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Submitted by Koryn Rolstad

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Client: Northern Arapaho and Shishone Tribal Council

Location: Wind River Territory, WY, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $158,000

Project Team

Client

Jackie Dorothy

Wind River Hotel and Casino

Client

Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribes - Tribal Council

Overview

10 Mural program depicting the contemporary and historical culture of the Wind River Nation, Wy Northern Arapaho & Shoshone Nation. 2800 sq ft of image layering on wall paper installed in a in the Buffalo Restaurant of the Wind River Hotel, Convention Center and Casino.

Goals

The Goals of integrating this project was to connect the tribal heritage and culture as an art form and instill pride and connection for all ages.

Process

Koryn Rolstad visited the Nation and spent time gathering images from historical archives along with everyday images of contemporary life in the territory. Quoted Text are from individuals who serve on the Tribal Council and live in the area.

Additional Information

It is important to connect with the heritage of our Native culture to understand the rich history along with the challenges of connecting in a complex society. My most interesting observance it how many individuals are artists, writers musicians and are very adamant that their young people get educations through college and technical schools. One of my most spiritual projects.