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Culture

forget thanksgiving: 5 indigenous women dismantling stereotypes

These badass artists, advocates, and entrepreneurs are changing the game.
Braudie Blais-Billie
11.23.17
Think Pieces

beyond braids: the true story of indigenous hair

Indigenous hair is at once a contemporary expression of identity and a sacred continuation of history.
Braudie Blais-Billie
6.23.17
Think Pieces

from queer culture to high fashion, the mullet is a protest against conventional beauty

The politics of the infamous “business in the front, party in the back” haircut.
Braudie Blais-Billie
6.22.17
Think Pieces

nouveau bald haircuts challenge the way we think of gender

From Instagram models to performance artists, the extremely close shave is an empowering exercise against social norms.
Braudie Blais-Billie
6.20.17
Music

premiere: indigenous artist ziibiwan champions toronto with new mix 'tkaronto'

The Anishinaabe producer's ambient soundscapes take cues from Radiohead and Björk, but feature homegrown Toronto talents like Smoke Dawg.
Braudie Blais-Billie
4.10.17
Culture

sheyenne sky is bringing navajo culture to generation z

This 21-year-old YouTuber saw a lack of representation as an opportunity to empower and create.
Braudie Blais-Billie
4.4.17
Culture

youtuber lexie lombard's unfiltered take on taboo topics

She reports on what high schoolers actually wear, as well as the more intimate and taboo topics facing teens.
Braudie Blais-Billie
3.6.17
Culture

how hollywood is supporting standing rock’s fight against the dakota access pipeline

This Thanksgiving, we take a look at the celebrities who are lending their star power to the critical fight against an oil pipeline through Sioux land.
Braudie Blais-Billie
11.24.16
Art

wendy red star makes probing art about native american identity

“Inclusion of our voice is necessary, and there are some curators and institutions that are finally starting to see that.”
Braudie Blais-Billie
11.18.16
Culture

8 of indigenous cinema’s most important films

Midway through National Native American Heritage Month, a roundup of the movies that actually moved beyond tokenism and misrepresentation.
Braudie Blais-Billie
11.15.16
Think Pieces

what donald trump's presidency means for indigenous people

Trump has repeatedly oppressed Native American sovereignty for his own financial gain.
Braudie Blais-Billie
11.10.16
Culture

rpm: the platform, label, and live series changing perceptions of indigenous music

Canadian First Nations activist Jarrett Martineau is disrupting the way we think about Native music.
Braudie Blais-Billie
11.4.16