Seattle is Native Land: 2020 Indigenous People Festival

This event is in the past
Every day, through Nov 21
This is an online event
Celebrate some of what Coast Salish culture has to offer with this online festival of music, dance, and performances created by and for local Native communities.

Program and Schedule

6:00 p.m. | Seattle is Native Land—The Performance
Hoop Dance, Ryan YellowJohn (Shoshone Bannock/Quechan) 
Traditional Dance, Suquamish Tribe Song and Dance Group
Aerial Performance, Jasmine Manuel (Laguna Pueblo/Hopi)
Drag Performance, Hailey Tayathy (Quileute)
Dance Performance, Mackenzie Neusiok (Coharie)
Musical Performance, Lacey Stevenson-Warrior (Dena’ina/Gros Ventre/Alutiiq)
8:00 p.m. | Everywhere is Native Land—The Concert
Headliner: Quinn Christopherson (Athabaskan/Inupiat)
Supaman (Apsáalooke)
Ghost Horse (Pawnee/Athabaskan)

1:00 p.m. | Black Lives Matter: Black and Native Solidarity Panel
Azie Dungey (Pamunkey Indian Nation/Black)
Azie is an Emmy-nominated writer for her work on Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, under showrunners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. She is best known as the writer and star of her critically-acclaimed Youtube series Ask A Slave, a satirical critique of race and gender in these here United States with over 2.5 million views.

Keisha Erwin @wapahkesis (Urban Nîhithaw (Woods Cree Nation), band member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band/Jamaican)
Keisha is a non-binary youth in the process of reclaiming a 2S identity and their artwork focuses on navigating oppression and multiple identities. 

Amber Starks @MelaninMvskoke (Afro Indigenous, Muscogee (Creek)/Shawnee/Yuchi/ Quapaw/Cherokee Descent)
Amber is an activist/organizer, cultural critic/commentator, student of decolonial theory, and budding abolitionist.

3:00 p.m. | Indigenous Creatives: Native Podcasters Panel
Alice Qannik Glenn of “Coffee & Quaq“ (Alaska Native Iñupiaq)
Alice is an Iñupiaq born and raised in Utqiaġvik, Alaska. She hosts and produces her own podcast show called “Coffee & Quaq” to celebrate and explore contemporary Native life in urban Alaska. 

Rebecca Nagle of “This Land“ (Cherokee Nation)
Rebecca is an award-winning advocate, writer, and citizen of the Cherokee Nation. As the host of the chart-topping podcast “This Land”, Nagle told the story of one Supreme Court case about tribal land in Oklahoma, the small-town murder that started it, and the surprising connection to her own family history. 

Tommy Pico of “Food 4 Thot” and “Scream, Queen!” (Kumeyaay)
Tommy “Teebs” is a poet, podcaster, and tv writer. He is the author of the books IRL, Nature Poem, Junk, and Feed. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Los Angeles after spending 15 years in Brooklyn.