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46 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Roy Taylor (Pawnee, Choctaw) is with White Eagle Arts, Entertainment & Media out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is host of Indigeneity Rising on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio 90.3 FM. He is a: Stage, Film, Commercial Actor Performance Storyteller Voice Over Narrator Spoken Word Artist Emcee, Moderator, Host Radio Broadcast Journalist Public Speaker, Presenter Spokesman, Representative, Advocate Humorist, Comedian Playwright, Screenwriter...he does it all! Over 25 years experience in public, non-profit, government work at the local, national and global level. Graduate of the amazing University of Oklahoma. Married, two adult children and two school age grandchildren. Find KFAI online: https://www.kfai.org/program/indigeneity-rising/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/indigeneityrising/
49 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Melanie Yazzie is Professor of Art Practices and Head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Her works belong to many collections such as: the Denver Art Museum, Anchorage Museum of History & Art, the Art Museum of Missoula, the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Kennedy Museum of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and in countries such as, New Zealand, France, Russia, Canada, Estonia, Northern Ireland, Korea, China, United Kingdom, and Australia. She is known for organizing print exchange projects that connect communities across the world. She makes prints, sculptures, paintings, does surface design and jewelry design. She has been represented by the Glenn Green Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1994.
9 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Call For Indigenous Storytellers
Reflecting on the recent Wokiksuye remembrance of Robert Penn by the Dahl Art Center, Joe Williams is calling art Indigenous storytellers to start telling and representing their own stories such as Robert Penn's.
64 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Redux Keith Braveheart On Oscar Howe
We messed up last week. We uploaded the unedited clip for the episode instead of the episode that was produced. Since we don't have an intern to blame and fire, and Joe would mean no staff would be on the podcast we will have to just offer our apologies for the mix-up. Please enjoy this redux episode of Keith Braveheart on Oscar Howe.
68 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Keith Braveheart on Oscar Howe
Listen to Keith Braveheart's presentation on Oscar Howe at the 2020 Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture at the University of South Dakota in September 2020.
27 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Angela Two Stars
I want to introduce you to Angela Two Stars. She received her BFA in drawing from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids Michigan. Angela is a Dakota from the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate on the Lake Traverse Reservation in Sisseton South Dakota. She currently lives in St. Paul Minnesota and the first Indigenous artist to install work at the Minneapolis Sculpture in conjunction with the Walker Art Center. Her work will be an interactive space where you can move through the space and see and hear Dakota words in it’s Native place. This work will be open to the public on October 9th of 2021. I encourage you to make a trip to this location and see this amazing piece. Who knows, you just may see me there as well. Let’s jump into this interview with Angela. website: http://www.angelatwostars.com/
44 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Mary V. Bordeaux
Mary V. Bordeaux (Sicangu Lakota) is the co-founder and creative director of Racing Magpie, a collaborative space with a Native art gallery and artist studios in Mnilúzahaŋ Otȟúŋwah (Rapid City, SD). She received her bachelor’s degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts and MFA from the University of the Arts, both degrees are in museum studies with an emphasis in exhibition design and planning. Mary is currently a doctoral candidate at Saint Mary’s University, exploring Lakota women’s leadership. Mary has held curatorial positions with The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School and The Indian Museum of North America at Crazy Horse Memorial. Racing Magpie website: https://www.racingmagpie.com/ First Peoples Fund Website: https://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/
87 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Ann-erika White Bird
Ann-erika White Bird is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota Nation, Rosebud Sioux Tribe. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, Creative Writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has published poetry in various online platforms and anthologies. Her artwork is part of the permanent collection at the Denver Art Museum; one of her pieces travels in the permanent collection with the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) in an exhibition called “Emergence”. She believes her most valuable contributions to the beauty of this world are her two children, Josh and Osina. Ann-erika is from St. Francis, South Dakota originally but sets up her tipi in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she resides with her two children and a four-legged, barking addition named Brownie Bear.
40 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Emily Arthur (Eastern Band Cherokee descent) is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves as Chair of the Printmaking Area within the Art Department where they will host (SGCI) Southern Graphics Council Conference in March 16 – 19 2022 titled Our Shared Future. Arthur received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and has served as a Fellow at the Barnes Foundation for Advanced Theoretical and Critical Research, Pennsylvania. Additional education includes the Rhode Island School of Design, University of Georgia and the Tamarind Institute of Lithography at the University of New Mexico. Arthur is awarded to the Notable Women in the Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts and has been nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Grant. She is the recipient of a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant provided by the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, Minneapolis Museum of American Art, Tweed Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Autry National Center of the American West and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Arthur’s work is included in the recent 2020 book, Knowing Native Arts (Lincoln): University of Nebraska Press, by Nancy Marie Mithlo as well as Dr. Mithlo’s forthcoming book titled Visualizing Genocide co-authored with Yve Chavez, Ph.D. Arthur is also a co-curator and co-author of Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay, edited by Phillip Earenfight, PhD. (The Trout Gallery: Carlisle, PA, Fall 2018). Arthur has served as an International Artist in Residence in France and Japan with artists from the Diné/Navajo Nation and as part of the 2011 Venice International Print Studios where she exhibited at the University of Ca” Foscari on Occasion of the Venice Biennale 54th International. International permanent collections include the nations of Iceland, Russia, Estonia, Ireland, France, Italy United Kingdom, India, Argentina, New Zealand, and Japan.
