Arts & Culture

Chip Thomas
Murals created from photographic images of Navajo people appear on water towers, roadside stands, even abandoned houses. Until recently, the artist wanted to remain anonymous.
August 19, 2015
Close to a thousand people made a run for the border this weekend in El Paso, Texas but none were chased by the Border Patrol. That's because they were running an international race from the United States into Mexico.
August 10, 2015
In July, Flagstaff artists plan to begin work on the second half of what is soon to be Arizona’s largest mural. The 4,500-square-foot mural has been in the works for two years.
June 26, 2015
A public art piece in El Paso that was abruptly removed by city officials earlier this year is raising questions about censorship. The resulting controversy reveals a city struggling to define itself in the aftermath of a brutal drug war that hurt both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.
June 22, 2015
The Hopi Tribe has lost another overseas battle over sacred ceremonial items. French government officials have turned down the Hopi Tribe’s latest request to stop Monday’s sale. It’s the sixth such legal challenge the tribe has lost in the past three years.
May 29, 2015
Native American high school dropout rates and youth suicide statistics are twice the national average. Teens are desperate for an outlet. One Navajo family is helping them find their voice.
May 29, 2015
Juárez muralist Maclovio Macias' latest inspiration came from marching 200 miles alongside mothers whose daughters disappeared during the recent wave of drug violence.
May 26, 2015
A Paris auction house is planning another sale of Hopi sacred items on June 1. The Arizona tribe is demanding their return.
May 18, 2015
Layali Al-Sham is a Middle Eastern ensemble founded by a diverse group of musicians based in the United States-Mexico border. Their work is dedicated to musicians who struggle to preform in conflict zones.
April 27, 2015
Twenty-two young Native American women will compete for the Miss Indian World title this week in Albuquerque. Similar to Miss America the winner will represent all indigenous people throughout North America. But it’s not your typical pageant.
April 22, 2015


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