Marketplace 2019 Program


WAGING WORDS: Poetry by Indigenous Women

Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10, 11:00 a.m.–Noon

Presented and curated by Pamela J. Peters (Navajo), an Indigenous multimedia documentarian from the Navajo Reservation currently residing in Los Angeles. Her work, which she calls “Indigenous Realism,” explores the lives and diversities of contemporary American Indians, not artifacts of a stereotypically imagined past. Poets Kelly Caballero (Tongva, Yaqui), Emily Clarke (Cahuilla), and Megan Dorame (Tongva) will read selected works in a response to exhibitions in the Autry galleries.  


All Performances Are Included With Marketplace Admission / Free for Autry Members
No Reservations Necessary

Cultural Performances With the Wildhorse Native American Association 
Saturday and Sunday, November 9–10, 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy contemporary and traditional dance inside the museum by the Wildhorse Native American Association. Generations of Native Americans have developed a variety of dances for many kinds of occasions, and dance continues to be an important part of Native American culture. Join us at the stage to hear stories and experience the beauty of these cultural performances. 

Hoop Dance Workshop With Terry Goedel (Yakama/Tulalip)
Saturday and Sunday, November 9–10, 2:00 p.m.

The art of hoop dance honors cultural traditions from multiple Indigenous communities that first employed hoop dance as a healing ceremony. Today, hoop dance is shared as an artistic expression to celebrate, share, and honor Indigenous traditions. Try your skills in a workshop with world champion hoop dancer Terry Goedel (Yakama/Tulalip).

Hoop Dancing With Terry Goedel (Yakama/Tulalip) and the Goedel Family
Saturday and Sunday, November 9–10, 4:00 p.m.

See an extraordinary display of artistry, athleticism, and tradition in a multigenerational performance by renowned hoop dancers from the Goedel Family. Each dancer presents their own variation of the intertribal hoop dance, weaving in aspects of tradition and culture.

Family Activities

Drop-in Workshop with Jacque Tahuka-Nunez (Acjachemen)

Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Have fun with hands on activities learning about the Acjachemen people of Southern California led by Jacque Nunez who will teach you to create a traditional craft and share her ancestor’s story.


Native Voices Seventh Annual Short Play Festival: Bones, Bingo, & Blackjack
Saturday and Sunday, November 9–10, 1:30 p.m.
Included With Marketplace Admission / Space Is Limited / Early Arrival Is Suggested


Join Native Voices for an afternoon of clever, funny, and thoughtful 10-minute readings exploring this year's theme, “Bones, Bingo, & Blackjack,” as playwrights investigate how gaming impacts relationships, power, and life itself in Native communities. Although gaming has brought both prosperity and problems to Indian country in modern times, it began hundreds of years ago when the winning bet could mean life or death. One of these plays will receive the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award. 


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