Fashion Story: Working with Fur, According to Christy Ruby

For Christy Ruby, her work with fur takes her back to her ancestral roots. “The fur has a familiar sensation that means life or death to my people, and its value has not changed for thousands of years.” Ruby introduces herself as an Alaskan Native Tlingit Eagle from the Keet Gooshi Hit House, Killer Whale […]

Books That Celebrate Indigenous Culture: ‘#NOTYOURPRINCESS’

#NOTYOURPRINCESS Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale Native Women demand to be heard in this stunning anthology. Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess […]

The Weekender

Fashionmongers and fashion bloggers Kelly Bedoni (Diné) of Native Lux and Shondina Lee (Diné) of She and Turquoise show us how to relax in style this weekend, with the help of Native American-designs. Featuring model Amber Whiting (Blackfeet/Diné) wearing Heritage Coat and t-shirt by GINEW. Black Leather bracelet by Maya Stewart and Sterling Silver Jewelry Alex Piechowski-Begay. Model Amber […]

Books That Celebrate Indigenous Culture: ‘Spoken Through Clay’

SPOKEN THROUGH CLAY By Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger Immerse yourself into the indigenous pottery world with Spoken Through Clay (Museum of New Mexico Press, $125). This book showcases nearly three hundred pottery vessels of iconic Native American artists from historic potters Nampeyo and Maria Martinez, to contemporary potters Tammy Garcia, Virgil Ortiz, and many […]

Autumn Rose Williams: Of Humility & Heritage

The last time I chatted with this year’s reigning Miss Native American USA Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua (Raspberry Star Woman) Williams (Shinnecock), it was a few months ago when she won the pageant. Since then she’s been on an adventure of a lifetime, from making appearances at conferences and events to walking at powwows and visiting […]

Books That Celebrate Indigenous Culture: ‘Turtle Island’

TURTLE ISLAND By Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger Discover the story of North America’s Indigenous peoples before 1492. Unlike most books on the history of Native peoples, which begin with the arrival of Europeans in 1492, this book goes back to the Ice Age to give young readers a glimpse of what life was like […]

American Indian Eatery TOCABE Moving Onto Big Things

The Native American-owned restaurant Tocabe in Denver, Colorado has had impressive growth the last few years. They opened up a 2nd location in Greenwood Village (8181 E Arapahoe Rd Unit C) and debuted new items on their menu almost simultaneously (such as Posu Rice Bowls, Grilled Bannock, among others). Then in the summer of 2016, […]

The Next Wave of Indigenous Pro Athletes

They’re determined, driven and talented. These Native student athletes are already making splashes across Indian Country, and they haven’t even started yet. We meet these young professional athletes in the making. Elisabeth “Bizzy” Feekes  Tribe: Winnebago Elisabeth Feekes, or Bizzy for short, is a Sheldon High School student and is affiliated with the Winnebago tribe. […]

Powerful Pair: Anthony Thosh Collins and Chelsey Luger

Photographer Anthony Thosh Collins and part-teacher-part-journalist Chelsey Luger seem to have a lot in common. Both grew up playing sports and both, admittingly, weren’t healthy at one point or another in their lives. However, within the last few years, Thosh and Chelsey have decided to turn to a more healthy and active lifestyle and wanted […]

Native Athlete Profile: Alvina Begay

Runner and athlete Alvina Begay (Navajo) is and has always been, on the go. As a young girl grow ing up on the Navajo reservation, Begay followed in her father’s footsteps and ran. She continued to run within her college career and even trained to represent the U.S. in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. […]