Mescalero Indian Reservation

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Mescalero (or Mescalero Apache) is an Apache tribe of Southern Athabaskan Native Americans.

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Mesa Grande Reservation

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The Mesa Grande Band of Diegueño Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Kumeyaay Indians, who are sometimes known as Mission Indians.

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Menominee Indian Reservation

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The Menominee Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation located in northeastern Wisconsin held in trust by the United States for the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin.

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Dec 31, Native News Network – More Stories By and About American Indians – Week 52

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Native Americans deserve accurate coverage, portraying who we are and what is happening in Indian country. The Native News Network intends to become the premier American Indian website community

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Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation

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The Mashantucket Pequot are a small Native American tribal nation of the Algonquian language community in the state of Connecticut.

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Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians

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The Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation is a federally recognized tribe of Kumeyaay Indians, who are sometimes known as Mission Indians.

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Program to train Indian educators gets $1.2M grant – (Eds: APNewsNow.) Received by Newsfinder from A

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – A Montana State University and Little Big Horn College program to train Native American educators has received a four-year, $1.2 million federal grant.The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the Department of Education grant will provide funding for 40 students in the Indian Leadership Education and Development program.The program is designed to train Indian educators on reservations. It allows them to earn a master’s degree in school administration without having to leave their jobs.Program administrator Bill Ruff says it is meant to help underperforming schools improve. He says the high turnover among school leaders on reservations can be alleviated by training educators who already work in those communities.The grant covers teachers in Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming.–––Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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Changes in University of Oregon diversity office

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Leaders of Eugene’s Native American, African-American and Hispanic communities are questioning the University of Oregon’s decision to restructure its Office of Institution Equity and Diversity.The contracts of three assistant vice presidents were discontinued and the office has been renamed the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion. Tana Atchley of the Oregon Indian Education Association said at the meeting Thursday night that it was disrespectful to make the changes without consulting tribes.“These are broad, sweeping, massive changes to make,” said Tana Atchley, secretary for the Oregon Indian Education Association. “It’s really disrespectful that they would go in and do that without consulting the tribes.”The vice president in charge of the new office, Yvette Alex-Assensoh, told The Register-Guard the university is shifting to a “distributed model” in which matters of equity, inclusion and diversity will be everyone’s work rather than the sole responsibility of an individual.The protected “identities and markers” will be addressed instead of a narrower focus on race, she said.“Accountability for these issues is distributed throughout the university rather than being the sole responsibility of one person or an individual as, indeed, was the case previously,” Alex-Assensoh said.The Oregon Indian Education Association last week launched an online petition, which has garnered 144 signatures, including those of 45 faculty members, said Chixapkaid Pavel, an education studies professor.Pavel said the nine Oregon tribes plan to demand a meeting with UO President Michael Gottfredson.Longtime minority community leader Twila Souers said Eugene Native Americans were “stunned” by the unannounced realignment.

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Dec 31, Chief Theresa Spence Condition Weakens Every Hour – Native News Network

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO Since she began her hunger strike on December 11, reports out of the Victoria Island compound where Attawapiskat Chief Theresa has been living in a teepee have been fairly upbeat

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Makah Reservation

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Makah Reservation is an Indian reservation for the Makah located on the most northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County, Washington, USA.

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Dec 31, Celebrating Sobriety Reason for New Years Eves Powwows – Native News Network

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TULSA, OKLAHOMA Eleven years ago Niles Bosin, Kiowa, Comanche and Caddo, organized Tulsa's first New Years Eve Sobriety Powwow. Bosin passed away earlier this year

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French and Indians of the Illinois River (Shawnee Classics)

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Complex and paradoxical, Nehemiah Matson (1816–1873) celebrated the occupation of the Middle West by European pioneers even as he labored to preserve the memory of the natives these pioneers replaced. He perpetuated the memory of the Indians who were driven out of the territory, but he nevertheless accumulated wealth selling their land to the pioneers. Rodney O. Davis notes in his new foreword to this book that Matson combined the attributes of a scholar with those of a salesman and promoter.

