During May of 2019, Artists Building Capacity as World Citizens sponsored visits to two New Hampshire schools by National Heritage Fellow, master flute artist, and traditional storyteller Kevin Locke.
Kevin uses his Lakota heritage to encourage the welcoming of diversity, communicating across cultures and uniting in peaceful co-existence. Through his workshops and interactive presentations, Kevin works with teachers and curriculum to enhance students’ understanding of these challenges through the use of a variety of artistic media, and the unique historical and cultural contributions of indigenous peoples.
About 300 students and their teachers welcomed Kevin to the Seacoast Charter School in Dover, where his performance addressed concepts of unity and oneness. In a session with third- and fourth-graders, he shared indigenous music, sign language, prayer songs in the Lakota language, stories, history, and a traditional visionary hoop dance, which represents the roles and responsibilities that all human beings have within the hoops (circles) of life.Continue reading