Lakota Nation vs. United States premieres at Tribeca Film Festival. Written and narrated by acclaimed Oglala poet Layli LongSoldier, co-directed by Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli, with original soundtrack by Raven Chacon, this powerful new documentary is a searing testament to the strength of the Oyate and a visually stunning rejoinder to the distorted image of a people long-shaped by Hollywood.
Indigenous Photographer Camille Seaman interviewed
A Native American faces teargas, baton charges and rubber bullets – Camille Seaman’s best photograph
n the United States, there have been hundreds of treaties made with Native peoples and not one – not a single one – has ever been upheld. Reservations were created, and it was said: “This land will be yours for time immemorial”, but then it always shrinks and shrinks.
Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation whose territory is located on northern Vancouver Island and adjacent mainland in the province of “British Columbia. He has been involved in Indigenous people’s and anti-globalization movements since 1990. He has published – The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book (2010) The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book: From the WTO to the G20 (2012) The Antifa Comic Book (2018) Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada (2019) The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book: Revised and Expanded (2021) all available online
Métis artist’s Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit goes back 250 years to honour women in her family | CBC News
What does 250 years of family history look like? For one Manitoba Métis artist, it looks like 250 handmade, fire-smoked bowls. Tracy Charette Fehr traced the history of seven generations of women in her family – grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters and cousins – back to 1770 and is recognizing those women with a new exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq.
Paul created graphic art for 4 episodes of Telling Our Twisted Histories
Robin Paul is working her way back to being a painter. Her uncle was a driving force in pushing her to pursue art, but when he passed away two years ago, she found it hard to pick up a pen or brush. “He’s the one that opened that world to me.
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Throughout November, MPR News is featuring Indigenous Minnesotans making history to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Dakota and Boricua hip-hop artist Rafael Gonzalez, known as Tufawon, wants to hear Indigenous music on heavy rotation on every station. The 34-year-old grew up around south Minneapolis, frequenting places like Powderhorn and Brackett Parks and returning as an adult to record music videos.
“Speaking from the Indigenous perspective, when growing up, we would have a chapter in history class about Natives, and it was very watered down,” he said. “It was almost like in high school, my teachers kind of gave me this awakening.”
Since then he has traveled as far as Switzerland and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation fighting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, performing and making new music along the way.