Thursdays with NoMAA – Nadema Agard
NoMAA’s continuing series Thursdays at 7:30pm
Q & A with the artist. on Zoom or Facebook Live
Nadema Agard/Winyan Luta/ Woman Holy Red is an artist, illustrator, curator, educator, lecturer, storyteller, writer, poet, published author, museum professional and consultant in Repatriation and Multicultural/Native American Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Nadema was born and raised in New York City and later returned to her maternal ancestral homelands in the Carolinas and her paternal grandmother’s homeland in Virginia after she received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to write her SOUTHEASTERN NATIVE ARTS DIRECTORY. Almost a decade later as the Repatriation Director of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, she was again re-united with her paternal grandfather’s Lakota relatives in the Dakotas who had, five years earlier, arranged for her to receive her Lakota name Winyan Luta during a naming ceremony officiated by a traditional elder and the word ‘luta’ refers to a holy red. As a Cherokee/Lakota/Powhatan who has been educated and traveled internationally, she is a bridge between urban and traditional Native cultures. Ms. Agard is currently the Director of RED EARTH STUDIO CONSULTING /PRODUCTIONS, based in New York City where she advocates for contemporary Native arts and cultures.