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FPCC Receives Native Arts Grant

Fort Peck Community College was recently selected as a grant recipient of the American Indian College Fund’s TCU Native Arts Learning Together award. The total award is $65,000 for a 2½ year period beginning in October.

The Yupiya Wakagapi (Making Excellent Things) project activities will enhance intergenerational transfer of Native artistic and cultural practices with tribal community members and students by creating access, opportunity, and support systems that facilitate intergenerational transmission of knowledge.

Each of the workshop series will purposefully use strategies to connect elders and knowledge keepers with younger generations in open access spaces and cultural arts workshops that connect these entities in ways that support knowledge transmission. Each workshop will promote a family learning atmosphere that connects community, family, and intergenerational transmission of knowledge.

FPCC’s project plan goal is to increase the community’s number of traditional cultural arts knowledge keepers within the following areas: hide-tanning, metal working, drawing/painting, bow & arrow making and porcupine quilling.

Each of these community- based workshop information and schedules are forthcoming. For more information about the project or to register for the workshops contact project lead, Elijah Hopkins, at ehopkins@fpcc. edu.

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