Reconciliation And Celebration Through art

Indigenous Australian Art Takes Centre Stage In New Series Of Exhibitions

Art plays an extremely important role in indigenous culture, providing a platform upon which the experiences, history, heritage and challenges of traditional communities can be expressed. This art, in the many forms it takes, also plays a very important role in helping the non-indigenous community to better understand cultures that are striving to survive and celebrate their existence, and to acknowledge the wrongs of a colonial past and to work towards reconciliation.

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Topics: Indigenous representation, Indigenous art, artistic creativity, reconciliation, Aboriginal art, Indigenous Australia, Everyone Has A History exhibition, Art Gallery Western Australia, Six Seasons exhibition

The Warlpiri Crayon Drawings & The Importance Of Artistic Expression Of Indigenous Experience

Artistic expression, in its many forms, plays an important role not only in making us think about the world around us, but in depicting the experiences and views of a community at large. This is perhaps most striking in the works of indigenous artists throughout the world who combine their unique sense of belonging, their place in a traditional landscape, with the conflicting sense of displacement within the modern world.

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Topics: Indigenous communities, Aboriginl Australia, Ajinda Sound Meditation Experience, Indigenous art, indigenous expression through art, artistic creativity, Indigenous culture, Aboriginal art, Indigenous Australia, Aboriginal community, Unesco, Warlpiri crayon drawings

The Ongoing Issue Of Suicide In Canadian First Nations Communities And The Need For tHE pROMOTION oF iNDIGENOUS cULTURE

We have in previous blog posts discussed the disheartening and devastating news about the rate of suicides in indigenous communities, both in First Nations communities in Canada and in indigenous communities in Australia, and unfortunately, the issue is not one that looks like being resolved any time soon.

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Topics: Indigenous communities, Indigenous Canada, Indigenous culture, Nomad Two Worlds Foundation, First Nations Canada, indigenous heritage, Suicides in indigenous communities, art as cultural expression, Wapekeka First Nations Community, promoting culture and self-worth, art as cultural identifier

Australia Day 2017: An Opportunity for Reconciliation and Unity

January 26, 1788. A day with a firm place in the memories of all Australians, indigenous and non-indigenous alike. Known as “Australia Day” by some and “Invasion Day” by others, January 26 is the anniversary of the day Captain Arthur Phillip of the British Royal Navy took formal possession of New South Wales and raised the British flag for the first time on Australian land.

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Topics: Indigenous representation, Indigenous communities, Indigenous culture, reconciliation, Aboriginal Australia, Indigenous Australia, indigenous heritage, creating unity, Australia Day, Mourning Day, First Landing

How Indigenous Art Is Shaped By Community Ritual

As the oldest continuing tradition of art in the world, Australian indigenous art has been recorded and celebrated for more than 30,000 years. Initially expressed through rock carvings, body painting, and ground designs, Australian indigenous art still reflects the rich and diverse nature of the tribes, dialects, and geographic landscapes of modern Australian indigenous communities today. It has grown and adapted to incorporate modern artistic mediums, such as printmaking, fabric-making, and glass and ceramic wares, as these respective mediums came to prominence in Australia.

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Topics: Indigenous representation, Indigenous art, indigenous expression through art, artistic creativity, Indigenous culture, reconciliation, Aboriginal Australia, Aboriginal art, Indigenous Australia, indigenous heritage, indigenous rituals, Aboriginal community

Mercedes Dorame’s Living Proof and The Importance of Expressing Indigenous Native American Identity

Our aim at Nomad Two Worlds Foundation is to promote and celebrate indigenous heritage, culture and creativity through the arts. A major part of what we do is highlight the work of artists who, in various forms and disciplines, present a positive, inspirational and thought-provoking representation of indigenous communities that helps us better understand and respect these cultures and puts us on the path to reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous communities.

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Topics: Native American community, Indigenous representation, Indigenous communities, Indigenous art, indigenous expression through art, Indigenous culture, Nomad Two Worlds Foundation, reconciliation, Mercedes Dorame, Native American art, Native American representation, Native American culture

Native American Events Celebrating Indigenous Culture to Check Out This January

January is an important time for many Native American communities as the end of the month signals the start of their new year, as based on the constellations and moon phases. As with non-indigenous communities, the New Year heralds the beginning of new life and a new cycle, but it takes on a particular resonance for indigenous communities that have traditionally held a deep connection with their surroundings.

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Topics: Native American community, Indigenous art, Indigenous culture, Native American culture

The Relevance and Importance of Art to Indigenous Communities in the US and Australia

As another year races to a close, we stand, yet again, on the threshold. Our thoughts gaze forward to all the possibilities the new year holds: what new technologies will we encounter? How will science and medicine progress? How will we as society grow? And yet our thoughts are not so far removed from the trials and triumphs of the past year, 50 years, even the past century. How have we grown? What have we learned? How has the past shaped us?

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Topics: Native American community, Indigenous representation, Indigenous art, indigenous expression through art, Indigenous culture, Nomad Two Worlds Foundation, Indigenous Australia

Canadian Supreme Court Reserve Judgement In Indigenous Spiritual Land Case

A case before the Supreme court in Canada has hit the headlines as the first time the country’s highest court will determine the merits of an indigenous religious freedom claim.

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Topics: Indigenous representation, Indigenous communities, Indigenous Canada, Indigenous culture, First Nations Canada, Jumbo Valley Ski Resort, Ktunaxa First Nation

The Awty International School in Houston Receives a Visit from Olive Knight

Our fundraiser at the start of November gave us a great chance to invite some of our long-time friends and supporters to Houston as honoured guests, and to share the wisdom they have shown us with the local community.

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Topics: Indigenous representation, Indigenous communities, Olive Knight, Nomad Two Worlds Foundation Houston events, Awty International School, Indigenous culture, Nomad Two Worlds partner, Nomad Two Worlds Foundation, Indigenous Australia