Category Archives: Something New

A TIME FOR CELEBRATING

I have only one heart and one tongue—Howlish Wampo, June 1877 The pow-wow world of modern Native American singing and dance competition is said to be ‘pan-Indian.’  Pow-wow is like a broad cross-cultural theater.  Specialized powwow dances and songs originated … Continue reading

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WAR IS THE UGLIEST THING YOU EVER SEEN

On Saturday, October 22, Winam Tamásclitkyaw—come to Tamástslikt.  As Bobbie Conner has said, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute is here for all of us to acknowledge the contributions of veterans.  It’s not meant for veterans to honor veterans.  At 10:00 … Continue reading

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CHILDREN’S POW-WOW COMING UP

Saturday, September 3, from 1-4pm, there is a free children’s pow-wow to be held in Naamí Nisháycht, our living culture village.  Children age 14 and under are welcome to participate, and everybody is welcome to be spectators.  This event will … Continue reading

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A NEW WINDOW INTO THE PAST

Here’s a fascinating website– http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu To quote the July 28 Heritage listserv:  “More than 180,000 pages from 18 Oregon newspapers are now available online through the University of Oregon newly launched website Historic Oregon Newspapers. The site provides unprecedented access … Continue reading

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NEW ART ASSEMBLAGE ON DISPLAY

In mid-March the Navajo artist John Feodorov who makes a living with “pop detritus” in his “relentless search for meaning and identity” held a community workshop at the Crow’s Shadow Institute.  Participants were invited to share photos.   A massive untitled … Continue reading

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NOBODY’S PRETTY

…in a Jim Denomie painting.  Whereas artists might be tempted to make American Indians appear good looking, noble, virtuous—Jim Denomie doesn’t.  You’ll see.   Here is a guy who is very free with his images.  Whatever he’s thinking about flows freely … Continue reading

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CROW’S SHADOW BRINGS AN ARTIST

Minnesota-based artist Jim Denomie (Ojibwe) will bring his talents to the Crow’s Shadow Press studio soon.  Denomie will collaborate with Master Printer Frank Janzen for a two-week printmaking residency, May 16-27.  Denomie will present a slide-presentation on his work titled … Continue reading

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