Seminole Tribe TodayThe opening of the first “smoke shop”…

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Seminole Tribe Today

The opening of the first “smoke shop” (offering discount, tax free tobacco products) in 1977 gave the Seminoles a stable enterprise which continues, even today, to bring substantial revenue into Tribal coffers.

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Joanne Arnott ~ MetisJoanne Arnott (born 16 December 1960 in…

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Joanne Arnott ~ Metis

Joanne Arnott (born 16 December 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian Métis writer.She has conducted workshops across much of Canada and in Australia, including a recent series at the Carnegie Centre, sponsored by SFU, and has written for the Literary Review of Canada.

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Fort Sill the Apache TribeThe Fort Sill Apache Tribe was moved…

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Fort Sill the Apache Tribe

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe was moved to Oklahoma in 1894 after nearly a decade of imprisonment and exile at U.S. Army installations in Florida and Alabama. Today’s tribal members are survivors and descendants of the Chiricahua Apache tribe, whose original territory covered much of what is now the American Southwest including eastern Arizona and western New Mexico,

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José María Arguedas ~ QuechuaJosé María Arguedas Altamirano (18…

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José María Arguedas ~ Quechua

José María Arguedas Altamirano (18 January 1911 – 28 November 1969) was a Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist. Arguedas was a mestizo of Spanish and Quechua descent who wrote novels, short stories, and poems in both Spanish and Quechua

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Morongo Band of Mission IndansSet at the foot of the beautiful…

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Morongo Band of Mission IndansSet at the foot of the beautiful…



Morongo Band of Mission Indans

Set at the foot of the beautiful San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains, the Morongo Indian Reservation spans more than 35,000 acres and overlooks the vistas of the Banning Pass. Resilient and resourceful, the Morongo tribe has had to overcome many adversities.

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Glecia Bear ~ CreeGlecia Bear or Nêhiyaw (April 29, 1912 in…

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Glecia Bear ~ Cree

Glecia Bear or Nêhiyaw (April 29, 1912 in Green Lake, Saskatchewan – September 1998, Flying Dust First Nation) was a Saskatchewan-born Cree Elder, traditional tale teller and a children’s writer with Freda Ahenakew from Canada.

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Seminoles and ChristianityTribes of Indians in Oklahoma began to…

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Seminoles and Christianity


Tribes of Indians in Oklahoma began to be Christianized mainly through the efforts of the Southern Baptist Convention, Home Mission Board as early as 1846. Baptist missionaries came to the Oklahoma Creek and Oklahoma Seminole tribes in the 1870′s.

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The Power Of Native Voters … Beginning Of A Powerful TrendI have…

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The Power Of Native Voters … Beginning Of A Powerful Trend

I have been writing for years about the success — well, at least mostly — of Native American voters. During recent presidential election cycles the turnout from Indian country is inspiring, helping to swing elections from Arizona to North Dakota.

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13 Images: Remembering the Occupation of Wounded KneeOn February…

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13 Images: Remembering the Occupation of Wounded Knee

On February 27, 1973, some 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.

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Neechie Gear Founder Honored With Awards, ‘I Have Struggled…

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Neechie Gear Founder Honored With Awards, ‘I Have Struggled Since Day One’

Kendal Netmaker is a man on the go, literally. During a recent phone interview with Indian Country Today Media Network, the 27-year-old founder of Neechie Gear was driving from his home in Saskatoon, Canada, to launch his brand of lifestyle apparel in another city three hours away.

