Issue 10.3 | Jul/Aug/Sep 2007
Several months ago I received a phone call from an editor of a Native publication out west, seeking information on Talking Stick. She had seen a copy at a colleague’s home, and became intrigued. Her interest lay not in the coverage, with its mix of arts, letters, opinion; instead her interest lay in the idea of the idea of a Native community in New York City... click here for more...Building Platforms | by Vicki Ramirez
When Elizabeth Theobald Richards chose to join the Ford Foundation, it wasn't a choice that seemed aligned with her career path. With a BFA in drama from NYU and an MFA in Theater Administration from Yale School of Drama, several prestigious productions under her belt, and a reputation as a talented and gifted director, Betsy's career seemed on track as the next up and coming Native director... click here for more...The End of the Hollywood Trail| by Hanay Geiogamah
In the wake of HBO's disappointing and history-deranging adaptation of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, American Indian actors, writers, aspiring directors and producers arrive at the end of the trail for their decades-long struggle to gain a footing in Hollywood: our cause is lost in the American film and television industry... click here for more ...
Monster Painter | by Pena Bonita
I sat listening to salsa coming from the bandshell under a full moon and wondered who the white haired Native gentleman sitting down beside me was. He immediately turned asking, "You married?"
Caught off guard it stuck me as funny that the old guy was coming on so fast and so very up front. I asked, "Does it matter?"
He looked me over declaring, "Yeah! I been married four times. I’m looking for number five."
I asked him, "What happened to number four?"... click here for more...
A Future Through Art| by Joy Farley
When communicating ideas about contemporary culture and tradition, Anna Tsouhlarakis has a distinct perspective that embraces creativity and change. Anna is an artist who challenges the contemporary Native American art scene, and her exploration of different mediums leads to pieces that are both unique and provocative... click here for more...