Indigenous Wisdom

Our Connection & Responsibility to Water with Chanae Bullock

Friday, April 19th, 2024 | 6 PM


Members: Free, RSVP required

Non-Members: $10


Join us as Chenae Bullock presents a reflective evening honoring Indigenous wisdom and illuminating humanity’s needed participation and awareness in the call to action to protect, honor, and cleanse our waterways. A water protector, community leader, cultural preservationist, indigenous perspective historian, humanitarian, and traditional Shinnecock woman, Chenae is a highly sought speaker and cultural practitioner. Her presentation will focus on waterways of our region specifically and a Q&A with those in attendance will follow.

Chenae’s voice has been integral in bringing people together, creating awareness of the importance of bio-centricity, awakening genetic memory, preserving the earth, and helping revitalize the Ancient Knowledge that benefits all people.

Dedicating her life’s work to teaching others about forming healthier relationships with water, nature, and each other, Chanae has been a featured speaker for the “voiceless:” the water, the land, the birds, and the four-legged. Join us as we respond to her call to action, as we recognize that “The Earth is alive,” and that “Indigenous people are medicine to the land and the water.”

            The Church is grateful to Christine Sciulli for recommending Chenae as a speaker. Christine’s installation piece “The Weight of Water,” is included in our exhibition Space – Sight – Line. The work, which reflects the responsibilities we share to correct the societal and environmental injustices by way of water, will be alive within the space, echoing and amplifying, Chenae’s message.



Chenae Bullock is an enrolled Shinnecock Nation citizen and descendant of the Montauk Tribe in Long Island New York. She is also African American. Chenae is a Licensed Practitioner of Indigenopathic Medicine Research (LPIM) , an Indigenous Perspective Historian, a Cultural Moderator, and a Public Speaker.  Appearances SXSW,  ForbesRolling StoneTEDxTribal Business NewsBloombergConde Nast Traveler Indian Country TodayYahoo Finance. She is the Founder & CEO of Moskehtu Consulting. Most recently, Chenae became a published author of her book, “50 Plant Medicines: Indigenous Oral History & Perspective” She effectively bridges cultural understanding, facilitating the incorporation of traditional wisdom and practices into the sustainability framework in her partnerships. Bullocks’ work has not only elevated Indigenous voices within her partnerships but has also fostered a deeper sense of environmental stewardship and responsibility, creating a meaningful global impact.


 (view the events calendar here) The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th-century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of Indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid-20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.


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