February 03, 2009

Through the Eyes of the Eagle

Eagle’s view reveals Native health challenge

New art exhibit at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center focuses attention on obesity, diabetesUsing inspiration from a dream, Nambe Pueblo’s Georgia Perez crafts books that use the Native American tradition of storytelling to address a very modern challenge: obesity and diabetes.

In four books, the author and diabetes educator weaves together stories of eagles, coyotes, spinning tales of a return to traditional ways of living that bring about wellness and health. Quotes from the books, along with vibrant watercolor paintings by artists Patrick Rolo of the Bad River Band of Ojibwe, and Lisa Fifield of Oneida—both of Wisconsin—make up an impressive exhibit that combines art, health and storytelling at the Albuquerque-based Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC).

The exhibit—Through the Eyes of the Eagle—opened on Saturday.

With a well-attended opening dinner that included speakers from health, policy and tribal government backgrounds, the opening reception began what promises to be an exciting four-month display of the exhibit.
Comment:  Patrick Rolo may draw the cover for the long-awaited PEACE PARTY graphic novel.

For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians and The Best Indian Books.

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Rob said...

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Children's book exhibit depicts Native path to diabetes prevention

An exhibit showcasing original watercolor illustrations from a recent landmark series of diabetes-awareness books for Native American children—but with wisdom beneficial for everyone—will be on view from February 12 to May 22 at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston.

The traveling exhibit, "Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children," first opened in 2006 at the Global Health Odyssey Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The exhibit's appearance at the Mitchell Museum is its first and only scheduled showing in Illinois.