Crimson Earth Pageant marks 35th anniversary of Indigenous artwork, tradition

SHAWNEE — Amber DuBoise-Shepherd’s heritage is on display screen, rendered with care in pen and ink, in a do the job of art titled “The Greetings and Clans of My Ancestors.”

Properly, the black-and-white quartet of self-portraits is displayed in a put of prominence at her booth at the Pink Earth Festival, where she was just one of the 1st recipients of the rising artist award in 2018. 

“But I have been a portion of Crimson Earth for a extensive time mainly because my late grandmother utilized to be a vendor listed here eternally. I don’t forget combating for seating to go to the powwow as a small kid my moms and dads would preserve seats so we could all go look at the grand entry. So, I’ve been coming since I was a child,” recalled DuBoise-Shepherd, who is affiliated with the Navajo, Sac & Fox and Prairie Band Potawatomi.  

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