Acorn Bites: Native American tribal youth create energy ball snacks made from protein-rich acorns

Acorns have long been heralded by indigenous groups as a rich source of protein, and now Native American youth have set about creating high protein energy balls made with acorn flour as a key ingredient. The snack bars, known as Acorn Bites, is the creation of the Tribal Youth Ambassadors of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center in Santa Rosa, California. Made with acorn meal … Continue reading Acorn Bites: Native American tribal youth create energy ball snacks made from protein-rich acorns

Native American rapper Frank Waln challenging perceptions of indigenous people

Hip hop at its core is coming from indigenous roots, according to Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln. Born on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in rural South Dakota, the 29-year-old Frank Waln uses music as a way to call out historical wrongs and uplift American indigenous youth, many of whom struggle with poverty, violence, suicide, and inter-generational trauma. Frank Waln has rapped about the Keystone XL Pipeline, his battle with … Continue reading Native American rapper Frank Waln challenging perceptions of indigenous people

Wind River: Thriller centres on a murder investigation in a Native American Reservation

Wind River is a new thriller which sees an FBI agent team up with a veteran game tracker to investigate a murder on a Native American reservation. Directed by Sicario and Hell or High Water screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, Wind River is set in the Wyoming wilderness where a teenage girl has been murdered in the Wind River Indian reservation. Jeremy Renner stars as Cory Lambert, the local game tracker … Continue reading Wind River: Thriller centres on a murder investigation in a Native American Reservation

Votan Henriquez: Street artist educating people about Native history through art

Native American street artist Votan Henriquez believes art is needed to educate our kids on indigenous peoples, their heritage and legacy of which has otherwise been omitted from history books used in schools. The Los Angeles native, who is of Mayan and Nahua roots, blends his knowledge of his ancestry, his experience of graphic design and art, and awareness of the issues facing native people … Continue reading Votan Henriquez: Street artist educating people about Native history through art

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

Introducing…Marcus Cadman’s Native American art

Marcus Cadman, a Native American painter of Navajo and Kickapoo heritage, has been creating his own signature contemporary art with “splashes of popism and modernism” from the desert of New Mexico. He talks to Life & Soul Magazine about his work. You’ve described “art” as your calling. Tell us more. It was in college during that time that I decided that art was going to … Continue reading Introducing…Marcus Cadman’s Native American art