Ty Defoe

Day 9: Ty Defoe

New York, NY, United States

CIRCLE is a tribute to the journey to learning balance with the sacred hoop, always striving towards peace for all living things. The teaching of the great hoop of life was passed down from generation to generation. Crediting collaborators (editing and cinematography Katherine Freer). Special gratitude to my family and mentor, Kevin Locke.


Ty Defoe (Giizhig), is a citizen of the Oneida and Ojibwe Nations. A writer, interdisciplinary artist, and Grammy Award winner. Ty aspires to an interweaving approach to artistic projects with social impact, indigeneity, indiqueering, and climate justice. Robert Rauschenberg Artist in Residence, Jonathan Larson Award recipient. Lives in New York City. Member of All My Relations Collective, tydefoe.com


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