- By Kaili Berg
Legendary Muscogee (Creek) Nation poet Joy Harjo is headlining the festival with a performance that includes spoken word and music. Harjo is a renowned performer and writer who served three terms as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States.
Grammy-award-winning guitarist and engineer Larry Mitchell will warm up the crowd with his skillful guitar performance. Additionally, singer-songwriter Black Belt Eagle Scout (Swinomish/Inupiaq) and American Idol contestant Charyl Lowry (Lumbee/Tuscarora) will perform familiar songs.
The festival is family-friendly and will feature artist workshops, food trucks, Indigenous drumming, face painting, and hands-on puppetry experience with Wise Fool Puppets.
IndigneousWays promotes living in balance for diverse communities through music, arts, outreach and events. Their vision is to reach Indigenous and LGBTQIA2S+ communities that were nearly erased by colonization and show support for young, Indigenous people who identify as part of those communities.
The event will run from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Santa Fe Railyard Park and will also be live-streamed on Zoom.
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