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Telling Our Own Story

First Peoples Week

Originally Aired: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Madeline Sayet | Art by Ryan Redcorn / Buffalo Nickel Creative


Director, TED Fellow and White House Champion of Change Madeline Sayet hosts Patricia Marroquin Norby, Associate Curator of Native American Art at The Met — where she is the first-ever full-time curator in the department — actor Tanis Parenteau (Billions) and artist Ty Defoe as they discuss Indigenous storytelling — the mainstream-ization of the concept, their personal practices, and how adding native narratives can help create a more inclusive, and honest, understanding of country and history.

Headshot of Madeline Sayet

Photo courtesy of guest.

Madeline Sayet (Mohegan) is the Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program. For her work as a director, writer, and performer she has been honored as a Forbes 30Under30, TED Fellow, MIT Director’s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Native American 40 Under 40, and recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama.


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