Kiawenti:io Tarbell[1] (/ˌɡjɑːwənˈdiːjoʊ/,[2] born 28 April 2006),[3] known mononymously as Kiawentiio, is a Canadian-American actress and singer-songwriter from Akwesasne, a reserve located along the Ontario–Quebec–New York border. She is best known for her role as Ka'kwet, a Mi'kmaq girl, in the third season of the Canadian television series Anne with an E.
Vine Victor Deloria Jr. (March 26, 1933 – November 13, 2005, Standing Rock Sioux) was an author, theologian, historian, and activist for Native American rights. He was widely known for his book Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (1969), which helped attract national attention to Native American issues in the same year as the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement. From 1964 to 1967, he served as executive director of the National Congress of American Indians,[1] increasing its membership of tribes from 19 to 156. Beginning in 1977, he was a board member of the National Museum of the American Indian, which now has buildings in both New York City and in Washington, DC, on the Mall.
Terese Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band. She is the New York Times bestselling author of "Heart Berries: A Memoir." Her book was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction, and was selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018.
Tommy Orange, born of Cheyenne and Arapaho heritage in 1982, is a renowned American novelist and writer hailing from Oakland, California. His debut work, "There There" (2018), was shortlisted for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and won the 2019 American Book Award. His upcoming novel "Wandering Stars" will be released in 2024.
Karen Louise Erdrich, born on June 7, 1954, is an American author known for her novels, poetry, and children's books that highlight Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized tribe of Ojibwe people.
By Deanna Lane, 22 August, 2023
I pay homage and utmost respect to my grandparents and ancestors along my journey and in embarking on co-creating this site. To my grandmothers who raised me in the matrilineal tradition where women run the show. To Nana Mattie (Eastern Band of Cherokee), my maternal grandmother, who left her ancestral lands in North Carolina for opportunities in the New York City area--who taught me the importance of being water people through a diet of smoked fish, spiced crab and strong intuition. Nana Lane, of Lenape ancestry, always said "don't let the sun set on hate" and stood up to anybody who dared to direct injustice her way. To my grandfather Papa Lane (Creek/Lenape), who ingrained the power of connection to the land--growing food, hunting the traditional way, and fishing so we always knew where and how our food was sourced.
Brian Perry is a S’Klallam artist practicing his traditionally inspired works in both time-honored and contemporary ways and materials. Brian’s work includes everything from drums, rattles and masks to large carved relief panels, totem poles, metal sculptures and Northwest coast canoes.
By Deanna Lane, 21 August, 2023
On a smokey weekend at Waypoint Park in Bellingham, WA, Indigeversal Collective installed a massive 160 foot mural at the entrance of the park. On August 18-20, a team of extremely talented artists from Coast Salish to Cherokee origins spent 3 days painting in the Coast Salish and form line design styles associated with Pacific Northwest tribal nations.
Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (born August 8, 1993), known professionally as Devery Jacobs, is an Indigenous Canadian (Mohawk) actress and writer.
Dallas Goldworth (Dakota and Dine') co-founded the Indigenous comedy group The 1491s and currently contributes to the series Reservation Dogs. In addition he is an environmental activist and performing artist. Dallas is a Dakota culture and language teacher, as well as, a poet, traditional artist, and powwow emcee.