Posts under: Native Profiles

The Road to Gathering: Raymond Tsoatight

Raymond Tsoatight is a Kiowa Nation Southern Style and Gourd Dancer. Tsoatight has been coming to Gathering of Nations since the very beginning.  I was able to interview him as he was preparing to enter the arena for the Gourd Dance. When Tsoatight isn’t dancing he is busy working for...

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Interview with Arthur RedCloud from The Revenant

Thanks to Jeff Clevenger for arranging an interview with Arthur Redcloud.  Jeff created the custom Gathering of Nation guitar for this year's event. Redcloud is Navajo and grew up in Window Rock, Arizona, on the Navajo reservation. He attended Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, then eventually settled in...

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Moving Native Poem Wins Poetry Contest

"My Once Life" is a hybrid video poem about the continuing impact of colonization on tribal peoples. Native people resist their violent history and contemporary political struggles through engaging with deep historical knowledge and creating new oral histories. The poem is read by 12 Native women living in Los Angeles...

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