Artwork print framed in a matte board is 11 by 14 inches (27.9 by 35.5 cm)
Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
A mother envelopes and protects her child wears a headless of clouds and rains, blessings for a good life. Father carries a round shield representing the strength and protection of their culture. Grandfather holds an eagle staff symbolizing traditions and wisdom in the community. The young child holds a woven plaque with a butterfly symbol. She wears a headless like her mother’s with a dress that carries corn and moisture images. She represents the legacy of her culture and the continuation of her people.
This artwork was the official poster to represent the 28th Annual Protecting Our Children, National American Indian Conference of Child Abuse and Neglect sponsored by the National Indian Child Welfare Association.