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Accession number 2015.2
Call# E75.N398v.15(3)2002(copy 2)
Summary "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.

Object Name journal
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
Catalog Number 2015.2.568
Imagefile 093\20152568.JPG
LCNO E75.N398v.15(3)2002(copy 2)
Published Place Phoenix
Publisher Native Peoples