Fabulously Indigenous: Drag Culture in Native America

Fabulously Indigenous: Drag Culture in Native America

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Internet public radio station Native America Calling’s  July 8th live call-in program, interviewed three popular indigenous female impersonators to talk about their form of expression and the support—or lack of support—in their communities.  The art form of gender-bending has been less of a direct correlation to traditional indigenous culture, but there are some parallels. Click the link here to listen the interview recording.

Guests:

J. Miko Thomas (Chickasaw) – AKA “Landa Lakes”, founder Brush Arbor Girls Native drag troupe

Lady Shug (Navajo) – current reigning Miss New Mexico Pride

 George Soctomah Neptune (Passamaquody) – AKA  “Lyzz Bien: Indigenous Diva”,  museum educator at the Abbe Museum and master basket maker