About This Event
Tatanka shares humor about his life growing up on the Rez, societal contrasts and views from the Native perspective.
Tatanka Means is an award-winning actor and stand-up comedian from Chinle, Arizona. Means represents the Navajo, Oglala Lakota and Omaha Nations. He is one of the BUSIEST touring Native American COMEDIANS performing today. He has been sharing his stand-up comedy and motivational messages all over Indian Country spreading laughter and messages of motivation to all ages entertaining audiences everywhere from casinos and schools, conferences and colleges to prisons and rehab centers.
Means was recognized and awarded for his comedy by being voted Best Comedian by Albuquerque The Magazine. The National Indian Gaming Association recently honored Tatanka by awarding him The Entertainer of The Year
Join us virtually from the comfort of your home for an evening of laughter with Tatanka Means.
About Laughter and Resilience:
This event is part of ongoing programming for the Eiteljorg’s new exhibition Laughter and Resilience: Humor in Native American Art. This fascinating exhibition curated by the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, N.M. examines Indigenous humor in all its forms. Laughter and Resilience will inspire an appreciation and better understanding of Native Art through the concept of how humor, telling jokes, and being light-hearted (especially during times that require or have required acts of resiliency), is central to many Native American groups.