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photo by Liseli Polovka

ABOUT THE GRANT

  • $31,750 to Springboard for the Arts to support Kill the Idiot Save the Fan (MAP 2017)
  • $7,090 to general operating support for Rory Wakemup and Rhiana Yazzie

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Rory Wakemup will host art workshops to create alter ego outfits with youth that will mix pop-culture characters with Native American Powwow regalia. Wakemup, with a creative team including Rhianna Yazzi, Luhme Sampson, Sam Sampson, Christopher Lutter, and Liseli Polovka, will create a black oil snake, offensive “Indian mascots”, and tyrants from history that were responsible for the genocide of Native peoples. With LARP style combat, Native youth dressed as their alter egos will battle these tyrants, offensive mascots and a black oil snake that represents the environmental disasters that endanger our future. Kill the Idiot Save the Fan is a parody of Colonel Henry Pratts phrase “Kill the Indian Save the Man” and explains Wakemup’s mission.


LEAD ARTISTS

Rory Wakemup
Rhiana Yazzie