Chief Alphonse Bird is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation. Chief Bird resides in Prince Albert
Pow Wow Season is in full swing! We hope everyone is having a great time on the Pow Wow Trail this summer. We thought it was time for another one …
At age 55, Thomas Curtis, Sr. is one of the most honored practitioners of the art of silversmithing. http://bit.ly/1bIeNCr
Determine which sign you are, and check out its meaning. Wolf http://bit.ly/QiXr4M. Deer http://bit.ly/QiXxt2. Woodpecker http://bit.ly/V2cYh2. Beaver http://bit.ly/QiXDAX. Otter http://bit.ly/V2d7Ru. Salmon http://bit.ly/V2d8F5. Falcon http://bit.ly/QiXNsc. Raven http://bit.ly/V2dbAT. Goose http://bit.ly/QiXT2X. Bear http://bit.ly/V2dknN. Owl http://bit.ly/QiY12x. Snake http://bit.ly/V2dmMv.
If you like jewelry that is unique then you may be interested in the jewelry that is made by Native Americans. http://bit.ly/WddiIS
Jay Silverheels (May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor. He was well known for his role as Tonto in The Long Ranger. http://bit.ly/GJbrRj
Did you know the Sign Language of the Great Plains Indians is one of the first known sign language systems of North America? http://bit.ly/18PeMkc
What kind of toys did Native American children play with? http://bit.ly/J0kxuD
Shannon Elizabeth ~ Cherokee Indian
Birth Name: Shannon Elizabeth FadalDate of Birth: September 7, 1973Shannon Elizabeth was born in Houston, Texas to a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother also of mixed decent (including Cherokee Indian). Soon after Elizabeth was born, her family moved to Waco, where most her family already lived.
As a child, Elizabeth took dance lessons, including tap and ballet.
Charlene Sanchez Reano – San Felipe
Charlene Sanchez-Reano is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born in 1960 into the Santo Felipe Pueblo. She attended New Mexico Highlands University, where she majored in art. She was inspired to continue the long lived tradition of hand making jewelry from her clan members using ancient methods of constructing the fine jewelry. Charlene married into the Santo Domingo Pueblo and thats where she honed her skills in traditional jewelry making the Santo Domingo style.
Diamond Symbol Meaning
The diamond symbol, triangle symbol and similar motifs that form a construction of other (more complex) symbolic designs occur in every era, culture, religion and esoteric sect.
Overwhelmingly, the diamond symbol or the triangle symbol motif expresses itself in terms of clarity, ascension and wisdom. Not of the ordinary sort of wisdom though. I speak of a clarity and wisdom that transcends the banalities of our everyday realm.
R. C. Gorman ~ Navajo Painter
Native American Navajo painter, printmaker and sculptor. The style that he developed stemmed from his experiences in Mexico and reveals the influence of his teachers as well as that of the Mexican muralists. He maintained a studio and gallery for his own works and those of other Native American artists in Taos, NM.
Marilyn Ray – Acoma
Marilyn Ray is a full blooded Native American Indian. She is a member of the Yellow Corn Clan and born in 1954 into the Acoma Pueblo. She began experimenting with clay at the age of 12. Marilyn was inspired to learn the art of working with clay from observing her grandmother, the late Dolores S. Sanchez, work with her clay.
Stephanie C. Rhoades – Cochitti
Stephanie C. Rhoades, “Snowflake Flower”, was born in 1931 into the Cochiti Pueblo. She was inspired to continue the family tradition of pottery making by her Grandmother, Estephanita Herrera, who also made clay sculptures and coiled pottery. She has been making traditional storytellers and sculptures since 1977.
Obama’s Indian Education Proposals Shortchange Indian Kids—Again
President Obama recently visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota where he presented a series of Indian Education proposals intended to reform the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Missing from the President’s proposals, however, are any references to a program that serves over 90% of Indian kids in the U.S., attending public schools and not in BIE schools. That program is the Johnson-O’Malley (JOM) program.
Mary Louise Eteeyan – Jemez
Mary Louise Eteeyan is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1942. She was inspired to learn the art of pottery making, by observing several of her friends hand coil their pottery. She began experimenting with pottery making in 1978 at the age of 34.
Michael & Robin “Shy-Yai-Zta” Romero – Acoma
Michael & Robin “Shy-Yai-Zta” Romero are full blooded Native Americans born into the Acoma Pueblo. Michael was born in 1964 and Robin was born in 1968. They were inspired to continue the family tradition of working with pottery from several members of their family and other artisans. Michael & Robin were also motivated by the lucrative aspect of the business to learn the art of pottery making. They both learned the process of using natural pigments to hand coil pottery in their early teenage years.
Marie G. Romero – Jemez
Marie G. Romero, ”Drum Design”, member of the corn clan, was born into the Jemez Pueblo in 1927. She was inspired to continue the family tradition of pottery making by her Grandparents at the age of 8.
SEARHC Reaches $53M Settlement With IHS
The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has reached an agreement with the U.S. Indian Health Service to settle SEARHC’s outstanding claims against the IHS for unpaid contract support costs. Under the agreement, the IHS has agreed to pay SEARHC $39.5 million plus interest, totaling approximately $53 million, to settle the organization’s contract support costs claims for the years 1999 through 2013.
Seattle Oil-Train Derailment Hits Close to Home for Quinault
Spills. Explosions. Deaths. Injuries.The oil train that jumped the tracks outside Seattle the other day did not do any of those things, but it still highlighted concerns about rail transport of crude, especially highly flammable oil sands bitumen.
EPA Climate Justice Blog: Preparing for a Changing Climate—Resiliency and Brownfield Reuses
Shuttered strip malls, boarded main streets, abandoned gas stations and a host of other potentially contaminated sites—many of these are the focus of communities assessing and cleaning brownfields with the help of EPA’s Brownfields Grant funds. This year, communities selected to receive revolving loan fund, cleanup grants and area-wide planning grants are being asked to consider climate as part of their analysis, cleanup, and revitalization planning.
The Hot List, Part II: Must-See Native Actresses [25 Photos]
In The Hot List, Part I, we let the boys have their day, spotlighting charismatic Native actors Chaske Spencer, Tatanka Means, Moses Brings Plenty, Michael Spears, and Kiowa Gordon. We told you there would be more parts — and here’s the second. These five actresses light up the screen whenever they get a chance, and even when they’re in between jobs they’ll keep your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds beautiful. Here they are — five Native actresses you have to see.
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