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Displaced and Forgotten: Film About Native Flood Evacuees Wins Prize

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

Treading Water: Plight of the Manitoba First Nation Flood Evacuees has won the Best Short Documentary award at the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Awards, whic...

To Bring Frank Herbert's 'Soul Catcher' to Screen, Hollywood Enlists Tribal Elder

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:00

In The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp's Tonto spoke with a white horse and fed birdseed to the dead crow on his head; in Twilight, a gang of Quileute Indians shape-s...

Was Kini Zamora Robbed on the 'Project Runway' Finale?

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 00:00

Native Hawaiian Kini Zamora was without a doubt the favorite going into the two-episode finale of Project Runway season 13—but an uncharacteristic stumble in part 1 kil...

20 Remarkable Hand-Colored Portraits of American Indians

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

We're all familiar with the classic black-and-white (or sepia-toned) portraiture that, for better or worse, defined the image of the American Indian in the late 19th and early 2...

Trickster Art Photo: Romero’s Ceramic Coyotes

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:00

 

Santiago Romero was selling his ceramic coyotes at the 2014 Santa Fe Indian Art Market, and he knows what sells....

Matthew McConaughey, You're All Wrong About the Redskins

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

A response to Matthew McConaughey from Jacqueline Keeler, founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry:...

Mr. McConaughey, You're All Wrong, All Wrong, All Wrong About the Redskins

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

A response to Matthew McConaughey from Jacqueline Keeler, founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry:...

There's a War Going On! Janet Rogers Writes Dispatches From the Front Lines

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00

Mohawk poet Janet Marie Rogers’ fourth poetry book, Peace in Duress, should be the charm and there’s no reason to claim you haven’t heard or read her work....

Pro Football Shocker: Indian Team Beat World Champion New York Giants in 1927

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

Celia Xavier has produced and directed a new documentary, Playground of The Native Son, about the Hominy Indians, the Oklahoma-based professional football team (1925-19...

In 1927, an Indian Team Played the Champion New York Football Giants -- and Won

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

Celia Xavier has produced and directed a new documentary, Playground of The Native Son, about the Hominy Indians, the Oklahoma-based professional football team (1925-19...

Who's Your Favorite Native Musician? 2014 NAMMYs Ballot Is Online, Vote Today!

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

The nominees for the 15th annual Native American Music Awards (unofficially known as the NAMMYs) have been announced, and the slate is another impressive showcase of the best mu...

Fight the Power: 8 Contemporary Heroes and Leaders of Native Resistance

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:00

As we have been highlighting Native resistance fighters from the 1500s to the 1800s, it was brought to our attention b...

'The R Word', a Tom the Dancing Bug Cartoon

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

Tom the Dancing Bug is a comic strip that isn't about a bug—it's about all manner of things, from war to race to Phil Collins....

Indian Country Remembers Misty Upham; Family, Friends Gather for Wake

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

On the Muckleshoot Reservation, in Washington, grieving for the late actress Misty Upham has been ongoing....

5 More First Nations Musical Artist Award Winners to Watch For

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

Each year the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards—a celebration of artists in Canada that is hosted as part of the Manito Ahbee Festival—recognizes more than 20 Native music...

From Carlisle to Hollywood: A Conference on Graduates and the Movies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:00

Depictions of Native people in Hollywood have been as racist as what was and is happening in the U.S....

Juliette Lewis Offers Words, Poetry, and Music in Memory of Misty Upham

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00

While working on August: Osage County, Misty Upham befriended co-star Juliette Lewis, and the accomplished actress and musician has been the loudest voice in Hollywood...

American Indian Motion Picture Awards, Coming to a Television Near You

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00

The 2014 American Indian Film Festival starts November 1 in San Francisco and runs through November 9, when it will conclude wit...

AIM Co-Founder Dennis Banks Remarks on Tragic Death of Misty Upham [Video]

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:00

Dennis Banks, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement, stopped by the memorial gathering for Misty Upham on Friday, on the Muckleshoot Reservation in Washington....

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