inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Are you deliberating whether to get a tattoo or not? Take the plunge with a temporary tattoo from Inkbox instead. inkbox has created a 100% organic ink, derived from fruit that grows in the jungles of the Darién Gap in Panama, which lasts up to 2 weeks. Unlike temporary tattoos that are just stickers on your skin, inkbox tattoos function more like permanent tattoos – … Continue reading inkbox: Temporary tattoo store supporting indigenous communities and independent artists

Sea Nomads: Exhibition documents Malay’s Bajau Laut and efforts to conserve their ocean culture

The Bajau Laut, an indigenous tribe belonging to the area within and around Malaysia, are some of the last true marine nomads. For centuries they have lived out their lives almost entirely at sea – plying a tract of ocean between the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. In a new exhibition, entitled Sea Nomads, photographer James Morgan documents the Bajau Laut, highlighting their efforts to conserve … Continue reading Sea Nomads: Exhibition documents Malay’s Bajau Laut and efforts to conserve their ocean culture

Introducing…Native artist Maxida Märak on Sweden and creating “Sami dancefloor”

Hip hop artist and activist, Maxida Märak, fuses musical and cultural elements from her indigenous Swedish heritage into urban anthems. Hard rap and heavy electronic beats mix with ‘jojk’, the traditional Sami way of singing, to create what Maxida Märak describes as “Sami dancefloor”. Maxida Märak grew up and lives in Jokkmokk, Sweden, in an extended family of reindeer herders, but also spends a lot of time … Continue reading Introducing…Native artist Maxida Märak on Sweden and creating “Sami dancefloor”

Canadian singer Iskwé confronts issues facing indigenous people

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3038005182/album=2635989898/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The Canadian singer confronts the issues facing indigenous people in her home country. via Iskwé’s Neon-Bright Dance-Pop Tackles Pressing Cultural Problems — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Canadian singer Iskwé confronts issues facing indigenous people

Unbroken Ground movie looks at role of food in solving environmental issues

Unbroken Ground is a documentary movie that explains the role food has to play in our efforts to solve the environmental crisis – focusing on four groups adopting methods that work in harmony with the laws of the land. The full length film, which can be viewed here, is a Patagonia Provisions production. Unbroken Ground looks at food agriculture, highlighting the work of four food suppliers working … Continue reading Unbroken Ground movie looks at role of food in solving environmental issues

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Documentary movie RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light the influence of Native Americans in popular music history, until now the “missing chapter in the history of American music”. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. … Continue reading RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Xapiri: Capturing the “spirit” of the Amazon and its communities

Xapiri, an online gallery and shop space, is setting out to spread the “spirit” of the Amazon and its peoples by educating nations further afield on the heritage of these indigenous tribes and their artisan skills. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and the ancestral home to one million Indians. There are approximately 400 tribes with their own language, culture and identity. Through commissioning, … Continue reading Xapiri: Capturing the “spirit” of the Amazon and its communities