Tulsans now have higher perception on Native American historical past, tradition and traditions.
It is all a part of Gathering Place honoring Native American Heritage Month with an occasion centered on Native tradition.
“These are crafts which were handed down for generations, and to study that historical past and actually firsthand expertise that tradition is one thing actually particular,” stated Sarah Van Zandt with the Gathering Place.
Gathering Place stated the three-day sequence was about permitting individuals to study firsthand about Native customs and traditions.
A kind of traditions is artwork and in the present day individuals visited the Native Artwork Market.
“It is enjoyable, it is thrilling you may get pleasure from each second, and you may see unbelievable individuals doing unbelievable artwork,” stated Jessica Laine.
Meet Jessica Laine, she’s the proprietor of Jessica Laine Arts.
“I’m from the Ponca, Otoe-Missouria and Iowa Nations,” stated Laine.
She’s an acrylic artist and he or she stated artwork is one thing that is been handed down in her household.
She makes use of artwork to shine a light-weight on Native American points.
“They do not have numerous feminine artists that do acrylics, so I am attempting to convey that to mild, that there’s feminine Native artists round,” stated Laine.
She stated she additionally addresses the disaster of lacking or murdered Indigenous ladies.
“I am so centered on Native ladies, native artwork with females due to what is occurring with our younger Native ladies and I need individuals to know, you recognize, they’re right here we have to defend them,” stated Laine.
Laine encourages individuals to make use of Native American Heritage Month to not solely talk about these points however to additionally study extra about Native tradition.
“We wish anybody and everybody to find out about our tradition. When you have questions, simply ask,” stated Laine.