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Thu, Mar 23


Ames City Auditorium

An Evening of Conversation With Geneviève Salamone & Stephanie Big Eagle

An Evening of Conversation With Geneviève Salamone & Stephanie Big Eagle
An Evening of Conversation With Geneviève Salamone & Stephanie Big Eagle

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

Ames City Auditorium, 520 6th St, Ames, IA 50010, USA

About the event

In this interactive talk, Geneviève Salamone and Stephanie Big Eagle will discuss their artistic work and how they use their platforms to educate and bring awareness to critical issues within Indigenous communities. Please see below for more information on each presenter; This is a free event open to the public and was made possible by grants funded from Arts Midwest & The National Endowment for Arts. ______________________________

Geneviève Gros-Louis Salamone is an Internationally recognized violinist, producer, film composer and beadworker from the Huron-Wendat Nation. After confronting PTSD from childhood sexual abuse, she uses her platform and artwork to raise awareness on issues surrounding mental health, sexual violence against women and critical Indigenous issues such as the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and the Indian Residential Schools. She holds a degree in Violin Performance and Indigenous Studies from McGill University and may currently be found composing Hollywood film, television and video game music as a composer/producer at Hinge Music Publishing, performing with her violin duo, the Dueling Fiddles and producing award-winning music in her recording studio, Wendat Records.

Upcoming major performances include the Cannes Film Festival, Sante Fe Indian Market & the Wendake International Pow Wow.

For more information on Geneviève's work, please visit:


Stephanie Big Eagle is the owner, founder, and head artist of Thunderbird Rising Studios, a handpoke tattoo studio opened in 2021. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and of mixed Dakota and Lakota ancestry, she reclaimed her Indigenous heritage as a young adult after being shown visions by her ancestors, and is now an environmental and Indigenous activist, an international Indigenous model, a traditional fancy shawl dancer, and an educational speaker. She is also the author of Thunderbird Rising, a memoir of reconnection, resilience, and empowerment.

Visit her website at and Thunderbird Rising Studios' website at Booking requests for presentations, interviews, book signings, fashion shows, and castings can be sent to

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