Hadassah GreenSky is a Waganakising Odawa (Little Traverse Bay Bands) from Detroit, Michigan. She is an activist, community organizer, curator, cultural worker, indigenous futurist working as a visual artist, jazz singer, musician, dancer (both modern and powwow), bead artist, seamstress, graphic designer, photographer, videographer and model. She was previously featured in Vogue for a photo taken of her and her relatives atop the base of the empty Columbus statue in Detroit. In Detroit, she co-founded a music festival called Vibes With The Tribes and a market she founded called The Waawiyaatanong NDN Market, both aimed at serving and uplifting Native artists. In 2021, she began developing a documentary called The Red Ghetto project, a story about the Native neighborhood of Detroit from the 1940-1970s. She recently began developing a project expanding on the market called The Epangishmok Exchange, a Native artist exchange between The Great Lakes and Northern California.
Currently she is collaborating under SNAG magazine as a field reporter and journalist. She splits her time between California and Michigan to better learn and grow in her vision of starting a communal trade network and sustainable community artist hub.
She has written for The Nation, been featured in the MetroTimes, Riverwise Magazine, Planet Detroit, Record Eagle, and featured on CBS News. She is also a 2022 Kresge Fellow.