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Sat, Oct 08


New York

First Peoples Week: Interwoven Futures

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day all Weekend with NAIC-NY and The Greene Space. Explore Food Sovereignty workshop, Traditional Knowledge Share, and a Traditional Long House Social filled with Dancing!

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First Peoples Week: Interwoven Futures
First Peoples Week: Interwoven Futures

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT – Oct 09, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT

New York, 44 Charlton St, New York, NY 10014, USA

About the event

For FREE ADMISSION use code 'Greene' at The Greene Space Tickets here!


People of all ages are invited to participate in this interactive celebration of culture created by the vibrant Native communities living within the boundaries of our city, state and region. You are welcome to come for all or just some of the program – one ticket gives you access to it all.

2pm-6pm: Native Made Market Artisans and vendors will have a pop-up marketplace in our lobby with items for purchase.

3pm: Haudenosaunee Cooking Demo – Make Your Own Berry Drinks Learn how to make our own traditional berry drink with Mohawk Chef Dave Smoke McCluskey, and take a sip while hearing about how to make Indigenous, organic, sustainable, locally grown ingredients a bigger part of your diet.

4pm: Stories from the People of the Longhouse Perry Ground draws on over 30 years of experience as a Master Storyteller and Cultural Educator to bring to life a series of traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) legends that teach the beliefs, customs and history of his people. He’ll captivate you throughout this interactive hour with his bold stage presence, deep knowledge, and plenty of humor.

5pm: Haudenosaunee Social Dance You can be a part of a traditional social dance with award-winning Smoke Dancer Chris Thomas of Onondaga Nation leading a demonstration and lesson.

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.

About First Peoples Week First Peoples Week is The Greene Space’s multi-day celebration of Indigenous communities in and out of NYC. Our mission is to provide meaningful space for Indigenous artists, organizers and thinkers to lead the conversation, and offer insights into their histories, cultures, concerns and visions for the future.

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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