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Indigenous People Festival 11/2020

Virtual event: Indigenous People Festival streaming on Facebook

Dance and music will kick off this year’s celebration.

Artists, dancers and musicians are gathering this weekend to launch the Indigenous People Festival online, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, on Facebook.

The series of events, with the theme “Seattle Is a Native Land,” starts off on Friday with performances including traditional dances, a hoop dance, an aerial show and a drag performance.

A concert will follow at 8 p.m. featuring headliner Quinn Christopherson, as well as musicians Supaman and Ghost Horse. 

The Saturday Indigenous People Festival event schedule will start with a Black Lives Matter: Black and Native Solidarity Panel at 1 p.m.

And at 3 p.m. there will be an Indigenous Creatives panel focused on native podcasters, led by podcasters Alice Qannik Glenn, activist Rebecca Nagle and writer-poet Tommy Pico.

The free event, part of the Seattle Center Festál series, is open to the public. For more information on this year’s virtual Indigenous People Festival, visit SIHB.org.

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Jillian O'Connor

Jillian O’Connor is managing editor of the Seattle's Child print magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two sons and a dog named after the Loch Ness Monster.