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Here's what's happening in the country of India: September 22-31

From Indian relay races and female warriors to pop-up activism and world-class musical performances, there’s no shortage of traditions and celebrations in the country of India this week and next.

This is Native News Online’s weekly guide to Indigenous arts, culture and entertainment around Indian Country.

Indian Relay Race Championship of Champions

When: Friday, September 23 — Sunday, September 25

Where: Stanley County Fairgrounds, Fort Pierre, SD

The Horse Nations Indian Relay Council will bring the 2022 Tour of Champions to Fort Pierre for a weekend celebrating the centuries-old sport of the Indian Relay with riders from seven different nations in Indian Country.

Dubbed “North America’s original extreme sport,” the Indian Relay captures the horse-centered culture of the many Native American tribes of the Great Plains. The team consists of his four riders, muggers, backholders and catchers and his three horses. In a spectacular display of equestrianism and athleticism, a rider rides bareback to complete his three laps, changing to a new horse at the start of each lap and mounting each horse off the ground.

Events include the Indian Relay, Chief Race, Warrior Race, Maiden Race and Youth Relay. A 3-day pass can be purchased for $75. Day passes are available online for $25 and in-store for $30.

Female Warriors: Resilience, Leadership and Activism

Date: September 23rd (Friday) – September 25th (Sunday), September 30th (Friday)

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

The 19th Amendment was passed more than 100 years ago and established the constitutional right of women to vote in America, but as systemic racism continued to disenfranchise people of color, white women benefited greatly.

“Women Warriors” honors the Native American women activists who fought for passage of the Voter Rights Act of 1965 and those who have impacted us all throughout history and today. Praise.

Tickets are $5 each. Children 12 and under are free.

Summer Celebration Concert Series: Brulee

when: Friday, September 23rd

Where: Indianapolis

The Eiteljorg Museum welcomes award-winning Native American music group Brûlée to conclude the Summer Celebration Concert Series.

Using a quintet rock ensemble combined with traditional Native American instruments, the group takes listeners to the evocative edge of indigenous rhythms fused with classic rock. A spectacular performance by a Native American dance troupe adds a multidimensional art form to this culture-rock opera.

Brûlée founder and producer Paul LaRoche explores his life as a native child who was born and adopted by a white family to discover his Lakota heritage and reunite with his indigenous biological family. takes the audience on a moving journey of his musical influences, reflecting the path of

The show starts at 6:30pm under the Eiteljorg Museum Sails. Tickets can be purchased for $25.

Native Maid Pop-up and Orange Shirt Day

when: Saturday, September 24th

Where: Portland, Oregon

The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) invites the public to purchase merchandise from Native American artists and makers and learn about Orange Shirt Day.

Founded in 2013 by First Nation elder Phyllis Webstad, Orange Shirt Day takes place on September 30th to honor the victims of North America’s boarding school system.

Webstand shared the story of how her grandmother bought her an orange shirt to wear on her first day at boarding school. She and her other children were forced to strip naked and wear different clothes when they arrived. She never saw the orange shirt again.

“I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to me. It was mine,” Webstand later said. “Orange has always been a reminder of that. It reminded me that I didn’t care what I felt, that no one cared, that I felt worthless. We All the little children were crying, but no one cared.”

Today, Orange Shirt Day honors boarding school victims as a symbol of Native American loss and resilience.

The NAYA pop-up is free and open to the public, featuring native vendors, live music, snacks and food in the surrounding Curry neighborhood. The event is held at Alder Commons and runs from 11am to 5pm.

2022 Huntingford Humanities Lecture: Mattika Wilbur – Wonders of Nature

when: Tuesday, September 27th

Where: Chimakum, Washington

In 2012, indigenous photographer Matika Wilbur (Tulalip and Swinomish) sold her entire Seattle apartment and traveled to the United States, capturing 562 photographs and Native American sovereign territories in the United States.

Project 562 is an unprecedented collection of imagery and oral history that captures contemporary Indigenous life.

“Natural Wonderment: Stewardship – Sovereignty – Sacredness” is a collection of Project 562, featuring portraits that honor Mother Earth and showcase stories of ancestral ways of life. The exhibit is now on display at the Jefferson County Library.

Wilbur’s lecture on the series will take place in the Chimakum High School Auditorium from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Jonathan Sander: Ma’Amai Blends Popular Culture and Ojibwe Traditions

when: September 29th (Thursday) ~

Where: Muskegon, Michigan

A member of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation, artist Jonathan Sander creates paintings and animated films that draw on and speak to popular culture, contemporary society and Ojibwe’s heritage.

His work will be on display at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Western Michigan starting this month in an exhibition titled “Jonathan Sander: Ma’amai Blends Popular Culture with Ojibwe Traditions.”

“Maamawi” (Mamawi) means “together” in Ojibwe and represents our common humanity. Sander’s paintings and films in this exhibition tell an idea of ​​our connection to land, life and people.

Thunder who grew up in Minneapolis-St. He attended the American Indian Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Art Institute in Minneapolis, where he studied visual effects and motion graphics. His work has been shown in local, regional and national exhibitions and his short films have won several awards, including the Krasner Foundation Painting Award for Pollock His.

The museum will host a public opening reception on Thursday, September 29 at 5:00 pm, followed by a speech by Sander at 6:00 pm.

The exhibition will run from September 29th to January 8th, 2023. Grant from the Meyer Foundation.

true story

when: September 30th (Friday) debut

Where: History Channel (TV)

Actress Kanieteio Horn (Letterkenny, Reservation Dogs) tells a new History Channel documentary about “the real and often misrepresented history of the indigenous peoples of the land that is now Canada.”

The true story takes an in-depth look at the relationship between the natives, the land, and the settlers, including the creation story of Turtle Island (North America) and the settlers’ theories that challenge it. The show also offers unique tools used by indigenous peoples to document their history and perspectives on the role of women, elders and double-minded/indigikia people in indigenous societies.

Premiering on September 30 at 9:00 p.m. to mark Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the program explores how to move forward from Canada’s colonial past and learn about the past first. , and then verify that reconciliation is achieved by facing

“For true reconciliation to happen, we must acknowledge and learn from our shared past, no matter how ugly,” said executive producer and showrunner Diane Robinson on the show. said in a statement about

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