Tupik Mi: Reviving the Tradition of Skin-Stitched Tattoos Presentation
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 9/10/2015.
7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10
Tattooing was once common throughout the Arctic, until western religion censured the practice. Now, a growing number of young indigenous women from Greenland to Alaska have begun to reevaluate traditional tattooing as a method for healing identity and reclaiming culture. In this presentation, Greenlandic tattoo artist Maya Sialuk Jacobsen and Inupiaq artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum discuss pathways to cultural empowerment for indigenous youth by exploring the rich heritage of traditional tattooing.
Part of the Anchorage Museum's Urban Intervention Series of Polar Lab that aims to empower youth through healthy creative expression. Free