Bill Miller “Blessings South”

Three-time Grammy award winning musician Bill Miller of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, a living legend living life—stronger with a renewed focus on healing through song, art, and storytelling–returns to his ancestral homeland at Freedom Square for the community-based gathering “StoryHarvest” on Saturday, September 23, 2024.

A Mohican Indian from northern Wisconsin, Bill Miller has long been one of the most admired figures in the Native American music arena and beyond. As an award-winning recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, and painter, he’s been a voice for the voiceless, a link between two great and clashing civilizations.

This event is part of the Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail project, connecting Indigenous legacy with environmental justice. The Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail is located on a block-wide environmental campus in North Central on Mohican soils. Part of the river’s historic flood plain and home to significant Mohican cultural sites, this neighborhood is also one of the neediest in New York State, with a long history of disinvestment and environmental contamination. The Eco-Art Trail acknowledges these layered histories as we dream and build towards restored biocultural diversity and robust Indigenous futures. The Sanctuary Eco-Art Trail is supported from an “Our Town” Creative Placemaking grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community (Tribe).