Lynnette Haozous: Abolishing the Entrada
Mon, August 5, 2019–Tue, June 30, 2020
As part of the Reconciliation exhibition, artist Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache/Diné//Taos Pueblo) painted a mural depicting the last day of the Entrada. Haozous explains, “The path to reconciliation is to first acknowledge the events that have brought us here today, post-Entrada—it is an honorary mural depicting the strength of the community members coming together to abolish the Entrada, especially the Indigenous women who stood on the front line. These warriors also fought against all that it represents from colonial police state violence to patriarchy—the fight for Indigenous rights and ways of life also includes the protection of land, air, water, and sacred sites for our future generations.”
The mural depicts the different points of view from community members who voiced their opinions and feelings surrounding the Entrada. “It is important to understand each other’s perspectives, while also acknowledging the true history of these lands. We must remember that reconciliation is an active process,” says Haozous.