Collection Title: American Indian Community House collection
Title: Our honor, our pride
Date: 1992 June
Location: Performed in The Circle at The American Indian Community House, New York City, in June 1992.
Work Type: Performance., Native theater., Native variety show., Indigenous women's theater., Native youth theater., Two-Spirit performance.
American Indian Community House, producer ; Coatlicue Theater Company, creator ; Spiderwoman Theater, creator ; Native Youth Theater Group, creator ; Muriel Miguel, introducer ; Sharon Day, introducer ; Deborah Ratell, Stage manager ; Stephanie Hibble, Stage manager.
Coatlicue Theater Company, Spiderwoman Theater, Native Youth Theater Group, performers.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:04:40
Language: English
Synopsis: Our Honor, Our Pride was a variety show presented in the AICH Circle during New York Citys 1992 Gay Pride week as a way to introduce the New York City Native and Two-Spirit (the term Native people have used to refer to Native gay and lesbians) community. The Coatlicue Theater Company and Spiderwoman Theater presented excerpts from several of their plays. The Minneapolis Indigenous People's Task Forces Native Youth Theater Group, directed by Spiderwomans Muriel Miguel, also performed. The Group, led by Sharon Day, the Director of the Minneapolis Indigenous Peoples Task Force, had been selected and invited by the Community House to write and perform works about HIV/AIDS as a way to educate youth about various aspects of the disease during gay pride week. The American Indian Community House (AICH) is an urban Indian center that services the needs of the Native people living in New York City and welcomes Native visitors to the city.AICH was founded in 1969 and has become a de facto neighborhood serving as a meeting place for the diverse Native community of the New York City area. The Community House offers a variety of services ranging from substance abuse and HIV counseling, to career assistance. It is also home to the only Indian owned and operated art gallery in New York City. The AICHs Performing Arts Department has become an important resource for Native visual and performance artists. Through its programming, performance has become an important educational vehicle, both for the Native and non-Native NY community. The Badger's Corner, initiated in the 1980s, is an education-via-entertainment vehicle for the AICHs visual and performing arts department programs.Taking its name from the Pueblo legend of the four-legged creature who led the Pueblo people out of the underworld after the great flood, the intent of its programming is to inform and challenge people to rethink their concept(s) of Native American people and customs. All performances at AICH are presented under the auspices of the Badgers Corner.
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