Tchin is a nationally known artist and educator of Indigenous arts and culture. Tchin brings ancestral stories alive with Native American music and colorful magic. In his energizing presentation, Tchin addresses important topics including cultural diversity, music appreciation, and environmental stewardship.
$15 / 60 minutes
“In the winter time, the people gather around the fire waiting to hear the stories that they will later tell the next generations. Stories represent various aspects of human life. Often with humor and color, these tales teach us how we should behave, how things came to be and to give thanks for all our blessings.” -Tchin
About Tchin: Tchin is a nationally known, multi-award winning artist. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia and lived in rural Virginia and Rhode Island where he received his early schooling. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He is an accomplished metalsmith, author, flutemaker, educator, lecturer, folklorist, musician, entertainer, and clothes maker. He lives with his lovely wife and looks forward to many visits from his four daughters and eight grandchildren.
About We Are the Seeds: We Are the Seeds of CultureTrust is a nonprofit organization founded and led by a team of Indigenous women who are dedicated to educating the world about art and culture as it relates to understanding Indigenous people, the history of the United States, and who we all are as American people today. The organization produces cultural events that feature fine art, music, dance, fashion, literary, and culinary art. Additionally, We Are the Seeds hosts interactive art programs and workshops that focus on educating and empowering the youth.