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What does it mean to carry a story? To give one or be given one? To create a space in which they can be exchanged? How to Clean a Fish explores the act of storytelling through layers of community and family, Anishinaabe visual language, and love for the land.

Dive into Traditions

Celebrating, honoring and learning more about Anishinaabe culture, storytelling and traditions through a contemporary lens.


Visiting Artist Experience

NOVEMBER 12 - 17, 2021

The opportunity:
Through this visiting artist experience your students will be exposed to a contemporary Anishinaabe graphic designer and learn more about Mariah’s artistic process of celebrating her heritage through art and storytelling. During the classroom visit, students will be invited to explore and honor their own heritage and family traditions and will be given visual agency to create a 2D or digital work that tells a story and celebrates their own traditions and stories.

Interested in being involved?

Mariah will share her passion for storytelling as well as visual and digital arts. Available days for a classroom visit are:

  • Friday, November 12
  • Monday, November 15
  • Tuesday, November 16
  • Wednesday, November 17
  • Virtual engagement upon request

We are accepting a limited number of visits. Interested educators must respond by Friday, October 15, 2021.

It is important to note that the in-person planned programming is dependent on the international travel laws as Mariah will be traveling from Canada.

State Literacy Standards

Our programming offers a unique and fresh opportunity to meet State Literacy Standards in creative new ways.

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Knowledge of Language

Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text.

Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

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