Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel will be hosting a FREE Event, Waln & Winder, on Friday, November 22nd. This event is open to all Meskwaki Community Members.
Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder will be at the MBCH on Friday, November 22nd. Doors open at 7:00 pm the show begins at 8:00 pm and will be held in the Meskwaki Veterans Convention Center.
“Frank Waln is an award winning Sicangu Lakota Hip Hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Waln attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics. Waln’s awards include three Native American Music Awards, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 2014 Native American 40 Under 40, the 2014 Chicago Mayor’s Award for Civic Engagement, and the 2016 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists. Frank Waln travels the world telling his story through performance and doing workshops focusing on self-empowerment and expression of truth. ” – Frank Waln. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://frankwaln.com/about/
“Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, artist and educator who was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Black heritages. Tanaya writes and teaches about different expressions of love. Tanaya is the Director of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Upward Bound Program, which services 103 Native American youth from 5 states, 12 high schools, and 5 reservations across the country. She continues to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico. She co-founded the Sing Our Rivers Red traveling earring exhibit to raise awareness about murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. She is a 2016 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development “40 Under 40” list of emerging American Indian leaders recipient and a 2017 First Peoples Fund Artists in Business Leadership fellows.” – Tanaya Winder. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://tanayawinder.com/about/