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Montejano, Ernesto Yerena  Search this
Kevin, Gover, 1955-  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
0.01 Linear feet
Map-case 14
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
A poster featuring artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano's artistic rendition of photographer Ayşe Gürsöz's photograph of Helen "Granny" Redfeather (Lakota) protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock Reservation. The poster features the title "We the Resilient Have Been Here Before," and was used during the Women's March on January 21, 2017.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernesto Yerena Montejano identifies himself as a Chicano/Native/Indigenous artist, and was born and raised in El Centro, CA. Yerena's work explores and challenges issues of identity, gender norms, and politics, and he regularly produces politically and socially conscious images. Yerena is the founder and curator of the Alto Arizona Art campaign as well as a founding member of the We Are Human campaign.
Donated by Kevin Gover in 2017.
Collection Restrictions:
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Protest and social movements  Search this
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian