Indian Heritage Supercut by Mr. Morrison documents the removal and relocation of the murals from the old school into the new. This short film collides years of work into 5 minutes of achievement and perseverance.
Andrew Morrison (Apache/Haida) painted all of the murals at the Wilson Pacific school, former Indian Heritage High School over the course of 12 years from 2001-2013. All murals are painted with Krylon and Rustoleum spray paint. In 2013 a capital levy was passed, the Wilson Pacific school was scheduled for demolition, and it was to be replaced with two new schools. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Andrew Morrison and Seattle Public Schools was created to preserve, protect, remove, and relocate the existing Native American murals into both the new Robert Eagle Staff Middle school and Cascadia Elementary buildings. In 2014 the murals and site were designated as an official City of Seattle Landmark. Johnpaul Jones (Cherokee/Choctaw) of Jones and Jones Architects and Landscape Architects was the lead designer for the National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution and he was the Project Designer for the relocation of the murals. Nickel Bros who specialize in heavy lifting and the moving of buildings successfully completed the removal and relocation of the murals into their new locations. Details about the murals can be found in the downloadable Progress Reports on this website. The new schools opened in 2017.
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