Saturday, July 16, 2016
2 pm at The Volland Store | Free admission | RSVP appreciated
Join Native American Tribal Members and Flint Hills Cowboys as they discuss the realities of their cultures today with moderator, Jeremiah Ariaz.
The current exhibit of photographs by Jeremiah Ariaz, “Staging the West” focuses on the impact of the American West in the consciousness of audiences beyond our borders – in Germany and Spain specifically. Jeremiah says: I am interested in the West as both a location and a state of mind.
Since the beginning of the exhibition at the Volland Store, visitors have told us of their personal experiences in Germany, Egypt, and France playing “Indian” as children. Clearly, the history of the American West has assumed a mythology that has “frozen in time” both the Native American and Cowboy cultures.
Many people are unaware that both cultures have evolved and are very active and relevant today. The conversation on July 16 will bring us into the present reality.
Participants in the conversation will be: Jon Boursaw, Citizen Potawatomi Band, retired Air Force colonel, 4th District Representative to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and former director of the CPN Cultural Heritage Center; Bob Pearl, Citizen Potawatomi Band from Cincinnati, Ohio, uncle of Mary Wurtz, Paxico, KS; Jim Hoy, noted author and 5th generation Chase County rancher; Karl and Amy Langvardt, Wabaunsee County ranchers who own sale barns in Junction City and Clay Center and raise bulls for Amy’s parents, the Lyons Ranch; and Joe Carpenter of Downey Ranch, Inc., nationally recognized for producing high quality beef and located in the heart of the Flint Hills.
This will be a remarkable afternoon. Please join us!