North Amer­i­can In­di­ans a fan

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

GIN GIN lo­cal artist Gary Wood­field last Fri­day had a spe­cial vis­i­tor from the North Amer­i­can In­dian Fed­er­a­tion Group.

Mr Wood­field re­ceives in­ter­est from around the world on a weekly ba­sis want­ing his work.

“It is an hon­our to be ap­proached from over­seas vis­i­tors, and do­ing a paint­ing based on Gen­eral Custer’s last stand told from a ‘Na­tive In­dian per­spec­tive.’

“This paint­ing will help raise funds for re­search, cur­ing chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties within the In­dian Na­tions.”

Mr Wood­field said he likes to help char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions abroad when the op­por­tu­nity does arise.

“This is go­ing to be a spe­cial paint­ing not only for me but also the or­gan­i­sa­tion I am work­ing with.

His plan is to have the paint­ing com­pleted for his art ex­hi­bi­tion in Gin Gin, June and July.

Mr Wood­field spent time with Dern Fal­lon, known as Run­ning Deer.

Mr Fal­lon is Cheyenne, his great-great-grand­fa­ther fought at the Bat­tle of Lit­tle Big Horn in 1876.

“This will be a chal­leng­ing project and one I am look­ing for­ward to com­plet­ing,” he said.

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