Symbol of Native Health to Shine on Georgia World Congress Center

"Little Cheyenne Girl"

“Little Cheyenne Girl”

Published September 9, 2015

ATLANTA—”Little Cheyenne Girl,” a painting by J. Nicole Nahmi-A-Piah and a new symbol for efforts to improve Native American health through affordable insurance, will be digitally projected onto the Georgia World Congress Center September 9 through 15. The event will be celebrated with performances by the Silver Ridge Singers, an American Indian drum group from Lawrenceville, GA, on Septemer 9 and 11.

J.Nicole Nahmi-A-Piah

J.Nicole Nahmi-A-Piah

The digital projection is part of #NativeArt4Health–a national project designed to feature artwork that portrays the importance of Native American health and the advantages of enrolling in health care coverage.

Twenty-eight percent of tribal people report poor health, compared with just 16 percent of the overall U.S. population. Even so, around 30 percent are uninsured. In Atlanta, there are nearly 45,000 American Indian and Alaska Natives, 29 percent of whom are uninsured.

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The public is invited to all #NativeArt4Health Atlanta events, and encouraged to get creative and show what health means to them by decorating a “Little Cheyenne Girl” coloring page, which can be found at www.NativeArt4Helath.org, and sharing it on social media with #NativeArt4Health.

Schedule

Wednesday, September 9, – 9 p.m.

Digital projection unveiling
Artist J. Nicole Nahmi-A-Piah
Drumming and dancing by the Silver Ridge Singers

Friday, September 11, 9 p.m.
Artist J. Nicole Nahmi-A-Piah
American Indian Drumming and dancing

September 9-15
Artwork projection from 9 to 11:30 each evening

Location
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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