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CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — Virginia Fields has spent many years selling her jewelry at powwows and other local events. However, her sales at events were not always consistent, and required a great deal of traveling from location to location. 

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — After struggling for years as Native American women in the design industry where they did not feel welcome, Eunique Lewis and Melody Yazzie have partnered to create what they’re calling an Indigenous-led social tech and art space. 

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The COVID-19 pandemic helped highlight the opportunities for tribes to diversify outside of the gaming industry. 

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Indigenous filmmaker Tracey Deer is riding a new wave of success based in part on her old Canadian comedy series, Mohawk Girls, freshly airing on Peacock TV.

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Everything old is new again. It’s a cliche worthy of the stars of HBO’s Sex and the City, who are in the middle of producing a comeback. But it’s an even more apt description of the TV comedy Mohawk Girls, whose creators describe the show as Sex and the City meets the reservation.

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As August rolled in this year, several buzzed about Indigenous-focused entertainment productions — at least three based in Oklahoma — were making major headlines. At the same time, the state’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt was promoting business incentives he had recently signed into law in an attempt to increase the showbiz industry’s presence in the Sooner State. 

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The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts’ Santa Fe Indian Market has always been an open, free event. That is, until COVID-19 forced the event online last year. 

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Even the most seasoned Hollywood talent knows getting a television show picked up is pretty difficult. Securing a second season for a project that some of your bosses don’t even comprehend is harder still. Finding out that the major studio you’ve been working with wants to lengthen the terms of your agreement, however, is even rarer. 

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In the days leading up to a renewal decision by NBC Universal’s Peacock streaming platform, the prospect for a second season of Rutherford Falls was seeming rather iffy.

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Filmmaker Sterlin Harjo is on a streaming binge — from behind the camera — and he’s “pretty cool” with it.