Native Voices


In honor of Native American Heritage Month, six Native women share how their culture, traditions and elders have influenced who they are today.

Kyla Beard: A Full-Circle Connection


Family has always kept Kyla Beard grounded and connected to her Native American roots. Her dad is 100% Ho-Chunk and her mom is a descendant of the Puerto Rican Taíno, an Indigenous tribe that was scattered throughout the Caribbean.

All in the Family: Sofra Family Bistro


Albanian transplants and husband and wife Gjyner and Zamira Lumani — along with Gjyner’s brother, Faton Lumani and his wife Luda — have co-owned Sofra Family Bistro since 1991 and Villa Dolce since 2006.