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Essay Winner Says ‘The Guardian’ Is Not Just a Symbol for Natives

15 hours 22 min ago

Each year the Young Native Writers Essay Contest encourages Native American students to write about their experiences as a member of the Native community and the culture tha...

My Vulcan Savior: NDN Geek Says Goodbye to Leonard Nimoy

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 00:00

I don’t know where to begin really.  Star Trek has been such a big part of who I am since I was a teenager.  Countless movies, hours upon hours of watching the reruns o...

Celtic-Native Fiddler Arvel Bird: Still Sharing the Love, in his Unique Way

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

Celtic Indian musician Arvel Bird has been described as "Braveheart meets The Last of the Mohicans—at Woodstock" and his stage performances live up to the hype...

'Aaaaaye!' Six Hilarious Videos of Tatanka Means' Standup Comedy

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

Tatanka Means has been getting attention for his acting lately, particularly his performances in Tiger Eyes and Banshee....

Jim Thorpe, the Play: Watch a Reading of 'My Father's Bones'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:00

On February 12, a unique event for lovers of theater and Native American history occurred at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia with the staged reading of the play "My  Father's Bo...

9 More Photos of Beautiful Indigenous Children Defending the Planet

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

Tailinh Agoyo, actress and Santa Fe arts maven (she's director of marketing for the Indigenous Fine Arts Market) has embarked on a photo project with Ryan Begay that features yo...

Assimilate This! The Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Three-Piece Suit of Courage

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:00

My earliest memory of Seattle is of sitting underneath our front porch in Georgetown....

Seattle's Famous Native American Murals Vandalized; Artist Leads Cleanup

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:00

Over the weekend, the well-known murals at the Wilson-Pacific school in Seattle were vandalized—but today, they were restored by the...

Chris Pappan Creates an Edgier, Sexier Ledger Art

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 00:00

Ledger artist Chris Pappan (Osage/Kaw/Cheyenne River Sioux) offered new work at IAIA’s Museum o...

Late Blackfeet Actress Misty Upham Recognized at Oscars

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

Misty Upham, the late Blackfeet actress known for her performances in Frozen River, Jimmy P., and August: Osage County, was included in the "In Memori...

Starting Saturday, Psycho-Thriller 'Violet' Will Frighten Audiences at Film Festivals

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

The latest project from Choctaw filmmaker Mark Williams is Violet, a 45-minute chiller that has screened just once, but has already booked spots in three film festivals...

8 Reasons for Climate Optimism, From Teen Rapper and Activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

Young Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, rapper and climate change activist, is part of the generation that will inheri...

Video: Mural Represents More Than Just Art at Chief Kitsap Academy

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 00:00

When would a family of bears canoe with an orca escort?...

Jason Momoa as Aquaman Photo Released; Internet Goes Wild

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

This one has been a long time coming....

Eskimo Words for Dating: Is This Funny or Racist ... or Both? [Video]

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

On the whole, we have to say that the crew at College Humor is pretty good at exposing racism in a humorous way....

Bethany Yellowtail 'Gutted' by Crow Design on Dress at New York Fashion Week

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

On Tuesday, February 17, Crow/Northern Cheyenne designer Bethany Yellowtail saw a dress based on traditional Crow aesthetics on the runway at Fashion Week in New York City....

XIT Asks 'Who's the Savage?' in Anti-Redskins Rock Anthem

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Seminal Native American rock group XIT, dubbed the Beatles of Indian country for the popularity of their early-70s albums Plight of the Redman (1972) and Silent War...

Is This Crazy Horse? Investigating Indian Country's Most Controversial Photo

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Once again, the debate over the alleged tintype photo of Crazy Horse has surfaced....

Irene Bedard Plans to Bring Gwich'in Author's 'Two Old Women' to Screen

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

Award-winning actress Irene Bedard (Inupiat/Yup'ik/Cree)  has announced that she plans to make a film version of the 1993 novel Two Old Women through her production com...

A Thousand Voices: Native Women Correct History, Reclaim Their Power

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 00:00

"Imagine always believing that men and women were equal," reads a portion of the trailer for a documentary by Silver Bullet Productions....

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