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The art of reconciliation 

By Rochelle Baker Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Art’s strength is rooted in the moment people connect with a truth rather than just know it. Regardless of the medium, it is a catalyst for empathy and positive change, said multidisciplinary artist Carey Newman, recently appointed the inaugural Impact Chair of Indigenous ...

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Artists boycott Indigenous Music Awards over cultural appropriation concerns 

Several artists are pulling support for the Indigenous Music Awards over concerns about cultural appropriation of Inuit throat singing. Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser and Iva are among the musicians who posted to social media pledging not to participate in the awards until the organization revises its policies or includes Inuit ...

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Readers reevaluate author amid sex misconduct allegations 

By Felicia Fonseca THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -Readers of Sherman Alexie’s books are re-evaluating what place he has on their bookshelves after the prominent author became the subject of anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct. Alexie acknowledged this week that he has harmed others but denies physically or verbally threatening ...

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