Posts Tagged ‘culture’

CULTURE: Canoe Journey’s successful end celebrated among Northwest Coast tribes

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 by americanindiannews

Thousands of Native paddlers arrive in Neah Bay, Wash., and come ashore to be welcomed by the Makah after ocean voyages of weeks for those from Alaska and Canada

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ART: One man’s interest helps save ancient art

Posted on April 20th, 2010 by americanindiannews

An Ojibwe mathematician leads workshops offering a first-hand introduction to finger weaving

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RECIPE: Chocolate’s indigenous history makes spicy tale

Posted on February 3rd, 2010 by americanindiannews

Mitsitam Cafe shares the flavor, originally sipped with chilies by the Mayans, with a tasty recipes

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ARTS: Jungen’s farfetched animals stretch the imagination

Posted on February 3rd, 2010 by americanindiannews

The Dunne-za sculptor’s work uses everyday plastic items, such as trash cans, chairs, and luggage, in totally unexpected ways

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

Posted on November 24th, 2009 by americanindiannews

The museum honors Navajo library director Irving Nelson, whose innovative career is one for the books—and especially the readers

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

Posted on November 24th, 2009 by americanindiannews

The new exhibition explores the unique position of the horse in historic and contemporary Native American culture

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Culture: Author creates publishing house for American Indian books

Posted on November 24th, 2009 by americanindiannews

Stephanie Duckworth-Elliott wants “to bring authentic Native voices” to the reading public

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MUSIC: Exploring Native American influence on the blues

Posted on September 17th, 2009 by americanindiannews

Musicians and scholars hear familiar rhythms in the roots of the quintessential American art form, inspiring discussion and performances at the museum.

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CULTURE: Celebrate Hawai’i

Posted on July 15th, 2009 by americanindiannews

Courtesy of The Mountain Apple Company A concert by top Hawai’ian contemporary musical group The Brothers Cazimero, plus hula demonstrations, games and activities from lei-making to poi-pounding, will entice families at the “Celebrate Hawai’i” festival June 12-14 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Brothers Cazimero, with guests the [...]

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CULTURE: Transcontinental trip to 23 Indian boarding school sites concludes at National Museum of the American Indian

Posted on July 12th, 2009 by americanindiannews

The journey’s organizers promote forgiveness and healing for harm from the boarding school system.

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Recipes

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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CULTURE: Children step up as culture-bearers

CULTURE: Children step up as culture-bearers

Washington, D.C.—Kelly Church, a weaver of black ash baskets, is ...

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

Seattle, Wash.—The Seattle Art Museum opened an exhibition of some ...

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

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

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 ...