Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds is more than a fascinating name. The conceptual artist’s career and message intrigues even more. Exhibiting since the 1980s, Heap of Birds is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. His work—paintings, prints, sculpture—often deals with affronts committed to Earth and Native Americans. He’s created several public-art projects from coast to coast, and has exhibited internationally, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He’ll be giving a lecture, “Being a Global Citizen and Sharing Native History and Art Across the World,” and showing some work on Friday, February 11, at Sacramento State. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free to the public, will be followed by a reception 7 to 9 p.m. in Kadema Hall’s Witt Gallery. The following day will be a reception for his exhibition, Life Is Precious, at La Raza Galería Posada in Midtown.