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Vibrant Indigenous creatives

Coming up, a Lakota metalsmith shares the details of his craft. Plus, a visual artist breaks down his history and love of art. And Racing Magpie tells us how they have been building community with art and cultural programming
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Jhon Goes in Center is an Oglala Lakota metalsmith, carver, and culture bearer. Born along Rapid Creek, “Indian Camp,” Rapid City, South Dakota, Goes In Center explains his art and how it connects to his culture.

Keith Brave Heart is a professor at Oglala Lakota College, living in the area most of his life. The filmmaker and a guest curator for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian tells us more about his life and the history he paints into his work.

Racing Magpie was awarded $40,000 over two years from the Wagner Foundation and via art fund. Mary Bourdeaux and Peter Strong tell us more about the grant and how they continue to braid their community into their arts programming.

A slice of our Indigenous world:

  • First Lady Jill Biden hosted around 300 Indigenous people in the White House's East Room to recognize November’s Native American Heritage Month. 

  • In Peru, Indigenous groups are seeking to stop oil exploration in their lands. 

  • A Tlingit artist in Canada’s Yukon is a finalist for a very prestigious award. APTN’s Fraser Needham has the story.
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