My Powerful Hair shares an empowering and healing celebration of hair and its significance across Indigenous cultures. As hair is the physical manifestation of the spirit, cutting, burying or burning hair has strong significance and meaning. Vibrant illustrations and a revealing narrative celebrate the culture of Native Americans as it touches on the painful history of Indian boarding schools.
Carole Lindstrom is the award-winning and bestselling author of We Are Water Protectors. She is Anishinaabe/Métis and an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland.
Steph Littlebird is an Indigenous artist, writer, curator, and a member of Oregon’s Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. She received national recognition as curator of This IS Kalapuyan Land (2020) an exhibition at the Five Oaks Museum in Portland, which was featured by ArtNews and PBS NewsHour.
This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, reservations are required for school groups interested in attending. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.