The American Indian Cultural District and local artist Rachel Znerold are partnering to create a on mural called “We Are On Native Land: Honoring the Original Stewards.” The intention of the mural is foster a collective understanding of being on and connected to the land and honors Indigenous animals, plants, and people as the first stewards of Golden Gate Park in Yelamu.
The “We” reminds us that we are never alone in the park which was created to welcome and foster recreation and enjoyment from people of all Nations and to honor our unique and shared relationships, responsibility, and connection to the plants and animals in GGP.
About the Artist
Rachel Znerold Raised in the wilderness of Colorado but living in the Mission District for the past 15 years, Rachel Znerold is a painter, performance artist, activist, creative consultant and set/costume designer a working to create more mindfulness, empowerment and justice through art.
About the Partners
The American Indian Cultural District
Founded on March 31st, 2020, the American Indian Cultural District (AICD) is the first established Cultural District of its size in the United States dedicated to recognizing, honoring, and celebrating the American Indian legacy, culture, people, and contributions. This mural is part of the AICD Indigenize Project which is a citywide placemaking and place keeping initiative that focuses on honoring and celebrating American Indian culture, history, people, and contributions through works of art.
Paint The Void supports artists for the public good and highlights art as essential, particularly during times of crisis. The organization uplifts artists and their voices by funding public art and creativity in everyday urban spaces – spaces that impact and enhance people’s daily lives. Paint the Void is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, born from an idea to help keep artists engaged and paid as guardians of hope and beauty in a time of fear and uncertainty.