UND print shop announces new project focusing on contemporary American Indians

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Sundog Multiples, a student-focused print shop at the University of North Dakota, today announced its work on a new project titled “In Our Own Words: Native Impressions.” The 26 prints that make up the project look at the lives of contemporary American Indian people in North Dakota and include 12 portraits of tribal members in North Dakota and 14 letterpress prints.

Work on the project is being led by the directors of Sundog Multiples, UND Art & Design Professors Kim Fink and Lucy Ganje, along with Philadelphia artist Daniel Heyman. Together, the three artists traveled to four North Dakota tribal colleges to interview tribal members about their experiences and create their portraits.

“This is so overwhelming,” wrote a participating member from Turtle Mountain. “The work in this process is extraordinary — what a labor of love and care and dedication and vision.”

Sundogs Multiples hopes to exhibit the project regionally and nationally, starting this winter. The first planned showing is at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y.

“Native Impressions: In Our Own Words” is being funded through the UND College of Arts & Sciences, the UND Department of Art & Design, the Myers Foundation, and a Summer Faculty Research Grant from Princeton University, in addition to an online funding page.