Women show indigenous book at reception

PEMBROKE — A holiday reception in celebration of “Women of the Red Earth a Talking Circle Book” is scheduled for Dec. 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Earth Women Arts Inc. will serve as host of the reception at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Entrepreneurship Incubator, located at 202 Main St. It will include a poetry reading, book signing and exhibition.

Creative partners Tonya Holy Elk Locklear, Lumbee/Oglala Lakota, and Margie Beth Labadie, Ashkenazi-Levi, are introducing the literary-visual book meant to create new spaces for American Indians and non-American Indians to see each other in new ways.

Author Tonya Holy Elk Locklear and artist Margie Beth Labadie co-created the series of illustrated literary works. Visually striking American Indian objects entice viewers to come closer to read newly written, untold histories of American Indians who continue to struggle in an overwhelmingly non-indigenous United States.

The reception is meant as a cross-cultural event. Find out more about Women of the Red Earth: A view through the Indigenous lens, the book, exhibition, lecture or poetry reading at EarthWomenArts.com or call 910-734-3351.