Cherice Harrison-Nelson is an educator, artist, and third generation Mardi Gras Indian. She is member of the Guardians of the Flame Cultural Arts Society and curator of the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame.
During 2009-2010, Cherice was a Visiting Scholar and Artist at Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, and collaborated with Collat Media Interns and Sophielab on a series of short films exploring the creative process of making her suit for 2010, her work mentoring and teaching Young Guardians of the Flame, and the roles and responsibilities women and girls assume in Mardi Gras Indian culture.
"146 Days to Mardi Gras" is the first film in this series.
RIGHTS: This short film is published by the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame with Sophielab at Newcomb College Center for Research on Women under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 license. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about other uses. Cherice Harrison-Nelson and all Mardi Gras Indians featured in this piece retain copyright on individual and Indian gang design, art, and other intellectual property.