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Author: Darren Thompson

Young Indigenous Model Aims to the Heights of the Fashion Industry

Jaelyn Goodstriker is from the Kainai Blood Tribe near Lethbridge, Alberta, but is currently living in North Battleford, Saskatchewan with her mother Alexis Tootoosis and two sisters as a high school student. She’s a jingle-dress dancer, beader, and a vocal advocate for her peers.  She's also an Indigenous model that is...

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Artist from Standing Rock Revives Cultural Traditions through Historical Research

[caption id="attachment_23085" align="alignright" width="300"] Holly Young[/caption] Holly Young needs no grand introduction among American Indian artists. She’s a full-time artist from Standing Rock who’s work has been showcased at some astounding venues and locations throughout the United States. Although widely recognized as the creator of Holly’s Hoops, she makes much...

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Northern Plains Indians: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective

A photographer from Bismarck, North Dakota has been taking a special interest in the people of the Northern Plains lately using a photographic method invented in the mid-1800’s. You might have seen some of Shane Balkowitsch’s photographs—the historic yet timeless, black-and-white, detailed images of some of Indian Country’s most recognized...

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Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow