Chinook Ikanum (stories/myths): The Lifeways and Stories reflected in Guests from the Great River
Friday, March 26, 5:30 PM
General admission: $5; FREE for Burke members
Join Tony A. (naschio) Johnson (Chinook) as he tells the stories represented in his art installation, Guests from the Great River. This collection of 11 larger-than-life bronze paddles reaches as high as 13 feet and stands in a traditional welcoming gesture outside the Burke Museum. Each of these hand-carved paddles is unique and inscribed with the stories of Ikanum—the Chinookan myths. Hear Tony share these stories alongside Burke Museum Tribal Liaison and program host Polly Olsen (Yakama) as they discuss their relevance to the world we find ourselves in today.