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As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience
As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience

As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience

April 2022 - April 2023

Monday, March 21, 2022

The exhibit As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience explored student identity and cultural resilience with consideration to Fort Lewis College’s history as a federal Indian boarding school. Curated by Elise Boulanger, Osage Nation, Curatorial Fellow and FLC alumna (’21).


Student Participants and Alumni Contributors: Shenay Atene, Diné, Psychology, minor in NAIS; Paige Brown, Diné, Communication Design; Keo Crank, Diné; Ana Henry, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Environmental Studies; Hannah Jacks, Cherokee, Communication Design; AJ Lopez, Anthropology & Studio Art; Camela Manheimer, Diné, Communication Design, minors in Gender and Sexuality Studies & Art History; Sam McCullar, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Native American & Indigenous Studies; Destiny Morgan, Diné & Nahiłii, Communication Design & Psychology; Desirae Rambler, San Carlos Apache, Native American & Indigenous Studies; Kaitlyn Sebwenna-Painter, Iñupiaq, Psychology; Chloe Umdenstock, Cherokee, Art Education; Kirbie Bennett, Diné, FLC ‘17; Rexine Williams, Diné, FLC ‘20; Emily McWilliams, Diné, FLC ‘21; Maddie Sanders, Mvskoke & Mojave, FLC ‘21.



This Native Lens video by Joe Kinneen (Inupiaq and FLC alumnus, '22) goes behind the scenes with Curatorial Fellow Elise Boulanger (citizen of the Osage Nation and FLC alumna, '21), Museum Curator Liz Quinn MacMillan, and student contributor Ana Henry (Citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) to discuss the development of and intentions behind As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience


Link to As Seeds We Grow Exhibition Catalog


This exhibit was made possible by generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Women’s Foundation of Colorado Women & Girls of Color Fund, Alice & Eric Foultz, and the Ballantine Family Fund.


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