Giving voice to women leaders


Native Voices at the Autry has new leadership, and she definitely knows her way around the stage. DeLanna Studi, a Cherokee citizen, is president of the Native American National Committee of SAG-AFTRA and artistic director of Native Voices at Autry. Additionally, she is a 2022 American Artists Fellow.

Scott Sixkiller Sinquah grew up watching his father and older brother hoop dance and now he’s a world famous hoop dancer himself. In 2020, he won first place in the adult category of the world hoop championship. He will defend his title at the end of March.

The National Endowment for the Humanities was established in 1965 and has since had only 11 leaders. Navajo citizen Shelly Lowe is the first Indigenous person to lead the national organization. Lowe was nominated by President Joe Biden last fall and was confirmed by the US Senate last month.

  • US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona speaks with attendees at the National Indian Education Association conference.
  • There will be no charges for an Australian police officer who was involved in the death of an Indigenous teenager.
  • The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has a new administrator.
  • The White House is rolling out another key appointment for Indigenous communities.
  • Walker River Paiute Super Bowl champion Austin Corbett is about to secure a payday.

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