Indigenous News

Native Artists Online- August 2019 Edition

By Mickey B | August 2, 2019

This month NTVTWT will begin a monthly exploration of the artists of #NativeTwitter and Instagram, we will cover the work of multiple artists with in-depth coverage of our artist of the month and explore the terms and techniques of Native arts that some of our readers might be less familiar with. NTVTWT has been planning … Read more

2020 SXSW Panel Picker Proposal on Cultural Appropriation

By ali | July 22, 2019

Cultural Appropriation: are you guilty? Click here to vote now! Last year, a little birdy at SXSW told me that the panel submission of “Playing Indian & Other Racist Nonsense” was too niche of a topic. That thought has echoed with me to this day. Too niche for an immense society with the population of … Read more

All your eagles are belong to us

By ali | July 17, 2019

Many Natives in the U.S. were not aware that a petition has been put forth that pushes for loosening and changing regulations over who can request and possess feathers and bird parts from protected species, such as eagles. The original Facebook post indicated that the original deadline was July 1st to submit comments. It was … Read more

Race to Winterize on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

By ali | October 13, 2018

In mid-July, a severe storm swept through the community of Oglala, South Dakota and other areas of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dozens of houses endured heavy damage to their siding, windows were broken, car windows and windshields were broken. By the time I visited the Rez a couple of weeks later, the devastation was … Read more

SXSW Panel Picker “Playing Indian and Other Racist Nonsense”

By ali | August 6, 2018

Ali Watson and Johnnie Jae have submitted a SXSW Panel Picker proposal for the 2019 SXSW conference. The topic is “Playing Indian and Other Racist Nonsense“. With this panel, we propose to address the harm of trends such as Pretendian-ism, or the act of pretending to be Indigenous, such as claiming to be Cherokee or … Read more