[My reading last night at the OW book launch]
I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped with the OW book release and reading last night. It was an amazing event. So many people came that our auditorium could not hold everyone. We had two full rows of people on the floor because there were not seats enough for them all.
To everyone who came, thank you for supporting us. It has been a long 3 years coming but the packed house last night certainly made us feel that our voices are indeed being heard.
Thank you, Jane and Sun Yung for inviting me to be a contributor; thanks to Sandy White Hawk and her friends, Chris Leith, Jerry Dearly, Arvol Looking Horse, Dorene Day and to Kirk Crow Shoe and his drummers and to the dancers, Jackie and Terry and the others.
Thank you Amoke Kubot. Thanks to George and Bryan for documenting this historic event. Thanks to Peter, Christopher, John and Ka for supporting us both last night and for the past year as we’ve seen this book come to fruition.
Thanks to the First Nation’s Orphan Association and the University of MN departments: The Consortium for the Study of the Asias, The Institute for Global Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies and the Dance Program
Thank you, Ananya Dance Theatre members, for the beautiful and inspiring excerpts from Duubaar.
And thanks to my fellow contributors and readers last night: Kim, Shannon, Heidi, Bryan and Sandy.
Scenes from Ananya Dance Theatre
Thank you Bryan for the photos. We needed one of your reading last night, but you were the one taking all the others. If anyone has a picture of Bryan, please share – he should be up here with all the others.