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.


Bambi, setting the pace.


The finished mural

The installation in courtroom.

THE MOTHER I WANT TO BE (Special Mural Project)

Fine Art as the Expression of the Young Mother’s Spirit, Goals....

1. A 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.

2. This class is an exercise in setting spiritual goals for young Native-American Mothers, and mothers-to-be.

3. This class will actually strive to bring to the surface, any hidden talents of the class members, through immersion in the collaborative and creative processes.

4. We will try to raise the bar on practical as well as spiritual goals, while creating an atmosphere for sharing experiences.

5. Throughout this workshop the facilitators will stress family values.

6. The participants should come out of this workshop with skills in concept, design, the use of acrylic paints, and other techniques.



Current Fine Arts / Recruiting Project

We are 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 program.



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