"Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 15 No. 3; March/April 2002
Telling It Like It Is
Director Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho) pulls no punches in his
cinematic depictions of contemporary Native life, as in his hit Smoke
Signals and the upcoming movie Skins. Delve into his past and his
psyche in this illuminating profile. By Jon Bowman. Photo by Gwendolen
A Conversation With Chris Eyre
We continue our exploration of filmmaker Chris Eyre in a new style of
article for Native Peoples: a frank question-and-answer session. By
Delphine Red Shirt (Oglala/Sicangu Lakota).
Special Travel Section
The most comprehensive and informative magazine guide ever compiled to
travel throughout the America’s Native lands and cultures, whether
you’re interested in artistic forays, adventure/ecological travel or
historical outings, or simply have a fascination with the hemisphere’s
lesser-known people and places.
Exploring “Hidden” America: Its Unique Native Lands, People and Culture
Our far-ranging introduction to the myriad Native-oriented travel options throughout the Americas. By Richard Mahler.
Walking with Wolves of Nootka Island
Tag along on a tour of an isolated British Columbia, Canada island in the Land of the Nuu-chah-nulth. By Isabel Nanton.
Adopt-a-Grandparent Program Lends a Hand at Pine Ridge
Visitors pitch in on an example of the growing category of “service
travel,” providing an “insider’s” experience of life on the Pine Ridge
Reservation of South Dakota. By Susan D. Jewell.
Learning and Laughing Among the Southwestern Spirits
Explore the Four Corners region with a seasoned guide. By April Thompson.
The Land of the Mohawk: Renewing Spiritual and Community Ties
Journey to the traditional homelands of the Mohawk in upstate New York,
where a community renewal is under way at Kanatsiohareke, the “Place of
the Clean Pot,” open to Mohawks and visitors alike. By John C. Fine.
Photographs by Kay Olan (Mohawk).
Native peoples, their traditions, lands and cultures are the truly
prized assets of Indian Country tourism. Forget the bells and whistles,
says this seasoned Native tourism authority—just present an honest look
at what comes naturally. By Ben Sherman (Oglala Lakota).
On The Wind
Entrepreneur Rudy Rojas and his apparel firm Native Threads. Also a
look at recent film festivals, and other important news in music, art,
health, economics, education, politics and other realms of life in
Indian Country. By Daniel Gibson.
Head down the trail to Albuquerque to join the largest competitive
dance/drum event and general Native get-together of the year at the
19th annual Gathering of Nations Powwow, April 25–27. Also, information
on numerous other special events of Native importance throughout the
continent. By Daniel Gibson.
Focus on Education
“One of Our Own: Training Native Teachers for the 21st Century”
presents an interesting look at efforts to develop the next generation
of teachers in Indian Country—people drawn from the Native community
itself. What an idea! By Suzette Brewer (Cherokee).
We head to Colorado to check out the new Native-style home décor
furnishings and fine art at Spirits in the Wind Gallery. Also brief
notes on other significant gallery shows nationwide. By Russ Tall Chief
The lives and times of four centuries of Maine’s Native people are
revealed in a notable exhibition at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor,
Maine. Also listings on other museum shows throughout North America. By
Wendy Weston (Navajo).
Film & Video
Our reviewer sits down for a screening of the powerful film Village of Widows
(Peter Blow, director), which portrays the death and destruction caused
by the mining and milling of uranium in the Native village of Deline in
Canada. Also a look at Singing Our Stories. By David Claudio Iglesias (Kuna).
Tune into the latest folk and rock CD from the Thunder Bird Sisters,
the voices of the Shinnecock culture of Long Island. Also snippets of
new work from Howard Lyons (Mohawk), Brulé (Brule Sioux) and Charles
Littleleaf (Warm Springs Tenino/Blackfoot). By j. poet.
|Title||Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 15 No. 3; March/April 2002|
|Published Date||March/April 2002|
|Physical Description||8 x 11 inch softcover, 64 pp.; color images|