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Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectors Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectors (04/22)
Collectors, academics and museums are trying to ensure Indian ledger art from the 1800s can be appreciated in its original format.
Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' (04/22)
Film critic Andy Webster of The New York Times offers a favorable review of Keepers of the Game, a documentary that follows an all-Mohawk girls lacrosse team in New York.
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (04/19)
Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.
Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from frauds Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from frauds (04/18)
It’s critical for us as Indian people to ensure Indian art is truly created by enrolled citizens of federally recognized tribes.
Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors (04/18)
Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, a new book that exposes racism in the study of Native ancestors and other remains.
Native Sun News: Work continues on First Nations Sculpture Garden Native Sun News: Work continues on First Nations Sculpture Garden (04/18)
The First Nations Sculpture Garden has been supported by the Rapid City City Council and Mayor’s Office; who have been willing to provide land and support services once the sculpture garden is complete.
Comedian Ralphie May tries to turn Indian joke controversy around Comedian Ralphie May tries to turn Indian joke controversy around (04/13)
The popular comedian offered to use his celebrity to help Indian Country even as he faced continued criticism for an old routine that many found offensive.
Comedian Ralphie May forced to postpone or cancel more shows Comedian Ralphie May forced to postpone or cancel more shows (04/12)
Outcry over an old routine that employed stereotypes of Indian people has put the comic on the defensive in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Richard Frost: Acoma Pueblo battles for control of its own story Richard Frost: Acoma Pueblo battles for control of its own story (04/11)
Acoma’s protest seems futile, a classic locking of the barn door after the horses are stolen.
Award-winning writer Jim Northrup prepares for his final journey Award-winning writer Jim Northrup prepares for his final journey (04/08)
The author of the popular Fond du Lac Follies column is following the Ojibwe philosophy of minobimaadiziwin, or living the good life.
Comedian Ralphie May apologizes after Indian routine resurfaces Comedian Ralphie May apologizes after Indian routine resurfaces (04/07)
The comedian denied being a racist but it wasn't enough for him to keep an upcoming gig in Minnesota.
Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplant Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplant (04/07)
Joanne Shenandoah has been approved for the transplant and is awaiting surgery at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist lends a hand to colleagues Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist lends a hand to colleagues (04/07)
For many artists on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation it is difficult to acquire the skills necessary to become self-sustaining.
Native Sun News: Ojibwe flute player Darren Thompson stays busy Native Sun News: Ojibwe flute player Darren Thompson stays busy (04/05)
When Darren Thompson pulls off his apron and clocks out from his coffee shop job, he dawns his wool vest and heads for the hills with his case of musical instruments.
Matika Wilbur continues unique journey through Indian Country Matika Wilbur continues unique journey through Indian Country (03/30)
Since hitting the road in 2013, the Tulalip / Swinomish photographer has visited 262 tribes across the nation.
Dave Archambault: Yanktonai artist Oscar Howe recorded history Dave Archambault: Yanktonai artist Oscar Howe recorded history (03/28)
The murals on the walls of the Shear Howe arena in Mobridge, South Dakota, reveal an invaluable perspective of American Indian life shortly after contact with the Wasicus.
Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 (03/25)
On the subzero morning of Jan. 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker led his troops into a Piegan village on the Marias River.
Native Sun News: Indian artists create tipi for Wyoming museum Native Sun News: Indian artists create tipi for Wyoming museum (03/25)
Curators at the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum were excited to erect a tipi, designed and inspired by Bilford Curley Sr., Northern Cheyenne elder and society man, and painted by Jim Starkey, Cheyenne River Sioux.
White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth (03/24)
The Seventh Fire features two tribal members and looks at the drug and gang activity on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.
Native American TV Writers Lab seeks applicants for new program Native American TV Writers Lab seeks applicants for new program (03/23)
Participants will be selected for an 'intensive' five-week writing workshop during which they will develop a television script to present to network executives.
Myrton Running Wolf: Hollywood cheats Indian people out of $5B Myrton Running Wolf: Hollywood cheats Indian people out of $5B (03/23)
Throughout all of The Academy Awards controversy, American Indians were nowhere to be found. Indians simply didn’t matter.
Supreme Court declines case over Indian symbol on license plate Supreme Court declines case over Indian symbol on license plate (03/21)
The plate features the 'Sacred Rain Arrow' sculpture by the late acclaimed Apache artist Allan Houser.
Aroostook Band of Micmacs combats threat to native ash trees Aroostook Band of Micmacs combats threat to native ash trees (03/16)
The Maine tribe has enlisted youth in an effort to prevent an invasive species from devastating an important part of its culture.
Chickasaw Nation helps restart work on troubled Indian museum Chickasaw Nation helps restart work on troubled Indian museum (03/16)
The tribe has agreed to contribute $15 million for construction and up to $14 million for operations of the stalled American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.
Native Sun News: Rosebud singer turns attention to a higher power Native Sun News: Rosebud singer turns attention to a higher power (03/16)
As Darlene 'Red Elk' Myers sang her Lakota heart out in a smoke-filled, country & western club in Bordentown, N.J., a friend continuously came to her shows inviting her to church.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas (03/15)
Tammy Beauvais, a Mohawk fashion designer, and Leo Arcand, a Cree sculptor, created works that were presented to First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.
Rare quiver and arrow from 1800s donated to museum in Alaska Rare quiver and arrow from 1800s donated to museum in Alaska (03/15)
The Alutiiq quiver, which is made out of red cedar, and arrow were handed down through a family for generations.
EJ Montini: Fritz Scholder was a genius who redefined 'Indian' art EJ Montini: Fritz Scholder was a genius who redefined 'Indian' art (03/14)
Fritz Scholder was an art phenomenon and many of the pictures in the Phoenix show come from a time when he rocked that world.
Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions (03/14)
The arrival of the horse on to the great plains put in to motion a series of historical incidents that led to the rise of one of the most powerful nations North America has ever known
Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech (03/14)
Leonardo DiCaprio's speech touches a deep wound inflicted on Indigenous Peoples by the initial colonial invasions and reinflicted with every effort to extract more wealth from the Earth, squeeze more life out of people, and despoil what remains for those yet to come.
Oscar-nominated film features Native actors and Native languages Oscar-nominated film features Native actors and Native languages (03/11)
Embrace of the Serpent didn't win the Academy Award for best foreign-language film but the Colombian production is still drawing attention for its unique story.
WGN America orders pilot of 'Scalped' set on fictitious reservation WGN America orders pilot of 'Scalped' set on fictitious reservation (03/10)
Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that WGN America is considering an all-Native case for the television adaptation of the critically-acclaimed comic.
Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new piece Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new piece (03/09)
The British novelist, screenwriter and film producer has set her new story in North America and is drawing complaints about her use of Native imagery.
Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser proud of Ojibwe ancestry Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser proud of Ojibwe ancestry (03/08)
Kimberly Blaeser, who grew up on the White Earth Nation, traces her love of poetry and performance to her tribal heritage.
Five people charged for selling fraudulent Native artworks in Alaska Five people charged for selling fraudulent Native artworks in Alaska (03/07)
In one case, a shop owners allegedly admitted that an item marketed as Native was produced by someone in Cambodia.

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