1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Gallery Hours : Monday–Friday 11am–6pm
Talk and Demonstration: 12noon-1pm
Free and open to the public!
Ojibwe Finger Weaving Workshop: 1pm-4pm
For participants only
Dennis White will provide an instructional workshop on the traditional art form of Ojibwe finger weaving. Instructional spots are limited. Please contact All My Relations Gallery to reserve a spot. Seats will be given on a first come first serve basis.
As workshop spots are limited, for the sake of cultural continuity, Native preference will be exercised. If additional seats are still available, we will open any remaining spots to the greater public.
Thank you for your understanding on this very important
cultural continuity effort!
Reservation requests for application form can be made by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Subject line should read ”Finger Weaving Workshop registration inquiry”
OR click below for registration form↓
Dennis White‘s parents were born in the 1900s on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation. After World War II, they moved with their seven children to Wayekwaa-gichigami, the end of the Great Water. White was raised on his reservation in Wisconsin till he pursued his degree in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Superior.
White is dedicated to his culture’s preservation by learning Ojibwe language and the nearly lost Ojibwe art of finger weaving. In 2009, he ventured to the Smithsonian’ s National Museum of the American Indian as one of three Indigenous Artists. From this experience he furthered his design research of finger woven sashes.
Over the last twenty years, he has been an adjunct instructor at our Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, teaching calculus and Ojibwe Language. Recently he has started to teach finger weaving within his community. He strives to preserve and deepen this art form to encourage future generations, with the preservation of this wonderful portion of Ojibwe culture.
With the largest collection of Native American items in the world, the National Museum of the American Indian works directly with Native communities on its exhibitions, programs, and educational materials. It also utilizes a number of resources when researching objects in its collection.
Joe D. Horse Capture, Associate Curator of the Collections Research and Documentation department at the National Museum of the American Indian-Smithsonian Institution, will give a two hour presentation at the All My Relations Gallery that will feature the highlights of the Anishinaabe and Dakota collections at NMAI.
Through this presentation, Horse Capture welcomes input from the Minneapolis Native American community on the works presented in hopes to further their understanding and importance.
Please join us to welcome NMAI curator, Joe Horse Capture, view images of the amazing Dakota and Ojibwe works in the NMAI collection, and participate in dialogue around the works.
Please join us to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Native artists from this region! This exhibition will take place once annually over a period of three years. Each show will highlight 15 different artists, ultimately providing a comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. 2014 Artist include: Judith Allen, Wendy Boivin, Alexandra Buffalohead, Julie Buffalohead, Nelson Chasing Hawk, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock, Wanesia Misquadace, Karen Savage, Nelda Schrupp, James Star Comes Out, Jodi Webster, Dennis White, Jennifer White, and Monte Yellow Bird.