Jason Asenap

Jason Asenap

Jason Asenap is a Comanche and Muscogee writer and filmmaker based in Albuquerque NM. He holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts. His films have screened around the United States and internationally. In addition to film, Asenap contributes thoughtful journalism, writing primarily about Indigenous contributions to film, art, and culture. He is an award-winning Indigenous film critic, receiving top awards for his film criticism from the Native American Journalist Association in 2020 and 2022. You can find his writing in Esquire, Alta Journal, Grist, High Country News, Salon and New Mexico Magazine.

Nizhoni Days caps busy powwow weekend

By: - May 4, 2023

The 64th annual Nizhoni Days Powwow capped off an exciting weekend of Indigenous culture in Albuquerque. Billed as New Mexico’s oldest powwow, hosted by the KIVA Club, one of the oldest Native American college student organizations in the U.S. The event is held outside on Johnson Field located on the University of New Mexico campus. […]

Indigenous views from Albuquerque

By: - May 2, 2023

April ended with Indigeneity front and center all over Albuquerque: Indigenous music, fashion, dance, traditional and contemporary, all of it could be seen and heard throughout the city in various venues.  One needed to simply make a choice of where to go. Many times there were more than one event to choose from. Source New […]

Thousands in Albuquerque for the Gathering of Nations

By: - April 28, 2023

America’s biggest powwow kicked off last night with the Miss Indian World competition and heads into the weekend ready to showcase Indigenous songs and dances, while bringing millions of dollars from visitors to Albuquerque. The Gathering of Nations is in its 40th year and each year opinions, both positive and negative, grow stronger from the […]