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Film & Workshop: An evening with Jeremy Dennis at the Parrish Art Museum

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Join fine art photographer Jeremy Dennis, member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, for a special evening at the Parrish Art Museum. The event begins with a screening of the short documentary “Ma’s House” — presented as part of the ongoing ALL ARTS initiative “The First Twenty” — and a conversation about Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, an artist retreat and communal art space on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, N.Y. Following the discussion is a postcard workshop led by Dennis to “draw attention to the sacred land of the Shinnecock Hills.” Materials will be provided for the workshop, during with Dennis will discuss the background and significance of the Shinnecock Hills.

“The Shinnecock Hills are a sacred landscape for the Shinnecock People,” Jeremy Dennis says on the Parrish Art Museum website. “Ancestors, dating back over three thousand years, are buried here. In 1859, Southampton Town stole the Shinnecock Hills using lies, deceit, and forged signatures. The Shinnecock Nation pursued and received Federal Recognition to regain these lands with the help of New York State but have yet to receive support from any NYS Governor that has held office since 2010.”