Humanities Award Winner of Regional Designation Award in the Humanities, Cultural Olympiad, Atlanta

The Awakening of Turtle Island
is a member of
American Museum Association

Components of the Exhibit:

60 photographs

30 photographic images of Native American people framed and ready to hang. Portraits are of people in traditional regalia and everyday clothing photographed outside in natural light on a portrait backdrop made especially for this exhibit. Images include both 30" X 36" color fine art giclee photographic prints and 18" X 22" black and white photographs. One life-size, Ahnawhake Clinch, 5' X 2'.

0 text panels, 13 1/2" X 19", framed and ready to hang. In depth interviews with subjects discussing regalia, location, activity etc. All include relevant quotes from either the subjects themselves, or an elder from their tribe. Each panel contains an inset photograph of everyday native life. The signage is designed by national award winning graphic designer Pamela Trow-Johnson.

A life-size holographic style video mask display of Cherokee-Lakota elder Amy Walker speaking about her traditions and culture. The 12 minute video loop gives the viewer insight into Native culture and prophesy, aspects of their history, and their intimately held hopes and concerns for the future.

Contemporary and traditional Native American music playing in a provided compact 7 CD player. All music CD's are available for museum gift shop sale.

Three photographic canvas banners of Native American faces, approximately 2' X 3' each. Designed to hang from the ceiling or wall space as a celebratory announcement.

Professionally designed proposals with photographs or slides can be furnished to support fund raising efforts.

Museum/Gallery Opening talk by the photographer. Tracey Schmidt will be present to discuss her work documenting and working with native people. American tour only. Available for select European tour dates.

Docent and Educational training Manuals to assist adults; special manuals for children and teachers.

Native American educators, elders, and storytellers available to those museums seeking a more intensive exploration of native culture. Please contact us for rate information and descriptions.