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Category: Interviews

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Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: A Conversation with Dr. Ellen Moore

American Indian Republic had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Moore to discuss the process of writing her latest book titled Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice.

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Q+A with Salish Style creator Katie Manzanares

If it weren’t for a friendly Instagram message from Katie earlier this Summer I may not have known she was the face behind Salish Style, a successful Native and woman-owned apparel and accessory company seeking to revitalize underrepresented Coast Salish art through collaborations with Native and First Native artists.

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Songs Born From Tragedy: Honoring the Missing and Murdered

My sister’s suffering and my family’s grief became my guides, but I find that MMIWG songs have served to light my path.

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Taco Truck Challenge

Off the Rez, Seattle’s first and only Native American food truck to date, faced off against thirteen other competitors for the ninth annual 107.7 Taco Truck Challenge over Cinco de Mayo weekend.

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Healing: A Hidden Yucca Ball

“I always wanted to be a culture teacher from second grade,” Kevin Belin recalled. He fulfilled his childhood dream last year, having earned his B.A. in Secondary Education at Fort Lewis College. Now, as the Navajo Culture and Language teacher at T’iis Ts’ózí Bi’Ólta’ in Crownpoint, NM, Belin is in his element.

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Walls of Bitterness: Why Indigenous Christian Worship is Essential

Though Christian worship has been controversial in Indian Country for decades due to colonization and forced assimilation, more indigenous people than ever before are in agreement with its teachings due to the Bible’s universality.

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Jesuit on the Red Road: A Conversation with Fr. Patrick Twohy

American Indian Republic sits down for a video interview with Fr. Patrick Twohy, a Jesuit priest who has lived with and served the Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years.

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A Conversation with Navajo Presidential Candidate, Trudie Jackson

A Conversation with Navajo Presidential Candidate, Trudie Jackson.

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The Business of Storytelling for Indian Country

April Tinhorn’s storytelling has woven three traits together: indigenous traditions, interpersonal listening, and intuition.

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Health Motivation, Wellness, and Empowerment with Waylon Pahona

Founder of Healthy Active Natives (HAN), Waylon Pee Pahona’s own journey to authentic wellness has sparked change in Indian Country.

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Healing and Wellness with Herbs – The Story of Quw’utsun’ Made

Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth, founder of the Native-owned business Quw’utsun’ Made, was taught at a young age to engage in traditional practices.

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A STEM Conversation with a NASA JPL Mechanical Engineer

A STEM Conversation with a NASA JPL Mechanical Engineer. “I am an engineer, but I am indigenous first.”