Portrait of Judy Dow, Antibigotry Convening Fellow

Judy Dow

Judy A. Dow is an artist, writer, and educator. She serves as the Executive Director of Gedakina, a multigenerational endeavor to strengthen and revitalize the cultural knowledge and identity of Native American women and their families from across New England. Gedakina works to conserve traditional Native American homelands and places of historical, ecological, and spiritual significance and to educate others as to their importance. Through its programs, Gedakina seeks to deconstruct racism and continual colonialism, gathering people together from different families, communities, and regions to work on issues of mutual importance and impact. Judy has also taught at the Vermont Governor’s Institute for the Arts for ten years and was the 2004 recipient of the Governor’s Heritage Award for Outstanding Educator. Judy’s basketry has been displayed in museums across the US and Canada. As an independent education consultant and specialist, she has conducted classes for students in kindergarten through college. Using an interdisciplinary format she integrates art with science, history, writing, and mathematics. Judy’s work has been on exhibit throughout the US and Canada including displays at the National Museum of the American Indians in Washington DC. Eight of Judy’s baskets were part of a three-year tour with Honor the Earth Impacted Nations visiting, NYC, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Portland, Chicago and more. Currently Judy has felted wool tapestries on tour throughout Europe addressing Anti-Eugenics. She has a Masters in Teaching for Social Justice.

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