he Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to present its latest exhibition opening in Feb. 23 to Oct. 27, 2019, Beyond Standing Rock. The exhibition takes a look at one of the most widespread grassroots movements in recent history, highlighting works created at the protest by Native and non-Native artists. O
Contemporary Traces on Ancient Land February 9 - April 21 Contemporary Traces on Ancient Land features the work of Merecedes Dorame, Catherine Herrera, Pamela J. Peters, Cara Romero, and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. These artists explore contemporary native identities looking at the historical impact of colonialism and its current manifestations that have impacted their communities’ connections to culture, traditions, and … Continue reading Contemporary Traces of Ancient Land Exhibition
I'll be speaking about my photography work at the Los Angeles Central Library. Date(s): Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Time: 12:15pm Location: Central Library Meeting Room A Audience: Adults, Seniors, Teens Category: Lecture RSVP: Reservations not required. Limited seating is first come, first serve. Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the program. Description: PAMELA J. … Continue reading NDNZ in The City
The Navajo Nation, spanning over the states of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, is the largest Tribal reservation in the United States, with one of the largest populations of tribal members residing on reservation lands. The Navajo people have maintained their traditional ways despite the encroachments of colonialism and Christianity into their culture, but it’s … Continue reading Navajo Transgender Women’s Journey of Acceptance in Society
After landing the lead Thunder Heart Woman role in Steven Spielberg’s TNT’s Emmy and Golden Globes-winning epic miniseries Into the West, Tonantzin’s career as an actress emerged. Today she has starred in more than 28 films (IMDB source), and serves as a mentor for the Los Angeles-based theater group Native Voices at The Autry, where … Continue reading Getting to know Los Angeles Tongva Actress — Tonantzin Carmelo
Pamela J. Peters is an Indigenous multimedia documentarian from the Navajo Reservation. Her multimedia work, which she call "Indigenous Realism", explores the lives and diversities of real American Indians and pushes viewers to critically analyze the psychological and historical structures of Native Americans in mass media.
This is my new photography project #RepresentYourTribalNation to commemorate #IndigenousPeoplesDay in Los Angeles. I want a larger audience to see us as contemporary natives in the city, but also see our tribal flags and the diversity that exists within a city like Los Angeles.
My love of this city is shown in the photographs I take. One place in particular that I love is Union Station. I love Union Station for two personal reasons. First, because it’s beautiful and has a deep history to Los Angeles that has been preserved since 1939.
We all can make the collective consciousness to reimagine the way Indians are seen today and I do hope that our "participation" as Americans Indians will be part of the definition of "inclusion" in the Academy of Motion Pictures - soon!
“For so long, we've had other people tell our stories and document our stories. They've researched us so much they've forgotten we are human beings,” said Peters, who is Diné (Navajo). “It's important for us to have our [own] narrative, to [define] exactly who we are as indigenous people.”