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SHANE WEEKS

 

My name is Shane Weeks. I am a member of the Shinnecock Nation where I reside. I am currently a member of the Southampton Town Arts and Culture Committee, Watermill Center Fellowship Committee, Shinnecock Nation Natural Resource Committee and the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Committee. I am an artist, traditional dancer, traditional drummer, hunter and fisherman. I work on a fishing boat in the summer months. I work for Wampum Magic on the Poospatuck reservation in Mastic year-round making wampum beads out of quahog clam shells.

I give presentations on Shinnecock life, history, and culture wherever I can, around the U.S. and elsewhere. I also ran a Pow Wow stand for several years selling traditional art and crafts made by local artists. I traveled all over the East Coast and eastern Canada with the stand, but have been taking a break from that. Over the last few years I have also been a part of several Watermill Center residencies