Here are some of the people we love collaborating with.
We Are the Seeds Dance Troupe
TheWe Are the SeedsDanceTroupe are a father and daughter performance group featuring Wayahsti Richardson, Heart (10), Star (8), and Breeze (4) Richardson. Together they dance and sing traditional and contemporary songs. They have performed throughout the East Coast, recently performing at the prestigious Lincoln Center.
Tchin (pronounced 'chin) is a nationally known, multi-award winning artist and educator of arts and culture. Tchin is an accomplished musician, flutemaker, folklorist, jewelry designer, educator, author, painter, and clothing designer. In his energizing presentation, Tchin shares stories that have been passed down through generations and illuminate both young and mature minds.
Ashawaug Farm is an Indigenous-owned, Indigenous-protected farm run by Dawn and Cassius Spears in what is now known as Ashaway, Rhode Island. The farm puts into practice concepts of Indigenous food sovereignty, Indigenous foodways, and sharing cultural knowledge with local Indigenous communities. Dawn is also an artist and craftsperson in various media, including drawing, painting, and doll-making. Together, Dawn and Cassius also share their agricultural knowledge in schools and other communities across the United States and internationally.
The Ashawaug Project is a 2-year project funded by NDN Collective, with the objectives of developing several online and in-person resources, workshops, and events that teach and share various aspects of Indigenous foodways.
Colleen Farwell is the author of the I Will Carry You children's book, about a mother's eternal love for her children. The book was created in collaboration with several Indigenous artists and is available on Amazon and at the MoMA store in Midtown New York.