Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc. was proud to recently host renowned artist Nayana LaFond as part of our Native American Heritage Month celebrations.
Watch Nayana's presentation below:
Nayana Lafond has been selling her art around the world since the age of 14. She has owned and run a cafe, a record label, as well as working as a curator for over 15 years in galleries and museums all over Western Massachusetts. She has also published several articles on art and culture.
LaFond, an artist of Anishinaabe, Abenaki and Mi’kmaq descent, has received widespread acclaim for her series of portraits of missing and murdered Indigenous people, their family members and community activists. She does the art for free (and does not accept monetary donations) in order to ensure she isn’t profiting from the community’s suffering, but rather highlighting its stories and providing healing.
Nayana lives in Central Massachusetts with her teenage daughter. More information is available on Nayana’s website.
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