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Tribal Vibes


Native Youth Shoe Design Workshop

Date: May 20th, 2018, 1:30-5:30pm
Location: Feast Arts Center, 1402 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Contact: Misha at 253-459-4041 or Asia at

Indigenous youth ages 10-18 can apply by completing this form by May 7th:

Participants will be selected and notified in advance, no drop-ins please!

Tribal Vibes is a free shoe design workshop that will encourage positive self-expression and cultural pride through the arts. 20 Native participants will be recruited through an open application process to ensure a diverse cohort representative of many tribal affiliations and experience levels.

Two professional artists - Roger Fernandes and Sondra Segundo - will lead culturally informed design activities at the event, incorporating traditional knowledge and stories into their teaching. Each workshop participant will walk away with a new pair of shoes decorated to proudly express who they are as contemporary Indigenous people.

Tribal Vibes is being organized by four Indigenous women - Misha Averill, Maggie Sanders, Adriel Starren, and Asia Tail - as part of Native Action Network's 2018 Leadership Cohort.

Mission Statement
To educate and engage Native American youth through a hands-on experience using Native arts elements, materials, and history to aid self-identity and their relationship to their ancestors and Native American culture.  We would like to bridge the resources and share those who are experts in their craft of American Indian designs to inspire Native American Youth to get engaged.

To inspire Native American Youth to get involved with traditional and contemporary methods of arts and continuing to practice and keep the arts alive, evolutionary, and experimental. 

Purpose Statement
Creating a space for community and Native American youth to engage, practice, and learn about different Native cultural art elements/designs, and practice those designs on contemporary clothing items, specifically shoes.

This project is generously supported by Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, Artist & Craftsman Supply Tacoma, Feast Arts Center, and Native Action Network.





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