The Founders Museum Returns 150 Native American Artifacts

In a difficult and complicated process, the Founders Museum in Barre, Massachusetts has been working on repatriating numerous artifacts to Native people. So far, 150 items (including clothing, shoes, pipes and weapons) have been returned to Lakota and Sioux tribes. Some of the 150 objects (which is just a quarter of the museum’s collection) are connected with the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, when almost …

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California Becomes the First Official Sanctuary State for Trans Youth Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom passed SB 107, a law that prohibits other states from prosecuting families seeking gender-affirming care in California. The new legislation (which was introduced by state senator Scott Wiener) makes the state the first official sanctuary for transgender youth, ensuring that no out-of-state subpoenas will interfere with a child’s right …

Yellowstone International Arts Festival Weaves Ballet, Nature and Community

The fourth annual ballet festival was a dazzling confluence of unexpected people, performances and more

Paradise Valley, Montana might be the only place in the world where cowboys and world-class ballerinas collide. Such is the allure of the Yellowstone International Arts Festival, an annual ballet production in Yellowstone’s mountainous valley, founded by a Montana-born family of internationally renowned ballet stars: Maria Sascha Khan, Nadia Khan, Nicholas MacKay, Julian MacKay and their mother Teresa Khan MacKay. Held on 10 August, the …