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The Case Against Coal Terminals: Lummi Cite Health,…

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The Case Against Coal Terminals: Lummi Cite Health, Environmental Factors

Coal trains are not the only threats to sacred sites and traditional hunting and fishing territory.First Nations in the U.S. and Canada that share the Salish Sea contend that increased ballast water discharges associated with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would introduce invasive species to the local marine environment;

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Pennsylvania Community Divided Over School District’s ‘Redskins’…

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Pennsylvania Community Divided Over School District’s ‘Redskins’ Mascot

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission may have the final say in determining whether a high school northeast of Philadelphia can keep its mascot.The commission, a government agency tasked with enforcing state laws that prohibit discrimination, is investigating

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Jim Thorpe, the Play: Watch a Reading of ‘My Father’s Bones’On…

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Jim Thorpe, the Play: Watch a Reading of ‘My Father’s Bones’On…



Jim Thorpe, the Play: Watch a Reading of ‘My Father’s Bones’

On February 12, a unique event for lovers of theater and Native American history occurred at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia with the staged reading of the play “My  Father’s Bones,” by Suzan Shown Harjo and Mary Kathryn Nagle.  Thorpe, an Olympic gold medalist, professional athlete, and enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Nation, died in 1953. A battle over his remains ensued, and has yet to be resolved.

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Shared Histories: 3 Alliances Between Africans and NativesIt’s…

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Shared Histories: 3 Alliances Between Africans and NativesIt’s…



Shared Histories: 3 Alliances Between Africans and Natives

It’s unlikely to show up in any American History course in high school, but this country’s past includes many cases of African and Native alliances in the early days of conquest in what became the Americas.Enslavement, of course, did not mean just African people and in this they also shared a fate. Almost from the arrival of Christopher Columbus

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How Did I Miss That? Penn’s Pratfall; Racist DwarvesJimmy Kimmel…

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How Did I Miss That? Penn’s Pratfall; Racist DwarvesJimmy Kimmel…



How Did I Miss That? Penn’s Pratfall; Racist Dwarves

Jimmy Kimmel made a long and hilarious tape of local newscasters trying to pronounce the name of the Best Director Oscar winner for Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu. Presenter Sean Penn caused a ruckus of another kind when he remarked, “Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?”

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Seminoles and Christianity

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Seminoles and Christianity

Tribes of Indians in Oklahoma began to be Christianized mainly through the efforts of the Southern Baptist Convention

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Glecia Bear ~ Cree

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Glecia Bear or Nêhiyaw (April 29, 1912 in Green Lake, Saskatchewan – September 1998, Flying Dust First Nation) was a Saskatchewan-born Cree Elder, traditional tale teller and a children’s writer with Freda Ahenakew from Canada.

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Hairstyles of the Lower Creek Indians

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A look at 18th century hairstyles of the Lower Creek Indians, many of whom would in time become known as Seminoles

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Shane Belcourt ~ Metis

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Shane Anthony Belcourt (born December 30, 1972) is a Métis writer, director, and cinematographer living and working in Canada. He is best known for his feature film Tkaronto, which depicts the life of urban Métis and First Nations people.

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Chickee

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Chickee

“Chickee” is the word Seminoles use for “house.” The first Seminoles to live in North Florida are known to have constructed log cabin-type homes

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Diane E. Benson ~ Tlingit

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Diane E. Benson (born 1954) is an Alaskan politician, inspirational speaker, video production consultant, published writer and dramatist. In August 2010, she became the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor for the state of Alaska, defeating three other opponents in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010.[1] Benson’s running mate for Governor was Ethan Berkowitz, who lost in the general election. Benson lost to her Republican opponent by 22% of the vote.

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Seminole artist Noah Billie

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The expression of Seminole culture has also been manifested on the artist’s canvas.

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Comanche Boy in Denmark For Next Fight 'Let's Go Somewhere and Shock Somebody'

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For the first time in his career, George (Comanche Boy) Tahdooahnippah will travel outside of the United States for a fight….

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My Vulcan Savior: NDN Geek Says Goodbye to Leonard Nimoy

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I don’t know where to begin really.  Star Trek has been such a big part of who I am since I was a teenager.  Countless movies, hours upon hours of watching the reruns o…

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Moon and Jupiter Dance Again Under Starry Skies

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Jupiter is back at it again, with the solar system’s most massive planet cozying up to an almost-full moon….

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