Monday, September 28, 2020

Celebrating First Peoples Week!

Charlene Teter's Way of Sorrows | Design by Ryan RedCorn

Monday, October 5 — Saturday, October 10

7 live events.
1 immersive virtual exhibition.
11 mixed-media artists.

Everything FREE to access with RSVP.

You're invited to join a wide-ranging and exciting week of live art, storytelling and conversation led by Indigenous and Native American artists, historians, journalists and community leaders.

Together, we'll bridge the past, enlighten the present and celebrate our shared humanity.   

Featured panelists and contributors include:

  • American Indian Community House
  • This Land (Crooked Media) podcast host Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee)
  • Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha), the first-ever full-time curator of Native American Art at The Met
  • Billions actor Tanis Parenteau (Cree)
  • The Lenape Center
  • Folk singer and musician Samantha Crain (Choctaw), hailed by the New York Times as a “promising young storyteller”
  • Korina Emmerich (Pullayup), EMME fashion designer and Project Runway contestant 
  • Walter Scott (Kahnawake Mohawk), author of the “Wendy” comic series, of which The New Yorker said “his mastery of his characters’ faces and gestures is...wonderful, his line quick and sure and expressive”
  • Charlene Teters (Spokane), activist and first Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History
  • And many others! 

Here's a preview of the online exhibition, "As Wide As the Sky," launching Monday, Oct 5!

"As Wide As the Sky" is curated by artist and educator Maria Hupfield.

"New York City is home to more Native people than any other U.S. city, but Native histories, concerns, and cultural impacts go largely unacknowledged here. First Peoples Week is a multimedia space for Native artists and thinkers to share their work, tell stories about their vibrant cultures, and lead conversations that reckon with our past and envision a different future.

This festival embodies the mission of The Greene Space to make live art and journalism by and for all New Yorkers eager to join us in creating a stronger, more beautiful and equitable world.”

Jennifer Sendrow
Executive Producer, The Greene Space




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.