Indian Country Today: Oneida, Ojibwe performance artist joins peace project

Indian Country Today
Grammy Award-winning performer Ty Defoe, a citizen of Oneida and Ojibwe Nations, has joined a campaign that is uniting creatives from around the globe to explain what peace means to them during the coronavirus pandemic and protests for racial justice.
The New York City-based Peace Studio launched “100 Offerings of Peace” last month. The campaign is supported by world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and others.
“This is our response to a world beset by COVID-19 and protests,” said Thomas West, executive director of The Peace Studio, an organization that produces theater works, summits, documentaries and community-based artistic collaborations and events with known and emerging creatives.
“The stories from artists can be inspiring about what peace and living in that state mean to them now,” he said. “This starts conversations and creates connections from an array of voices – we have over 20 countries represented here.”

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Sandra Hale Schulman
Special to Indian Country Today

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