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Social Media Takeover: The Immigrant Story

The Immigrant Story, an organization whose mission is to document and tell immigrants’ real-life stories, in order to promote empathy and advance an inclusive community. The Immigrant Story showcases snippets of their work and introduces some of the incredible people they have met along the way. 

This takeover occurred from September 20-25, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Dakota Yazzie

Dakota Yazzie is a multi-disciplinary artist currently living in Dewey, Arizona, in the midst of Apache territory. Dakota Yazzie explores their two loves in their creative life – art and music – and needs within each for collaboration, community, and storytelling.

This takeover occurred from September 6-11, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Anangookwe Wolf

Anangookwe Wolf, an Ojibwe, Assiniboine and Dakota interdisciplinary artist, gives insight into their artistic process. Their work centers around current and past familial and cultural narratives and draws attention to the current afflictions that their communities are facing.
This takeover occurred from August 9-14, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Weshoyot Alvitre

Weshoyot Alvitre, a Tongva and Scottish comic book artist, author and illustrator, shares how they combine their art and culture, gives audiences insight into their people: the Tongva, the Original people of the Los Angeles basin, and leverages the social space to retell their histories from Their own perspective as a sovereign group of people who were never given a voice in the colonial narratives of history. This takeover occurred from July 26-31, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Kat and Rya

Kat Salas and Rya Hueston, co-curators of the exhibition Untouchable Artifacts: A Virtual and Printed Exhibition on Indigenous Storytelling, History, and Resilience, share about storytelling in their own lives and in the exhibition. This takeover occurred from July 13-17, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Nica Aquino

Nica Aquino, a first-generation Ilokana-American visual artist & curator currently based in Tongva Land (so-called Los Angeles, CA) shares 35 mm film images from Hawaii, Portland, and the Phillipines. She also prompts a photo scavenger hunt activity. This takeover occurred from June 21-26, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Kanani Miyamoto

Kanani Miyamoto, born and raised on the island of O’ahu, spent half her life on the windward side of the island and the other half on the south side. She currently resides in Portland, OR and is an artist, educator and curator. This takeover occurred from June 7-12, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Nat Andreini

Nat Andreini, a Co-Director at Five Oaks Museum, shares songs and stories, posts prompts and builds a playlist – “my love and music”- based on audience responses.  This takeover occurred from May 24-29, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Dey Rivers

Dey Rivers, a non-binary, Black American, queer, artist and writer living with ptsd, unveils works in progress, embraces “mistakes” and playfulness, creates nature art as a queer Black bodied person, shows behind the scenes and daily practices, and hosts a Q&A.  This takeover occurred from May 10-15, 2021.

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