Verdugo Views: Native American icon created his own story
Iron Eyes Cody, who lived most of his life as an Indian, was very active in the Scouting program here in Glendale and often shared his knowledge of Indian lore with local groups. So, it was a surprise to many when a 1996 newspaper article said that Cody was not a Native American.
Fry bread recipe: How to make the tasty Native American staple
When reservations were created in the mid-1800s, the U.S. government promised to supply Native Americans with “commodity” foods to replace the subsistence foods that were no longer available to them. For European Americans, a basic commodity is wheat, so wheat flour became a staple for people whose diets for thousands of years had been based on corn. Over the past 150 years, this change has had…
Harvest Moon Pow Wow to celebrate, educate about Native American culture
The Native American Education Association Inc. will present its eighth annual Harvest Moon Pow Wow on Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in the Gallipolis City Park.
The Assassinating of Native American Voices by the Cowards Palin, Ditka and Snyder
Every person who wants the Washington football team to change its name got an unexpected gift earlier this week in the form of a Sarah Palin word salad. Palin decided for reasons that are best left unexplored, that her wisdom was required on this issue.
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Border Patrol runs free on Tohono O’odham Nation
Reporting for The Daily Beast, Caitlin Dickson tries to find out why the U.S. Border Patrol appears to act with impunity on the Tohono O’odham Nation in Arizona:
Mike Wilson chuckles in the passenger seat as the car crawls in and out of cement craters at 5 mph on a road that looks like it’s been hit by a meteor shower.
SB Sups Review Chumash Casino Expansion
The expansion project includes a proposed 12-story, 215 room hotel tower that was revealed in graphic detail at the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors weekly hearing in Santa Maria on Tuesday.
State raises concerns about Chumash Tribe’s casino expansion
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to conduct a more thorough environmental review of its casino expansion project.
The tribe plans to spend $160 million to add a 12-story hotel with 215 rooms to the Chumash Casino Resort. The proposal has generated significant local concern and now the state is wading into the matter.
Feds Prosecuting More Indian Country Crime Cases
A U.S. Justice Department report released Tuesday shows over the last three years the U.S. Attorney’s Office has prosecuted a lot more Indian Nation cases than previous years.
With 22 tribes, Arizona had the highest number of cases compared to the rest of Indian Country.
Declination rates for Indian Country crime steady for third year
Federal prosecutors are declining about a third of the Indian Country crime cases referred to them, a rate that has held steady during most of the Obama administration.
According to the latest report to Congress under the Tribal Law and Order Act, federal prosecutors declined 34 percent, or 853 cases, in fiscal year 2013. That’s more or less the same as the 31 percent rate from 2012 and the 37 percent from 2011.
NBC Golf Analyst Mark Rolfing and Oneida Indian NationRepresentative Ray Halbritter accept the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS
Verona, N.Y. – Tiger Woods and Notah Begay III help NBC Golf Analyst Mark Rolfing and Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter accept the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS during the seventh annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge) sponsor reception. “I’ve always wanted to do this to media,” said Woods. The NB3 Challenge golf tournament is a fundraiser aimed at reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native American children. Photo credit: Jason Myers.
Atlanta Dream Fall to Chicago in Game 3 of Playoffs; Schimmel finishes Rookie Season
ATLANTA — Despite trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Sky weren’t ready to give up on their season. Instead, they kept their focus and pulled off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in WNBA playoff history.
Glen Rabena ~ Haida
Glen began carving in Northwest Coast style in 1970. He moved to Quesnel, BC and studied at the Gitanmaax School at Ksan in 1975-76. In 1978, he completed illustrations for “The Birds of Ksan” by Susan Marsden and the Gitksan Advisory Group. These became the foundation for his birds series of serigraphs.
Kelly Qimirpik ~ Inuit
Kelly currently lives and works in Cape Dorset. He started to carve at the age of 14, after learning with his brother Allashua Atsiaq. In 1976, he participated in the Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition in Iqaluit. Like many Inuit carvers, Kelly is influenced by his surroundings and many of his pieces depict polar bears, rabbits and muskoxen.
Crow Creek’s Devon Grant Looking To Take Chieftain Football Next Level
As I was visiting with Todd County football coach Bob Kornely for a Falcons preview on Monday, I asked him what other team’s he thought were going to be good on the Falcons schedule this season.
Without missing a beat he said, “If Crow Creek can get all of that speed on the field then they are going to be dangerous.”
Mosesie Pootoogook ~ Inuit
Mosesie was born in Iqaluit but raised in Cape Dorset. He began carving at age eleven, learning under his father, the well-known carver Paulassie Pootoogook. Mosesie’s late mother, Ishuhungitok, was also an artist, and his brother, Anakadlak, is a carver. He sometimes collaborates on pieces with his father, with whom he learned carving techniques. Mosesie most often depicts seals, walrus and dancing bears in serpentine, a stone similar in composition to jade and found on the southern end of Nunavut’s Baffin Island.
Susan Point ~ Coast Salish
Although primarily self-taught, Susan has received training in wood carving from master carver, John Livingston. She also completed a jewellery course at Vancouver Community College with Jack Leyland. In 1981, she began to study and work in Salish art, especially with jewellery and small sculptures.
Remnants of Sacred Rock Destroyed in the 60s Discovered Underwater
The sacred rock, Mistaseni or “Big Rock” to the Cree, was blown to pieces with dynamite in 1966 to make way for the South Saskatchewan River Dam Project.
U.S. Treasury Awards Majority of $195 Million in Grants to Native Enterprises
The U.S. Treasury announced $195 million in grants to dozens of tribal and other organizations to promote affordable housing as well as investment in low-income and economically distressed community.
The lion’s share of recipients were Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities, the U.S. Treasury Department said, receiving funds under the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund).
Pocahontas Beaded Jewelry Collab Wins Special Award at Santa Fe
Eclectic wearable metals artist Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa/Italian) came to Santa Fe Indian Market 2014 partnered with another think-outside-the-box fashion artist, Jamie Okuma (Luiseno/Shoshone-Bannock/Okinawan) with what Ataumbi calls “a three piece collaboration that references Pocahontas.”
Bracing for Impact: Millions of Tribal Acres at Stake in Upcoming Court Ruling
Tribal advocates anxiously await a meeting of an en banc panel of federal judges who will soon decide whether a legal opinion that could have a negative impact on millions of acres of tribal lands should be overturned.
EPA Climate Justice Blog: A Dream Realized—Community Driven Revitalization in Spartanburg
Sometimes you wake up from a bad dream. You pray it’s not real but when you open your eyes, the reality of the situation is staring you right in the face.
Harold Mitchell faced a similar situation and learned about environmental injustice when family, friends, and neighbors in his Spartanburg, South Carolina community got sick—many of whom died young from cancer and respiratory diseases.
All Nations Indian Relay Championships Is Gearing Up for $50,000 Competition
Wyo. – The Professional Indian Horse Racing Association is proud to announce the second annual All Nations Indian Relay Championships, which will be held September 12-14, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. More than 35 teams representing 11 to 15 Indian nations from across North America will compete for more than $50,000 in prizes and the coveted Champions’ Jackets and Buckles.
Gerald One Feather, Oglala Sioux Leader and Education Advocate, Walks On
Gerald One Feather takes a break during the 2010 Lakota Fair on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (Gerald One Feather Collection)
He was the youngest president, at age 32, in the history of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and he founded Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Gerald One Feather walked on Thursday, August 21 at a hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Two recipients of the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Medal of Honor were also involved in the shooting death of Mah-hi-Vist GoodBlanket.
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