Howl at the Moon: Silverfox speaks for wolves

Written by at April 21, 2014

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Silverfox is named for foxes, but is passionate about protecting wolves. A contributor to NAMA’s new WOLF CD, this artist is a performer at numerous powwows each season.  Silverfox shares …

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Video: Dann Sisters’ Battle to Save Their Cattle Is Stark…

Written by at April 21, 2014

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Video: Dann Sisters’ Battle to Save Their Cattle Is Stark Contrast to That of Cliven Bundy

The federal government’s treatment of rancher Cliven Bundy, who has invoked land rights in his objection to paying grazing fees for his cattle, stands in stark contrast to what was done to the Dann sisters and other Indigenous Peoples on Shoshone territory when they did the same thing on lands that were unquestionably their own.


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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, April 20,…

Written by at April 21, 2014

The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, April 20,…



The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, April 20, 2014

It’s our roundup of the stories that mattered most in Indian country:
 Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than copy billion by schemes to buy drilling rights for lowball prices, a flurry of recent lawsuits assert. And, the suits claim, the federal government facilitated the alleged swindle by failing in its legal obligation to ensure the tribes got a fair deal.
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/20/week-was-big-stories-indian-country-april-20-2014-154525



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Four Values, One Spirit

Written by at April 21, 2014

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Team One Spirit is a running team from Pine Ridge Reservation, that competes to raise awareness and raise funds for projects that support & inspire Native youth. Team One Spirit, …

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Column: Cowlitz Tribe casino a bad gamble for community

Written by at April 21, 2014

Columnist doesn’t think Cowlitz Tribe should open a casino in Clark County, Washington.

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Native Sun News: Keystone XL Pipeline foes headed to DC

Written by at April 21, 2014

Arvol Looking Horse blessed the Pte Ospiye spiritual camp during a prayer ceremony in Green Grass on April 12, as stormy spring weather postponed groundbreaking.

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Native Sun News: Shoni Schimmel a role model for youth

Written by at April 21, 2014

The career of Shoni Schimmel as a college athlete was arguably the most followed of any Indian athlete in the history of sports.

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Guacomole

Written by at April 20, 2014

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Med Tomato, Chopped (Use Only The “Shell” Of The Tomato, Discard The Pulp/Seeds)

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Jellico (Wild Greens)

Written by at April 20, 2014

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Pick the leaves of these plants like you would lettuce.
Wash and cook the leaves down in a pot of water.
When they’ve cooked down, strain them, add a little water, and the wood sorrel, and let them sit and warm.

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Maque Choux

Written by at April 20, 2014

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Clean corn thoroughly. Cut corn off Cob using the “Macque Choux” method. *Using a sharp knife, cut the first layer of corn about 1/8″ (just taking the tops).

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Mohawk Corn Soup

Written by at April 20, 2014

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Cook in slow cooker the hulled hominy over night on low.
Rinse corn.
Brown and chop meat.
Chop cabbage, turnips, rutabagas and carrots to bite size.

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Nopalitos Con Arror

Written by at April 20, 2014

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In large skillet, sauté onion and garlic.
Add ground beef, cook, drain, return to skillet.
Add tomato and nopalitos. Heat thoroughly. Don’t over cook.

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Native History: KKK Act Passed; Made Private Criminal Acts Federal Crimes

Written by at April 20, 2014

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This Date in Native History: On April 20, 1871, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the Ku Klux Klan Act, which authorized him to declare martial law and use military force against the Klan and other terrorist organizations.

Also known as the Enforcement Act of 1871, the bill came in response to a growing number of complaints about what a North Carolina senator called “disloyal or evil-designed organizations.”

A group of Confederate soldiers officially formed the KKK the day before Christmas in 1865—about six months after the Civil War ended.

