May First Thursday
Celebrate May First Thursday with Portland-based Native rappers Kunu Bearchum and Fish Martinez, better known as Stryk-9 and 2 8 Tha Native, performing songs with a traditional pow wow dance group as part of an interactive, multi-media, intertribal collective of artists who stand for decolonization, human rights, and environmental justice in Indigenous lands.
There will also be a Crossing Mnisose-related art exhibit titled 'Crossing Mnisose: An Indigenous Artist Collective'' featuring the work of Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lokata), Yatika Fields (Cherokee, Creek, Osage), Derek No-Sun Brown (Shoshone), and Brenda Mallory (Cherokee Nation) on display during the show in the PG&E Gallery level.
Featured artist Brenda Mallory (Cherokee Nation) will be in attendance and doing an artist talk about the exhibit in the gallery from 6pm to 7pm.
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Native rappers Fish Martinez and Kunu Bearchum, better known as 2 8 Tha Native and Stryk-9 have teamed up to form the premier duo on the Burial Ground Society record label, an intertribal collective of artists who stand for decolonization, human rights, and environmental justice in Indigenous lands.