Sacred Pow Wow Grounds Desecrated
The Mount McKay Pow Wow Grounds have been desecrated, according to NetNewsLedger.com. The grounds are located on Fort William First Nation in Ontario.
Proud To Be Indigenous Wants Your Food Photos
As Proud To Be Indigenous Week unfolds, today marks the celebration of food, especially as it relates to sovereignty and health, intertwined as they are.
Chickasaw Nation Ready for 2013 Tribal Elections
The Chickasaw Nation Election Commission is gearing up for the 2013 General Elections. The commission announced that the filing period will be open June 3 to June 5 and all candidates must file between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the election secretary’s office in the Government Services Building, 2015 Lonnie Abbott Industrial Boulevard, Ada, Oklahoma.
Truth-Telling Time for Sand Creek Museum Exhibit
It’s official: Talks are scheduled and Colorado’s flagship history museum has said it will close a controversial Sand Creek Massacre exhibit while it consults with tribes about the 1864 atrocity that’s now presented in the History Colorado Center as merely a clash of cultures on the territory’s journey to statehood.
27th Annual Fading Voices Demonstration Day
On Saturday, May 25, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Snowbird Community near Robbinsville, North Carolina will hold their 27th Annual Fading Voices celebration. The Celebration of Traditional Ways of the Snowbird Cherokees features a Mound Building ceremony at 11 a.m., demonstrations of arts and crafts and the Cherokee Indian Stick Ball game. The learning experience is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tiger Woods to Join Notah Begay III for NB3 Foundation Challenge
In announcing the field for the sixth annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge, Notah Begay III, the Navajo/San Felipe/Isleta four-time PGA Tour winner and Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises, parent company of Indian Country Today Media Network, saved the best for last.
Octagon Earthworks Hosts Open House
Take advantage of the Octagon Earthworks open house on Tuesday, May 28, for full, open access to this incredible wonder.
Why the Raven is black
Long ago when the Earth was very young the Great Spirit was painting the birds along the banks of the river.
Two Fawns and a Rabbit
Two young Fawns sat on the ground talking about their condition. They were two boys without a mother. “We used to have a deer for our mother,” they said. Rabbit came to them and said “I’m hungry. I’ve traveled without eating, and I’ve come a long way.”
Why flowers are fragrant
Small trees grew along a little stream. They were wild apple trees. They were covered with beautiful blooms and bright blossoms were scattered over the fields.
Why the Buzzard flies so high
In the beginning, the birds had no feathers at all, and when winter came, they were very cold. So they held council with the gods and asked for something to cover themselves with. The gods replied that feather coats were already made and waiting for them. The feather coats, however, were far away and only one bird could go and bring them back for the others.
Native American Stories – Metacomet (King Philip)
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Lyle Eagle Tail: A True Warrior Who Died Trying to Save a Child
On Saturday, March 23, after an all-night wake at the Mother Butler Center, 28-year-old Lyle Francis Eagle Tail was laid to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, South Dakota. The young Lakota man had drowned nine days earlier while trying to save 6-year-old Garrett Wallace, who had fallen into the Big Sioux River in Sioux Falls.
Ramp It Up! Skateboard Exhibit Moves to Pequot Museum
By museum standards, things are about to get a lot flashier, fresher and faster at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Best Indian Food 2013: Smothered Muskrat, Tail Off, Teeth Showing
In Indian country, frybread, Indian tacos, curly fries and pizza have become as “traditional” as the dancing and socializing of annual pow wows and celebrations. Food is at the heart of most celebrations, and fast food, in many ways, has taken the place of local cooking. Yet in many regions, familiar foods are being quietly revived or have quietly endured—traditional dishes may include fish caught in the dip net (salmon), greens gathered by hand (milkweed), or dishes that rely on an ingredient that is hard to come by—such as corn soup, red chile stew or muskrat.
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Hualapai Claim Victory in Latest Skywalk Court Round
In ongoing court battles over the right to manage the world-famous Grand Canyon Skywalk, the Hualapai Tribe claims victory in the latest round. But it’s still an open question whether the tribe, or the developer who footed the bill, will ultimately prevail.
‘A Name Change for the Redskins: Unpopular, Insufficient, and Necessary’
Every week TheAtlantic.com Sports Roundtable discusses a hot-button sports topic of the moment. The conversations are engaging, thoughtful and lively. On Friday, the assembled panel took on the issue of the increasingly controversial—or at least discussed—name of owner Daniel Snyder’s Washington, D.C. NFL franchise: the Redskins.
President Obama to Oklahoma: Every Resource Is at Your Disposal
As responders, including at least 250 National Guardsmen, sifted through debris looking for tornado survivors, President Barack Obama on Tuesday morning told Oklahamans that they did not walk their path of grief alone.
10-Year-Old Boy Held on $500,000 Bond Awaits Next Court Date at Mental Health Facility
A mere probation violation, according to a San Carlos Apache woman, garnered her 10-year-old grandson living on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana a $500,000 bond. She took to social media to raise awareness of what she views as an outrageous punishment against the boy, Isaiah Shane Nasewytewa, for getting into an altercation at St. Ignatius Elementary School, where he is enrolled. Now he awaits his next court date at a juvenile residential mental health facility.
Navajo Code Talker’s Grandson Proudly Shares About His Roots and Service
ROBERTSON BARRACKS, Northern Territory, Australia – More than 60 years ago, a group of Native American Marines, known as Code Talkers, used the Navajo language to transmit secret tactical information using radios during war time, leaving the enemy unable to decipher their messages.
WASHINGTON New legislation was entered in the US Senate Thursday by Senator Brian Schatz, D Hawaii, a member of the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Reunites With Missing Dog During Live Interview
There was no Oz for Barbara Garcia to land in after Monday’s devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. But “Toto” did make it through.
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and Social Media
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 12th Session is currently underway in New York, New York this week and among the many indigenous nations and organizations participating in the discussions all week long are the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development and First Peoples Worldwide, who launched the Proud to Be Indigenous campaign recently and are encouraging those attending this year’s events to get involved. (Related story: Proud to Be Indigenous Launched for UN Permanent Forum)
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