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Let’s visit with Indigenous artists

In this special edition of the Indian Country Today newscast, we are revisiting some interviews with contemporary Indigenous artists

Bobby Wilson is a Dakota poet, visual artist, comedian, writer and actor. From a young age, he has always loved making art. ICT editor Mark Trahant interviewed him earlier this year.

Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln hosted and performed two original songs on the PBS series “One Voice: The Songs We Share.” We talked with him about performing hip-hop music with an orchestra.

Plains Cree citizen Ashley Callingbull became the first Indigenous woman to win the title of Mrs. Universe in 2015. She talked with Mark Trahant about her latest projects.

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Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor of Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix.

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