"Native Heroes" Art Contest Announced

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2002
By: Darren Schroeder

Kids Take Up Pen and Brush to Draw People They Admire

Blue Corn Comics and Canku Ota are proud to announce a drawing contest for young artists. Their goal is to encourage kids of all ages to get in touch with their artistic side and their Native heritage. Participants will have fun, win rewards, and (they hope) learn something too.

The theme of the contest is "Native Heroes." That includes the anonymous heroes who domesticated corn and built civilizations such as Cahokia, historical heroes such as Pocahontas and Sitting Bull, modern heroes such as Jim Thorpe and Wilma Mankiller, and personal heroes such as one's parents or teachers. It also includes fictional heroes such as Tonto, Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Thunderbird of the X-Men, and Billy and Drew of Peace Party.

For the full story, see
Visitors can find the contest listed on the home pages of Canku Ota
(http://www.turtletrack.org) and Blue Corn Comics
(http://www.bluecorncomics.com) also.

Rob Schmidt
Blue Corn Comics

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