Black and Indigenous art activism


On August 15, Vineyard Haven will be host to “Black & Indigenous Art Activism: A Discussion & Experience”, from 1 to 3 pm on Lagoon Pond Road, across from Chicken Alley. The event is a creative collaboration from Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones of Spiritual is Political, Tracy Adams of Martha’s Vineyard Native Wampum, and Saskia VanJames of Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council. According to a press release, leaders of art and activism in the commonwealth head up this gathering to discuss and share their ideas on the intersections of cannabis, art production, storytelling, and capitalism from a Black and Indigenous perspective.

Spiritual is Political is a creative production company that believes in sharing the intersections and connection of storytelling, according to their website. Regarding the event, the website states, “This is why we brought a unique team together to discuss and showcase how our different paths in activism and art-making are similar within our differences. Our intention is to share with you our various projects through soul-provoking art, discussion, historical exploration, and storytelling that is typically overlooked.”

The event will take place across from the Chicken Alley thrift store in Vineyard Haven on Sunday, August 15, from 1 to 3 pm. Art and merchandise will be available for sale. To RSVP for the event or for more information, visit To learn more about Spiritual is Political, visit