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First Peoples Week

First Peoples Week

Charlene Teter's Way of Sorrows | Art by Ryan Redcorn / Buffalo Nickel Creative


We’re embarking on our second-ever multi-day celebration of North American Indigenous life and history, and you’re invited!

For this week, celebrated Native creators, artists, chefs and others will take center stage. We’ll have vibrant conversations that will touch on land treaties, food, dance, Indigenous representation, storytelling and more.

This program is curated by Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes, co-founder of The North American Indigenous Center of New York (NAIC-NY), a Native-women-led and centered nonprofit organization committed to Indigenous empowerment through cultural continuance, intersectional equity, and advancement of economic justice for Native nations, communities, and peoples living in and beyond the boundaries of New York City, New York State, and the Northeast.

As we bring so many voices together this week to educate minds, inspire hearts, and renew sprirts, The Greene Space would like to acknowledge that we are on Lenapehoking, the traditional and unceded land of the Lenape People, past and present. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Lenape, who continue to honor and bring to light their heritage and contributions.

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