Cannupa Hanska Luger, with the help of Amy Juan and Michael David Enis, members of the Tohono O'odham Nation
“With the help of Amy Juan and Michael David Enis, members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, we came up with the phrase that means to take care...S-ap'o e-nukkud... also there were other phrases but they exceeded the type limit. I would like to share them with you as they fit the overall narrative of the Project. Hemajkam 'o wud t-gewkdag - The People are our Power/Strength. And my personal favorite. Wesij hemajkam 'o si has ha'icu - All People are Sacred. ”
Cannupa Hanska Luger is a New Mexico based multidisciplinary artist who uses social collaboration in response to timely and site-specific issues. Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota and European descent. Luger produces multi-pronged projects that take many forms through monumental installations that incorporate ceramics, video, sound, fiber, steel, and repurposed materials, Luger interweaves performance and political action to communicate stories about 21st Century Indigeneity.
Hear from Cannupa Hanska Luger, with the help of Amy Juan and Michael David Enis, members of the Tohono O'odham Nation: