Musician Katherine Paul, who grew up on the Swinomish reservation, identifies as queer and indigenous. An interview of her was aired on NPR yesterday.
A profile of Oglala musician and music therapy student Isa Kip Mani Win/Cindy Minkler, here. Excerpt below:
When meeting Isa Kip Mani Win/Cindy Minkler, a music therapy student at Western Michigan University who plays both piano and her distinctive cedar flute, two things become immediately evident: she loves making people laugh and she lives her life to a continual soundtrack. Whether finding inspiration from the soaring coastal mountains of Washington’s west coast, her deep and rich Sioux heritage, or Elton John’s addictive melodies, music’s never-ceasing flow keeps her moving.