Archive for December 28th, 2010

MUSEUM: “Infinity of Nations” reveals true spectrum of Native America

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

A stunning exhibition at NYC’s George Gustav Heye Center illustrates the artistic diversity of indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic.

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PEOPLE: Martha Redbone charts her own distinctive course, marches to her own beat

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

With influences ranging from jazz to powwow drum, the independent singer-songwriter prepares a new album for 2011

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CULTURE: Rights of Indigenous Peoples Gained International Attention, Support in 2010

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

The year 2010 saw the Iroquois lacrosse team capture hearts around the world in its quest to travel on its Haudenosaunee passports, and ended with the U.S. and Canada uplifting hearts by endorsing the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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PEOPLE: Helen Maynor Scheirbeck (1935-2010)

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

One of the Twentieth Century’s Most Significant American Indian Leaders

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MUSIC: Bill Miller’s List of 10 Essential Songs for Native Musicians

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Miller picks iconic folk-rock hits of his youth

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MUSIC: Nakai expands the language of Native American music

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

Latest release makes Nakai a nine-time Grammy nominee

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ART: Gorman shared joy and skill in a decade of art represented in exhibition

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

Washington, D.C.—The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will open “R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966–1974,” an exhibition of 28 drawings and lithographs by internationally renowned Navajo artist R.C. Gorman from Jan. 13, 2011 to May 1, 2011. The exhibition was originally shown at the National Museum of the American Indian in New […]

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FOOD: Let’s eat: The executive chef of the Mitsitam Cafe whips up a cookbook

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

Chocolate, chiles, tomatoes, blueberries and corn are just a few of the ingredients of Indigenous American cooking, showcased in “The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook” ($22.95) from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Fulcrum Press.

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ESSAY: Essay contest for American Indian high school students announced

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

Essay contest for American Indian high school students announced

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FELLOWSHIP: Grants for new works of art and art appreciation available from NMAI

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews

Grants for new works of art and art appreciation available from NMAI

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FOOD: Let’s eat: The executive chef of the Mitsitam Cafe whips up a cookbook

FOOD: Let’s eat: The executive chef of the Mitsitam Cafe whips up a cookbook

Washington, D.C.—Chocolate, chiles, tomatoes, blueberries and corn are just a ...

RECIPE: Mitsitam Cafe buffalo and duck burger

Buffalo and duck burger topped with roasted pepper, Dijonaise sauce ...

RECIPE: Mitsitam Cafe’s Mexican hot chocolate warms up cool summer nights

When the summer sun gives way to cool nights, chef ...

RECIPE: As cherries blossom, a taste of summer

Cherries pair with the earth and sea in this favorite ...

RECIPE: Chocolate’s indigenous history makes spicy tale

Washington—Chocolate is a flavor as old and varied as the ...

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EXHIBITION: Quileute separate fact from fiction for ‘Twilight’ fans

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ART: One man’s interest helps save ancient art

Dennis White, 63, an Ojibwe mathematics scholar from the Lac ...

ARTS: Jungen’s farfetched animals stretch the imagination

Washington—Artist Brian Jungen’s oversized animals have invaded the Smithsonian’s National ...

Music

MUSIC: Nakai expands the language of Native American music

MUSIC: Nakai expands the language of Native American music

R. Carlos Nakai’s new album “Dancing into Silence,” (with William ...

MUSIC: Sky’s the limit for blues musician Derek Miller

Washington, D.C.—Derek Miller stepped onto an international stage in early ...

MUSIC: Jazz sax in a Native key

New York—Cherokee saxophone player and bandleader Sharel Cassity has a ...

MUSIC: Roots of the blues go deep into shared Native and African American history

Jimi Hendrix meteorically rose to rock-and-roll fame playing, smashing and ...

MUSIC: Native American school band rocks the oldies – and the ancients

Ten years ago Kim Cournoyer answered an ad seeking a ...

People

PEOPLE: Helen Maynor Scheirbeck (1935-2010)

PEOPLE: Helen Maynor Scheirbeck (1935-2010)

Washington, D.C.—Dr. Helen Maynor Scheirbeck, longtime champion of American Indian civil rights, ...

MOVIES: Big and blue, ‘Avatar’ with Wes Studi comes to DVD

Cherokee movie star Wes Studi is no stranger to standing ...

Movies: Native film star tells of his hero’s journey, on and offscreen

For Wes Studi, playing a character confronting colonial powers while ...

People: Unsung hero has a million books he’d like you to check out

Irving Nelson has had a desk in the director’s office ...

Museum: Seeds of understanding accompany interns into wider fields of work

Washington, D.C.— As the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American ...

Online Exhibitions

ARTS: Animal images tell visual story of boys in trouble

ARTS: Animal images tell visual story of boys in trouble

Rick Bartow’s sculpture “From the Mad River to the Little ...

Exhibition: “A Song for the Horse Nation” gallops into museum and onto the

The exhibition “A Song for the Horse Nation” recently made ...

Fritz Scholder continues to stir, stretch boundaries of Indian art

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian recently held ...

U.S. Postal Service delivers a tiny timeline of Native America

Washington—Stamps have carried art portraying Native Americans all over the ...