Co-sponsored by Native Americans at Dartmouth, The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth Hokupa’a, and the Dartmouth Native American Program, the Second Annual Indigenous Fashion Show was held on November 6, 2020. In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the virtual celebration included student videos and images featuring Indigenous fashion and design as well as a student mask design contest.
Although the event was not able to happen in person, Hood Museum staff, including Cultural Heritage Fellow, Taylor Payer and Associate Curator of Native American Art, Jami Powell, guided students through the process of making the virtual event a success. Geo Neptune ’10—a nonbinary, Two-Spirit, Passamaquoddy basket maker, performer, hand-poke tattoo artist, and educator—served as the event’s emcee, and even through technical difficulties, helped make the event a great success. Hundreds of students and their families from all over the country, and even abroad, tuned in to the Zoom webinar, which was also broadcast live on the Hood Museum’s Facebook page.
To view a recording of the event, visit the Hood Museum’s YouTube page:
To read an article about the event in The Dartmouth, visit: