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Indigenous Rising


Indigenous Rising
An Evening of NextGen Native Artists

Spoken word, incisive theater and “Alter-Native” rock by a rising generation of indigenous artists.

Warner Bentley Theater




Northwest-based arts activist Andre Bouchard (of Kootenai and Ojibwe descent) guest-curated this program of a rising generation of indigenous artists.

In Noteworthy, poet Tanaya Winder (Southern Ute/Duckwater Shoshone/Pramid Lake Paiute) reads from her collection Words Like Love, with jazz trumpet player Delbert Anderson (Diné) and pianist Mauricio Espinal.

Playwright Ronee Penoi’s (Laguna Pueblo/Cherokee) work-in-progress, The Indian School Project, uses song and satire to tell the harrowing history of Carlisle Indian School and the brutal assimilation enforced under its motto “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.”

Scotti Clifford and Spirits Cry, a rock-blues trio from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, fuse rock, blues and alternative rock in honor of Grandmother Earth and their Oglala Lakota ancestry.


Funded in part by the Wetzel Family Fund for the Arts and the Class of 1961 Legacy: The American Tradition in Performance Fund.