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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
Powwow Trail Leads to Gathering

Powwow Trail Leads to Gathering

Powwow is a way of life for some families. Here we get a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the colorful, chaotic and culture-infused lives of three families on the powwow trail.

March-April 2016
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