Spring 2022 Seasonal Talk #3
Date: Sunday, June 5
Time: 10:00am – 1:00 p.m. MT
Location: Kenosha Pass, Colorado Trail Section #6 Trailhead, Forest Rd 849, Jefferson, CO 80456
Guest Speakers: De Lane Bredvik, Jaime Kopke, and Walt Pourier (Oglala Lakota)

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Guest Speakers

Jaime Kopke is a certified Forest Therapy Guide, trained by the Association of Forest and Nature Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT). She has worked designing public programs at museums and libraries for almost a decade, and is also a practicing artist, focusing on work that intertwines the boundaries between people and the natural world. In her years spent producing public programs, she has seen a deep desire from people to re-connect—with one another, their passions, but also with something bigger than themselves. Forest therapy provides a doorway for people to tap into a greater sense of being—through nature connection emerges cultural repair.

De Lane Bredvik is a Colorado installation artist who holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Art in Honor’s Art History from Southern Methodist University. After working in the field of Architecture, Bredvik became increasingly drawn to the ephemeral process of feeling, thinking, and understanding that provide the structure for creating experience. His work focuses on raising awareness of social and environmental issues, with current projects investigating quantum physics, consciousness, and cognition.

Walt Pourier is Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he is the Creative Director/CEO of Nakota Designs Advertising Design & Graphics and Executive Director/Founder of the Stronghold Society, a nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns. Through his fine art, graphics, brand identity, and many creative movements he supports, Walt’s focus is to share messages of hope, inspiration, and healthy ways of life. Speaking to the importance of Indigenous Knowledge in all we do and this movement being led from a 7th generation Native American youth perspective. His outreach work, through youth movements, language revitalization, suicide prevention, ending domestic violence, defending childhood initiatives, sustainable housing, and healthy food distribution has reached many communities.

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This project is produced by Black Cube with support by a CRCW grant for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs