Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Geo Neptune, Passamaquoddy

 

Geo Neptune (they/them) is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe from Indian Township, Maine, and is a Master Basketmaker, a drag queen, an activist, an educator, and a two-spirit—an indigenous cultural, spiritual, and gender role that holds the sacred space between masculine and feminine energies.

Learning primarily under their grandmother Molly Neptune Parker, Geo has been weaving since they were four years old. At eleven years old, Geo began teaching with the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, and became the youngest person to receive the title of Master Basketmaker at twenty years old. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2010, Geo returned home to Indian Township and began developing their individual artistic style of whimsical, elegant, traditionally influenced, and historically informed basketry.

As an Educator, Geo has worked not only within Wabanaki communities towards cultural preservation, but statewide within Maine schools to provide content for the state’s Indigenous History educational mandate. Geo’s activism has enabled them to travel the world to share about the contemporary issues faced by indigenous peoples, including to Capetown, South Africa and Barcelona, Spain for the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, to the United Kingdom with PeaceJam: Winchester, and to the North Island is New Zealand for a Maori-Wabanaki cultural exchange.

Geo’s work narrates the journey toward embracing the sacred role of the two-spirit: a keeper of tradition, a teacher, and a role model for Passamaquoddy and other Wabanaki youth. Geo hopes to inspire other two-spirits from across turtle island to accept their truth and embrace their sacred responsibility. 

 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Geo
Job Title/Position: 
Basketmaker, Storyteller, Drag Performer
Physical Address: 
Indian Township, ME 04668
Last Name: 
Neptune

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
Federally Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Passamaquoddy

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Basket Weaving
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Native American Drum
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Native American / Indigenous
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
6
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
State
National
International