SEATTLE IS NATIVE LAND: 2020 Indigenous People Festival

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Join us as we celebrate Indigenous brilliance and explore our shared joys and struggles—all on Native Land.  

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

Enjoy virtual performances

For the first time, the Indigenous People Festival will be held online. Our 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.

The event will be hosted here, on, and on Facebook Live.
This event is free and is open to the public. Stay up to date on the event schedule and program by subscribing to our events newsletter! View the event on Facebook here.

Program and Schedule

Curated Performances by Indigenous Artists

November 20

6:00 p.m. | Seattle is Native Land—The Performance
Hoop Dance, Ryan YellowJohn (Shoshone Bannock/Quechan) 
Traditional Dance, Suquamish Tribe Song and Dance Group
Aerial PerformanceJasmine Manuel (Laguna Pueblo/Hopi)
Drag Performance, Hailey Tayathy (Quileute)
Dance Performance, Mackenzie Neusiok (Coharie)
Musical Performance, Lacey Stevenson-Warrior (Dena’ina/Gros Ventre/Alutiiq)
8:00 p.m. | Everywhere is Native Land—The Concert

Headliner: Quinn Christopherson (Athabaskan/Inupiat)
Supaman (Apsáalooke)
Ghost Horse (Pawnee/Athabaskan)

November 21

1:00 p.m. | Black Lives Matter: Black and Native Solidarity Panel

Azie Dungey (Pamunkey Indian Nation/Black)
Azie is an Emmy-nominated writer for her work on Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, under showrunners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. She is best known as the writer and star of her critically-acclaimed Youtube series Ask A Slave, a satirical critique of race and gender in these here United States with over 2.5 million views.

Keisha Erwin @wapahkesis (Urban Nîhithaw (Woods Cree Nation), band member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band/Jamaican)
Keisha is a non-binary youth in the process of reclaiming a 2S identity and their artwork focuses on navigating oppression and multiple identities. 

Amber Starks @MelaninMvskoke (Afro Indigenous, Muscogee (Creek)/Shawnee/Yuchi/ Quapaw/Cherokee Descent)
Amber is an activist/organizer, cultural critic/commentator, student of decolonial theory, and budding abolitionist.
For more information please contact raktahcu’ Echo-Hawk at [email protected]

3:00 p.m. | Indigenous Creatives: Native Podcasters Panel

Alice Qannik Glenn of “Coffee & Quaq (Alaska Native Iñupiaq)
Alice is an Iñupiaq born and raised in Utqiaġvik, Alaska. She hosts and produces her own podcast show called “Coffee & Quaq” to celebrate and explore contemporary Native life in urban Alaska. 

Rebecca Nagle of “This Land (Cherokee Nation)
Rebecca is an award-winning advocate, writer, and citizen of the Cherokee Nation. As the host of the chart-topping podcast “This Land”, Nagle told the story of one Supreme Court case about tribal land in Oklahoma, the small-town murder that started it, and the surprising connection to her own family history. 

Tommy Pico of “Food 4 Thot” and “Scream, Queen! (Kumeyaay)
Tommy “Teebs” is a poet, podcaster, and tv writer. He is the author of the books IRL, Nature Poem, Junk, and Feed. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Los Angeles after spending 15 years in Brooklyn.