INDIGE-

BRATION

November 1, 2022

Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody share the importance of Indige-Bration


Tuesday, November 1, 2022
7:00 PM MST

Indige-Bration is the American Indian College Fund’s exclusive virtual concert to celebrate Indigenous Peoples – and we hope you join us! The roster of performers is pretty incredible, so you will get to enjoy some of the best music ever, while also hearing a little more about how, together, we can amplify and celebrate Indigenous voices, history, and culture.

We will be sharing our complete performance line-up shortly for this wonderful celebration of music, stories from College Fund scholarship recipients, and celebrities. In the meantime, gear up for this year’s concert by re-watching (or watching for the first time!), last year’s outstanding performances.

 

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Featured Artists

FRANK WALN

Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota) is a public speaker, multi-genre music artist, and curator from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. He’s appeared on radio and television, including MTV, ESPN and NPR. Frank is passionate about elevating Native Americans issues by addressing settler colonialism, mental health, and cultural preservation in his work. Described as “a masterclass in understanding the world from the viewpoint of Native America…”, Frank’s work improves our understanding of our collective history and brings to light cultural strengths we can build on to create a more just world.

 

RAYE ZARAGOZA

Raye Zaragoza is a Japanese-American, Mexican, and Indigenous artist making music to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Raye spent much of her early life trying to assimilate with the world around her, to meet punishing standards of beauty synonymous with just one skin color—and not her own. She has come a long way since that youthful pain, “I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with. I hope young girls of today will know that the It Girl is whatever the hell they want to be.” Woman In Color, Raye’s sophomore album, delivers powerful missives about embracing one’s own identity and discovering the power behind it.

 

brooke simpsonBROOKE SIMPSON

Brooke Simpson (Haliwa-Saponi) is a powerhouse vocalist who is passionate about music, people, and her culture. Brooke has worked with artists such as Miley Cyrus, and Sia, and was recently featured in a global Nike N7 campaign. She was a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and a finalist on “America’s Got Talent!” and has released multiple singles including her latest release, “Haliwa.” Brooke is currently making her Broadway debut in the revival of the Tony Award winning musical “1776”, directed by Diane Paulus and Jeffrey Page.

james jones aka notorious creeJAMES JONES

James Jones is Nehiyaw (Cree) from Tall Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory in Northern Alberta. With a global audience of 4M+ on Instagram and TikTok, Notorious Cree uses his voice to educate and spread awareness on issues impacting Indigenous communities across the globe. As a traditional hoop and powwow dancer, performance artist, youth workshop facilitator, and public speaker, James inspires future generations through his advocacy by reclaiming his culture and encouraging others to do the same. Notable performances include the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2014 and 2022 Juno awards, 2015 Pan Am Games, Coachella and as a previous contestant on So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) Canada.

Featured Artists

FRANK WALN

Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota) is a public speaker, multi-genre music artist, and curator from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. He’s appeared on radio and television, including MTV, ESPN and NPR. Frank is passionate about elevating Native Americans issues by addressing settler colonialism, mental health, and cultural preservation in his work. Described as “a masterclass in understanding the world from the viewpoint of Native America…”, Frank’s work improves our understanding of our collective history and brings to light cultural strengths we can build on to create a more just world.

 

RAYE ZARAGOZA

Raye Zaragoza is a Japanese-American, Mexican, and Indigenous artist making music to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Raye spent much of her early life trying to assimilate with the world around her, to meet punishing standards of beauty synonymous with just one skin color—and not her own. She has come a long way since that youthful pain, “I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with. I hope young girls of today will know that the It Girl is whatever the hell they want to be.” Woman In Color, Raye’s sophomore album, delivers powerful missives about embracing one’s own identity and discovering the power behind it.

 

brooke simpsonBROOKE SIMPSON

Brooke Simpson (Haliwa-Saponi) is a powerhouse vocalist who is passionate about music, people, and her culture. Brooke has worked with artists such as Miley Cyrus, and Sia, and was recently featured in a global Nike N7 campaign. She was a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and a finalist on “America’s Got Talent!” and has released multiple singles including her latest release, “Haliwa.” Brooke is currently making her Broadway debut in the revival of the Tony Award winning musical “1776”, directed by Diane Paulus and Jeffrey Page.

james jones aka notorious creeJAMES JONES

James Jones is Nehiyaw (Cree) from Tall Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory in Northern Alberta. With a global audience of 4M+ on Instagram and TikTok, Notorious Cree uses his voice to educate and spread awareness on issues impacting Indigenous communities across the globe. As a traditional hoop and powwow dancer, performance artist, youth workshop facilitator, and public speaker, James inspires future generations through his advocacy by reclaiming his culture and encouraging others to do the same. Notable performances include the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2014 and 2022 Juno awards, 2015 Pan Am Games, Coachella and as a previous contestant on So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) Canada.

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The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities. We’ve been around for more than 30 years, and our students still have the same experience many of our first students experienced in the beginning – they are still invisible. It’s hard to imagine your future when you rarely see Native role models around you — in our government, on TV or in the movies, in corporate positions of wealth and power, in healthcare, in technology or even in education.

You don’t even see yourself counted in most publicized data, like college graduation rates, medical data or research studies and, if we are, we are included in the “other” or “everything else” categories. According to the 2020 US Census, people who identify as Native Americans/Alaska Natives are now almost 10,000,000 people strong, nearly doubling since the 2010 census. It’s time our voices are heard.

You can help make this happen by encouraging everyone you know to seek out Native voices and perspectives, learn more about the history of the land you live on, open someone’s heart and mind to the hard truths of our history and hold people accountable for acknowledging Indigenous peoples and voices in the world today.

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