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November-December 2016

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'This was a battle won'

'This was a battle won'

Photojournalist Russel Albert Daniels (Diné/Ho-Chunk) shares his powerful words and images from Standing Rock, where he was on-site earlier this month as news came in that the Dakota Access Pipeline had been denied a crucial permit to dig under North Dakota’s Lake Oahe.

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.

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.

“He Hō‘ike no ke Ola”: A Hawaiian Artist’s Microscopic View

“He Hō‘ike no ke Ola”: A Hawaiian Artist’s Microscopic View

The work of Maui printmaker Abigail Romanchak takes a deep look at climate change.

The GroovaLottos: NDN Soul & Funky Blues

The GroovaLottos: NDN Soul & Funky Blues

You can’t help but dance to the funky blues and soul sounds of The GroovaLottos, whose chart-climbing new single, “Do you Mind…? The Phunk,” earned them a nomination from this year’s Native American Music Awards.

Spirit of the Harvest

Spirit of the Harvest

Navajo chef Freddie Bitsoie turns up the heat on his mission to redefine Indigenous cuisine, which has earned him the new role as executive chef at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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