Okizi (To Heal)

Feb 1, 2024 – Apr 13, 2024
Location All My Relations Arts
Artists Group Show

About the Exhibition

Image credit: Featured artwork from Racquel Banaszak, Kent Estey, Keith BraveHeart, Stina Folkebrant Tomas Colbengtson and Delia Touché
All My Relations Arts and the Native American Community Development Institute are pleased to present the Okizi (To Heal), a group exhibition featuring artwork cross-pollinating Indigenous cultures.

On View: February 1 – April 13, 2024
Opening Reception: February 1, 2024, 6-8 pm

Okizi (To Heal) is a partner exhibition with the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in response to the traveling exhibition, Arctic Highways: Unbound Indigenous People. A common theme of these dual exhibitions is the healing impacts of cultural revitalization. While efforts were made to separate Native peoples from their spirituality, language, and cultural knowledge and traditions, Okizi highlights the revitalization efforts that reconnect this generation and future generations to our language, land, and culture as a means of healing from historical and generational trauma.

In collaboration with ASI, All My Relations Arts will host “Mygration,” an immersive, large-scale installation of drawings and prints by Sámi artist Tomas Colbengtson and Swedish artist Stina Folkebrant, alongside invited and juried Native American artists. Additionally, Native artists selected by All My Relations Arts will be showcased at the American Swedish Institute’s Arctic Highways exhibit.

Featured Artists:
Tamara Aupaumut (Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican, Oneida, Brothertown), Racquel Banaszak (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe), Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota), Kent Estey (White Earth), Karen Goulet (White Earth Ojibwe), Cynthia Hamilton (Rainy River First Nations), Gidinatiy Hartman (Deg Xit’an Athabascan), Josephine Hoffman (Grand Portage), Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), Courtney Leonard (Shinnecock Nation), Theresa McDowell (Rainy River First Nations), Ayanna Proctor (Piscataway Nation), Abby Sunde (Fond du Lac Ojibwe direct descendant), Delia Touché (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Assiniboine)


Sámi artist Tomas Colbengtson, “Mygration” series
Stina Folkebrant, “Mygration” series


Program Dates:
On View: February 1 – April 13, 2024
Opening Reception: February 1, 2024, 6-8 p.m.
ASI First Look Reception: February 2nd, 2024
Additional Programming: TBD


Courtney Leonard

Shinnecock Nation

Karen Goulet

White Earth Ojibwe

Adrienne Keene

Cherokee Nation

Cindy Hamilton

Rainy River First Nations - Treaty 3 - Canada

Delia Touché

Spirit Lake Nation

Josie Hoffman

Grand Portage Anishinaabe Direct Descendant

Kent Estey

White Earth Nation of Ojibwe

Teresa McDowell

Rainy River First Nations, Treaty #3

Racquel Banaszak

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe

Tamara Aupaumut

Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican, Oneida, Brothertown

Gidinatiy Hartman

Deg Xit'an Athabascan

Abby Sunde

Fond du Lac Ojibwe direct descendant