THURSDAY, MAY 13 / 11 AM – 7 PM

Honor Indigenous People's Day

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018

In celebration of Indigenous People’s Day, the Des Moines Art Center has commissioned a poster to honor Native land through a visual land acknowledgement. The Art Center celebrates Indigenous People’s Day and acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Meskwaki Nation of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi. 

Honor Native Land Poster Dawson Davenport

These posters are designed by artist Dawson Davenport, a graphic designer and member of the Meskwaki Nation. They will be installed in the museum lobby throughout the week of Indigenous People’s Day (Tuesday, October 9 – Sunday, October 14) to recognize indigenous people and to create public awareness of the history of the land.

We invite you to join the Art Center in honoring Native land by sharing these publicly—please come and take a poster! Share your photos of these posters in your community with us in this event or by using the hashtag #HonorNativeLand.

Learn more about honoring Native land: 

U.S. Department of Arts and Culture: Honor Native Land: A Guide and Call to Acknowledgment

Iowa Department of Human Rights: Office of Native Americans

Native Land (interactive mapping)

Posters sponsored by Corporate Image

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