SFCC's Red Sand installation project
In observance of national Native American Heritage month SFCC students, faculty and staff members participated in a Red Sand art installation project on Nov. 27. The red sand that was spread along the cracks in the Courtyard represent the many indigenous women who as Associate Dean Brooke Gondara said “are metaphorically falling through the cracks” of people’s consciousness. The number of missing and murdered indigenous women continues to grow. This project hopes to have people stop and think about those women. The Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork that uses sidewalk interventions, earthwork installations and convenings to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation. Read more about Red Sand Project.
The activities for Native American Heritage Month at SFCC were sponsored by the SFCC Native Community, PDAC and the SACNAS Club.
Photo: Tara Duran, student president of SFCC’s Native American Club (who is enrolled with Pojoaque Pueblo and also has Navajo roots); Marvin Galbadon, SFCC data technician (and an organizer of Native American Heritage Month activities from San Juan Pueblo) and Brooke Gondara, SFCC associate dean (an organizer of the Red Sand campus event, Northern Cheyenne).
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