In his 1969 book, Invisible Empire: The Story of the Ku Klux Klan, historian Stanley Horn describes the beginning like this: “Six young men are sitting around the fireplace of Judge Jones’s law office in Pulaski, Tennessee. The war is over. They are bored. Somebody suggests forming a club.”

What began as a secret fraternity rapidly grew into a paramilitary force with a goal of reversing the federal governments’ progress in elevating the rights of African Americans.

In an 1868 declaration, the KKK claimed to be “an institution of chivalry, humanity, mercy and patriotism.” In reality, however, the group employed violence as a means of enforcing white racial superiority.

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Video: Man on the Street: Post Pocahontas Wedding Thoughts

Written by at April 20, 2014

Several hundred onlookers were on hand to witness three separate reenactments on April 5, 2014 of the wedding between Pocahontas and John Rolfe….

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Easter Is Time for New Beginnings & Eating Heads Off Chocolate Bunnies

Written by at April 20, 2014

One of the saddest days of my life was an Easter Sunday—many, many sunrises ago when I was young enough to still believe in the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and all those other…

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Native History: Chief Pontiac Murdered in Cahokia

Written by at April 20, 2014

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This Date in Native History: On April 20, 1769, Ottawa war chief Pontiac was murdered in Cahokia, Illinois.

One of the most famous war chiefs, Pontiac united 18 tribes and inspired them to take action against the British invasion in the entire Great Lakes region. Through Pontiac’s leadership, several British forts were overcome and suffered substantial losses.

Pontiac did not have the same aversion to the French, who treated Natives as equals and intermarried and traded fairly, wrote Edward Reilly in Legends of American Indian Resistance.

Fewer in number than the British, the French provided the Natives with protection, just as the Natives offered protection for the French. Pontiac traveled from Kentucky to Canada in the early 1760s calling for the extermination of the British. His first recorded speech, explains the relationships.

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Video: Watch Episode 1 of Showtime's Climate Change Series Right Here

Written by at April 20, 2014

It opens with Harrison Ford all decked out in flying gear, taking to the skies in a NASA aircraft a la Hans Solo….

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Political Rookie Begaye Sees a Need for Change in Navajo Government

Written by at April 20, 2014

Russell Begaye, who represents the Shiprock, New Mexico, chapter on the Navajo Nation Council, has announced his candidacy for Navajo president….

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, April 20, 2014

Written by at April 20, 2014

It’s our roundup of the stories that mattered most in Indian country:…

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Nopalitos & Pork

Written by at April 19, 2014

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in a good sized, deep skillet, saute your onions and garlic till tender.
Add your bite sized pork,cook it a bit.
When the pork begins turning white,add nopalitos,corn and tomato sauce.

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Parched Corn

Written by at April 19, 2014

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Shell dried kernels off cob.
Heat 2 tablespoons lard or bacon grease (bacon grease is best) in skillet.
Add kernels.

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Prickly Pear Surprise

Written by at April 19, 2014

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First, ya gotta git rid of them pesky needles. Break off the big’uns and burn off the rest. (I use a blowtorch for this. You might want to use the stove.) Take your pie dough and put it in a 9″ pie pan and fill it with dry beans. then put it in the oven at 350 ’til it’s golden brown.
Then, while the pie shell’s cookin’, peel and chop the paddles.

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Who will be the next Miss Indian World?

Written by at April 19, 2014

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The 2014 Miss Indian World Pageant will be held from April 22-26, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. MIW The Miss Indian World Pageant is the largest and most prestigious …

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Red Clover & Sour Grass

Written by at April 19, 2014

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Red Clover heads, as the individual blossoms are maturing, have a sweet white part near the stem that can be bitten off for a little bit of sweetness as you are walking along.

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A long time ago there were four Blackfeet, who went to war…

Written by at April 19, 2014

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A long time ago there were four Blackfeet, who went to war against the Crees. They traveled a long way, and at last their horses gave out. Read more the Blackfoot Legend of The Ghosts’ Buffalo http://bit.ly/1ndZDPn

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