Luci Tapahonso & Jacqueline Keeler - Spanish Fork
Oct 27, 2017, 6:30 pm
Luci Tapahonso & Jacqueline Keeler
Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears
Wasatch Front Region
VenueLarsen Elementary School
1175 East Flonette Avenue
Spanish Fork , UT 84060
Luci Tapahonso and Jacqueline Keeler visit Spanish Fork to discuss their contributions to Torrey House Press’ Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bear’s Ears as part of the Nebo School District Indian Education Program. Tapahonso and Keeler are prominent Native American voices in literature and journalism and will share their stories of working with numerous tribes on issues tied to the Bears Ears Monument.
In 2013, Luci Tapahonso was named the inaugural poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. She is the author of three children’s books and six books of poetry, including A Radiant Curve, which was awarded the Arizona Book Award for Poetry in 2009. Tapahonso’s work has appeared in many print and media productions in the U.S. and internationally. Her poems have been translated into German, Italian and French. Tapahonso received the 2006 Lifetime Achievement award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas and a Spirit of the Eagle Leadership Award for her key role in establishing the Indigenous Studies Graduate Studies Program at the University of Kansas. The Native Writers Circle of the Americas named Tapahonso the 1999 Storyteller of the Year.
Jacqueline Keeler is a Navajo/Yankton Dakota Sioux writer living in Portland, Oregon and co-founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry (creators of the hashtag #NotYourMascot). She is finishing a collection of essays called Not Your Disappearing Indian and is the editor for Torrey House Press' anthology on preserving sacred lands titled Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears.
This event is made possible with support from Torrey House Press and Utah Humanities.