Prairie Arts Management Institute ( PAMI ) is a yearly program facilitated by the South Dakota Arts Council that offers professional...

February 2010 Spotlight: Flint Cultural Center Corporation + Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble

Flint Cultural Center Corporation in Flint, Michigan, presented Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble in November 2009. This Performing Arts Fund–supported engagement featured a performance of Drum is Thunder, Flute is the Wind by the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble and included a week-long residency with local students. Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble offers a rich variety of Native American traditions in dance, instruments, song, storytelling, and sign language. Kevin Locke, a National Heritage Fellowship award winner, is a foremost expert in Native American hoop dancing and flute.

January 2010 Spotlight: Oneida Nation Arts Program + M. Cochise Anderson

Oneida Nation Arts Program in Oneida, Wisconsin, presented M. Cochise Anderson in November 2009. This Performing Arts Fund–supported engagement included a performance by M. Cochise Anderson of The Kemosabe Therapy, an eclectic mix of music, prose, drama, and personal insights about the effects of stereotypical images of Native American people in popular media. The audience – diverse in ethnic background and age – were mesmerized by Cochise’s revelations of the Native American experience in interacting with the world and gained some insights into Native American culture.

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