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Issue 8.4 | Oct/Nov/Dec 2005

Contents

Letter from the Editor | by Steve Elm

After much thought and discussion amongst Talking Stick staff, as well as with input from our readers, we have decided to expand our arts content beginning with this issue. In doing so, we have moved our Funding Opportunities Section to the Amerinda Web Site. All of the information found previously on the page in Talking Stick is now available on line. For the time being the section will be part of the on line contents of Talking Stick. In the future we are hoping to create a separate web page for Funding Opportunities that can be updated with more frequency that is available to us now... click here for more...

Wiping Away the Tears | by Trace A. DeMeyer

Musicians Buffy Sainte-Marie, Brule, Star Nayea, filmmaker Chris Eyre and newspaper publisher Paul DeMain... all have something in common. They are all adoptees, raised by white families, and all are unquestionably Indigenous. Each has achieved status for a talent or gift they have and each has been honored as a Native American. Identity is a hot button in Indian Country these days. Some say that if you are raised without your culture, you are not Indian. I think these individuals would beg to differ. You can't remove a culture that courses through your veins and sticks in your bones... click here for more...

"Real Indians" | by Vicki Ramirez

"New Rule: If you have to tell me what fraction of you is Native American, you're not really an Indian. There's a word for people who claim to be one-quarter Indian: Puerto Rican" - Bill Maher. And gratified chuckles erupted through Indian households across America. Firstly, because we love attention from unexpected sources, but secondly because Mr. Maher did his homework. We all know that Puerto Ricans aren't Indians, right? Doesn't matter about the blood quotient, the general consensus is that they don't count. After all, they've accepted the invader culture so much that a new blended culture has sprung up. Certainly the pride they take in being "Boriqua" surmounts any residual cultural aspects left from the Tainos, right?.. click here for more ...

An Interview with Alec Montroy (1918-2006)| by Pena Bonita

Entering the Montroy home out in Queens is to be struck immediately with the obvious love of an artist for his subject. For Delaware/French/Cree artist Alec Montroy, that subject is Times Square. He stated, "about 1960 or so, I think I was intrigued by the make-believe work of the theater. An imagination is a wondrous thing and Times Square personifies that as much as any single spot on earth." The apartment walls of Alec Montroy and his gracious wife Anna's home are covered with his precise, panoramic cityscapes. In thousands of small dots he has painted scenes of the night, jammed packed with colorful advertising topography... click here for more...

A Brief Survey of the Work of Alec Montroy (1918-2006)

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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