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Issue 4.2 | Apr/May/Jun 2001

Contents

World According to Don | by Don Kills Right

"Speech is silver. Silence is golden" I have stated that, as far as show business in general was concerned, Native Americans are portrayed as stereotyped caricatures of ourselves. Not the contemporary drunkard, alas, the war paint wearing, half-naked, bow and arrow chucking scalper that is either viewed as an Indian hostile or noble savage. The silent film era, though going through the cycle of stereotypes, actually depicted a wider range of portrayals of Native Americans, going beyond
the scope of Western cowboy killer.... click here for more...

Kathy Tiger Paschal | by David Martine

Long Island has a large and diverse Native American population with many different organizations addressing the many different needs of the communities. In order to thrive these organizations need dynamic leadership. Kathy Tiger Paschal, president of Vision Quest Educational Media Center of Long Island is one such leader. In the late 80’s, after living in New Orleans, California and Oklahoma Kathy Tiger Paschal (Oklahoma Seminole-Tusekia-Harjo Band) settled on Long Island where she opened the K Paschal Gallery... click here for more...

One Little Grammy | by Steve Elm

Back in the early seventies, Marlon Brando won an Oscar for Best Actor and he refused to accept it. Instead, he sent a Native woman, Sacheen Littlefeather, to the podium to explain his refusal. He was refusing in protest of the general mistreatment of American Indians throughout history. This caused quite a sensation in the press and may have added to the then increasing visibility of Native issues in the media... click here for more ...

Joe Fire Crow | by Tim Hays

In the past fifteen years or so there has been an increased mainstream awareness of Native American people, culture, and identity. While some very positive and affirming things have been borne out of this, there has, unfortunately, been a hobbyist movement among Indian afficionados, even to the point where some ‘become’ Indians themselves. Sadly, even highly valued entities such as dream catchers and the Native flute can be regarded or even trivialized in a light less than fitting of their purpose, meaning, and communal value... click here for more...

MariJo Moore Election

Available for the first time to the public, take a look at the wonderous pointilist work of artist Alec Montroy... click here for more...

Lost Indian Princess | by Steve Elm

Available for the first time to the public, take a look at the wonderous pointilist work of artist Alec Montroy... click here for more...

Nanook Prisoner of Central Park | by Pena Bonita

Available for the first time to the public, take a look at the wonderous pointilist work of artist Alec Montroy... click here for more...

Opportunities for Artists

Available for the first time to the public, take a look at the wonderous pointilist work of artist Alec Montroy... click here for more...

 
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