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Rodeo Reigns in the Hands of Native Youth

Rodeo Reigns in the Hands of Native Youth

The Indian rodeo circuit is bucking nationwide trends that show a sport on the decline. Thanks in part to Native youth like Jordan “Slick” Phelps (Oglala Lakota), a 20-year-old from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the face and culture of rodeo is changing for the better as he and others continue to dominate championships across the country.

November-December 2016
Indigenous Illusions

Indigenous Illusions

Magicians Reuben Fast Horse (Hunkpapa Lakota), Brian Yazzie (Diné) and Autumn Morning Star (Blackfeet/Choctaw) cast spells across Indian Country to both entertain and educate.

November-December 2016
Images from Standing Rock

Images from Standing Rock

Lakota photographer Jaida Grey Eagle shares her experience with art and activism from the protector camps near Standing Rock. The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, where Grey Eagle is a student, will host a benefit show Oct. 16 featuring her images and other artwork.

September-October 2016
The Power of Self-Definition

The Power of Self-Definition

A new exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, "Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art," explores Indigenous artists’ perceptions and expressions of their cultures in response to the modern world.

July-August 2016
Not Your Mama’s Indian Art

Not Your Mama’s Indian Art

A group of artists challenges stereotypes—and has a little fun—in a new show, Native Pop, at the Paseo Plunge gallery in Oklahoma City.

July-August 2016
Indigenous Queen Steps Into the Light

Indigenous Queen Steps Into the Light

Renowned basketry artist George Neptune (Passamaquody) takes us on a Two Spirit journey just in time for June’s national LGBTQ+ Pride Month as he introduces the world to his drag-queen alter ego Lyzz Bien in an effort to create safe, more accepting spaces for Two Spirits across Indian Country.

May-June 2016
Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change

A growing movement in Native communities encourages a return to ancestral crops and sustainability in food production. Here we learn why and more about Indigenous garden and seed advocacy programs in Arizona, California and Minnesota.

May-June 2016
Finding Nemo Finds Its Voice – in Navajo

Finding Nemo Finds Its Voice – in Navajo

Leading up to the June release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz., recently released its year-long project dubbing Finding Nemo in the Navajo language.

May-June 2016
Creative Rezilience

Creative Rezilience

New event celebrates artists and their works while promising less competition and more Indigenous resilience.

March-April 2016

Smokestack Lightning and the Championship Blues

The band from the Gila River Indian Community near Phoenix takes center stage at a national blues competition in Memphis and prepares to drop a new album.

March-April 2016