WE ARE THE SEEDS 2019

We Are the Seeds uplifts and centers Indigenous voices through the arts.

2019 has been an extraordinary year for our organization. We launched our inaugural Seeds Philly in April and it was a great success, receiving city-wide media attention and, importantly, creating connections within the Indigenous community of Philadelphia. In May, Paula and Tailinh participated in the Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives Panel Discussion— Sustaining Communities: Collaborations that Work. In July, Seeds produced two events: Make Art Philly in Philadelphia's City Hall courtyard and a performance and art workshop at a fantastic summer camp in Queen Village. In August, Seeds Santa Fe brought together artists, musicians, and community for a joyful celebration and representation of who we are as Indigenous people today. Through Seeds, we have the privilege of sharing an often-underrepresented narrative with the world. And more impactful, we have the opportunity to direct our own narratives-- telling our own stories in our own voices.
We're asking for your support to continue this work -- consider investing in the longevity of We Are the Seeds by making a tax-deductible donation today. Join us as we continue to uplift and center Indigenous voices through the arts. Join us in our efforts to bring more understanding, light, and joy to this world. Thank you!
 
We Are the Seeds of CultureTrust video (4:59)-- music composed by Zachariah Julian
 
Upcoming We Are the Seeds programs include:
 
in partnership with Indigenous Peoples' Day, LLC
Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly 2019
Penn Treaty Park
October 12, 2019
11a-5p
 
Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts
Family Arts Academy 
October 13, 2019
2p-4p
Enjoy a storytelling performance by artist, storyteller, and musician Tchin followed by a rattle-making workshop.
 
​Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts
November 23, 2019 2p-3:30p
Seeds Performance and Panel Discussion
Join Urie Ridgeway (Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape), Paula Mirabal (Taos Pueblo), and Tailinh Agoyo (Narragansett) for a panel discussion focused on the importance of land and water to Indigenous people past and present. The panelists will also discuss environmental issues Indigenous communities are facing today. Urie and Paula will share about their homelands and their community's successes and challenges. Tailinh with share about her photo series, The Warrior Project, which tells the story of Indigenous children’s concern for the future of their homelands and waterways. Following the discussion, enjoy a celebratory performance by We Are the Seeds Dance Troupe and learn the significance of and have the opportunity to purchase wampum jewelry by renowned artist Tchin.
 
Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives project
Haverford College
Current-April 2020
 
One Book, One Philadelphia Finale Event
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30 P.M., FREE
Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Auditorium, 1901 Vine St.
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Campaign ends 11/02/2019 at 08:16 PM (EDT)