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Maya Creativity and Cultural Milieu Sept. 10 & 11, 2016 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day National Museum of the American Indian in New York Held in the museum's Diker Pavilion and Lower-Level Auditorium Maya artists and knowledge keepers share stories about the historic impacts affecting Maya peoples and the ways in which communities adapt to the times. Community representatives discuss the challenges of maintaining traditions and the value of traditions that have transformed, and show examples of continuity and ingenuity that have resulted from, or in spite of, migration and immigration. Guatemalan Maya youth and weavers, representing partner organizations Unlocking Silent Histories and the Maya Traditions Foundations, will share their Maya identities, illustrating their resilience, knowledge and unique traditions demonstrated through documentaries and traditional backstrap weaving. Unlocking Silent Histories is a global organization with an aim to open spaces for indigenous youth to capture, represent, and revive their traditions and associated cultural knowledges. Their screenings take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Maya Traditions leverages traditional Maya heritage and art, connecting female artisans with national and international markets committed to the Fair Trade Principles.
photo by: Courtesy of Maya Traditions Foundation.
1 Bowling Green,New York,Ny
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Maya Creativity and Cultural Milieu

when: Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Financial District, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, New York, Ny

cost: Free

ages: 4 and up

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Maya artists and knowledge keepers share stories about the historic impacts affecting Maya peoples and the ways in which communities adapt to the times. Community representatives discuss the challenges of maintaining traditions and the value of traditions that have transformed, and show examples of continuity and ingenuity that have resulted from, or in spite of, migration and immigration.

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