By Rachel Marlowe – Vogue.com – Photo: Courtesy of Charlene Holy Bear.
“Those Vans really reminded me of traditional moccasins,” says Charlene Holy Bear. “Once they were beaded they had this sort of urban Indian vibe so I braided my son’s hair, put on those shoes and he was the coolest little guy at the powwow. People were stopping us to take photos, he made such a splash.” Not long afterward one of those photos made its way onto Pinterest and caught the eye of Amanda Miller, the communications director at PayPal. “She contacted me to see if I would make her a pair and it just kind of grew from there,” says Holy Bear, who showed up on Vans’s radar recently too and was sent a pallet of the classic slip-ons to work with.
By Samantha Incorvaia/The Republic – AZCentral.com – Photo: Patrick Breen/The Republic.
Photo: Scott Sinquah performs during the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest on Feb. 12, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Hoop dance, originally part of a healing ceremony, represents cultural traditions from Indigenous communities. And today, they are an artistic expression that’s evolved its designs and footwork to still honor the traditional tribal dances. Competitors are judged on precision, timing and rhythm, showmanship, speed and creativity. They participate in groups divided by age. Men and women compete on an even playing field.
By Ricardo Kaulessar/Staff Writer – NorthJersey.com – Photo: Ricardo Kaulessar/NorthJersey.com.
Photo: Works of artist Kay WalkingStick will be on display at the Montclair Art Museum beginning Friday, Feb. 2. Discussing Walkingstick’s artwork is Kathleen Ash-Milby, co-curator of the exhibition.
The Montclair Art Museum is willing to dare with its new exhibition, “Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist.” The works of WalkingStick, considered one of the world’s most celebrated artists of Native-American ancestry, will be on display in an exhibit spanning more than 40 years. The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
By Lori Lovely – Nuvo.net – Photo Not Credited.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians opened Indiana’s first Native American-owned and operated casino in January. Located on 166 acres of tribal trust land in northern Indiana, the Four Winds South Bend Casino, will feature 55,000 square-feet of space for games, restaurants, bars, a coffee shop, lounge and retail outlet.
By David Lynx/The Yakima Herald-Republic – YakimaHerald.com – Photo: David Lynx.
Yakima, Washington — When you walk into Kana Winery in Yakima, you are immediately awed by large acrylic paintings of Native Americans. Their eyes follow you as you walk through the room, and their presence is so powerful that even the tables have been set back so visitors can see them better. They were created by artist Jeff Hoppis, who was born and raised in Yakima.