Native Americans

Briscoe Western Art Museum

There's a whole lot going on over the weekend. As always, we try to give you a leg up on it by highlighting three events for your consideration. First stop: the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Maria Kanyova talks about her starring role in Madama Butterfly.   

Native American youth living on reservations can often face an overwhelming array of challenges, including poverty, addiction and abuse. Partly because of hurdles, high school dropout rates and suicides are far higher on reservations than the national average.

Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie that they say insults their culture.

Rose Mary De Luna

On Saturday there’s a Fiesta event that weather won’t likely affect. And it’s one of the Fiesta’s unique get-togethers. It’s called the United San Antonio Pow Wow. What to expect at a Pow Wow?

"You can expect a lot of things including dancing, including different styles of dance and exhibitions.”

Erwin De Luna is the President of the United San Antonio Pow Wow, which is an official Fiesta event.

When it comes to marijuana laws, the Justice Department is now treating American Indian tribes the way it treats states that have legalized pot.

The move, announced in December, has inadvertently sparked interest in the marijuana business. While many see dollar signs, others worry about contributing to the impact substance abuse has already had on Indian Country.