Powerful Poetry by New Voices

Poetry, by definition, is the literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature. But for these Native American youth, poetry is a safe haven for them to express themselves. Read through their […]

Chickasaw Teen At Top of Her Game in Dance Competitions

ADA, Okla. – The beat of the music flows through the audience, shining lights illuminate the stage and hundreds of eyes give undivided attention to the dancer performing an elaborate routine. The atmosphere is intimidating, yet 14-year-old Chickasaw dancer Paisley Mitchell thrives under pressure. Her remarkable talent has resulted in her most recent accolade – […]

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival to Celebrate Youth Filmmakers

‘Showcase of Youth Film’ is a featured event of the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management’s Indigenous Film & Arts Festival that will celebrate the creativity of indigenous youth as they present cultural traditions, confront colonialism, reflect on the importance of language, connect with elders, and bring tribal teachings into their day-to-day lives, acknowledging and […]