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Ayotola’ki’ho

Ayotola’ki’ho is an Arawakan word meaning interwoven. Ayotola’ki’ho is an intercommunity project designed by 2 Spirit Indigenous artist a.c.ramírez de arellaño, and is created as part of their passion to utilize public spaces to create a dialogue that educates, inspires, and builds bridges between communities. The artist seeks to draw attention to the capacity for individuals and communities to heal, grow, and thrive through our interconnectedness.

With the creation of a series of looms, participants are invited to add pieces of colorful fabric, yarn, and other items representing the beauty and significance of themselves and their communities, as well as symbolizing how interconnected we truly are.

Having first launched in Portland, Oregon for Indigenous People’s Day, October 2021, this project has been made available to a wide variety of cultural communities as it continues to travel. For information on having a loom visit your community please contact cardonaramirezdearellano@gmail.com

The pilot project was sponsored by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. This project continues through support by the Trans Justice Funding Project.

This project is in the early stages of being developed into a documentary film which allows the viewer to learn about Indigenous ways of knowing, intergenerational healing, and experience how a loom tells a story for and with it’s community. To support the documentary please contact a.c.ramírez at cardonaramirezdearellano@gmail.com

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