Stories tagged: "Indigenous"


North Carolina artist Skye Tafoya in her studio. Tafoya once avoided featuring her Cherokee heritage in her work. Now it's front and center in a North Carolina art gallery.
A NC Artist Steered Clear of Her Cherokee Heritage In Her Work. Now She’s Putting It Front and Center.

Skye Tafoya's work is featured in galleries across the country. Here's how she connected with her passion, and her family, at the same time.

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5 Spots to Learn More About North Carolina’s Native American History and Culture

Before Sir Walter Raleigh first stepped foot in North Carolina, our state was home to indigenous people who farmed, fished, and lived on the land as many as 12,000 to 14,000 years ago. 

The gender pay gap is even worse for women of color. Equal Pay Day was conceived to show how long women must work to earn what men made by Dec. 31 of the previous year.
Today is Equal Pay Day. But Not for Black, Native, and Latina Women.

Equal Pay Day was started to raise awareness about the gender wage gap. But research shows race also plays an outsized role in earnings.

Participating in Giving Tuesday makes more impact than you think. Besides the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out–and a tidy tax write-off–it helps grassroots, community-based  organizations meet their year-end goals of programming and assistance for your next-door neighbors. But sometimes it can be hard to know who to give to. C&P has listed a few that are making real change in their communities. (Getty Images)
These North Carolina Nonprofits Are Making a Difference. Consider Lending Them a Hand on Giving Tuesday.

This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to a nonprofit that serves communities of color in North Carolina.

The Onslow Veterans Pow Wow took place Oct. 2. According to the chair, Sgt. Major Raquel Painter, it was the first pow wow in the area in 20 years. Painter said the annual event is vital to serve North Carolina's high number of Native American veterans.
‘We Honor Warriors’: Jacksonville, NC Marine Starts Pow Wow for Native Vets

A higher percentage of Native Americans serve in the armed forces than any other group. An Onslow County Marine has founded an event to serve them.

Six members of the Littleturtle family, who are Lumbee and Tuscarora, wear traditional regalia for a dance.
Powwows, Plant Medicine and Hip Hop: NC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Storytelling, theater, music, and Indigenous food, C&P's guide to celebrating North Carolina's native population properly.