News — Native American
SEEDS of the FUTURE
Brought to you by in partnership
American Indian Community House & Friends of Transmitter Park
Saturday October 6th, 2018
12:00 – 5:00pm
Bushwick Inlet Park
86 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY
SHARING KNOWLEDGE, THOUGHT, ART, MOVEMENT – Moderation & Lecture by Rick Chavolla – AICH Board Chairman
Workshops: Traditional Beadwork, Storytelling, Spoken Work, Wampum Teachings, Music, Dance, Tree Planting CovenantThis event will celebrate and recognize Indigenous People’s Day and Connect the American Indian Community House with North Brooklyn. We will explore the application of Indigenous Values, Culture, and Ethics through environmental teachings and knowledge of how to coexist with nature through dialogue, storytelling, art, dance, and song. This will be a day to deepen our connections with one another, and discuss our relations to the land we occupy.
Additional partners: FRIENDS OF BUSHWICK INLET PARK – GREENING GREENPOINT – GREENPOINT TREE CORPS – NEIGHBORS ALLIED FOR GOOD GROWTH – NEWTOWN CREEK ALLIANCE – OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE FOR NORTH BROOKLYN
FREE REGISTRATION: TRANSMITTERPARK.ORG/AICH
We'wha and the Two Spirit Tradition, Then and Now
Work by Iakowi:he'ne' (MohawkCoterie) currently on display within the exhibition. Please pay a visit and support Contemporary Native American Artists by shopping and sharing. There are plenty of wearable pieces such as purses, moccasins, pottery and cradleboards from the past. Dating all the way back to the 1700's, the spirit and stories these pieces carry will whisk you away into a vision of life during its era. To hold them pulls you into either the making of it or the originals owners daily life.
The energy is strong and the frequency is...
Iakowi:he'ne' Featured in the June Issue of ALLURE Magazine
"Oakes is 38-year-old designer, activist, and high school volleyball and swim coach who wears her hair down to her waist as a means of connecting with the Mohawk tribe in which she was raised. Oakes grew up on the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory on the border of New York State and Canada and now lives in New York City.
My hair is a way for me to identify myself. People say, “Oh, what are you, Indian?” It’s a cliché. “Oh, you have long hair?” It’s like, yeah! I’m Mohawk....
The American Indian Community House at the Whitney Museum NYC
Join The American Indian Community House and Mohawk Coterie for a Social and Art presentation at The Whitney Museum. From song, drums, dance, visual arts, beadwork, Sweetgrass baskets, jewellery & Wampum. Everyone Welcome, Hope to see you there!
Niawen:kowa/ thank you
Native Women and Fashion Activism Workshop in NYC
To sign up for upcoming workshops in NYC please visit my "Meetup" page for an updated schedule (link provided below). This week's schedule is ready and open...