AIFP staff helps
install native "welcomes" around John Bradley's cradleboard, and other
decor at Superior Court Judge Amy Pellman's courtroom ( the court that
deals with native children and families). We were proud to help make it
more welcoming. From left to right, Cal, Judge Amy Pellman, Barbara Arvi,
and Bernie Granados.
Bernie and some of
the participants from the "Motherhood is Sacred" program on day one of the
mural project entitled, "The Mother I Want to Be". The mural will also
be placed at the children's court.
installation in courtroom.
MOTHER I WANT TO BE (Special Mural Project)
Fine Art as the Expression of the
Young Mother’s Spirit, Goals....
professional level art class, creating a major artwork through a
compilation of smaller, related artworks. We are hoping the display of
this work will inspire other young mothers.
class is an exercise in setting spiritual goals for young Native-American
Mothers, and mothers-to-be.
class will actually strive to bring to the surface, any hidden talents of
the class members, through immersion in the collaborative and creative
4. We will
try to raise the bar on practical as well as spiritual goals, while
creating an atmosphere for sharing experiences.
Throughout this workshop the facilitators will stress family values.
participants should come out of this workshop with skills in concept,
design, the use of acrylic paints, and other techniques.
IS A LAKOTA WORD MEANING “EXTENDED FAMILY”
currently working with the Department of Children and Family Services. A
recruiting effort is being made to find Native-American Families to
provide foster care to Native-American Children. Our "Motherhood is
Sacred" staff, partners and clients are currently working on creating
illustrations for for the promotion of the Tiospayay efforts. The original
artworks will be used to create print and digital media ads for the
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