The theme for the 2015 Women’s History Month program is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” Meet unique Native women artists, and hear their stories as they discuss their explorations and journeys as indigenous artists while also demonstrating their artistry. Demonstrators include designated National Treasures who received past National Heritage Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Delores Elizabeth Churchill (Haida), is a Northwest Coast master weaving of diverse traditional Haida arts. She has dedicated her life to passing her knowledge of weaving to others, so that it may continue for generations to come.
Pat Courtney Gold (Warm Springs Wasco) (pictured right), is a Sally Bag weaver from Central Oregon. Dedicated to reviving this basketry art in her community, she weaves not only traditional Wasco designs but also incorporates designs referencing contemporary life.
Ronni-Leigh Goeman (Onondaga), is a mixed media basket sculptor from the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) of upstate New York. She is most known for her collaborative works that include black ask, sweet grass weavings embellished with moose hair and quillwork.
National Museum of the American Indian
4th & Independence Ave SW
Metro: L’Enfant Plaza L’Enfant Plaza (Blue/Orange/Green/Yellow lines), exit Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums. On the National Mall between the Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building. For Bus,Lines 30, 32, 34–36—Friendship Heights/Southern Avenue