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Dec 31, Native News Network-Native American News, Analysis, Opinion by American Indians

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Native Americans deserve accurate coverage, portraying who we are and what is happening in Indian Country. The Native News Network intends to become the premier American Indian website community

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Dec 31, Harpers gamble with First Nations Rage – Around the web – Native News Network

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As the old year passes, Stephen Harper faces a dilemma If he cant attend at Chief Theresa Spences teepee, how could he possibly attend her funeral

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Lummi Indian Reservation

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The Lummi (pron.: /ˈlʌmi/ lum-ee; Lummi: Xwlemi [χʷləˈmi]; also known as Lhaq’temish), governed by the Lummi Nation

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Dec 31, Alcohol Solidarity Blockade Tonight at Pine Ridge Border – Native News Network

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PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION Oglala Lakota Women and allies from the Deep Green Resistance will blockade the border of Pine Ridge and Whiteclay, Nebraska

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Dec 31, Arizona-California Cherokee Citizens New Citizenship Photo ID- NativeNewsNetwork

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TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA Cherokee Nation citizens in California and Arizona are next to receive the tribes new photo ID citizenship cards, starting this weekend

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Indian Place Names in Illinois

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Book – “Indian Place Names in Illinois” by Virgil J. Vogel Published in 1963 by the Illinois State Historical Library

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Dec 31, Oglala Sioux President Brewer Hospitalized after Car Accident- NativeNewsNetwork

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RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer was hospitalized after a single car accident on Saturday evening near Red Shirt Table on the Pine Ridge Reservation

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Midwinter Rites of the Cayuga Long House

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During his last years ethnohistorian Frank G. Speck turned to the study of Iroquois ceremonialism. This 1950 book investigates the religious rites of the Cayuga tribe, one of six in the Iroquois confederation that occupied upstate New York until the American Revolution. In the 1930s and the 1940s Frank Speck observed the Midwinter Ceremony, the Cayuga thanksgiving for the blessings of life and health, performed in long houses on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario.

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Chief Left Hand: Southern Arapaho (Civilization of the American Indian Series)

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This is the first biography of Chief Left Hand, diplomat, linguist, and legendary of the Plains Indians. Working from government reports, manuscripts, and the diaries and letters of those persons—both white and Indian—who knew him, Margaret Coel has developed an unusually readable, interesting, and closely documented account of his life and the life of his tribe during the fateful years of the mid-1800s.

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What You See in Clear Water: Life On the Wind River Reservation

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The Wind River runs from the alpine lakes of the Continental Divide through the nestled valleys of the northern Rocky Mountains and out onto high, windblown plains.

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One Hundred Years of Old Man Sage: An Arapaho Life (Studies in the Anthropology of North Ame)

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Sherman Sage (ca. 1844–1943) was an unforgettable Arapaho man who witnessed profound change in his community and was one of the last to see the Plains black with buffalo. As a young warrior, Sage defended his band many times, raided enemy camps, saw the first houses go up in Denver, was present at Fort Laramie for the signing of the 1868 treaty, and witnessed Crazy Horse’s surrender. Later, he visited the Ghost Dance prophet Wovoka and became a link in the spread of the Ghost Dance religion to other Plains Indian tribes.

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Traditions of the Arapaho (Sources of American Indian Oral Literature)

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Anthropologists George A. Dorsey and Alfred L. Kroeber joined forces to record and preserve the rich cultural traditions of the Arapaho Indians, long split into two bands. Dorsey had done fieldwork with the Southern Arapaho after they moved from Colorado to Oklahoma and would soon be known for his study of their Sun Dance. Kroeber had visited the Northern Arapaho, who were still living in Wyoming. Traditions of the Arapaho, first published in 1903, is the result of their collaboration.

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Lower Brule Indian Reservation

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The Lower Brulé Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation that belongs to the Lower Brulé Lakota Tribe.

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