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ARTISTIC FREEDOM WORKS BOTH WAYS

ARTISTIC FREEDOM WORKS BOTH WAYS

Image Source: Clayton Windatt I have been in a lot of conversations lately that pit “Artistic Freedom” against the “Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, specifically when it comes to discussing “Self-Determination”, often referenced as “Cultural Appropriation”. Comments defending discrimination-based actions...
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MY BERRY FAST

MY BERRY FAST

Raspberries | Image source: Barrie Hill Farms The berry fast ceremony marks the stage of life when we start to put away our childhood toys and begin to focus on being a young woman, modelling behaviours and values for the younger generation. My first experience with a berry fast happened when I was four...
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FINDING NEMO FINDS ITS VOICE – IN NAVAJO

FINDING NEMO FINDS ITS VOICE – IN NAVAJO

Nemo Hádéést’íí | Image source: www.navajonationmuseum.org Leading up to the June release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz., recently released its year-long project dubbing Finding Nemo in the Navajo language. A unique partnership with one of the countr...
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POWWOW TRAIL LEADS TO GATHERING

POWWOW TRAIL LEADS TO GATHERING

Photo by Robert Snache | Image source: spirithands.smugmug.com. All Rights Reserved. Powwow is a way of life for some families. Here we get a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the colourful, chaotic and culture-infused lives of three families on the powwow trail. STORY BY TARA GATEWOOD (ISLETA PUEBLO...
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