Promoting Kickapoo heritage for kids in Mexico

 
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Promoting Kickapoo heritage for kids in Mexico

Promoting Kickapoo heritage for kids in Mexico
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Kickapoo children meeting colors and shapes

Kickapoo children meeting colors and shapes
This artistic stimulation workshop sponsored by Lutisuc this summer in Tamichopa, Bacerac, Mexico, was the first experiencie with basic colors and shapes for these kickapoo children (view small | med | large | orig)

Two girls experiment with pastel technique

Two girls experiment with pastel technique
For one week, boys and girls, and their parents too, could "learn by playing" about diferent artistic techniques with a cultural approach. (view small | med | large | orig)

Alex follows the lessons in the workshop

Alex follows the lessons in the workshop
This little Kickapoo boy, with his eyes and ears wide open, listen carefully to mix well the painting and join the group of the new muralists. (view small | med | large | orig)

A group of Kickapoo people with Lutisuc's team

A group of Kickapoo people with Lutisuc's team
During the one week workshop, Lutisuc’s team had meetings with the people, dictated two conferences about the Kickapoo history and made one theater presentation (view small | med | large | orig)

Anna proudly rises her memee0a (fish) drawing

Anna proudly rises her memee0a (fish) drawing
One of the goals for this workshop was to get the drawings by the own hand of the Kickapoo children that can be use to design the two board games of the project. Animals, colors and other things named in three languages: Kickapoo, English and Spanish. (view small | med | large | orig)

Painting our legends and the fields growing

Painting our legends and the fields growing
These are two of the three basic themes for the children to paint: the land in blossom and the rising of Kitzihiata an ancient Kickapoo god, the sacred fire and the presence of the deer, their sacred animal. (view small | med | large | orig)

Estrella paints a peseki0ia, sacred animal

Estrella paints a peseki0ia, sacred animal
This girl named Estrella, Star in Spanish, paints a deer, an animal that represent the sacred. As the legend says, the deer die and reborn for the survival of the Kickapoo people. (view small | med | large | orig)

Our footprints symbolize a long journey

Our footprints symbolize a long journey
The other important theme of the workshop was the Kickapoo history. The time pasted and the road walked from the mother land in the Great Lakes centuries ago to this community in Mexico: Tamichopa, Bacerac, Sonora (view small | med | large | orig)

Making a mural painting with Lutisuc's team help

Making a mural painting with Lutisuc's team help
The drawings of the children were joined in three mural paintings. Was a delightful experience to allow their creativity to express (view small | med | large | orig)

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Project Leader

Maria Inmaculada Puente Andres

Manager
Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico

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