Monday, November 3, 2014

Native American Heritage Month

The entire month is dedicated to Native American Heritage. 
All Events Open to the Public at American Corner Trieste

Thursday American Experience - 10-11 am - Open to the Public

This series was produced by Rich-Heape Films, Inc. founded in 1994 to inform, educate and encourage awareness of Native Peoples, and to preserve the history and culture of the American Indian.

Nov. 6th  Trail of Tears:  Cherokee Legacy - 105 min.

Guest Speaker:  Richard Manson - Navajo Diné
Native American Women and their roles:  Past, Present, Future
 November 21, 2014, 5 - 6 pm  - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

RICHARD MANSON - Navajo Name NATONKONTSAKES—Guest Speaker—NAVAJO Tribal Artist, Sculptor, Teacher and Native American Ceremonial Expert, now living in Slovenia will speak about the Navajo Culture.

 – NATONKONTSAKES (all’anagrafe Richard Manson) – Conferenza “I Navajo”. Robert, un Navajo dal tribù Diné, che oggi vive in Slovenia, è un’ artista, scultore, insegnante, sciamano, esperto negli ceremoni indiani. Ingresso Libero.

Richard Manson, 53 years old, was born in Bluff, UTAH. He is a Diné, and lived in Arizona in the Navajo Nation, the largest Indian Reservation in the US.

A Navajo artist, painter and sculptor, is an expert on the sacred traditions of his people, and very proud of the teachings that he has received, shared from generation to generation through his grandparents who strongly influenced his path in life from childhood, through to adulthood.

He has diverse work experiences from carpentry to mechanics. For Richard it is fundamental that he have the opportunity to express himself creatively through his art, events and ceremonies.

Upon his arrival in Europe in 2000, he moved first to Slovenia and then to Italy, always expanding his knowledge and sharing his teachings linked to his culture based on respect for "Mother Earth", as a source for learning and relationships and the development of full potential on a human level.

In Europe, in a few intense years, he learned mountain climbing thanks to his dedication to this activity. He has personally become more connected to the mountains, which has led him to explore the Himalayas and some other mountain peaks around the world.
Richard is also a journalist and contributes to some magazines such as the "Navajo Times". He also holds conferences for young people and adults, in which he speaks of his experiences which connect him to different parts of the world. 

Short Story Club - Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 10-11 am
What you Pawn, I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie, poet, short story writer, novelist, and performer and a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene IndianDownload the text above. 

Family Date Night - Pocahontas - Nov. 14th, 5-7 pm. 
Disney animated musical - 1995 -

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