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Caribou Who? Kootenai Tribe Works to Revive the Disappearing Species

By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) In 2009, on Kootenai tribal territory in the Idaho Panhandle, the last remaining caribou in the contiguous United States took a severe drop from 46 down to 12 animals. Those same dozen caribou continue to roam the Selkirk mountain range near the Canadian border. RELATED: […]

Discover Oregon’s Indian Country, Part 1: Portland, a Cultural Hub

From Bison Coffeehouse to an Oglala Lakota-owned food truck to contemporary Native art, experience the indigenous side of Portland By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) Home to nine tribes, Oregon once served as the territory of 50 tribal nations. Today, their descendants carry on unique, indigenous traditions at Indian reservations, cultural […]

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Chris Cornelius Translates Culture into Contemporary Architectural Design

Through studio:indigenous, the Oneida architect delivers a fresh way of thinking about buildings and space By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) If architect Chris Cornelius’ designs could speak, they would tell stories. Cultural traditions and history are expressed in the structures, shapes and spaces he creates for schools, transportation hubs, cultural […]

‘A Deaf Whale Is a Dead Whale’: Sound Blasting for Oil Threatens Marine Life

By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) Editor’s note: This is the first of three stories on the devastating effects of seismic airgun blasting on marine life. BOOM! BOOM! Each blast, 100,000 times louder than a jet engine, reverberates through the ocean, slamming against the hearing apparatus of hundreds of thousands of […]


Famed Austin chef opens destination restaurant in historic Texas town

By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap) Acclaimed Austin chef Sonya Coté is co-opening a destination restaurant in Clifton, Texas, population: 3,376. The mind behind Hillside Farmacy and weekend eatery Eden East is creating a true farm-to-table experience in the historic railroad town, located 33 miles west of Waco. Read the full article published on […]

Finding the Fair Way: Notah Begay III’s NB3 Consulting Helps Tribes Navigate the Business Side of Golf

By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) Golf can be a sanctuary for those seeking a few hours of solitude or some quiet companionship in the great outdoors. And nowhere is that serenity more valued than in the many secluded courses of Indian country. A feeling of remoteness is one of the […]

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Hill Country chef designs kitchen must-have for the luxury home

By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap) Vaudeville is more than a culinary destination in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. It’s a luxurious, epicurean, and sensory experience that transcends every detail of the three-level gourmet food, retail, and art venue. It’s evident in the delicately sliced Alba white truffles that crown the handmade pasta served at […]

After Tulsa Shooting, Native Artist Mallory Taylor Paints ‘LOVE’ Mural Downtown

Mallory Taylor’s mural supports love in all its forms, unites diverse Oklahoma communities By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) Around 2:20 a.m. on March 6 in downtown Tulsa, 13 shots were fired at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. The pellets didn’t penetrate the reinforced glass windows, but their imprints “are […]