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ON Museum seeking participants for a ribbon work video project

The Osage Nation Museum is hosting a Ribbon Work Project in Pawhuska and is asking Osages to share their knowledge for the video project on Jan. 4-5.

The Ribbon Work Project is a collaboration with Osage scholar Jami Powell and other entities including the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center, ON Communications Department and the museum itself. According to the ON Museum’s Facebook page, the entities “are gathering documentation about historical and contemporary Osage ribbon work practices.”

For the project, personal interviews will be conducted Jan. 4-5 at the ON Museum with Osages interested in discussing the cultural topic. Those interested in participating may contact Museum Curator Hallie Winter for scheduling at (918) 287-5222 or email hwinter@osagenation-nsn.gov.

“This video project will incorporate interviews with Osage ribbon workers, artists, and scholars, group discussions, demonstrations, and tutorials,” the museum wrote. “We would also like to gather stories from community members about what ribbon work means to you. Do you have a special piece of ribbon work or a photograph you’d like to share? Do you have a family story about ribbon work that you would like to record for future generations?”

For more information on the ON Museum, its exhibits and other events, visit the Nation’s website at: www.osagenation-nsn.gov/museum