Dibaajimowin: History in Color March 12,2022 through January 6, 2023 3rd-Floor Atrium & Halls
Dibaajimowin features images of Indigenous Americans taken at the turn of the 20th century and digitally colorized by Kade Ferris, a scholar who advised our work on Ihdago Manipi and a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa and Red River Métis. Kade maintains the Dibaajimowin blog, which features unique stories and historical anecdotes about the Ojibwe and Métis.
Live Event Mitchif Meets Hardanger: Fiddling Jamboree August 20, 2022 1pm-3pm W.H. Davy Park
The August 20 concert is a collaboration between friends Bud Larsen of Bemidji, MN and Cabrael La Rocque of Belcourt, ND who enjoy playing their unique traditions together and learning more about each other’s practices. Bud Larsen also helped to found the Fargo Spelemannslag, an ever-growing group of people devoted to learning and performing the hardanger fiddle. For Bud and Cabrael, their apprenticeships began as children under the tutelage of their fathers, and they have played the majority of their lives, enhancing their craft over time. This concert will bring together two traditions that have historically informed and shaped each other.
Bud Larsen is THE master Hardanger fiddler in our region, and Cabrael LaRocque is one of only a handful of practicing Mitchif fiddlers. The concert is free of charge. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and refreshments as no seating or refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N. Moorhead. This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation and through The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo and from Sanford Health.
Hybrid Event June 28, 2022 6:30-7:30PM Hjemkomst Center Kade Ferris will be speaking about the concept behind colorization as a means of humanizing historical American Indians, the idea of legitimacy (e.g. the use of studio-owned props in photos), and the method of choosing what colors are used in colorization, based on historical and cultural understanding of regalia.