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Art and Archive: Brian Jungen Interviewed by Sheila Regan
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Working with the immediate environment.

Innovation and Tradition: Jeffrey Gibson Interviewed by Emily Zimmerman
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Working between mediums.

Everywhere at Once: José Maceda’s Musical Territory by Aki Onda
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The secrets are boxed within. That’s what I thought two years ago in Quezon City, where I was doing research at the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology.

from The American Museum of Water by Natalie Diaz

A recording plays from somewhere high, / or low, through the falling dust-light: / I can’t tell you anything new about the river— / you can’t tell a river to itself.

from Northern Light by Kazim Ali

From 1975 to 1979 I grew up in a temporary company town made up of trailers in the boreal forests of northern Manitoba. My father was one of the hydroelectric engineers working on a joint project between the Canadian and Soviet governments to dam the Nelson River at a place called Jenpeg.

Cecilia Vicuña by Elianna Kan
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The poet and artist invokes ancient matriarchal cultures, Indigenous folkways, and the speculative capacities of language so that we might rediscover our kinship with nature.

Ruth Cuthand by Chantal McStay
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Beading images of deadly viruses and bacteria into enticing designs, Cuthand makes visible Indigenous communities’ exposure to disease from first colonial contact to today.

Hurtling Toward a New Voice: On Niviaq Korneliussen’s Last Night in Nuuk by Ruby Brunton
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Nuanced identity and adolescent angst from Greenland.

Jaque Fragua and Brad Kahlhamer
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Two artists drawing from punk, graffiti, and traditional Native American aesthetics, talk about protest art and the notion of the “Post-Smithsonian delinquent.”

Ancestor from the Future: Allison Akootchook Warden Interviewed by Katherine Brewer Ball
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Iñupiaq futures, language, and the spaces between performance and installation. 

CHERRY RIVER, Where the Rivers Mix by Katherine Cooper
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It’s rare that as a writer I am left speechless by a performance. Writing becomes like swimming for the first time: relearning how to breathe. What can abandonment by words afford a writer besides drowning? Perhaps a lesson in listening. 

The Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hikianalia Journey to California by Julian Brave NoiseCat
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On August 16, the Hikianalia, a seventy-two-foot dual-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoe from Hawaii set out across the Pacific for California, powered by the winds, tides, two solar-charged propellers (for emergencies), and a thirteen-person crew.

Divining the Boundaries of Light: Emily Johnson Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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Performance and community. 

Resisting Exploitation: Sky Hopinka Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan
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Films that combine documentary and poetics.

Indigeneity in the Present Tense: Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay at the Whitney by Kaitlyn A. Kramer
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Resetting the narrative of contemporary indigenous culture in the Americas.

Putting Interiors on Exteriors: Chip Thomas Interviewed by Amelia Rina
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Wheatpasting portraits on the Navajo Nation.

Literature of the Present: An Interview with Nick Laird by Will Chancellor
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“Literature is a way of establishing the humanness of others. It’s interested in the relationships between people, between authenticity and truth. That in itself has to make us better disposed to each other.”

Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen by Michael Wilson
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A modestly sized but nonetheless ambitious blend of catalog, monograph, and artist’s project, the book accompanies a touring exhibition of the same name which opened at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, in March 2016.

Kayapó Chief Tuire by Pinar Yolaçan
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“I won’t open my palm for those wanting to dominate.”

The Ruined Map by Steve Macfarlane
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Blunt yet intoxicating, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z betrays its outsize ambitions and pained revisionism with every last scene

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