This is the Diversity Dialogue February event.
Michelle Napoli, DAT, ATR-BC, REAT, LMHC is one of the three artists in the group exhibit Native American Resiliency Through the Arts in Marran Gallery, January- February, 2019.
Napoli's paintings are part of a 20-year journey where she co-constructed story, imagery, and her native language with the collective knowledge of her community, resulting in a cultural reclamation process. Napoli works as faculty, art therapist, and a tribal citizen to interrupt silence about the past and question the subordinate position indigenous people often find themselves in today. She uses indigenous methodology in her research, a knowledge construction process that critically examines, deconstructs, and responds to the legacy of historical, systematic efforts to eradicate native identity in the United States.