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Living Clay

Living Clay

For many Native artists, clay is shaped not only by their hands, but by generations of shared knowledge and culture and the life inside the Earth’s material itself. In this story, four potters discuss the origins of their earthenware as they prepare to show at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market.

January-February 2016
Hoops at the Heard

Hoops at the Heard

See champion hoop dancers blend traditional styles with exciting, contemporary moves at the 26th annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest.

January-February 2016
Experience Native Peoples, 2016-Style

Experience Native Peoples, 2016-Style

A new year means new beginnings at Native Peoples magazine, where we’re launching a new logo, a new mission and a new way for you to interact with our media on our digital app.

January-February 2016
Holiday Gift Guide: Indigenous Foods

Holiday Gift Guide: Indigenous Foods

The foodie on your list will relish these Indigenous dishes from "body, mind & spirit: Native Cooking of the Americas."

November-December 2015
Sterlin Harjo's

Sterlin Harjo's

Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek) discusses his third feature film, "Mekko," which not only thrills and entertains with stars Rod Rondeaux (Creek) and Zahn McClarnon (Hunkpapa Lakota), but also gives voice to Tulsa’s homeless population. Plus, other Indigenous films of 2015.

November-December 2015
Harjo & the 'Holy Beings'

Harjo & the 'Holy Beings'

A review of Joy Harjo’s (Mvskoke) latest book of poetry, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, provides readers a guide to enjoying the musically influenced prose of one of the nation’s most celebrated Indigenous writers.

November-December 2015
Fancing Dancing: Diné Style

Fancing Dancing: Diné Style

Our writer spent the last several years living among the Diné, who are often crowned champions in men’s fancy dance contests. This story weaves a beautiful narrative following Diné dancers Isaiah Bob and Spike Draper through powwows and historical perspectives and reimagines what intertribal trade means today.

November-December 2015
'Good Handed'

'Good Handed'

When she was 12, an elder gave ceramic artist Karita Coffey (Commanche) the name Tsat-Tah Mo-oh Kahn, or Good-Handed. "You could almost say it was destiny," she says. Coffey leaves the Institute of American Indian Arts to focus on her craft after 25 years of teaching.

September-October 2015
Lakota Youth Skate for Life

Lakota Youth Skate for Life

As more and more skate parks spring up in tribal communities nationwide, youth like 15-year-old Emily Earring (Lakota) say skateboarding has become their shield as they navigate the rough terrain of what it is to be a Native teenager.

September-October 2015
Tribal Sustainability Movements

Tribal Sustainability Movements

Two Indigenous women - Karen Ducheneaux (Lakota) from a reservation in South Dakota and Monycka Snowbird (Ojibwe) from urban Colorado Springs - are leading sustainability movements in their communities.

September-October 2015