CULTURAL STORYTELLING

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6:00-7:30pm
Educators: Debra Morningstar and Pat Ehrenberg 
Location: Main Gallery, Trout Museum of Art

This creative presentation artfully weaves Native quilt-making, cultural education, and Tribal stories into an entertaining and thought-provoking performance and program!

A historical overview highlights the unique quilt designs of Native People and is artfully brought to life through Native American Storytelling. Pat Ehrenberg, WI Quilt artist and Oneida Storyteller, Debra Morningstar, invite you to join them as they visit the cultural regions of the Four Directions of Turtle Island, from the Eastern Woodlands of the Iroquois to the Southwestern deserts of the Navajo and Hopi.

You’ll be amazed to see the common themes of two traditional art forms while connecting the past, present and future.

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Meet the Educator

Debra Morningstar, professional storyteller, fiber artist, and Oneida Tribal citizen has presented Native storytelling performances, Keynotes, and Earth-based healing workshops across the US and Canada for the past 28 years. Some of Debra’s past work includes cultural residencies in Elementary and Middle schools throughout Wisconsin and beyond, Cultural sensitivity trainings for Educators, Librarians, University Diversity programs, Department of Corrections, Mental Health, Sexual/Domestic Violence organizations, AODA services, Veterans Services, Native American Urban Indian Centers, National and regional Storytelling and Art organizations. Additionally, Debra’s CD, Tales From the Lodge, a collection of Native American children’s stories, was nominated in 2008 for a Native American Music Award (NAMA).