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Nativescape
Nativescape
First Wednesday of each month 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Nativescape is a monthly radio program featuring a collection of narratives from the Native American creative world, focusing on contemporary Native American arts, culture and issues. Presented by the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, the program aims to document voice, inspiration, thoughts and ideas of modern day Indian Country.

  • Kim Peone Executive Director of SWAIA on this year's Indian Market in Santa Fe.
  • Nativescape welcomes Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Siksika Nation), the producer of SWAIA’s 9th Indian Market Haute Couture Fashion Show. Since 1922, the Santa Fe Indian Market has been drawing visitors to New Mexico’s cultural hub every August to see and buy work, including sculpture and paintings, jewelry, and beadwork from Indigenous artists representing more than 200-plus federally recognized tribes. SWAIA’s Indian Market Haute Couture Fashion Show is one of the premier showcases for North American indigenous fashion designers in the world. Progressive in the way it presents fashion, it also reflects the style and thoughts of contemporary Indigenous people and is one of the most important cultural moments of the year.
  • Nativescape host Andrea Hanley interviews Pulitzer Prize winning Santa Fe writer, N. Scott Momaday. Momaday is the winner of the National Medal of Arts, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement. He is often credited with sparking the Native American Renaissance with his first novel, House Made of Dawn. Listen as he reads from his latest collection, Dream Drawings, a breathtaking homage to the American West which honors longstanding Native American oral traditions and reminds modern readers of our connection to land, place, and nature.
  • Guest Clare Hoffman, flutist/artistic director/educator at Grand Canyon Music Festival, joins Nativescape host Andrea Hanley to discuss the Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP) Celebration of Music in partnership with the Grand Canyon Music Festival.
  • Host Andrea Hanley calls Debora Iyall (Cowlitz), of the band Romeo Void, for a fun, personal discussion of Debora's post-punk influences and her own cultural impact as a songwriter and performer. They delve into her career in education and her new chapter of life in Santa Fe.
  • In this episode, Nativescape welcomes Shaun Conway, Navajo artist Pablita Abeyta’s widower/partner for over 25 years to talk about Pablita’s life and art practice. Pablita is currently featured in Abeyta | To’Hajiilee K’é. The exhibition opened at the the Wheelwright Museum on February 12th, 2022. Abeyta | To’Hajiilee K’é brings together for the first time the art of four members and two generations of the Abeyta family ̶ father Narciso Abeyta (1918-1998), daughters Elizabeth (1955-2006) and Pablita (1953-2017), and son Tony (b. 1965). Each is a recognized master in their field, and the exhibition presents their works in dialog with each other and the broader Native American arts movement.
  • This episode, Nativescape welcomes Navajo multi-disciplinary artist Tony Abeyta who is featured in Abeyta | To’Hajiilee K’é. Abeyta | To’Hajiilee K’é brings together for the first time the art of four members and two generations of the Abeyta family ̶ father Narciso Abeyta (1918-1998), daughters Elizabeth (1955-2006) and Pablita (1953-2017), and son Tony (b. 1965). Each a recognized master in their field, the exhibition presents their works in dialog with each other and the broader Native American arts movement.
  • This month on Nativescape, we are listening to a previously recorded Wheelwright Museum public program featuring Ann Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author and daughter of novelist Tony Hillerman. Ann Hillerman has continued her father’s series of Navajo based novels featuring Detective Jim Chee and Lt. Joe Leaphorn. Ann’s books feature Police Officer Bernie Manuelito following her father’s passing. Today she is speaking on her new book, Star Gazer.
  • Nativescape host Andrea Hanley discusses the Ucross Foundation Native American Visual Artists and Writers Fellowship with Tracey Kikut, the Program Director for the Ucross Foundation. Ucross is an artist residency in Wyoming, providing uninterrupted time, studio space, living accommodations, and the experience of the majestic High Plains while serving as a responsible steward of its historic 20,000-acre ranch.
  • Nativescape presents multi-disciplinary artist, Nathan Young (Delaware/Kiowa/Pawnee), who researched the Wheelwright Museum collection, and through exploration and selection created a site-specific installation utilizing his findings. The installation, Activation/Transformation will be on display from November 6, 2021, through April 3, 2022.