Indigenous Tipi Project Brings NYC Stories to the Netherlands
NEW YORK, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -
New York-based artist's Tipi Project will be showcased at International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS at the De Nieuwe Liefde Gallery on July 21-22, 2018. Amsterdam will welcome one of three tipis around the world including the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City and UN Nations New York.
The Tipi Project is the creation of PrEPahHontoz, the two-spirit performance and pop artist who is redefining the HIV response through multidisciplinary arts. Captivating audiences with her unique blend of Native American sign language, urban voguing, music, and tradition, PrEPahHontoz drives home HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in an innovative way that honors Indigenous traditions in a modern world.
"As Indigenous people, storytelling is an important part of our culture. Art is a way to convey stories and ideas in a fun engaging way," said Sheldon Raymore/ PrEPahHontoz, Native American spokesperson for PrEP, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness.
- Size 9 foot x 9 foot
- The Tipi is cone-shaped tent and an Indigenous symbol of home and community. Each tipi's artwork is unique and tells the stories of the HIV/AIDS movement from the Native American community.
- July 21–22, 2018, Daily 9:00AM-5:00PM
- Tipi Installation begins 9:00 AM and remains on display weekend-long.
- De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102, 1053 WP, Amsterdam
About the International Indigenous Pre-Conference of HIV and AIDS Co-Host:
The International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Community is an NGO and is an International Civil Society Partner of the Conference Coordinating Committee (CCC) of the International AIDS Conference. The NGO has helped to plan, coordinate and implement AIDS 2018 Amsterdam and will do the same for AIDS 2020 San Francisco. Their 10-Point Statement creates a plan of advocacy and action that brings forward the worldviews of Indigenous peoples around the world and aligns a global Indigenous-led response to end HIV and AIDS.
Sheldon Raymore / PrEPahHontoz is available for advance phone interviews and on location. Raymore is also a speaker on July 22, 9:30-10:30AM Stigma, Discrimination & Criminalization Panel.
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SOURCE Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)