Watch Video Interview with Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal

The Native Arts Artist-in-Residence for this fall is Gregg Deal, acclaimed muralist, performance artist, and painter of the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe. Gregg’s work focuses on contemporary native political issues. Check out our interview with Gregg about his current project below. And visit him during public hours in his studio at the DAM. His residency will culminate with a performance at Untitled Final Friday

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Book: Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea

The first Europeans to arrive in North America’s various regions relied on Native women to help them navigate unfamiliar customs and places. This study of three well-known and legendary female cultural intermediaries, Malinche, Pocahontas, and Sacagawea, examines their initial contact with Euro-Americans, their negotiation of multinational frontiers, and their symbolic representation over time. Well before their first contact with Europeans

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Maps Show What The Americas Would Look Like if We Were Grateful for Indigenous Culture

Aaron Carapella, 36, is a self-taught Native historian and cartographer with a degree in business and years of activism under his belt. During the time he spent with the American Indian Movement, he remembers standing arm in arm with other protesters to block government officials and corporations from encroaching onto Native land. But it’s his mapmaking he feels that’s had the

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National Museum of the American Indian

A guest post by Jefe:   The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is a Smithsonian museum with two galleries, one in Washington, DC and one in New York. Items not on display are stored in a cultural resource centre in Suitland, Maryland (Prince George’s County), which includes the Vine Deloria, Jr. Library. Both museums showcase the history, culture, anthropology and archaeology of the

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Seeds and Soul – Indigenous Cultural Exchange & Festival, Oakland, CA, Oct 24, 2015

Feel free to Download and share our flier widely! And don’t forget to RSVP! If you’d like to volunteer, we’d so appreciate your help. Please complete and submit our Volunteer Form. Sourced through from: After I saw Rulan at Stanford, I’ve been looking forward to see her again in the Bay Area! Woot!

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Photographer Matika Wilbur On Documenting Native America

Matika Wilbur

Photographer Matika Wilbur is a member of the Tulalip Tribe raised on the Swinomish Reservation. Her work explores themes of Native American identity and cultural duality, and has appeared in the Royal British Columbia Museum of Fine Arts, The Nantes Museum of Fine Arts in France, the Seattle Art Museum and the Burke Museum. She joins us to talk about her new

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