Born on the Navajo Reservation in 1954, Mark Silversmith comes from a family of silversmiths.
After writing the piece on Walking A Labyrinth, I thought it would be a good idea to delve a little deeper into the origins
Mary E. Quintana-Baca“Parrot”, was born into the Pueblo de Cochiti in1946. She is a full blooded Native American Indian. Mary was inspired to continue the long lived tradition of working with clay from her mother. She taught Mary all the fundamentals of working with clay. She has been working with clay art since 1980. The lucrative aspect also provided Mary with incentive to become an artisan.
The symbolic meaning of the Raven in Native American Indian lore describes the raven as a creature of metamorphosis
Marquis Dann-Lente is a full blooded Native American Indian. He was born in 1970 and is a member of the Water Clan and a member of the Kachina Clan.
Pablo B. Quintana, “Ke-Sto-We” (one who carries arrows), was born in 1947 into the Cochiti Pueblo. He was inspired to become an artist by admiring his aunt, Helen Cordero. Pablo observed her art with a keen eye and learned all her secrets to making her fascinating sculptures.
Native American Shape-Shifter Stories: Deer Woman and the Living Myth of the Dreamtime http://bit.ly/Tu00s2
Sacheen Littlefeather is an American Indian civil rights activist, best known for presenting a speech on behalf of Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973. http://bit.ly/JhYYLp
Lita Atencio is an accomplished jeweler and a member of Santo Domingo Pueblo. http://bit.ly/1lOEpGv
Decorating your house with Native American decor is a very popular trend among people that come from a Native American background. http://bit.ly/RZp1rx
Meaning of the Cross in a Circle Symbol to the Native Americans http://bit.ly/YJ7SF9
Brenda Schad is a Native American model of Cherokee and Choctaw descent, who founded the Native American Children’s Fund in Oklahoma. http://bit.ly/ShMikA
Ernie Stevens joins American Gaming Association Hall of Fame
Ernie Stevens Jr., the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, is joining the American Gaming Association’s Hall of Fame.
Stevens is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He was selected for his work to advance the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.
Nestle’s Arrowhead bottling plant responds to aquifer story
After months of requests to discuss water consumption at the Arrowhead bottling plant, Nestle Waters North America has told The Desert Sun that the company regularly reports “all water use to the appropriate local governing bodies.”
“In this particular case, that is the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which is recognized as a sovereign nation,” Tom Vondrasek, a factory manager for Nestle based in Cabazon, wrote in a letter to Executive Editor Greg Burton.
Water bottling plant provides usage reports to Morongo Band
A water bottling plant said it reports usage to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California but the tribe hasn’t disclosed the information to the public.
Nestlé Waters started doing business on the reservation in 2002. The $26 million plant produces Arrowhead 100% Mountain Spring Water and Nestlé Pure Life.
Seminole Tribe launches marketing campaign for juice brand
The Seminole Tribe of Florida has put its name on a line of organic fruit juices.
Earlier this year, the tribe acquired a 60 percent interest in Noble Juice. The company’s products will now be known as “Seminole Pride Noble Juice.”
Paiute convenience store thriving
SHAM – Nearly six months after it opened, the See’Veets Eng convenience store on the Shivwits Reservation is thriving and receiving an unexpected economic boost from construction work in the Virgin River Gorge.
“Since the construction in the gorge, we get more traffic than usual (along Old Highway 91). … We opened just in time,” said Jetta Wood, the chairwoman of the Band of Paiute Indians headquartered in Washington County’s western desert.
Shivwits Band seeing early success with gas station and store
The Shivwits Band of Paiutes in Utah is already making plans to expand its new gas station and convenience store.
The See’Veets Eng store opened on February 1. It benefits from a steady flow of traffic along a well-traveled highway.
“Since the construction in the gorge, we get more traffic than usual,” Chairwoman Jetta Wood told The St. George Daily Spectrum. “We opened just in time,”
Fond du Lac Band tries to uncover cause of foodborne illness
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is working with officials in Minnesota to address an outbreak of foodborne illnesses.
About two dozen people on the reservation have become sickened and two people have been sent to the hospital. Initial reports indicate contamination from the E. coli bacteria.
Four Years After A Life-Changing Tragedy, A Pilot Meets His Rescuers
In a thick Pacific fog, James Island completely disappears from view. But it sits just a few hundred yards from La Push, a small community on the outer edge of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Even with the landmark obscured by heavy gray, Lt. Lance Leone can point to where it all happened. The power lines extended out this way. The helicopter broke apart in mid-air right here. The cockpit hit the water over there.
Quileute Tribe welcomes man who was rescued in 2010
Members of the Quileute Tribe of Washington rescued former U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Lance Leone after a helicopter crash four years ago this month. KPLU reports on his return to the reservation:
A few hundred people live in La Push, home to the Quileute tribe. Known as the setting of the popular “Twilight” novels, the town’s entrance bears a sign that reads: “No Vampires Beyond This Point – Treaty Line.” Between the natural beauty of the oceanfront town and its sudden literary fame, La Push has become a popular tourist destination. but it’s still very much a working town.
Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana
Earlier this year, Here & Now told the story of the so-called “Clovis boy,” a young boy buried in what is now Montana, more than 12,000 years ago. His remains were discovered there in 1968 and eventually his DNA was analyzed, showing the boy was part of the Clovis culture, which existed in North America about 13,000 years ago.
Tribes rebury one of their ancient relatives in Montana
WBUR interviews Shane Doyle, a professor and member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, about the reburial of a 12,600-year-old boy whose DNA showed a link to present-day Native people: Doyle on controversy surrounding the research on the skeleton
Mohegan Tribe breaks ground on first of 15 chain restaurants
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut broke ground on the first of 15 chain restaurants it will be bringing to New England.
The Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar will be located on the reservation, not far from the Mohegan Sun. It’s part of the tribe’s effort to diversify its economic holdings.
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