Issues Background
Vol. 14 No. 4
Winter 2013
Winter 2013 Cover

On the Cover

Spirit Drummer, a whalebone sculpture by Karoo Ashevak (Inuit, 1940–1974). Taloyoak (Spence Bay), Nunavut, Canada, ca. 1972.


The Arctic peoples face a future in which the foundation of their culture is literally melting away.
Protesting a bad treaty, the Cherokee warrior led a resistance that collided with the beginning of the American Revolution.
Amid pulsating lights, three Canadian aboriginal DJs bring an ironic Native outlook to the dance floor.
The genus Homo evolved amid dramatic variations in climate. As Homo sapiens now shapes the world, for better or worse, we must learn to adapt as a part of Nature, not as its master.