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Date
Friday, November 20
Time
6:00 p.m.
Place
Virtual
Cost
Free Event

In lieu of a cancelled in-person event, the festival is offering a virtual presentation.

Tune in November 20-21, 2020 on Facebook.

Indigenous People Festival is part of the Virtual Festál 2020 series, supported through grants from 4Culture & ArtsFund.


The Indigenous People Festival is a time for Native people to celebrate their unique traditions and visions for the future. This year, they acknowledge what is and always will be Coast Salish land, and imagine a future guided by Indigenous knowledge and excellence.

For the first time, the Indigenous People Festival will be held online. Their lineup will feature a variety of Indigenous talent from drag to dance, song to story, proclamation to performance—created by and for American Indian and Alaska Native people.


Friday, November 20th

  • 6pm: 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)
  • 8pm: Everywhere is Native Land—The Concert
    • Headliner: Quinn Christopherson (Athabaskan/Inupiat)
    • Supaman (Apsáalooke)
    • Ghost Horse (Pawnee/Athabaskan)

Saturday, November 21st

  • 1pm: Black Lives Matter: Black and Native Solidarity Panel
    • Kiesha Erwin (Urban Nîhithaw (Woods Cree Nation), band member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band/Jamaican)
    • Amber Starks (Afro Indigenous, Muscogee (Creek)/Shawnee/Yuchi/ Quapaw/Cherokee Descent)
    • Azie Dungey (Pamunkey Indian Nation/Black)
  • 3pm: Indigenous Creatives: Native Podcasters Panel
    • Alice Qannik Glenn (Alaska Native Iñupiaq)
    • Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee Nation)
    • Tommy Pico (Kumeyaay)

2020 Indigenous People's Festival Poster

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