We The Peoples Before

Feb 3 — 6, 2022
Washington D.C.

First Peoples Fund is excited to announce the nearly 50 Native performers who will bring to life the story of We The Peoples Before, February 3rd-6th, 2021 at the world-renowned @kennedycenter in Washington, DC.

Join First Peoples Fund and the Kennedy Center in honoring Native cultures, sovereignty, history, and vitality.

Ticketing for the general public will open on January 12, 2022. Watch for more updates! www.wethepeoplesbefore.org

February 3-6, 2022 • Washington, D.C. • The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Nanobah Becker (Navajo)

Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota, Diné)

Robert Cazimero (Kanaka Maoli)

Sharon Day (Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe)

Maddie Easley (Wyandotte)

Talon Bazille Ducheneaux (Crow Creek Dakota, Cheyenne River Lakota)

Wade Fernandez (Menominee)

Emmett Garcia (Santa Ana Pueblo) with Emergence Productions

Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek Nation)

Ikidowin Youth Theater Ensemble

Lyz Jaakola (Anishinaabe)

Tish Jones

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Lyla June (Diné, Tsétsêhéstâhese)

Marcella Kwe (Chippewa)

Pte San Win Rose Little Whiteman (Oglala Lakota)

Mary Lyons (Ojibwe) and four generations of Jingle Dress Dancers

Monique Mojika (Guna, Rappahannock Nations)

Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio (Kanaka Maoli)

James Pakootas (Colville)

Charine Pilar Gonzales (San Ildefonso Pueblo)

Spur Pourier (Oglala Lakota)

Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima under the direction of Kumu Hula Vicky Hanaka’ulani O Kamāmalu Holt Takamine (Native Hawaiian) & Kumu Hula Jeff Kānekaiwilani Takamine (Native Hawaiian) - ‘Ōlapa (Dancers), All Hawaiian Cultural Practitioners

Pura Fe (Indigenous Tuscarora Deer Clan of North Carolina)

Kenny Ramos (Barona Band of Mission Indians / Kumeyaay Nation)

Shawna Shandiin Sunrise (Navajo)

Sir Curtis Kirby (Ojibwe, African-American)

Supaman, aka Christian Parrish Takes the Gun (Apsáalooke Nation)

Dwayne Tomah (Passamaquoddy)

Carlton Turner

Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota)

Autumn White Eyes (Oglala Lakota)

Tanaya Winder (Duckwater Shoshone, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Southern Ute)


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