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George Stonefish is a lifelong resident of New York City, and well-known as a native singer, dancer, artist and speaker. He is a First Nation member [American Indian] who is 1/2 Lenape; 1/4 Ottawa; 1/8 Ojibwa; 1/16 Pottawatomi; 1/16 Miami from Ontario, Canada. However, he was raised in NYC and has spent most of his life working for the First Nation [American Indian] community on both a national and local level. He started his activism at an early age when he went to the takeover of Alcatraz by First Nation students in 1969 with his Grandmother and Uncle. Since that time he has participated in the defence of Native Nations as a member of their warrior societies and by promoting their struggles through media, as he had the first weekly radio program on Native issues on WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC from 1978 to 1983. He was also raised in the tradition of his people, which has helped him to organize Native Nations’ governmental structures in preparation for federal recognition. He has spoken at the United Nations and at universities across the USA. Stonefish has worked for the American Indian Community House throughout his life in various capacities and now sits on the Board of Directors.

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First United Lenape Nations Pow Wow & Standing Ground Symposium Documentation/ Park Avenue Armory-  Nov. 19 2018

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Grand Entry 1, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Sr Adult Women’s Smoke Dance, Uploaded Nov. 20 2018

Jr Adult Men’s Smoke Dance, Uploaded Nov. 20 2018

Sr Adult Men’s Smoke Dance, Uploaded Nov. 20 2018

Jr Girl’s Smoke Dance, Uploaded Nov. 20 2018

Jr Boy’s Smoke Dance, Uploaded Nov. 20 2018

1st Annual Lenape Nations Pow Wow in NYC, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Head Dancer’s Songs, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Men’s Grass Exhibition, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Young Blood Singers, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Women’s Fancy Exhibition, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Men’s Traditional Exhibition, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Men’s Fancy Exhibition, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Hoop Dance, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

Bill Crouse Sr. & Wayahsti Richardson - Seneca Songs, Uploaded Nov. 19 2018

 

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Articles

A Homecoming Powwow for Native New Yorkers,” New Yorker, Dec. 10 2018.

Cadets Attend First United Lenape Nations Pow Wow,” West Point Association of Graduates, Dec. 10 2018.


The Dance Enthusiast Attends Manhattan Island’s First-Ever Lenape Pow Wow,” The Dance Enthusiast, Nov. 29 2018.

Dancers, Artists, and Activists Reclaim Space at the First United Lenape Nations Pow Wow,” Hyperallergic, Nov. 27 2018.

A Lenape Pow Wow Comes (Back) to Manhattan,” The Brian Lehrer Show, Nov. 20 2018

Manhattan's Indigenous People Hold First Pow Wow in City Since 1700s,” WNYC, Nov. 18 2018

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