Contemporary Native American Art

Grant Frashier, KAXE/KBXE Photographer

 Pow Wow season is here! Across northern Minnesota, opportunities to attend pow wows are many.  Dr. Anton Treuer stopped by the KBXE Studio recently and shared some of the history of pow wows as well as what a person might expect who has never been.   Thank goodness we live in a region rich with this cultural experience.

Author Kent Nerburn wrote the novel Neither Wolf Nor Dog in the early 1990s.   Director Steven Lewis Simpson made it into a movie of the same name currently in theaters.  In this segment of Area Voices, we learn why Kent began his Native American writing journey and how he views the film. We also hear from Steven Simpson about the making of the movie and the reaction it has received from the public.

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  "I've yet to find an indigenous people who, in their language, there's  a specific word for art, because it's so intrinsic, and so much a part of who we are as a people.  It's there.  It's a continuous part."  - Karen Goulet 

Karen Goulet is the Program Director for the Native American Art Gallery inside the soon to be complete .  She stopped by the KBXE studio to talk about the impact and societal role of art and the impact the new gallery will have on the region.  

Contemporary Ojibwe Artist Jim Denomie uses his art as a means of social and cultural commentary.  In this segment of Area Voices, he discusses his craft, his intent and how re-discovering his identity helped him navigate through life.