The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (SSBMI) Exhibits & Collections Department is pleased to present “Multiple Horizons: Native Perspectives at the Crossroads”, a show featuring regional Tribal artists, community, and youth. SSBMI Curator of Collections Jacky Calanchini writes:
Just two miles southwest of this museum sits the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. Much like the Confluence brings two bodies of water together, Sacramento has long been a place that brings people together. This area is at the epicenter of natural trade and gathering routes, as most confluences are.
Throughout time the type of convergence taking place on this land has shifted. From Nisenan Big Time gatherings, to the arrival of the railyards, to modern arena events, this land sits at the Crossroads of many unions. Where water meets water, Indigenous meets immigrant and where traditions meet the future.
From the perspective of the Nissim Pawenan, Sacramento was built on us. This land is unceded Nisenan territory, home to our plant, four-legged and blood relatives, a kinship built over centuries. For a long time that relationship was disrupted but evidence of our forbear’s land management skills are still present in the fertility of the soil. Although the plots we steward are now much smaller, the information is still here ready to be taught, exchanged, and applied, which leads us to new Crossroads.
We also would like to thank the artists who continue to represent the Nissim Pawenan of the Sacramento Valley including Jacky Calanchini, Olyvia Calanchini, Grace Lanouette, and Jaime Lanouette, as well as Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Education Center participants Alexander Calanchini, Joseph Cervantes, Nathan DuMarce, Malaki DuMarce, Mahilani Kaluhiokalani, Riley Fonseca, Serenity Fonseca, Elizabeth Torres, Chazz Pettis, Aleah Williams, and Jaden Xiong. Multiple Horizons was produced in collaboration with concept: art + movement, an incubator of Arts and Culture El Dorado.
Online exhibition: https://www.crockerart.org/exhibition…
More community insight: https://www.crockerart.org/oculus/ger…
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