MISSOULA — You might say that Gyasi Ross was inspired by such popular movies as “Dances with Wolves” and “Little Big Man,” to write his own story about Native Americans.
But it wasn’t because he thought these sweeping epics accurately told the story of his life growing up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Mont. or the lives of any Native Americans across the country, for that matter.
For Ross, these images are what’s wrong with stereotypical portrayals of Indian people in today’s society. They are stories written and told by non-Natives.
MISSOULA — Wiyot and Yurok artist Rick Bartow believes everyone is given a gift and his is making marks on paper.
“That’s what the creator gave me to do,” Bartow said during a lecture at the Missoula Art Museum. “And I don’t pretend to understand it.”
Youtube isn't just for dancing cats and dogs. It’s full of opportunities to learn skills that can launch careers.
Levi Blackwolf is originally from Warm Springs, Ore., and is a self-taught photographer. He uses Youtube as a valuable resource. It’s taught him almost everything he needs to know about photography.
San Francisco, CA- The American Indian Film Festival wrapped up 2009 with an impressive awards show recognizing excellence in American Indian and Canada First Nations cinematic achievement on Nov. 13 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
Some celebrity faces where to be found in the crowd and mingling with guests, including singer and artist Buffy Sainte-Marie, American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks, and singer Andrea Menard, all who received awards.
I walked into a gray classroom buzzing with fluorescent lights and immediately noticed a woman behind the desk. She was tiny, a little bird of a lady with a Marilyn Monroe bob and spring-blue eyes. She pulled me in immediately.