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Urban Indian: Native New York Now

  • Dates: September 27, 2019 - February 15, 2020
  • Location: Museum of the City of New York
  • Address: 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
  • Phone: (212) 534-1672
  • Price: $20
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Today, more than seventy percent of the Native American population in the United States lives in urban areas. There is a flourishing Native presence in New York City, as Indigenous American people are shaping the city's cultural and political institutions, and collectively reclaiming heritage and urban space. Highlighting a mix of contemporary artworks, performing arts, and community memorabilia, Urban Indian: Native New York Now examines the shared meaning of being a Native person living in New York today, as individuals reflect on tribal affiliations, community well-being, personal growth, and intersectional experiences. Image: Artists from the exhibition, Women of Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage, friends and community members outside the American Indian Community House Gallery, 1985. Photo by Jesse Cooday.