MPR’s Doualy Xaykaothao has a conversation with two Native-American artists, playwright Rhiana Yazzie and writer R. Vincent Moniz Jr.
Yazzie is a Navajo playwright, filmmaker, director, performer, and producer. In 2009, she started New Native Theater in the Twin Cities. Most of those productions were sold-out shows, including Native Man the Musical and Native-Somali Friendship Play.
Moniz Jr., is a performer and writer from the New-ee-tah Tribe on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation. But he grew up in the Phillips neighborhood, in the southside of Minneapolis. Among his many titles, Indigenous Poetry Slam Champion!