Native American

Ghost of the White Deer by Jeremy Dennis (Image via the Easthampton Star)

A Shinnecock Artist’s Exhibit on LI

Culture, History, Long Island, Native American October 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm

A young artist of the Shinnecock Nation is “illuminating indigenous mythology” on Long Island, writes The East Hampton Star.

Jean-Louis Bourgeois at a Native American naming ceremony in his honor in Cold Spring, New York in late May. (Image courtesy of the author via Tablet)

Jewish Activist Honored in Native Ceremony

Jewish, Native American, New York June 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

A prominent member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe led a naming ceremony in the Hudson Valley in honor of Jewish activist Jean-Louis Bourgeois for his contributions to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, reports Tablet.

One of the earliest items in the “Tattooed New York” exhibit are these mezzotints from 1710. They feature portraits of four Mohawk and Mohican leaders. The “Tattooed New York” exhibit has a number of representations of Native American tattoos. (Photo by Leeanne Root for Indian Country Media Network)

Native American Bodywork’s Influence on Tattoo Art

Immigration, Manhattan, Native American March 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm

An exhibit at the New-York Historical Society features numerous examples of Native American body art, reports Indian Country Media Network.

Boots by Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock designer, Jaime Okuma, are displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

‘Native Fashion Now’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Native American February 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

A collection of nearly 70 pieces by Native American designers is on display at the Museum of the American Indian until Sept. 4.

Go to Queens Examiner for more photos from the event at Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground.

A Reclaimed Burial Ground Honored in Flushing

African, History, Native American, Queens November 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm

At a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the reclamation of a burial ground in Flushing, advocates called for more to be done, reports Queens Examiner.

(Photo courtesy of Flushing Town Hall)

Native American Dance Comes to Flushing

Native American, Queens, Traditions January 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will appear at Flushing Town Hall on Jan. 16 and offer visitors an opportunity to learn a traditional Native American dance before the performance, Queens Chronicle reports.

"Champion" by Cannupa Hanska Luger. (Photo courtesy of Katie Fuller)

Race and Revolution: Artists Respond

“Race and Revolution,” an exhibit exploring “human injustices through art,” offers the work of several artists in many media on Governors Island through Sept. 25.

A performer at the Indigenous Peoples Celebration, held Oct. 10-12 on Randall's Island, New York (Photos by Marco Poggio for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Featured Posts, Native American, Voices' Picks October 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Just before Columbus Day, indigenous peoples gathered to celebrate their history on Randall’s Island.

Native American chiefs with Paul Vallone (right). (Photo by Alina Suriel via Queens Courier)

A Street Sign ‘350 Years Overdue’

History, Native American, Queens October 6, 2015 at 5:44 pm

A street in Little Neck, Queens, has been co-named Matinecock Way in tribute to the Native American tribe that last lived in northeastern Queens centuries ago, reports Queens Courier.

Some of the 16-person cast of "Trail of Tears" (Photo by Ashley Marinaccio via Downtown Express)

Staging ‘America’s Original Sin’

History, Manhattan, Native American July 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Downtown Express attends a performance of the Rebel Theater Company production “Trail of Tears,” which takes a multicultural and satirical approach in its portrayal of the forced migration of Native Americans in 1838-1839.

Shinnecock native Matauqus Tarrant leads Ross School students in a dance during the Shinnecock Green Corn Festival that was held on the grounds of the Ross Lower School on Wednesday, 6/17/15

Learning the Ways of the Shinnecock Nation

Culture, Education, Long Island, Native American July 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Members of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island guided students in learning about Native American culture, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Native American Post-Modernism on Display

Native American Post-Modernism on Display

The “How to Catch an Eel and Grow Corn” exhibit showcases the best indigenous women artists in New York.

Chef Andrew Gerson at work. (Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery via Brooklyn Daily)

A Taste of Nieuw Amsterdam

Brooklyn, Food, History, Native American, Western European April 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Brooklyn Brewery’s chef plans a Nieuw Amsterdam dinner for April 16 featuring old Dutch specialties along with Lenape clams, reports Brooklyn Daily.

A Pow Wow in Its 36th Year

A Pow Wow in Its 36th Year

Culture, Featured Posts, Native American, Queens, Video July 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Representatives of more than 40 Native American nations gathered in Queens for a dance competition.

Five books by Native writers provide another perspective to the stories that arise this time of year. (Book cover images via Indian Country Today)

Alternative Books to ‘So-Called’ 1st Thanksgiving

Culture, History, Native American November 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Indian Country Today offers a list of children’s books from Native writers as told from their perspective, rather than the “feel-good” stories of Pilgrim and Indian bonding that line bookshelves this time of year.