Author: Darren Thompson

Native Fashion in the City

Native Fashion in the City is hosting the 4th annual Native Fashion in the City at Cluster Studios in the Ri-No Art district in Denver, Colorado on Friday, March 24, 2017. The premier Indigenous fashion event features top designers and models from across the country through a series of workshops, appearances...

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Water is Life Expo

National Organizations to Launch Annual Water is Life Expo Focus on Raising Funds for Clean Water Flint, MI—Several national organizations including Black Lives Matter, the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Hip Hop Caucus, and the New McCree Theater have partnered with Hip Hop 4 Flint and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe...

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National Arts Organization Visits Standing Rock

Turnaround Arts Pays Visit to Standing Rock Indian Reservation by Darren Thompson, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Turnaround Arts, a national arts organization based in Washington, D.C., recently paid a visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. The visit included appearances at Standing Rock Elementary School, Solen...

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Bead Artist Elias Not Afraid

  Elias Not Afraid is fast becoming a well-known and established bead artist. His work ranges from being a full-time contributor to Crow/Northern Cheyenne fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail’s Yellowtail Collective to having his work worn by the Black Eyed Peas very own Taboo™️. Originally from Lodge Grass, Montana on the...

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Norma Baker Flying Horse Sews It Straight

  [caption id="attachment_17497" align="alignnone" width="566"] Norma Baker Flying Horse[/caption] Norma Baker Flying Horse is one of the most recognized appliqué designers of the Northern Plains that has represented a tradition that spans back centuries. An enrolled member of the Hidatsa Tribe from the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota as...

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Showtime Singers – Live from Big Sky

  Album Review | Showtime Singers’ “Live from Big Sky” Darren Thompson, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Blasting out of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the Showtime Singers present their debut album, “Live from Big Sky”. Recorded at the 2016 Montana State University - Bozeman Powwow, Live from Big Sky is...

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Wind Eagle Netaenawemakanak Album Review

Singing loud and proud from the Menominee Nation in Northern Wisconsin, Wind Eagle presents their second album in "Netaenawemakanak". Produced and distributed by the group's lead singer Shane Webster and its members in 2009, Netaenawemakanak is the group's second album and features a collection of songs in the Menominee language...

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