Event Details

Jeremy Dennis On This Site: Indigenous People of Suffolk County

Date: September 30th, 2017
Venue: Riverhead Historical Society
Address: 300 West Main Street
City: Riverhead
Organization: Riverhead Historical Society
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Age: All
Website: http://jeremynative.com/onthissite/
Phone: 631-727-2881
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An exhibition of photographs that feature culturally significant indigenous landscapes in Suffolk County. The project aims to reinforce the cultural identity of Dennis and other tribal members in the county, raise awareness, and help preserve culturally significant and sacred Native American sites in the county. On display in our Gish Gallery July 15 – Sept. 30, 2017.

This project presents an opportunity to reflect upon archaeological and oral histories to answer essential culturally defining questions and creates a dialogue between indigenous and non-indigenous people on Long Island, legitimizing the Long Island indigenous population beyond their borders on reservations.

By presenting the archaeological research in the format of photography, it presents to the public a new understanding of communal awareness and cultural enlightenment, which leads to cultural critique, historical inquiry, and educational development.

ABOUT THE CURATOR / PHOTOGRAPHER: Artist and photographer Jeremy Dennis was born in Southampton, NY, and was raised on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. Dennis holds a B.A. from Stony Brook University and an M.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University.

Visit project website at http://www.jeremynative.com/onthissite

Sponsored by Running Strong for American Indian Youth and Billy Mills.