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A True Houma-Made Meal

A True Houma-Made Meal

Lora Ann Chaisson (Houma), a tribal leader from the Gulf Coast, prepares a Houma-made gumbo dish with a side helping of Louisiana's Indigenous culture and history.

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

From the Hopi to the Hawaiians, Indigenous peoples in the United States derive beauty and health secrets from the gifts of their homelands.

'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.

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.

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.

Sneak Peek: SFIM Native Haute Couture Fashion

Sneak Peek: SFIM Native Haute Couture Fashion

Fashion Forward: True to Native Form

Fashion Forward: True to Native Form

Two designers redefine fashion by Native Americans in the 21st century with inventiveness and unparalleled craft in the traditional art form of beading.

Endangered Art

Endangered Art

A metallic green beetle takes a toll on forests and Native artistry. While Maine’s black ash trees remain untouched for now, renowned basketry artist Jeremy Frey (Passamaquoddy) says he’s counting down the days until the beetle is at his door.

 ‘Artwork Saved My Family’

‘Artwork Saved My Family’

Monty Claw, artist and winner of Native Peoples’ SFIM Creativity Award, persists despite setbacks.

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