Empowering Native Female Entrepreneurs

In honor of International Women's Day, Margo Gray discusses uplifting women: 'The power of sisterhood is phenomenal' By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) Ambitious. Visionary. Leader. Risk-taker. Innovator. These are the five words Margo Gray, an Osage citizen, uses to describe herself as an entrepreneur. Women are often bombarded with negative … Continue reading Empowering Native Female Entrepreneurs

‘SEED’ shares life-saving power of seed diversity & work of passionate seed keepers

By Kristin Butler (republished courtesy of Indian Country Media Network) Vital and miraculous, seeds sustain life on the planet. “If you have seeds in your pocket, you can walk, and you can eat the seeds. But if you have money, you cannot eat the money. This is gold,” said Emigdio Ballon, who runs Tesuque Pueblo’s … Continue reading ‘SEED’ shares life-saving power of seed diversity & work of passionate seed keepers

Explore Washington’s Beautiful Kitsap Peninsula and its Rich Living Tribal Culture

Outdoor adventure and waterfront communities draw visitors to the Kitsap Peninsula, home to the Suquamish and Port Gamble S'Klallam By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) Miles of sandy beaches frame the Kitsap Peninsula, and wooded trails sprawl like veins across its evergreen forests. Access this oasis by ferry (less than one … Continue reading Explore Washington’s Beautiful Kitsap Peninsula and its Rich Living Tribal Culture

Sasha Petraske on Cocktails

By Kristin Butler Sasha Petraske, the late founder of Milk and Honey, was widely considered one of Manhattan’s modern masters of mixology. But he always insisted he wasn't creative. “My background is as a barista—I’m very enamored with something simple done properly,” he told me in 2013. Petraske most often drank an old fashion, but … Continue reading Sasha Petraske on Cocktails

Exclusive First Look: Two Recipes From Sean Sherman’s Cookbook, ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’

In honor of the upcoming Maoominike-giizis, Feast of the Wild Rice Moon in late summer, Sherman shares two indigenous recipes from ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’ By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) Throughout his first cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, Sean Sherman educates. Sherman founded The Sioux Chef in 2014, … Continue reading Exclusive First Look: Two Recipes From Sean Sherman’s Cookbook, ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’

Now Hear This

By Kristin Butler (originally published by Cadillac magazine) Listening to a podcast—a digital audio file that you can download or stream over the Internet—is like getting insider access to thought-provoking investigations and intimate conversations all over the world. Even better, you tune in at any time in any setting: Whether you're driving, cooking, or working … Continue reading Now Hear This

7A Resort

Historic Hill Country resort unveils new look that beckons for a getaway

By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap) Giant cypress trees loom over crystal-clear waters in Wimberley, Texas, where 7A Ranch and Pioneer Town offers cabins, lodges, and other attractions across several acres on the banks of the Blanco River. Here, visitors can hike a half-mile of shady riverfront oasis, take a dip in the river … Continue reading Historic Hill Country resort unveils new look that beckons for a getaway

Supper Friends

11 Food + Drink Events to Indulge in this Summer in Austin

Sip with Fido at Yard Bar, pick fruit at Sweet Eats Farm, and more By Kristin Butler, Madeline Hollern, and Cynthia Houchin | Photos by John Davidson Eat, drink, and be merry at Supper Friends A rotating cast of notable chefs prepares multicourse dinners for these weekly culinary affairs hosted at the Swoop House, a … Continue reading 11 Food + Drink Events to Indulge in this Summer in Austin

Foxwoods, Largest Indian Gaming Resort in North America, Celebrates its Quarter Century

By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) When the now iconic Foxwoods Resort Casino came onto the scene in Southeastern Connecticut in 1992, outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, it was the only true resort-casino destination in the country. “We had players coming in from not only all over New England … Continue reading Foxwoods, Largest Indian Gaming Resort in North America, Celebrates its Quarter Century

Summer Delish: XOP Magazine

By Kristin Butler (originally published by @XOPmag) XOP sources the standout dishes at premiere restaurants in New York City and Miami for gastronomes seeking a truly unrivaled experience. Tomahawk Rib-eye at Costata Costata’s grass-fed, corn-finished Black Angus beef from the superb Creekstone Farms outfit in Kansas is dry-aged for 40 days, imparting a balanced, smoky … Continue reading Summer Delish: XOP Magazine