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Public Art Fund | Art on The Grid

The Shinnecock Portrait Project and Vincent’s portrait has been featured in Public Art Fund’s “Art on the Grid” exhibit! Read more about the exhibit here: https://www.publicartfund.org/exhibitions/view/art-on-the-grid-july27/ About the Exhibition 50 artists’ reflections on the pandemic at 500+ locations citywide. Art on the Grid responds to this historic moment. Our lives have been completely transformed by the devastation of a global pandemic and the rise of one of the largest social justice movements in modern history. This spring, Public Art…

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Vincent Cuffee

Vincent’s portrait was part of Public Art Fund’s Art on the Grid exhibit throughout New York City. Read more here: https://www.publicartfund.org/exhibitions/view/art-on-the-grid-july27/ Vincent Cuffee: My name is Vincent Cuffee. My parents are Eugene and Mabel Cuffee. I’m born and raised here my whole life. Jeremy Dennis: Do you mind describing yourself in terms of profession and maybe how you chose it? V: I just like being outside really. Anything I do is outside. I’ve always been outside, you know,…

Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams: My name is Marcus Drew Williams, I am son to Mitchell and Vanessa Williams, one of the triplets. I’m a Shinnecock member. I’m also one of the firstborn triplets of the Shinnecock Nation. My grandfather is Donald Williams. His eldest brother, Harry, was trustee for over 27 years, probably 30 years and hopefully, that continues in my family with my brother Maurice now running for trustee as well in this upcoming election. I’m a freelance associate…

Bryan Polite

Bryan Polite | Shinnecock Tribal Chairman Jeremy: Would you introduce who you are and your title in your nation? Brian: Sure! I am Chairman of the Council of Trustees, which is the head of the Shinnecock Indian Nation government. J: And we are sitting now in your business, do you want to talk a bit about where we are? B: Sure, we are currently in Raindrops Cafe. We do table cuisine, we have coffee from over three continents…

Nicky Dennis-Banks

Interview with my cousin Nicky Banks. We talk about his life, the reservation, and future projects. Please enjoy! Nicole Dennis Banks: Aquay – My name is Nicole Dennis Banks. My native name is Shanowa, which means White Dove, and I am the daughter of Doreen and David, also the granddaughter of Avery “Chief Eagle Eye” Dennis. I took great honor in carrying on my grandfather’s legacy of becoming the first woman to be a tribal leader to the…

Chenae

Chenae Bullock is a Shinnecock Tribal Member, historian, activist, Powwow dancer and vendor. In our interview, she spoke about her experience living on and off the reservation, the DAPL Water Protectors, and her life on the water. Chenae: My name is Chenae Bullock, I am the daughter of Ester Lee, granddaughter of Ferdinand and Thelma Lee of the Shinnecock Tribe. I am an activist, traditionalist, historian, and indigenous woman. I currently do work within heritage and cultural preservation….

Keith

James Keith Phillips This is an interview with my Godfather Keith Phillips. We talk about his life, the reservation and future projects. Please enjoy! Keith: I’m James Keith Phillips. I’m a 63 year old Native American male. Lived here (Shinnecock) most of my life. Traveled a little bit around the world. Naval Intelligence, private security, social worker, an LCSW with an R and an MFA. Jeremy: Okay, that’s how you know yourself, but how would your friends describe…

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MDOC Institute

MDOC Institute – Project Beginnings Founded in 2014, the annual Storytellers’ Institute sponsored by Skidmore College’s John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) is a five-week residency hosted at the college campus. For the month of June, the institute welcomes its fellows and the Saratoga Springs local community to engage in lively and thought-provoking conversation, workshops and inspiration addressing a timely topic or theme. MDOC Institute Visiting Fellows – Image Jeremy Dennis 2018 Theme : Surveil / Surveilled…

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