71 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Arik Williams is a Waȟpéthuŋwaŋ Dakota living on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota. Arik is gaming field agent with the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. But this seemingly dedicated civil servant has a a back story and creative side that is so fascinating. He was the youngest DJ at KSWS 89.3 FM radio station in the late 1990s and early 2000s and later KXWS 89.9 FM, a tribal radio station at the Sisseton Wabpeton Oyate. His music knowledge, his cultural respect is so on par with any radio personality you’ll see in films today. He was a combination of John Trudell’s Randy Peone in Smoke Signal or Northern Exposure’s Chris Stevens portrayed by John Corbett. An Encyclopedia of music and pop culture yet thoughtful and well read, Arik was one of the most brilliant radio DJs ever to come out of South Dakota.
57 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
An internationally exhibited artist, Marwin Begaye examines the issues of cultural identity through the intersection of American Indian and popular cultures. His ongoing research investigates the technical processes related to printmaking and construction of mixed-media art. He has received numerous awards as an Artist in Residence and through juried exhibitions, often negotiating the cultivation of his own skills and opening doors for his students. His work has been featured in numerous publications and he maintains an active exhibition schedule, featured in exhibitions in New Zealand, England, Argentina, Paraguay, Italy, Siberia and Estonia. Website: https://marwinbegaye.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/printmakingpapa/
58 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Cameron Ulrich is a Cherokee Professional Theater Artist and Educator. Cameron has over 40 years of theater experience acting, directing, fight choreographing and producing theater. Cameron Holds a M.F.A. in Theater Direction from the University of South Dakota. He has worked as an educator for 28 years as a secondary teacher and adjunct professor. He is a Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Muddy Water Theater in St Louis, Missouri. Currently he teaches Theater at McCluer High School in Florissant Missouri.
53 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
https://www.hybridpress.net/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/hybridpress/ https://watermarkartcenter.org/bury-the-hatchet-prayer-for-my-pah-be-john-hitchcock/ John Hitchcock, born in Lawton Oklahoma, he is of Kiowa and Comanche decent. He’s a printmaker, musician, an educator, his CV is as long and adventurous as they come. He has been an artist in residence in Shanghai, China, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, and Argentina, and has exhibitions across this country. He received his BFA from Cameron University in Lawton Oklahoma, his MFA in printmaking and photography at Texas Tech University, and is currently the Associate of Arts at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. But what makes John so interesting is his ability to collaborate. He’s got his disarming manner to him that draws you to him. Almost everyone I know has interacted with him, and vice versa.
25 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Kaitlyn Jones is a Diné artist from New Mexico. Now attending the Institute of American Indian Arts, she is entering her junior year and is excited to continue her studies as a BFA major with a focus on painting. She just completed her first year as a counselor at the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute after attending the program three years previously as a student. After graduating, Kaitlyn plans to pursue her MFA so she can begin teaching a younger generation of artists on her reservation and create more community art. Her own work focuses on combing aspects of her contemporary Indigenous identity with the past in hopes of better representing her peers.
24 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Tylar Larsen is Bdewakantunwan Dakota from Cansayapi (Lower Sioux Indian Community, MN). He attended the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute for two years as a student, and just completed his first year as a counselor. The OHSAI led him to the University of South Dakota, where he is an honors student currently studying psychology and public health. He plans to return to his community after obtaining his degrees to work combating the effects of historical or inter-generational trauma. Being 19 years old, he looks to the future and hopes to be a good relative for all the relations he has made so far, and all of those to come.
66 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
A Summer Art Conversation With Gerald Cournoyer and Inkpa Mani
Join host Joe Williams as he sits down with Gerald Cournoyer and Inkpa Mani as they discuss Indigenous art education, the future, importance, and relevancy of Indigenous art education. It's an hour of shared stories and an insightful conversation you don't want to miss.
34 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
John Day On Oscar Howe
Let's listen to the story of Oscar Howe through the voice of John Day. Recorded in June 2002. We apologize for the recording quality, not the best recording from 2002, but the quality of the content is what this is about.
32 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Oscar Howe Confessional
On the 30th anniversary of the Oscar Howe Summer Art Institute, host Joe Williams reflects on his association of the program starting in 1993 in a deeply personal story and tribute to the program and artist, friend, and mentor Robert Penn.
45 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Prairie Rose Seminole
Prairie Rose Seminole is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes of ND, descendant of the Sahnish/Arikara, Northern Cheyenne and Lakota Nations. Seminole serves as a political consultant and coach, and policy analyst. They also serve as an Indigenous theological advisor and speaker. More recently,Prairie Rose Seminole served as the American Indian Alaska Native Program Director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, serving American Indian, Alaska Native communities around the United States as an educator, and advocate, deconstructing colonial systems of oppression. Seminole lives and works from White Shield ND, with her partner, their ten horses and seven country dogs. Seminole has served on the Fargo Human Relations Commission in Fargo, the Midwest Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and currently sits on the advisory council to the Olamina Fund and the boards for Humanities North Dakota, I Vote For, the Midwest Advisory Council for the Innocence Project, board member for the Native American Coalition of North Dakota.
60 minutes | May 26, 2021
Lyle Hudson is an educator, he's a citizen of the Navajo Nation, or more accurately, the Diné. A first grade teacher from a family of educators. He's an individual who practices gratitude the first spouse we've had on the podcast. Lyle has dedicated his career to not just educator our youngest of students, but to model what it is to be a great role model.
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