Indigenous International is an artistic project created by Shane Weeks, a member of the Shinnecock Nation of Southampton, New York.
The mission of Indigenous International is to reveal and document the cultural diversity of indigenous communities across the globe. Shane and his collaborators will accomplish this by visiting indigenous communities to gather firsthand accounts of the history, insights, lifestyles, traditional stories, and interactions that indigenous people have with their homelands. These experiences will be documented and expressed through multiple mediums such as film, literary work, music, dance, and social practice. The product of our efforts will include books, workshops and art or performance events as a means to engage audiences on a more intimate level. All of the work will be accessible on IndigenousInternational.com, where each indigenous community we visit will be documented on its own web page and affiliated social media outlets. Should you chose to participate as an ally on one of our projects, your affiliation and any tangible work we produce together will also be accessible there.
It is Shane's hope that Indigenous International will be used to educate an international audience about the intercultural connections and diversity of indigenous people. He believes that the collaborations he facilitates will foster the growth of future partnerships to perpetuate a cycle of indigenous inclusion and intercultural learning.
If this sounds like a change you would like to be a part of, then Shane invites you to contact Indigenous International to discuss how we can develop a collaboration that will impact our global community through our indigenous connection!
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Shane Weeks is a member of the Shinnecock Nation of Southampton, New York. Shane's traditional name is "Bizhiki Nibauit", which means Standing Buffalo. He is also from the Buffalo Clan. Shane is dedicated to his community and represents his people in a number of capacities. As a traditional singer and dancer, cultural consultant, artist and a member of several boards and committees, Shane's mission is to bridge the gap between his community of Shinnecock, the local community, and communities abroad.
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