We acknowledge that we are situated on the unceded and ancestral homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok, the Peoples of the Waters that Are Never Still.

We recognize that there is a history to this land that is older than we are and pay honor and respect to this history and to the Elders, past, present, and future.




Forge Project is a Native-led initiative centered on decolonial education, Indigenous art, and supporting leaders in culture, food security, and land justice. Located on the unceded homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok in Upstate New York, Forge Project works to upend political and social systems formed through generations of settler colonialism.

Launched in 2021, Forge Project serves the social and cultural landscape of shared communities through a funded fellowship program, public education and events, a lending art collection focused on living Indigenous artists, and a teaching farm developed in partnership with Sky High Farm.


Emily Alfeche
Residence Manager, she/her
Heather Bruegl
Director of Education
Frances Cathryn
Editorial Projects Manager, she/her
Zach Feuer
Co-Founder, he/him
Becky Gochman
Co-founder, she/her
Candice Hopkins
(Carcross/Tagish First Nation)
Executive Director
Amelia Russo
Collections and Special Projects Manager, she/her
Paloma Wake
Forge Project Assistant, she/they



General inquiries: info@forgeproject.com

Collections: amelia@forgeproject.com

Media: Ed Winstead / Cultural Counsel: ed@culturalcounsel.com

Editorial inquiries: frances@forgeproject.com

Fellowship and lecture inquiries: heather@forgeproject.com

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Collection and purchase consultation support by Broken Boxes Projects.

Photography by Thatcher Keats, Alon Koppel, Zoe Chan, Letha Wilson, Carrie Schneider, and Lexie Smith, From A Strange Land, Jason S. Ordaz

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