The “Art” of Storytelling

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH, 10-5 PM:  THE ART OF STORYTELLING at the La Veta Mercantile
Huajatolla Heritage Foundation proudly presents four incredible artists that each portray the story of Native Americans in their own unique interpretation.  Timothy Nevaquaya, Carla Romero, David Behrens and Arthur Short Bull will be showing (and selling) their work.  You will be able to meet the artists and learn the understanding and motivation that fuels their creativity.  During the day there will be presentations on stage regarding the rich contributions of Native Americans. In addition to his impactful artwork, Timothy Nevaquaya is also recognized as one of the finest Native American flute players in the country and his flute music will be shared during the event.   Timothy also will offer a presentation on Native American Weather Prophecy.  His wife, Alicia, an environmental lawyer representing tribal interests will present some of the issues she is working with.  Alicia is also a Kiowa basket maker and will be doing demonstrations.  This promises to be a day of riches and learning.  Free.  Donations appreciated! 

David Behrens & Celinda Reynolds Kaelin

Hujatolla Heritage Festival, Update

Will be joining us at this year’s festival.

Celinda Reynolds Kaelin is a poet, author, lecturer, and ethnohistorian who is privileged to work and study with indigenous Elders and spiritual leaders from over seventy First Nations.

Celinda is a Cherokee grandmother who has dedicated her life to the healing of the Sacred Hoop, and follows the Lakota spiritual traditions as a Pipe Carrier and a Sun Dancer. She has completed fifteen Sun Dances with the Lakota. She is proud to be an adopted member of both the Lakota Nation and the Ute Nation.


Celinda Reynolds Kaelin

She is a member of the World Council of Elders, and has traveled extensively with these traditional spiritual Elders, performing Earth healing ceremonies in North and South America. Kaelin is adjunct professor at Colorado College, and is the author of six books, including, Journey Song: A spiritual Legacy of the American Indian (Four Directions, 1998), Pikes Peak Backcountry (Caxton, 1999), American Indians of the Pikes Peak Region (Arcadia, 2008), and Ute Legends (Caxton, 2017).