The Art of Home: A Wind River Story | Summer Spark!
Friday, July 29, 1 PM
For this week’s Summer Spark we’re thrilled to highlight the film The Art of Home: A Wind River Story. Take a look and then dive deeper with resources about the Wind River Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes, on PBS LearningMedia.
The Art of Home: A Wind River Story tells the stories of two indigenous artists who create new works reflecting on their tribal homelands, the Wind River Indian Reservation. Ken Williams (Arapaho) is a Santa Fe art celebrity, and Sarah Ortegon (Shoshone) is an up-and-coming actress in Denver. Both artists travel to Wind River Reservation to reconnect with their ancestors and present their art work to a somewhat isolated community.
Native American Studies Wyoming Collection
Grades 3-12 In the center of Wyoming is the seventh largest and fifth most populated Indian Reservation in the United States—the Wind River Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. Included in this collection are educational resources for teachers and students to learn about the history and culture of Native Americans.
School is out for summer, but that doesn’t mean curiosity stops! Mountain Lake PBS’ Summer Spark block runs each weekday from 1-3 PM, with programs ideal for kids in grades 6-12. Encourage creativity with the arts, kick start your imagination with STEM, and expand your horizons with stories from across the globe!
Each week, we’ll highlight a show from our Summer Spark block, and share a PBS LearningMedia resource — great for middle and high school students and families looking to spark curiosity this summer. Follow along on the Learn & Play Blog, or subscribe to our newsletter!