MOHAVE COUNTY — The Lake Havasu City Branch of the Mohave County Library District will be hosting “Indigenous Signs and Symbols” with Yolanda Hart Stevens on Monday, December 11th, 2023 at 4:00pm in the branch’s Community Rooms A/B. This is a free cultural program made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities/AZ Speaks, and is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Lake Havasu City Branch.
Native Americans in the U.S. are diverse, and their contributions have enriched many lives in countless ways. People do not always realize the origins of Native contributions to the language, culture, and traditions of the U.S. What are Native signs and symbols? What do they mean? Where do they appear? Join Yolanda Hart Stevens and explore the traditions and history of the Pee-Posh/Quechan (Kwatsan) tribe. Learn about the signs and symbols which have been passed down for generations, and the meaning of significant tattoos and markings for this tribe.
Yolanda Hart Stevens is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, Pee-Posh/Quechan (Kwatsan), and currently resides in the village of Komatke, Arizona. She is a community activist and artist in residence at the Heard Museum. Her art has been featured in exhibitions internationally. She volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club Komatke Branch Gila River & Indigenous Tribal Museums in the Southwest. She works with the artist group “Indigenous Artists Continuum” to communicate with other Native American Artists in surrounding urban areas in Arizona, while sharing knowledge of, and appreciation for, Native American Art and Culture.
This is a FREE library event and open to the public. No signup is required.