aNm has been awarded a Federal Government contract with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).
As part of the Native Knowledge 360° (NK360) project, aNm will create several comic book / graphic novel styled illustrations to be used for educational online modules and other educational materials.
From the NMAI website:
Native Knowledge 360° is the National Museum of the American Indian’s national initiative to inspire and promote improvement of teaching and learning about American Indians.
As part of its NK360° initiative, the NMAI is creating dynamic new online modules for K-12 teachers and students focused on topics of key importance and relevance to Native American histories, cultures, and contemporary lives.
aNm’s Technologist, Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo) will lead the project for aNm and will work with Native American comic book artist Kristina Bad Hand (Sicangu Lakota and Cherokee) to deliver these creative illustrations. Kristina is a freelance Illustrator, contracted art instructor, design and art/media consultant. Her company, Bad Hand Illustrations – a sole proprietor business, owned and operated by Kristina – works alongside Indigenous Narrative Collective and other organizations to bring the art and increase Native American cultural awareness.
You can read more about Kristina at aNm’s blog post, IPI: Indigenous Peeps in the Industry – 09, or at her LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-bad-hand-0681a050/.