Dreaming with Kingsley at Larapinta by Ron Ackers
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal / Poetry

Dreaming with Kingsley at Larapinta by Ron Ackers

Old Walter, Old Tutuma, and others, Irregular rhythm makers, Singing to the hoodoos, Clapping hands and tamping feet. A dry and desert-like skein Beneath the unmeasurable black portal Awaiting the stars, and rain, and lightning of night. “Is this red our blood?” I asked. Their voices hummed rhythmically, susurrous; Ancient sound, a sound like no … Continue reading

The Muddy and the Clean, Gapu Murnuk
Art / Cultural Heritage / Indigenous & Aboriginal

The Muddy and the Clean, Gapu Murnuk

Gapu Murnuk, the coming together of freshwater and saltwater, the muddy and the clean. The unity of which demonstrates the perfect balance and harmony in nature being connected, one, and alive. The Milingimbi Art and Culture of Australia brings Gapu Murnuk, an exhibition of bark paintings, weavings, and painted poles, to Washington, DC exhibiting the designs … Continue reading

Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal

Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River

A sophisticated artist whispers the secrets of life to those willing to listen, observe and appreciate. With a startling passion, Loongkoonan, from Nyikina on the banks of the Mardoowarra river, “People of the River”,  presents to the world a perspective quickly disappearing. Raising contemporary art to a new level of expression, Loongkoonan invites each person … Continue reading

Paris Notes: Hopi Katsinam Masks and Their Destiny
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal / Paris

Paris Notes: Hopi Katsinam Masks and Their Destiny

Paris, the city of art, fashion and architecture and it’s relatively modest auction house Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou are on the global stage of cultural heritage and who has the right to own another culture’s patrimony and sacred artifacts or relics. Christopher Mazeika, scholar in ritual performance and art director at Paris based Santo Spada fashion house reflects on his visit to view the collection of Hopi masks up for auction. Continue reading

Inuit Artist Speaks of Melting Ice
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal / International / Leaders & People

Inuit Artist Speaks of Melting Ice

Mattiusi Iyaituk, a gentle small figure steps forward to share a story of a life evaporating as quickly as the snow melts to make way for spring. As much as the South has done everything possible to erradicate the culture of the North, perhaps one of the lasting legacies of the Inuit artists will be to actually help the South. Continue reading