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dc.contributor.author Blake, George en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-26T22:11:54Z en
dc.date.available 2016-10-26T22:11:54Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-10-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/179971 en
dc.description The distinguished artist George Blake (Hupa-Yurok) received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University, on Tuesday, October 11 at the Van Duzer Theater. Art Department Assistant Professor Julia Alderson interviews Blake about his life and work. Blake was nominated by CSU Trustee Hugo N. Morales, who cited Blake’s role in the resurgence of Native California traditional cultural life since the 1970s. Born in 1944 on the Hoopa Indian Reservation in the Hoopa Valley of Humboldt County, Blake is known for his sculpture, jewelry, regalia, and contemporary works. He is also recognized as one of the few living people skilled in the traditional art of dugout canoe building. Blake’s Yurok Dugout Canoe, completed in 1990, is on display in the HSU Library. Blake was cited by CSU Trustee Hugo Morales for his role in the resurgence of Native California traditional cultural life since the 1970s. Blake's work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of major institutions. He was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship in 1191 by the National Endowment of the Arts. Blake joins only 10 other people that HSU has presented with Honorary Doctorates since 1965. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.title George N. Blake: Honorary Doctorate Ceremony en
dc.type Recording, oral en
dc.type Video en


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