Inside the Issue -April / May 2020
In Every Issue
BEHIND THE ISSUE we take you BTS of our photoshoots
MASTHEAD who’s all on our team
MESSAGE FROM THE GUEST EDITOR guest editor of the issue
On the Cover
Honoring Unci Mahka
Dawnee Lebeau lives a minimal lifestyle, teaches sustainable living, passes on the Lakota culture and shares knowledge of intentional beliefs–all to honor Mother Earth.
Larissa Crawford: Activist, Advocate & Advisor for First Nations People
Larissa Crawford (Métis) is known for her work in applying anti-racism and Indigenous research to renewable energy policy and program development in Canada. Now, the activist, advocate, and advisor for First Nations people is working on launching Future Ancestors, an enterprise that provides speaking, training, research, and community services that advance climate justice and equity with the lens of ancestral accountability.
Continuing the Elite Tradition
Native Max Magazine writer Tree Mangan’s heart filled with both pride and worry when she first heard her son’s goal of being a Navy SEAL. Since May is marked officially as Military Appreciation Month–a select month for both those in and out of the military–we decided to feature Tree’s son Reece Mangan (Diné) about his journey to be a part of the elite as a Navy SEAL, just as his ancestors–the Navajo Code Talkers.
Pretty Doesn’t have to Hurt: How These Indigenous Beauty Brands Are Creating Responsibly
These Indigenous-female-owned beauty brands are taking action and creating safer, sustainable products for not only our skin, but Mother Earth as well.
Ways to Go Green without Going Broke
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to go broke to “go green”. We asked the guest editor of the issue, Dawnee Lebeau, for some tips on how to go green without going broke.
Honoring and Helping with Medicine
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Collins Provost, a Lakota bead artist, along with her family, picked medicine and delivered to families and elders.
Bringing the Outdoors Inside
As we all try to find new norms of the “stay-at-home” order and ways to occupy our time while staying safe inside our homes, we thought we’d bring the outdoors to our readers inside with the help of talented landscape photographer Joe Pekara (Choctaw/Tsalagi).
In tune with this issue’s theme, we interview Emma Robbins (Navajo), Navajo Water Project Director, as well as input by George McGraw, CEO of DigDeep, a human rights non-profit that’s bringing clean running water to Navajo families across the Navajo Nation.
Make Us Proud: Little Wind & Mesiah Burciaga-Hameed
To encourage families to stay home instead of going out for food, Little Wind and Mesiah Burciaga-Hameed took it upon themselves to collect food and deliver them to families who need them.