Indigenous people reclaim their cultural identities through art. A voice is invaluable, and being able to tell one’s story is the key to cultural survival. However, in the case of America’s first people — or indigenous people, a rather simplistic term used to identify over 500 federally recognized tribes in the U.S. — their stories have been censored by the powers that be. Yet a volatile history hasn’t stopped indigenous people from creating a thriving contemporary …read more
Teryn O’Brien is a full-time professional writer, editor, poet and photographer. She is also a yoga teacher, and she enjoys blending creativity with healing.