Telling Our Own Story
First Peoples Week
Originally Aired: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Madeline Sayet | Art by Ryan Redcorn / Buffalo Nickel Creative
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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.
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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