Native American Prayers: Mohawk Prayer

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Native American Prayers – Mohawk Prayer: Oh Great Spirit, Creator of all things; Human Beings, trees, grass, berries. Help us, be kind to us. Let us be happy on earth.

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Native American Prayers: Sioux Prayer

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Native American Prayers – Sioux Prayer: Grandfather Great Spirit, All over the world the faces of living ones are alike. With tenderness they have come up out of the ground

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Tribal college nursing program gets $1M boost

Written by at July 31, 2013

Since it began its nursing program in 1989, Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation has helped 500 students become nurses. Missoulian reporter Vince Devlin writes about a $1 million grant to SKC that will help that number keep growing: PABLO – Every student’s story is different, of course, but Heather Paulsen can give you

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Native American Prayers: Navajo Chant

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Native American Prayers – Navajo Chant: The mountains, I become a part of it…The herbs, the fir tree, I become a part of it. The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters,

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Native American Prayers: Earth Prayer

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Native American Prayers – Earth Prayer: Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer.

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Jul 31, It is Time to Change the Racist Name of the Washington NFL Team

Written by at July 31, 2013

It is time that the National Football League and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell face the reality that the continued use of the word redskin is

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Native American Prayers: The Great Spirit

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Native American Prayers – The Great Spirit : The Great Spirit is in all things, He is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother….

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Navajo health group teams up with store to targets junk food

Written by at July 31, 2013

After a junk food tax bill was narrowly defeated by the Navajo Nation Council this summer, a health advocacy group is turning to grocery stores to help promote the sales of fresh foods. As Navajo Times’ reporter Antonio Ramirez writes, the Diné Community Advocacy Alliance, or DCAA, is working with a local grocery store to

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Native American Prayers: Cheyenne Prayer for Peace

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Native American Prayers – Cheyenne Prayer for Peace: Let us know peace. For as long as the moon shall rise, For as long as the rivers shall flow, For as long as the sun shall shine,…

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Middleboro wants Wampanoag to pay up The town of Middleboro — a…

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Middleboro wants Wampanoag to pay up

The town of Middleboro — a spurned casino suitor of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe — says the tribe owes four years of payments totaling $1 million and should pay up.

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Governor Cuomo Signs Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development…

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Governor Cuomo Signs Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act, a comprehensive new law that, pending approval of a referendum this fall, will establish four destination gaming resorts in Upstate New York and boost tourism and economic development in communities across the region.

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OK Casino Closes Suddenly, Leaving Workers Without Paychecks A…

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OK Casino Closes Suddenly, Leaving Workers Without Paychecks

A power struggle between factions of the Apache Indian Tribe of Oklahoma has spilled into the operation of an Anadarko Casino operated by the Tribe.

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UN official says Chile should stop using anti-terrorism law…

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UN official says Chile should stop using anti-terrorism law against Mapuche in land dispute

A United Nations investigator on Tuesday urged Chile’s government to stop using an anti-terrorism law against Mapuche Indians who are fighting to recover their ancestral land.

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Obama taps Interior official for deputy secretary post President…

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Obama taps Interior official for deputy secretary post

President Obama will nominate Michael Connor to be deputy secretary of the Interior Department, a promotion from his current job heading Interior’s water and hydropower agency called the Bureau of Reclamation.

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Acoma Pueblo Gets Their Wings Wings of America has expanded its…

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Acoma Pueblo Gets Their Wings

Wings of America has expanded its annual Running and Fitness Camps to include New Mexico’s pueblos.

Acoma Pueblo hosted its first two-day camp in July. There were 22 participants, ages 6 to 18, who spent the day running and learning games with accomplished Native American athletes from among Wings of America’s roster of elite runners

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Jul 31, Keystone XL Pipeline Education Conference Planned in Oceti Sakowin Territory

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PICKSTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA A conference is planned for August 16 and 17at the Fort Randall Casino on the Yankton Sioux Reservation to promote awareness of the

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Meeting To Discuss Native American Artifacts Found At Location…

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Meeting To Discuss Native American Artifacts Found At Location For Steel Mill

Arkansas Economic Development Director Grant Tennille, the state archeologist and other officials will be meeting Wednesday with representatives of the Quapaw Tribe.

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White House Council on Native American Affairs Begins…

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White House Council on Native American Affairs Begins Implementing President’s National Policy Initiatives

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today convened the inaugural meeting of the White House Council on Native American Affairs, launching President Obama’s national policy initiative to make federal agencies work more collaboratively and effectively with federally recognized tribes to advance their vital economic and social priorities.

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Native Americans Come Together on Indian Island For GONA Native…

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Native Americans Come Together on Indian Island For GONA

Native Americans from throughout the United States and Canada have gotten together on Indian Island for the start of a three-day event.

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Native American AIDS activist to speak Native American activist…

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Native American AIDS activist to speak

Native American activist Lisa Tiger will be the featured speaker at the Talking Circle set for Thursday.
Talking Çircle, sponsored by MAMA Knows, Inc., will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Chickasaw Regional (Public) Library.

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Native American heritage opens up opportunities As she has…

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Native American heritage opens up opportunities

As she has gotten older, Somerset teenager Kaitlyn Marden has continued to learn more and more about her Native American background and get involved with some of the activities of her tribe. Marden, who graduated from Somerset Berkley Regional High School in June, recently attended a leadership conference in California for Native American youths around the United States and another conference for Native Americans who want to get into the medical field. She says she will continue to participate in such activities.

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Native American Prayers: A Native American Prayer for Peace

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Native American Prayers and Blessings – A Native American Prayer for Peace: O Great Spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you. To your messengers the four winds, and to Mother Earth who provides for your children.

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Native American Skills: Making Rope Out of Agave or…

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Native American Skills: Making Rope Out of Agave or Yucca

Remember in the old days before rope was made out of plastic? Back then (and sometimes even now), it was made from sisal. Sisal, Agave sisalana, is a type of agave. I saw it growing in Kenya during my visit. It’s still used there to make rope.

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UB to work on Native American health initiatives The University…

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UB to work on Native American health initiatives

The University at Buffalo has signed a new agreement to help serve the public health needs of Native American communities in New York state and Southern Ontario.

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Native American journalists tackle tough issues during July…

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Native American journalists tackle tough issues during July conference

Journalists covering Indian country received training and discussed Native American issues during the 29th annual National Native Media Conference in Tempe July 18-21.

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