October 8, 2019

Ever since equity, diversity and inclusion have become one of the focuses of the arts field there have been truly admirable and remarkable efforts that have resulted in real change on, usually, an institutional basis:  openin...

August 15, 2019

This essay was originally commissioned and published by The University of Hawaii Manoa for the Asia Pacific Dance Conference in August of 2019.  My thanks to Tim Slaughter and Judy Van Zile for their support and editing assis...

June 25, 2019

It takes time, thought and frequently humility to do really anything complicated well.  This is frequently the largest barrier that I see in potential partner to engaging in Native arts and culture – the largest barrier to cr...

March 14, 2019

This is about an Native artist - raised with some knowledge of his culture but his day to day life was within the context of that of colonists - Europeans that came to our land.  He grows up with his parents and perhaps a cou...

December 10, 2018

Invisibility is one of the core challenges that is facing Native people and communities today.  I can't count the number of times that I have heard that Native Americans are almost extinct.  I have also fielded questions from...

August 20, 2018

There is a particular moment at the outset of negotiating an artistic engagement where the is the opportunity to frame the cultural context of the interaction as non-Eurocentric.  This becomes important when working with inst...

March 19, 2018

Within the context of the curatorial world you frequently encounter questions of what defines cultural authenticity.  In art emerging from cultures that are foreign to most people, in this case the hundreds of nations that co...

March 16, 2018

The first time I met James Luna was during a project that I was working on led by News from Native California (published by Heyday Books in Berkeley) as part of my portfolio as a funder.  He was the special guest curator on a...

November 28, 2017

Your Gateway to Exceptional Contemporary Indigenous Performing Arts

Years ago, when I was actively creating and performing in the dance theatre space, I lamented that I had no idea if there were any other Native American perfo...

November 9, 2017

We can’t get there alone.  We need help.  Indigenous people need non-indigenous people to stand with us in solidarity.

If the voices and stories of Native American people are to find welcome in the theaters, performing ar...

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