We’re excited to have a great line-up of special guests performing, participating in panel discussions, and leading workshops during this year’s festival!
This Seattle band brings together a blend of musical styles from rock, blues, and funk to soul, hip hop, and reggae. The band has performed at events and venues across the Northwest, including Northwest Folklife, Hempfest, Salmon Homecoming, and Tulalip Heritage Festival, the Muckleshoot Amphitheater, the Showbox SODO, Dante’s, Neumos, Scarlet Tree, and The Mix. Daisy Chain released its debut album Pickin’ Flowers in 2015 and went on a West Coast tour in the early spring of 2015. The tour kicked off in Albuquerque, NM during the Gathering of Nations Powwow. DC then headed west to the Viper Room in LA and on to gigs in Oakland and northern California. The band is currently working on a second album. Check out Daisy Chain’s Facebook page.
They will perform at the Closing Night Party at 10 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Washington Cracker Building.
Myron Dewey’s drone footage—used in the film Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock—made him one of the most important journalistic voices to come out of the Standing Rock movement. Founder and owner of Digital Smoke Signals, Dewey is Newe-Numah/ Paiute-Shoshone from the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Agui Diccutta Band (Trout Eaters) and Temoke Shoshone. Digital Smoke Signal’s goal is to help bridge the digital divide throughout Indian Country and indigenize media through indigenous eyes with cultural core values. Check out Dewey’s YouTube account.
He will participate in the panel discussion after our screening of Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Bing.
Steven Paul Judd
Kiowa-Choctaw artist and filmmaker Steven Paul Judd is one of Indian Country’s hottest artists and filmmakers. His pop-inspired artwork often combines American Indian imagery and themes with popular films, games, and books, to create thought-provoking works providing social commentary with a sense of humor. His films include “Ronnie BoDean” and “Search for the World’s Best Indian Taco.” Check out his work on Facebook and Instagram.
Judd will lead a workshop on Art and Activism for young artists at 4 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Unfinished Space Gallery. For more information, contact Helen Goodteacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respected journalist Hattie Kauffman earned four Emmy awards as a reporter and anchor for KING 5 News in Seattle. She then worked at ABC’s “Good Morning America” for CBS News. Her memoir, “Falling Into Place,” was released in September 2013. View her website.
Kauffman will interview actress DeLanna Studi during Her-story: The Evolution of DeLanna Studi” at 2 p.m. on Sept. 9 at The Bing
Ross is an author, storyteller and commentator. A member of the Blackfeet Nation, Ross is a popular speaker on issues related to social justice and Indian Country. He has appeared on prominent television and radio news shows, and writes for many national publications. Ross has a spoken word/hip hop CD “Isskootsik (Before Here was Here).” Visit Ross’s website.
Ross will moderate the panel discussion after our screening of Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Bing, and will perform his spoken word art at the Closing Night Party, at 10 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Washington Cracker Building.
Award-winning Cherokee actor DeLanna Studi has been featured in a number of films and TV series, including Edge of America, Dreamkeeper, We Are Still Here, The Only Good Indian, Z Nation, The Burden of Being, and Blessed. And she has acted extensively on the stage, performing roles like Johnna Monevata in August: Osage County. Studi’s new one-woman, “And So We Walked,” chronicles the 900-mile journey she took with her father along the Trail of Tears to truly understand her own identity and the conflicts of her nation. Check out .
See Studi at “Her-story: The Evolution of DeLanna Studi” at 2 p.m. on Sept. 9 at The Bing
Floris White Bull
Floris White Bull is the daughter of Mark F. White Bull (Lakota) and Patricia Ann Loretto (Pueblo). Raised at Standing Rock, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Energy Technology and Native American Studies from Sitting Bull College and is currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. She is a principal subject and co-writer of AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock.
She will participate in the panel discussion after our screening of Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Bing.
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