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"Art is a nation's most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation."
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts
For over thirty-five years, Rob Aptaker has visited Native American people from many tribal nations. He has learned stories, tribal traditions, songs, and he has taken part in ceremonies and celebrations. Rob is an avid student of Native American oral histories and of Native American historical and anthropological record.
When Rob Aptaker meets with students to share about pre-colonial native life in what is now America, he brings a respectful and balanced perspective which helps children understand Native People and their history. Rob has a Master’s degree in Education and has given hundreds of presentations in schools, libraries, and museums. His talent for combining humor, audience participation and a well-paced ‘show and demonstrate’ style make his presentations lively and engaging.