Stories tagged: "005 LOCAL CULTURE & IDENTITY"


Native American storytellers enjoying a rare spotlight
Native American storytellers enjoying a rare spotlight, a moment they hope can be more than that

From “Reservation Dogs,”“Dark Winds” and “Rutherford Falls” on TV to “Prey” on the big screen and Larissa FastHorse becoming the first Indigenous female playwright on Broadway, Native American storytellers are breaking barriers.

Los Angeles, CA - December 22:Children take turns smashing a piñata at Olvera Street in Los Angeles Thursday, December 22, 2022.  The piñata is part of the Las Posadas nightly procession from Dec. 16-23 which includes statues of Mary and Joseph being carried making stops at businesses along the street.  (Photo by David Crane/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
What are posadas? An explainer of this beautiful Latino tradition.

Posadas are like Christmas caroling, except our tradition is more like a fiesta—and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Remember these broken US-Indigenous treaties this Native American Heritage Month

As long as the United States has negotiated treaties with Indigenous nations, it has broken those treaties. Learn about them here for Native American Heritage Month.

Celebrate Indigenous culture in Arizona by visiting one of these museums
Celebrate Indigenous culture in Arizona by visiting one of these museums

Here are seven places across the state to visit to learn more about the history of Indigenous peoples in Arizona.

The Phoenix Suns court from last year's Originativ Nights, which highlighted Native American tribes in the state. (Photo by Levi Long/Phoenix Indian Center)
OPINION: Supporting Native-owned businesses will inspire generations to come

This month, the Greater Phoenix Chamber partnered with the Phoenix Indian Center to highlight the incredible impact Indigenous entrepreneurship can have on the Greater Phoenix region.

Children playing at Solano Park Skate Plaza in Phoenix (City of Phoenix Photo)
New art installation at Phoenix skate park will draw inspiration from 1970s skate spots

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has commissioned new artwork for the skate park in central Phoenix’s Solano Park that mixes nostalgia for historical skate parks of the past with the needs of modern skateboarders.

For Indigenous people, solar eclipse often about reverence and tradition, not revelry
For Indigenous people, solar eclipse often about reverence and tradition, not revelry

In Navajo culture, an eclipse is about solemnity—not spectacle. It marks the end of a cycle and the power of when the moon and sun are in alignment.