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Native America Calling will get a sampling of works by Indigenous LGBTQ2 poets and discuss how their deeply personal stories paint a vivid picture of adversity, strength, and their relationships with their culture and the world around them.

Native America Calling is kicking off 2021 with a view into Hopi life.

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A biography of Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flannagan (White Earth Ojibwe), rez dogs and protecting sacred water are all topics of books that made American Indians in Children’s Literature best of 2020 list.

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Native America Calling will visit with Best Beginnings Alaska to learn more about their efforts to include Native people in children’s literature.

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Native America Calling’s conversations with a dozen Native musicians through the year were full of some eventful moments.

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Native America Calling takes a look back at some of the highlights in 2020 movies, TV and comics with Native themes, characters and entertainers.

The Red and Blues Band started as a creative outlet playing gigs at Haskell Indian Nations University.

The Good Medicine Festival features playwrights and performances by Native and Indigenous artists from all over the world.

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto once again took the world by storm, only virtually this time around.

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Over the years Anishinabe artist Keith Secola has brought a lot to our Native communities with his creativity and voice.

The Black Lodge Singers, a powwow drum group led by Kenny ScabbyRobe of the Blackfeet Nation, has earned an eighth nomination for a GRAMMY award.

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has received a $5.67 million gift from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

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Bluedog is not only a family affair but a group that prides itself on sharing the life experiences of Native people through sound.

“The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage” by Gerry Robinson continues to earn accolades.

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“Too Strong To Be Broken: The Life of Edward J. Driving Hawk” is a collaboration between siblings from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

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The makers of the new film “Gather” assert that Native food rights are human rights and food helps keep Native people connected to culture.

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Native America Calling will be talking to Native writers about their craft and how to get those first words on paper.

Native America Calling will catch up with playwright Larissa FastHorse (Sičháŋǧu Lakota), who just won a MacArthur Fellowship.

Reminder: Every Native vote counts!

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Bluedog is not only a family affair but a group that prides itself on sharing the life experiences of Native people through sound.

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Horror has a long history, and Indigenous artists are mastering the genre, finding new ways to make peoples’ skin crawl.

“I’ve known about the award for a long time and always dreamed of it, but never thought I would get it,” said Larissa FastHorse. “I’m just a girl from South Dakota.”

Disney has added a content advisory to Peter Pan due to its stereotypical depictions of Native people.

What happens when the artistic director of an organization whose mission is to serve Native people comes out as not being Native?

The Joe Biden campaign is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with tribal leaders, members of Congress and Native musicians.

Joy Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation who serves as the U.S. Poet Laureate, is helping Montana State University celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

Lily Mendoza, Cheyenne River Sioux, is reopening her store and community space as she continues to advocate for missing and murdered women, girls and Two Spirit relatives.

Lawlessness on Indian lands, corruption of tribal councils and reclaiming of Indian identity. What’s new about that?

Larissa FastHorse, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has won a prestigious fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, appears on Oprah Winfrey’s book club podcast.

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Join Native America Calling as we hear from Choctaw recording artist Samantha Crain about her album “A Small Death.”

The virus has brought so many unwelcome changes to our lives.

Despite challenges in conducting on-location shoots and interviews, OsiyoTV has stayed right on schedule, with the new season to begin airing October 1.


Please join Roman Orona (Yaqui/Apache) for a webinar on ‘The Business of Performance Art.’

The theater was packed on the night ‘The Mystic Warrior’ was screened in South Dakota.


Music is Medicine! features Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah, PhD, (Oneida-Iroquois), one of Native America’s most celebrated musicians.