Land Acknowledgment: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade This internationally broadcast land acknowledgment considerably raises the bar for visibility of indigenous history within the wider story of the Americas. In collaboration with Indigenous Direction, the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made history by featuring an indigenous land acknowledgement — the first in its 96-year history — viewed by 20.7 million people worldwide. This included a formal welcome [...]
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Live at The Falcon will be celebrating Native American Culture every month at The Falcon Underground starting Thursday May 24 2018, featuring special guests, native music, history and spoken word. Joan Henry & SPIRITED will kick off this new series as the featured artists, including selections from their recent Big Read/Joy Harjo show. Guests also appearing during the evening's events include: Tribal Harmony Host Evan Pritchard, [...]
First Nations, come celebrate! Allies, come celebrate with us! This year honoring Water Protectors all over Mother Earth...
Embracing 'How We Became Human' by Joy Harjo: Joan Henry with Spirited in concert Dennis Yerry, native flute Guest Poets Evan Pritchard & Molly McGlennen 7PM 10/6/17 A concert introducing and inspired by the poetry of Choctaw poet and jazz musician Joy Harjo, featuring the premiere of AH, AH! composed by Joan Henry especially for this event This evening and all Big Read events [...]
Standing Rock On The Hudson “New to the Clearwater Festival this year – ‘Standing Rock on the Hudson,’ a 90 minute program of ceremony, speaking and song featuring Native American performers and River activists.” Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival) is the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival, bringing together major musical acts and Clearwater’s own brand of green activism [...]
Woodstock Fringe Festival 2016 Housed at the Byrdcliffe Theatre, performance home to Levon Helm, Jack DeJohnette and countless other luminaries of music, this year's Woodstock Fringe Festival was excited to present Spirited in concert on August 17th, 2016. Said Producing Artistic Director Wallace Norman early on, "I am DELIGHTED that you all will bring your music to Byrdcliffe. Looking forward to this event very much!" He [...]
Rivertales Exploring the Hudson River through the Eyes of its Native Inhabitants Dutchess Arts Camp children present 5 Stories of Indigenous encounters along the River That Flows Both Ways — at Long Dock Park, Beacon NY, in 2015. Learning stories of the Haudenosaunee, Dakota, Penobscot, Lenape & Esopus (Algonkan), Mill Street Loft's Dutchess Arts Camp Beacon children from ages 4 to 12 created sets, costumes and [...]
Everybody Sing Along! It was an honor to be a part of this amazing 5-day festival alongside so many gifted friends and amazing people whom Pete & Toshi touched and sang with in their lives... This incredible, Seeger family-produced festival celebrated the lives of Pete & Toshi Seeger through music, dance, film, boat rides & photo exhibits from Ashokan, Poughkeepsie & Beacon NY to New York [...]