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Native American Heritage Awareness Program Series: Performance by Ty Defoe, Grammy Award Winner
Start Date: 11/11/2016Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 11/11/2016End Time: 7:00 PM

Event Description:
Ty Defoe (Giizhiig) is from the Oneida and Ojibwe tribes of Wisconsin. He is a two-spirit/trans activist, cultural pioneer, writer, musician, and is known for his cultural education and hoop and eagle dancing. At a young age, Ty learned hoop dancing, where he would weave in and out of hoops, transforming from eagle to butterfly to coyote, using the hoops as a storytelling device. Eagle being his father’s clan, Ty learned to shape-shift into an eagle dancing the Eagle Dance, embodying the wisdom of rising above and seeing contours of reality from a higher perspective.

His current multi-disciplinary work explores the structure, function, and mutability of identities. Defoe is a Grammy Award winner for his work on Come to Me Great Mystery: Native American Healing Songs. He received degrees from California Institute of the Arts, Goddard College, and recently from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Arts. He aspires to create dynamic, multi-disciplinary artistic expressions for global social change and is passionate about creating inclusive platforms for people to create and access art.
Location Information:
West Campus - SAC- Student Activities Center  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: Sidney Gelber Auditorium
Ty Defoe

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