Iⁿ‘zhúje‘waxóbe/Sacred Red Rock project featured at upcoming community event

LAWRENCE — Join the Iⁿ‘zhúje‘waxóbe project leadership at 3 p.m. April 1 at Lawrence Public Library Auditorium for a public presentation on the Iⁿ‘zhúje‘waxóbe / Sacred Red Rock project funded by the Mellon Foundation Monuments Project Initiative.

Silhouette of In ‘zhúje ‘waxóbe and its base at sunset. Credit: Dave Loewenstein.

“Led by members of the Kaw Nation in collaboration with the city of Lawrence, University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Kanza Heritage Society and others, the  Iⁿ‘zhúje‘waxóbe / Sacred Red Rock Project is focused upon the return and relocation of Iⁿ‘zhúje‘waxóbe, the red Siouxan quartzite boulder currently located in Robinson Park, Lawrence, Kansas, to the Kaw Nation, who have a centuries-long relationship with the rock and value it as a sacred item of prayer,” said Jay T. Johnson, professor of geography & atmospheric science and director of the Center for Indigenous Research, Science, and Technology.

The event will feature presentations from leadership team members, an introduction to the project activity guide and responses to community questions. After the event at the library, audience members are invited to walk over to explore Robinson Park. Snacks will be provided. All participants are welcome.

More information on the Iⁿ‘zhúje‘waxóbe / Sacred Red Rock project is available on the project website.

Read more information about the project's history as well as a pronunciation guide.

For questions and event accommodations, contact Project Coordinator Mandy Frank, mandy.frank@ku.edu.

Image: Silhouette of In ‘zhúje ‘waxóbe and its base at sunset. Credit: Dave Loewenstein.

Fri, 03/24/2023


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Mandy Frank

Institute for Policy & Social Research