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Native America Calling: Publishing on your own
A growing number of Native writers are turning to self-publishing — and there’s a number of supportive organizations and independent publishers that can help.
Native America Calling: Native playlist with Northern Cree
Forty years after four brothers first came together as Northern Cree, they are releasing their first fully self-published and owned record.
Native America Calling: The importance of tribal museums
Tribal museums offer a Native voice for Native history and bring the promise of economic development.
Native America Calling: Tall Paul’s Story of Jim Thorpe
Everything changed for hip-hop artist Tall Paul when he first heard about iconic athlete Jim Thorpe.
Native America Calling: Sports teams honoring tribes
At a time when some holdout sports teams ignore calls to end problematic mascots and imagery, some teams are turning to Native designers for appropriate designs.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
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Native America Calling: New Native children’s books
A number of new Native children’s books make great bedtime stories, especially for those hungry little book worms.
People’s World: Cherokee Indian Fair returns after COVID-19 hiatus
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians held its 110th Cherokee Indian Fair after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic.
Elizabeth Woody: The Museum at Warm Springs celebrates tribal heritage
At The Museum at Warm Springs, we celebrate our unique cultures, traditions, histories, arts and languages every month.
Dina Gilio Whitaker: Sacheen Littlefeather was a Pretendian
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Native America Calling: Inuit teens save the world from aliens
A group of Inuit teenage girls face off against murderous aliens that inhabit the bodies of people and animals in a new film.
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts loses executive director
Kim Peone (Colville/Eastern Cherokee) served as executive director of SWAIA for 2 1/2 years.
Native America Calling: Native in the Spotlight with Madeline Sayet
Traditional Mohegan stories and William Shakespeare don’t automatically come to mind as complimentary influences. But Madeline Sayet draws on these and other creative forces for her work.
Native America Calling: Spirit Rangers
A new Netflix show for preschoolers features all Native writers, including showrunner and creator Karissa Valencia.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests in art and culture
Our tribal culture and history connect us to the past, to all our ancestors who went before us, and it is what guides us toward our collective future.
Native America Calling: New on the Native Bookshelf
Friday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce hears from Native authors and poets as they discuss works on the Native Bookshelf.
‘False claim to Native American heritage’: Pechanga Band takes stand against noted educator
A prominent tribe with powerful connections has taken the unusual step of denouncing an educator and scholar who has long identified herself as a descendant of the community.
‘Huge loss for the world’: Lakota cultural bearer Kevin Locke passes on
Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Native Sun News Today: Powwow returns to Black Hills after COVID-19 absence
Once again, the heartbeat of Ina Maka will reverberate throughout the Black Hills at the 34th Annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate.
‘The Pretendians’ documentary from Canada tackles hot topic
A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation supports our artists
To ensure that Cherokee culture remains strong and vibrant far into the future, we need to get behind our artists today.
Native Sun News Today: Native POP Fest takes center stage in Black Hills
Musicians from all genres and walks of life graced the stage at the Native People of the Plains POP Fest.
Native America Calling: New music sampler
As summer wanes, Andi Murphy welcomes the beginning of autumn with a Native music sampler.
Native America Calling: The intersection of Japanese anime and Native art
Anime, a style of Japanese animation, is wildly popular everywhere.
‘Who is your family?’: Big backers of breakout hit Prey falter on tribal affiliation inquiry
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.
Native America Calling: Honoring the top Native Hip Hop artists
TheRA11N, Pooky G and She Rōz are some of the artists who won big this year at the annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards.
Native America Calling: Native creation and use of color
Indigenous hues carry meaning, stories, and emotion. Learn more on an encore presentation of Native America Calling.
Native America Calling: Live at the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market Day 2
Artists from hundreds of Native nations are tending to their booths in the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico, selling works they’ve labored for months to prepare.
Native America Calling: Live at the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market Day 1
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts marks the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market, a place to buy works directly from Native creators.
Native America Calling: The legacy of Elvis for Native Americans
Elvis Presley’s profound popularity continues to resonate with many Native music fans.
Native America Calling: The Native perspective in ‘Grounded in Clay’
For the first time in a century, Native people have a voice in how a massive collection of pottery is treated.
Native America Calling: Housing security in the Arctic
A film crew follows an Inuit and Gwich’in hunter as he builds a traditional Inuvialuit log cabin off the grid.
Native America Calling: Comanche warriors battle Predator in Hulu’s “Prey”
“Prey” features Native talent and the Comanche language. It’s now streaming on Hulu.
Montana Free Press: Film explores ‘Lost Bird’ who found her way home
A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
Native America Calling: Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial
The city of Gallup, New Mexico, is marking 100 years of celebrating the region’s Indigenous culture with events like a parade and traditional song and dance.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation leads way in film and television
The Cherokee Nation Film Office has continued to break barriers and bring significant transformations to Indian Country.
Native America Calling: Through The Decades
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce remembers the Native ’90s as part of the “Through The Decades” series.
Native America Calling: When your canvas is the side of a building
A number of Native artists are among those perfecting the growing trend of public murals.
MSU News: New project focuses on contemporary Native artists
“IndigenEyes: Contemporary Native American Art of the Rocky Mountain West” represents a collaboration between Montana State University and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation puts priority on public art
Public art ensures that all people on our reservation, whether they live here or are just visiting, can find beauty and curiosity about the Cherokee people’s rich heritage.
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