50th Anniversary Commemorative Blanket
Celebrate 50 years of success, American Indian Graduate Center in partnership with Eighth Generation has created a 50th Anniversary Commemorative Blanket.
After much anticipation, the time has come to unveil American Indian Graduate Center’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Blanket honoring our legacy of funding students from over 500 Tribes and 50 states. This beautiful blanket represents the diverse group of Native scholars who have been empowered by American Indian Graduate Center and you can be a part of our legacy because when you purchase a blanket, you will directly support our student scholarship fund.
Featuring elements that are representative of the Tlingit, Mohawk and Navajo — the Tribes of the three artists who developed the blanket — the design is a testament to the diversity of Native students that benefit from the $15 million of scholarships American Indian Graduate Center awards each year.
Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary by ordering your very own blanket today! There is a limited quantity available.
- Covers a Queen Size bed (200 cm x 150 cm)
- Micro-Suede Edge Band
- 100% Aotearoa (New Zealand) Wool
- Blanket Artwork by Maka Monture (Tlingit), Brittany Gene (Dine) and Janelle Cronin (Navajo)
- Made in collaboration with Eighth Generation, a Native-owned and operated company in Seattle, WA
All profits from blanket sales will support our student scholarship fund.
MEET THE ARTISTS BEHIND THE BLANKET
Brittany Gene - Navajo
Brittany Gene is a Kiyaa’áanii from Indian Wells, AZ on the Dine Nation. She is currently in her first year of study in the Master of Industrial Design 3+ program at ASU’s Herberger Institute. She has recently been hired on ASU’s indigenous magazine team, Turning Points and works as a freelance pattern maker and branding stylist for indigenous brands. Brittany is an advocate for cultural preservation and progression and hopes to one day become a creative director in order bring acknowledgement to indigenous peoples in the realm of design. She wants to ensure that there is a living history for future generations. Her number one goal is to become a good ancestor.
Maka Monture - Tlingit & Mohawk
Maka Monture is a Tlingit and Kanien’kehá:ka woman from Yakutat, Alaska in the Southeastern Coast of Alaska and Canadian Six Nations. Maka is finishing up her Masters of Public Health, with a focus on Indigenous youth suicide prevention. She is the program manager for the diplomacy-based youth program, the Arctic Youth Ambassadors Program, a program that brings together diverse youth from across Alaska to serve as ambassadors for their communities and country in building awareness at home and abroad about life in the Arctic. Maka is passionate about rights of indigenous peoples globally.
Janelle Cronin - Navajo
Janelle Cronin is Navajo from Gallup, New Mexico and she earned her baccalaureate of Natural Science degree from Haskell Indian Nations University in 2015. As a Sloan Indigenous Graduate Program Scholar, she earned her Master of Science degree in both Ecological Sciences & Engineering and Curriculum Studies & Instruction at Purdue University in May 2018. As a member of Indian Country and a student of science, the influences from nature such as the delicate floral patterns depict their existence and growth in the harshest of environments; very much the identity of Native women (people) across the nation. The inclusion of the geometric designs brings expression of identity and represents a contemporary presence within the modern world. I found the unity between the style of designs a reflection of my own complex identity; a Navajo woman, student of science, and Water Protector of Indian Country.
PURCHASE A BLANKET - $225
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**Please note: due to COVID-19, blanket orders may be delayed in shipping.**
(One blanket $225.00 + $17.72 Taxes + $30.28 Shipping = $273)