Minneapolis art gallery director talks about Ojibwe painter’s importance

By Taylar Dawn Stagner @taylarsiisiiko & Benjamin C Yazza @benjamincyazza Ojibwe expressionist artist George Morrison is being celebrated at two separate art galleries in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Morrison grew up on the Grand Portage reservation in northern Minnesota. Todd Bockley of Bockley Gallery, Angela Two Stars (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) of All My Relations and Two Rivers Gallery … More Minneapolis art gallery director talks about Ojibwe painter’s importance

Workshop offers participants a look at foraging in Minnesota

By Benjamin C Yazza The Native American Nutrition Conference (NANC) kicked off with a Sunday morning workshop on foraging of Indigenous foods. Participants were re-introduced to the food and plants locally available in Minnesota with an Indigenous focus. Learning about plants Ojibwe names as well as medical and culinary uses to the Indigenous people of … More Workshop offers participants a look at foraging in Minnesota

George Morrison remembered in two art gallery exhibitions

By Taylar Dawn Stagner @taylarsiisiiko& Benjamin C Yazza @benjamincyazza Photograph of George Morrison hanging inside All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. (Photo by Benjamin C Yazza) (Sound file by Taylar Dawn Stagnar) Two art galleries in Minneapolis, Minnesota, curated separate exhibitions celebrating the 100th birthday of Ojibwe artist George Morrison. He was an abstract … More George Morrison remembered in two art gallery exhibitions

Panel Discusses Native Community Involvement in Education

By Benjamin Yazza Education in Indian Country was the primary focus of a panel at the National Native Media Conference on Friday. The panelists discussed the ways their groups and organizations are helping students succeed in school. Phil Gover, who is of Paiute, Pawnee and Comanche descent, Founder of Sovereign Schools Project, said Oklahoma tribes … More Panel Discusses Native Community Involvement in Education

Sundance-Backed Workshop Brings Aspiring Filmmakers Together

By Benjamin Yazza A Sundance Institute workshop specializing in native short story development gathered more than native filmmakers. Wednesday Evening, the workshop hosted by ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., filled a room with eager participants wanting to communicate their ideas. “Our film festival is only a small piece of what we do,” Sundance Institute Program … More Sundance-Backed Workshop Brings Aspiring Filmmakers Together