Gallery by Wil Weiss

Celebration Of Native American Heritage




On Sunday, November 24, the Southampton Arts Center hosted an evening celebrating Native American heritage. For the second year, this event — curated by Shane Weeks and Daniela Kronemeyer — featured an eclectic Shinnecock artisan market and locally-sourced harvest potluck dinner. A special screening of the award-winning documentary film “The Blessing” was also shown, followed by a Q&A with director Hunter Baker and producer Laura Ball. The film follows a Navajo coal miner raising his daughter as a single father — struggling with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain at the hands of America’s largest coal producer. “The Blessing” captivated the audience through an intimate look into an underreported social and environmental story on the Navajo Nation.