Laguna Pueblo – Native Americans of the Southwest

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Laguna, Spanish for “lake,” refers to a large pond near the pueblo. The word “pueblo” comes from the Spanish for “village.”

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A Cherokee Legend Of The Cherokee Rose http://bit.ly/184zxaR

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A Cherokee Legend Of The Cherokee Rose http://bit.ly/184zxaR

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Native American Soldiers celebrate & share…

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Native American Soldiers celebrate & share culture http://bit.ly/1fw3gvB 

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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it…

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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. –Native American Proverb. Happy Earth Day everyone! 

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With skillful planning, organization, and luck, prehistoric…

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With skillful planning, organization, and luck, prehistoric hunters could occasionally succeed in killing dozens or even hundreds of animals at a time, using little or no weaponry. Read more http://bit.ly/116suID 

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Ceremonial dance sticks and talking sticks have always been…

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Ceremonial dance sticks and talking sticks have always been appreciated in Native American ceremonies. Read more http://bit.ly/1pRlyc6

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Father & child. Artwork by Jane Bradley 

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Father & child. Artwork by Jane Bradley 



Father & child. Artwork by Jane Bradley 

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The Trail of Tears occupies a special place in Native American…

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The Trail of Tears occupies a special place in Native American history. Many tribes have similar incidents from their history. Yet this event, the name of which originally was applied to the Cherokee, has come to symbolize the land cessions and relocations of all Indian peoples. Read more http://bit.ly/1f06RnY

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Perfect for any activity, the rich warm colors and fabrics of…

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Perfect for any activity, the rich warm colors and fabrics of the southwestern totes and Indian wool purses and bags look great, really last and are fun to carry. Read more http://bit.ly/1q2tszv 

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Loss of land and numbers is always a tragedy but the…

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Loss of land and numbers is always a tragedy but the Sioux’s story of survival as a tribe speaks to the perseverance and strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Read more http://bit.ly/1irWjL3

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GO Arts: Gary Stroutsos brings Native American flutes and…

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GO Arts: Gary Stroutsos brings Native American flutes and stories to Washington State History Museum

When Gary Stroutsos performs at the Washington State History Museum this weekend, he’ll bring a lot more than just 15 unique hand-made Native American flutes.

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Native Americans Hit D.C. to Protest Keystone Pipeline A Native…

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Native Americans Hit D.C. to Protest Keystone Pipeline

A Native American tribal leader sits on his horse in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday as the Cowboy and Indian Alliance protests the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. As part of its “Reject and Protect” protest, the alliance is organizing a week-long series of actions by farmers, ranchers and tribes to show their opposition to the pipeline.

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Notah Begay: Snyder’s Redskins foundation a…

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Notah Begay: Snyder’s Redskins foundation a ‘gimmick’

The National Congress of American Indians said in a statement: “Dan Snyder lives in a world where he can get his way throwing his money around. The reality is that he is stubbornly defending the use of a slur.”

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Stately Oaks, Historical Jonesboro gearing up for annual Native…

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Stately Oaks, Historical Jonesboro gearing up for annual Native…



Stately Oaks, Historical Jonesboro gearing up for annual Native American Heritage Day

Old Man Winter was not kind to the replica Native American Village at Stately Oaks Plantation this year.

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Are developers disturbing Native American graves? Are developers…

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Are developers disturbing Native American graves?

Are developers disturbing Native American graves to build a casino in Jamul? That claim has made its way into a San Diego courtroom.

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Elizabeth Warren Is Rewriting History The senator’s new…

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Elizabeth Warren Is Rewriting History

The senator’s new memoir glosses over the controversy regarding her Native American minority status.

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Beaded VEST Native American Rose and Tepee design Apache Plains beadwork style – eBay Find of the Week

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This is a small to medium sized vest. It has a black wool trade cloth back and the back is lined with black satiny fabric.The measurements are: 20″ from one …

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Beaded VEST Native American Rose and Tepee design Apache Plains beadwork style

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This is a small to medium sized vest. It has a black wool trade cloth back and the back is lined with black satiny fabric.The measurements are: 20″ from one …

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Racial Misclassification of American Indians and Alaska Natives…

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Racial Misclassification of American Indians and Alaska Natives by Indian

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Melissa A. Jim is with the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Albuquerque, NM. Elizabeth Arias is with the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD. Dean S.

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Everything is Connected | Chapter 3: Ancient Woods Like other…

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Everything is Connected | Chapter 3: Ancient Woods

Like other indigenous First Nation communities throughout Canada, the Tla-o-qui-aht people are survivors. Over a century of cultural genocide, Christianisation, forced assimilation, land alienation and re-settlement reduced their numbers tenfold and pushed them to the brink of extinction. But despite environmental, social and cultural upheavals, the Tla-o-qui-aht are slowly but surely strengthening their ability to cope with social and environmental challenges, including climate change.

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Peter Twitchell: Stop passing the buck on our Yup’ik…

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Peter Twitchell: Stop passing the buck on our Yup’ik culture

We keep passing the buck. Is our attitude that someone else can help heal our families? Only we can do that. Who knows more about our culture than we do – no one. We are the ones responsible for the survival of our cultural spirit. Through our extended family, we retain and live the Yup’ik way, which is no longer practiced.

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Raven Speaks: Go-la’-ka Wa-wal-sh Wendell George | Little…

Written by at April 23, 2014

Raven Speaks: Go-la’-ka Wa-wal-sh Wendell George | Little…



Raven Speaks: Go-la’-ka Wa-wal-sh Wendell George | Little Joe begins new journey

Little Joe wasn’t surprised when he discovered he was Native American. He had brown eyes, dark hair and some of his friends called him “Chief.” On his 13th birthday he decided to find out who his birth parents were. He had a good adopted family who provided him with an excellent education and a healthy life. But he wanted more.


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Cowboys And Indians Descend on Washington To Protest…

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Cowboys And Indians Descend on Washington To Protest Pipeline

The National Mall in Washington, D.C., will look like a scene out of an Old Western this week, as the Cowboy and QQQ1Indian Alliance holds a multi-day protest against the Keystone XL pipeline complete with teepees, horses and religious ceremonies.



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 Photos: Indigenous Leaders, Ranchers Gather On Horseback In…

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 Photos: Indigenous Leaders, Ranchers Gather On Horseback In Front Of Capitol To Protest Keystone Pipeline

Men, women and children protesting the building of the Keystone XL pipeline gathered outside the Capitol this morning on horseback to begin a multi-day demonstration on the National Mall.
Indigenous leaders and ranchers from the Cowboy and Indian Alliance prepared to ride their horses from Third Street NW to an encampment set up on the Mall between Seventh and Ninth streets. Many will stay there until Sunday to urge President Obama and other officials to reject the pipeline.




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Natives Must Rally Together to Ban Offensive Mascots  The recent…

Written by at April 23, 2014

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Natives Must Rally Together to Ban Offensive Mascots

 The recent efforts of Council Delegate Joshua Lavar Butler to pass legislation against the use of derogatory mascot names in professional sports is finally an issue that speaks volumes for all other important issues facing the Navajo Nation.


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