DoPiKa: A Land Acknowledgment
Explore art and culture of the Indigenous people and artists who made and continue to make Topeka and Shawnee County their home. See the DoPiKa: A Land Acknowledgment exhibit in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery Sept 8 – Nov 26, 2023. This exhibit is a collaboration with Lisa LaRue-Baker, Cherokee tribal citizen and Gallerist of 785 Arts.
DoPiKa will acknowledge and honor the original inhabitants of Shawnee County: the Osage, Kaw, Delaware, Potawatomi, Shawnee and Wyandotte nations. Many tribes have cultivated the land, built homes, named the flora and fauna, and were forcibly moved to, and away from Shawnee County. Often the history of Topeka and Shawnee County leaves out the many Nations that have called this land home.