While furthering the professional growth and development of our chapter members, we also celebrate Indigenous culture and media. We support Indigenous artists, musicians, authors, and businesses and encourage anyone and everyone to explore some of our compiled favorites.
Centuries worth of culture and tradition make for amazing reading material, provided the right author is the one telling the story. These are some favorite books, ranging in genre and time period to capture parts of Indigenous existence that many don't stop to think about. Summaries courtesy of Barnes and Noble.
Mixing traditional music with modern elements, these Native American musicians are a great listen for immersion into modern Indigenous society over time.
The Halluci Nation is "an acclaimed electronic DJ collective known for their genre-bending mix of hip-hop, reggae, dubstep and First Nations musical traditions."
"For 3 decades , brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally have been recording and touring bringing their empowering organic conscious raising charged music to communities throughout Europe and North America."
"Raye Zaragoza is a galvanizing presence, a self-assured artist making music to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Known for tenacious feminist anthems and fearless protest folk, her stage presence teems with determined morale."
"Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet."
"Ulali is one of the first groups to fuse Native American musical influences and modern influences. In addition to appearing at Woodstock 1994 and the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, the three-woman group has contributed to the soundtrack of such films as Smoke Signals and video documentaries including The Native Americans."
There are many of Indigenous business owners, selling clothing, art, jewlery, and more. These are some that we would like to feature.
There are an abundance of educational movies and documentaries available on Kanopy, a free movie streaming service you can access here.