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A major difference exists between the expectations for Native and Western theater, says playwright and director Tara Moses. In her experience, Western plays often follow a rigid structure, whereas Native theater tends to be more fluid and representational versus literal and straightforward. 

 

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Native creators working in the performing arts need more and broader access to funding and more freedom in their partnerships with funding organizations. 

That’s according to a new report by First Peoples Fund, a Rapid City, S.D.-based arts nonprofit. 

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Vision Maker Media wants to enable public conversation and understanding of Native people’s stories as told by Native filmmakers. 

As part of that mission, the Lincoln, Neb.-based organization sponsors the Creative Shorts Fellowship, which started in 2020 and is aimed at cultivating emerging Native filmmakers, pairing them with experienced mentors, providing funding and bringing short stories to life. 

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John Romero remembers his first experience with program coding in a university science lab when he was 11 years old. An Arizona native who grew up in California, Romero began learning how to program on the school’s mainframe computer. 

“I ended up in this specific place and saw this massive computer. I had never seen anything like it,” Romero, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, told Tribal Business News.

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TULSA, Okla. — With the launch of a new $1 million annual incentive program, Cherokee Nation is hanging out the welcome sign for the film industry to come to its 14-county jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma. 

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Verna Volker got the idea for what would become Native Women Running when she noticed that no one in the traditional media for the running community looked like her. 

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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.