Artist at the National Native Media Conference carries on tribal traditions

Story and photos by Makayla Sloan This year’s National Native Media Conference features over two dozen Native vendors selling handmade items such as jewelry and other traditional regalia. One artist among them is Dan Simonds (Mashantucket Pequot), an Indigenous wampum jewelry maker. Simonds, born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut, is a lifelong artist. He has … More Artist at the National Native Media Conference carries on tribal traditions

Gallery: Mobile videography lessons at National Native Media Conference

Frank Blanquet (Mayan) and Darren Brown (Cochiti Pueblo) share best practices of video and audio recording with smartphones or other mobile devices with attendees during a Tuesday morning workshop at the National Native Media Conference in Prior Lake, Minnesota. In their workshop, they also share how to use low-cost options for shooting, editing and producing … More Gallery: Mobile videography lessons at National Native Media Conference