Indigiqueer Festival

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday June 25, 3–7 pm
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Overflow with Indigiqueer Joy! Enjoy food, music, drag and more while coming together with the Queer Indigenous community to celebrate ourselves.

Presented as a part of the Indigiqueer Joy Campaign, the Indigiqueer Festival is curated by the Quileute drag queen Hailey Tayathy. Follow @HaileyTayathy, @2slgbtq, and @yehawshow on social media for performance announcements.

The Indigiqueer Joy campaign is a photography project and event series sponsored by the Paths Remembered Project at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. The Indigiqueer Festival is additionally supported by Friends of Waterfront Seattle. Photography by Evan Benally Atwood (Diné) assisted by Darklisted Photography.

More details coming soon.

Festival Performers

Jack Malstrom aka Gila Spectrum (Akimel O’odham and Yaqui) is from Portland Oregon and isthe current Director of the Portland Two Spirit Society and a Native Adoptee and Two Spiritadvocate. They are also a part of UwU PDX a Queer and trans DJ collectivein Portland as wellas a drag cryptid performer.

Delia Gomez (Pascua Yaqui) is a local emo with an attitude problem. She enjoys reading, beading, andhurting people’s feelings.

Guma’ Gela’ is a queer Chamoru Art collective, a creative cultural space with members both inthe Mariana Islands and in the Pacific Northwest. Their motto: “Part land, part sea, all ancestry.”

Ramonda Holiday is a 39-year-old Navajo Transgendered woman originally from MonumentValley, Utah of the Navajo Nation. She is currently living and working in Albuquerque, NewMexico. She grew up in the church singing and writing gospel music. Ramonda struggled with substance and alcohol abuse, sex work, and experienced homeless for many years, but shehas been completely sober since November 22, 2017. Ramonda’s original music includes her first R&B album titled, “the Rez Hummingbird” which has been nominated for a Native AmericanMusic Awards (NAMA) category including Best R&B Album, Blues Album, and BestContemporary Vocals of 2022. This is the beginning of telling her story of redemption through her music and healing. Hear her music live at the Indigiqueer Festival.

More Performers

Organizer and host of the Indigiqueer Festival, Hailey Tayathy is a member of the Quileute Nation and Seattle’s premier Native American drag queen. Tayathy uses their queer Native experiences to inform their unique brand of drag through which they aim to bring healing toIndigenous communities and to show everyone that Indigiqueers are still here and are stronger and more beautiful than colonizer minds can imagine. Join them all afternoon hosting andperforming at the festival.

Big congratulations to Tomahawk Martini for winning Miss New Mexico Pride 2022! Make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing drag queen at the festival.

Aiyana Reid (Cowlitz) is a trans fluid dancer, jewelry creator, regalia maker, and siren to Seattle sailors. Aiyana recently graduated from Cornish with a BFA in dance and plans to continue making art that seeks to align herself, and those who are reached in the pursuit, with the beauty and life force she has been raised within. Catch a new dance creation and some other shiny things this Saturday.

fabian romero

Koko Swallows

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Even More Performers

fabian romero (Purepécha) is a two spirit poet, filmmaker, artist and P.h.D. student in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. fabian’s academic and artistic interests integrate settler colonialism, Performance Studies, racial capitalism with storytelling and poetry.

Koko is from Yakima Washington. She performed around the Olympia and Yakima Area and loves toincorporate mental health and Indigenous issues into her performances to raise awareness. Koko isalso thankful for all of her supporting her as she celebrates 10 years of doing drag this month.

 

there’s more Pawnee Nation theres more (she/they/it) is a musician, dj, performer, writer and visual artist. It likes to make music that gets people to dance, as we all spend too much time talking. she blends music from her upbringing and peoples, as well as reggae, dub, hip hop, rnb, soul, edm and house.they believe they should not be limited to any one medium, as there is more.there is more to me. there is more to us. there is more. As you’re arriving to the Indigiqueer Festival at 3pm on Pier 62 listen for their DJ set.

Generous Co-host Partners

The Mission of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high-quality healthcare.

The Paths (Re)Membered Project centers the Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ community–its strengths, resiliencies, and histories—in our movement toward health equity. Through community engagement, research, and advocacy, we work toward a liberated 2SLGBTQ+ future, which includes the memories of Two Spirit ancestors, the wisdom of our elders, and the creativity of our young people.

yəhaw̓ is a collective of Indigenous creatives providing interdisciplinary cultural, art, and design services across Coast Salish territories. yəhaw̓ Indigenous Creatives Collective’s mission is to help improve Indigenous mental and emotional health outcomes through art-making, community-building, and equitable creative opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In deep collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutional partners, Friends’ mission is creating, caring for, and activating a renewed place on Seattle’s central shoreline to connect — to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another. In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct’s removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open. Visit waterfrontparkseattle.org for details.

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