In case you missed my previous post about Aaron Huey’s talk on the history of broken treaties and the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, here’s yet another chance to plug into this important issue. Artist Shepard Fairey and Aaron Huey collaborated on the artwork you see above and subsequent wheat pasting of a giant mural on Melrose in Los Angeles. For more info read Black Hills Land Claim, and if nothing else, please watch this TED talk by Aaron Huey. There’s more street art happening around the country, and you can get involved too. Visit Honor the Treaties and their page on facebook.
Those of you in Seattle may recognize these, 11th and Pine, if I’m not mistaken.The finished product on Melrose, photo by Eric Becker.