For over 37 years, the Native American Rights Fund has worked to defend and exert the rights of Native peoples and to create cultural bridges to link the generations in this struggle. Visions for the Future was an NARF-sponsored art show in Denver, Colorado in 2006. The work of 14 young Native American artists was shown and this partial catalogue represents their culture-bridging creations. Each artist writes about his or her creations, commenting on the origin of the work and the thought process that produced it. There are photographs, silk screens, oils, acrylics and pencil drawings—but no pottery. These are young, 21st-century artists with their feet in two worlds, two cultures. Is it any wonder then that a silk-screened poster showing the four presidential heads on Mount Rushmore is labeled "Vandalism"? From the Native American point of view, each of these presidents was responsible for taking their rights, their lands, even their lives from the native peoples. This is a beautifully edited and thought-provoking book. Reviewer: Patricia Moore
Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.