Indigenous Solutions, Inc.’s vision is to create awareness and global support for indigenous communities, including LGBTQIA by utilizing music, the arts, and indigenous wisdom as well as supporting and building strong sustainable communities.
The Indigenous Solutions Concert Series is in its fourth successful season. The Series enables us to provide unique support for local, national and international Indigenous & LGBTQIA artists. Each event in the Series supports an artist willing to travel. We provide funding and create a safe community space where audiences can gather, eat, laugh, sing and celebrate while being inspired by a guest artist. The Series has created a thriving community which grows with each new artist’s appearance.
ASL Interpreting Services
We bring our message to our Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences, and to those who enjoy the grace and beauty of American Sign Language interpreting at our performances.
Music and Arts Education Program
Music and arts education help carry all cultures and benefit all societies.
Indigenous Solutions facilitates art and music educational programs in remote Native American schools and communities. We partner with local teachers who are desperate for such support. Our most recent project in Pinon, Arizona, brought together two hundred community members to draw on small canvas tiles and create a community mural describing their history and culture. We also brought Pinon a special art, music and film (digital story telling) program for middle school students. Our workshops fill an educational vacuum with a thrilling experience of art and music.
Indigenous Solutions Festivals
2018 Indigenous Solutions Festival
Indigenous Solutions, Inc. in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts will host a mini Healing Festival on Saturday, April 21st, 2018, in the Performing Arts Building. There will be many different modalities of the healing arts including Sound Healers, EMDR, Reiki, Body Wisdom, Belly Dancers, massages, etc. The IAIA Music Fest will also be on.
2018 Indigenous Solutions Festival
Indigenous Solutions, Inc. in partnership with International Navajo Artist, Teddy Draper Jr., look forward to supporting local indigenous artists, musicians and businesses in Chinle, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation in Saturday, August 11th, 2018 to host an ongoing annual Indigenous Solutions Festival. Indigenous Solutions, Inc, looks forward to showcasing both emerging and professional artists to come together with the community to engage and initiate intergenerational conversations and acknowledge our past so we can move towards a more whole and inclusive future.
2019 Indigenous Solutions Festival
Indigenous Solutions, Inc.’s vision is to create awareness and global support for indigenous communities, including LGBTQIA by utilizing music, the arts, and indigenous wisdom as well as supporting and building strong sustainable communities. We are currently planning the 2019 Indigenous Solutions Healing Festival in partnership with Tewa Women United and the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Aged Care Music Program
One of the most distinctive of Indigenous Solutions’ programs is our “Aged Care Facility” outreach. We bring music into remote Native American aged care facilities where we greet our elderly and thank their caregivers.
When we sing our traditional songs within hearing of the residents, most of whom are Navajo, faded eyes light up and broad smiles crease well-tanned faces. Sacred hands may clap an ancient rhythm. Our music reminds our elders that they are the most sacred members of our communities, living legends who carry the oral history of our people.
Music in Detention Centers and Penitentiaries Program
With the help of local advocates, we regularly perform in local, regional, national and even international Detention Centers, jails and penitentiaries. In the grey cold of such institutions, we are able to bring the warmth and joy of indigenous music, encouraging those without hope to have courage. On occasion, we’ve taken other musicians into these institutions as well!