indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
The Rise of Tribes and the Fall of Federal Indian Law
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Native Sun News: LNI serves as backdrop for Native art, fashion

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
More on: fashion, native sun news, south dakota
     

The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer All content © Native Sun News.


Scott Means addresses the audience on his participation in the newly released short film by Oglala director Jesse Short Bull, “Istima”. Scatter Their Owns Juliana Clifford and Native Fashion Weeks producer Edison Ritchie listen in.

LNI a backdrop for Native artists
By Karin Eagle
Native Sun News Staff Writer

RAPID CITY — The Lakota Nation Invitational has grown and expanded to include not only sports but also academic and traditional sports as well. The year 2013 LNI in Rapid City saw the beginnings of a new element to the annual tournament.

Native Fashion Week brought together a wide ranging variety of arts and entertainment featuring the talents of local and national artists. The event was hosted and emceed by Raycen Raines of Lakota Ways and Edison Ritchie of the Edison Ritchie Project.

Penny Singer, Dine’, was the featured clothing designer for the premier fashion show, coming all the way from the south west to present her intricately designed line of clothing. Singer is known here in Lakota country for the shows that she has already been represented at, such as the He Sapa Wacipi fashion show.

Another designer presenting her line of Native inspired clothing was Sun Rose Iron Shell, Sicangu. Her clothing line is called Warrior Status clothing. Her cutting edge designs stand out due due to her use of contemporary colors and cuts of fabrics that incorporate traditional markings and paints that were used by warriors preparing to head into battle.

All hair and makeup designs were created by Edison Ritchie, the producer of the fashion show element of the event. The hair and makeup were cutting edge and often contrary to what people assume a “native” show would feature with more sculpture and contemporary color. The entire fashion show was a blend of the contemporary with elements of the traditional, creating its own new standard and status in the Native fashion industry.

Before and after the fashion show, which was the anchor element of the event, various artists and performers were featured on stage and in the area surrounding the venue. An art show that featured a newly unveiled painting by Leonard Peltier took center stage in the room, and included such noted artists as Joe Pulliam, Quinton Maldonado and Gus Yellow Hair.

On stage the theater group Lakota Ways out of Wall performed snippets of two of their featured plays. The first was a scene from Tasunke Wakan Ohitika that told the story of how the Lakota people came to know and revere the horse nation. The second was a condensed version of the play that recounts the life and times of Crazy Horse. The scenes were performed by the players of Lakota Ways.

Also taking to the stage is the nationally acclaimed rock duo Scatter Their Own who premiered their video to their song “Taste of Time”. Following the viewing the group, which features Scott and Juliana Clifford and Scott Clifford Jr. performed a selection of songs, including a song sung by Clifford’s daughter Wahpe Win Clifford.

A new film by Jesse A. Short Bull titled “Istima” was shown during the course of the event. The roughly 8 minute film featured two local Lakota actors, Scott Means and Milo Yellow Hair, who played a father and son. The topic of the film was a familiar if not difficult topic to digest. A father who drank his way out of his family’s lives and a son who has to now come to grips with dealing with the fall out as an adult.

Short Bull spoke of an expanded feature film to grow out from the short film. Means spoke on the process of filming one of the more poignant scenes that featured an emotional response from his character as the son to reading a letter from his on screen father. Means explained how he took inspiration from the relationship he had with his father, the late Russell Means.

Other performers and stand outs in the event included Shawn Little Thunder who created her own emotional moments with her spoken word poetry. Tyler Short Horn regaled the audience with a highly charged monologue and followed that up with a song sung a cappella. All in all, the Native Fashion Week was a blend of tradition and innovation that pulled together many of the artistic pursuits that Native people are excelling in.

“This year showed an excellent turn out, with people wandering in and staying to see what was being offered,” said Ritchie.” Next year we will be in a larger room, hopefully, one that is more accessible to the LNI participants, and we will see the event grow and expand to encompass all of our Native people and this entire community!”

(Contact Karin Eagle at staffwriter@nsweekly.com)

Copyright permission by Native Sun News


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Blackfeet Nation welcomes Interior Secretary Jewell to homeland (5/2)
Native Sun News: Family confronts man linked to woman's death (5/2)
Lakota Country Times: State shows cards in fight over sacred site (5/2)
Clara Caufield: Living in a state of emergency on my reservation (5/2)
Mark Trahant: Native newspapers and presidential endorsements (5/2)
Mark Charles: Politicians haven't learned from our genocidal past (5/2)
Kevin Washburn: Land buy-back program benefits Indian Country (5/2)
Ruth Hopkins: Tell indigenous youth that their lives really matter (5/2)
Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational trauma (5/2)
Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities (5/2)
Native girl survives night alone in forest with help of three dogs (5/2)
Gathering of Nations wraps up with crowning of Miss Indian World (5/2)
University leader doesn't see seal that excludes Natives as racist (5/2)
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California (5/2)
Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid (5/2)
Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe overcomes hurdles with casino plan (5/2)
Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locals as casino construction continues (5/2)
Gathering scheduled in June at site of former BIA insane asylum (4/29)
Native Sun News: Tribal college student overcomes challenges (4/29)
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ancestors are gone but language lives on (4/29)
Mike Rounds: Eliminate 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws (4/29)
Harlan McKosato: White privilege fuels Donald Trump's fanbase (4/29)
Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits for patient care (4/29)
Mescalero Apache woman to compete for Miss United States (4/29)
Environmental Protection Agency pays little to tribes for spill (4/29)
Measure to declare bison as official mammal ready for Obama (4/29)
John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in debate (4/29)
Chumash Tribe picks Kenneth Kahn as first new leader in years (4/29)
Mille Lacs Band announces upgrades as casino marks 25 years (4/29)
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid (4/29)
Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe (4/29)
Rosebud Sioux Tribe sues Indian Health Service over shutdown (4/28)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves eight bills at meeting (4/28)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe to debut justice center (4/28)
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne official fired from tribal job (4/28)
Native Sun News: Comments sought on Black Hills mine cleanup (4/28)
Editorial: Native Sun News endorses Hillary Clinton for president (4/28)
Cronkite News: EPA slammed for response to Gold King Mine spill (4/28)
Steve Russell: Donald Trump advisor accuses tribes of terror plot (4/28)
Alex Jacobs: Hillary Clinton must answer to role in Honduras coup (4/28)
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (4/28)
Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse (4/28)
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations (4/28)
Muckleshoot Tribe to host $50K 'Gold Cup' for Indian relay racing (4/28)
Member of Puyallup Tribe develops 'Teepee' tribal directory app (4/28)
Man in long fight with Shingle Springs Band faces longer sentence (4/28)
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe enters gaming agreement with Mohegan Tribe (4/28)
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency (4/28)
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe announces another hire at casino (4/28)
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe welcomes rejection of rival casino bid (4/28)
Senate passes measure to include Indian Country in tourism plans (4/27)
Amanda Blackhorse to deliver commencement speech at Haskell (4/27)
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe aims to stop pipeline (4/27)
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition (4/27)
Brandon Ecoffey: 'Bull Dawg' represents the Oglala Lakota Nation (4/27)
Mark Trahant: Tribes endorse Native candidates for US Congress (4/27)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.