13 Images: Remembering the Occupation of Wounded KneeOn February…

Written by at February 28, 2015

13 Images: Remembering the Occupation of Wounded Knee

On February 27, 1973, some 250 Sioux Indians led by members of the American Indian Movement converged on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, launching the famous 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee.

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Neechie Gear Founder Honored With Awards, ‘I Have Struggled…

Written by at February 28, 2015

Neechie Gear Founder Honored With Awards, ‘I Have Struggled Since Day One’

Kendal Netmaker is a man on the go, literally. During a recent phone interview with Indian Country Today Media Network, the 27-year-old founder of Neechie Gear was driving from his home in Saskatoon, Canada, to launch his brand of lifestyle apparel in another city three hours away.

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The Case Against Coal Terminals: Lummi Cite Health,…

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The Case Against Coal Terminals: Lummi Cite Health, Environmental Factors

Coal trains are not the only threats to sacred sites and traditional hunting and fishing territory.First Nations in the U.S. and Canada that share the Salish Sea contend that increased ballast water discharges associated with the Gateway Pacific Terminal would introduce invasive species to the local marine environment;

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Pennsylvania Community Divided Over School District’s ‘Redskins’…

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Pennsylvania Community Divided Over School District’s ‘Redskins’ Mascot

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission may have the final say in determining whether a high school northeast of Philadelphia can keep its mascot.The commission, a government agency tasked with enforcing state laws that prohibit discrimination, is investigating

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Jim Thorpe, the Play: Watch a Reading of ‘My Father’s Bones’On…

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Jim Thorpe, the Play: Watch a Reading of ‘My Father’s Bones’On…

Jim Thorpe, the Play: Watch a Reading of ‘My Father’s Bones’

On February 12, a unique event for lovers of theater and Native American history occurred at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia with the staged reading of the play “My  Father’s Bones,” by Suzan Shown Harjo and Mary Kathryn Nagle.  Thorpe, an Olympic gold medalist, professional athlete, and enrolled member of the Sac and Fox Nation, died in 1953. A battle over his remains ensued, and has yet to be resolved.

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Shared Histories: 3 Alliances Between Africans and NativesIt’s…

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Shared Histories: 3 Alliances Between Africans and NativesIt’s…

Shared Histories: 3 Alliances Between Africans and Natives

It’s unlikely to show up in any American History course in high school, but this country’s past includes many cases of African and Native alliances in the early days of conquest in what became the Americas.Enslavement, of course, did not mean just African people and in this they also shared a fate. Almost from the arrival of Christopher Columbus

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How Did I Miss That? Penn’s Pratfall; Racist DwarvesJimmy Kimmel…

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How Did I Miss That? Penn’s Pratfall; Racist DwarvesJimmy Kimmel…

How Did I Miss That? Penn’s Pratfall; Racist Dwarves

Jimmy Kimmel made a long and hilarious tape of local newscasters trying to pronounce the name of the Best Director Oscar winner for Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu. Presenter Sean Penn caused a ruckus of another kind when he remarked, “Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?”

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Seminoles and the Land

Written by at February 28, 2015

Traditional Seminole cultural, religious, and recreational activities, as well as commercial endeavors, are dependent on a healthy Everglades ecosystem.

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James Karl Bartleman ~ Chippewas

Written by at February 28, 2015

James Karl Bartleman, OC OOnt (born 24 December 1939 in Orillia, Ontario) is a Canadian diplomat, author, and was the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2002 to 2007.

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Seminoles and Christianity

Written by at February 28, 2015

Seminoles and Christianity

Tribes of Indians in Oklahoma began to be Christianized mainly through the efforts of the Southern Baptist Convention

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Glecia Bear ~ Cree

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Glecia Bear or Nêhiyaw (April 29, 1912 in Green Lake, Saskatchewan – September 1998, Flying Dust First Nation) was a Saskatchewan-born Cree Elder, traditional tale teller and a children’s writer with Freda Ahenakew from Canada.

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Hairstyles of the Lower Creek Indians

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A look at 18th century hairstyles of the Lower Creek Indians, many of whom would in time become known as Seminoles

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Shane Belcourt ~ Metis

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Shane Anthony Belcourt (born December 30, 1972) is a Métis writer, director, and cinematographer living and working in Canada. He is best known for his feature film Tkaronto, which depicts the life of urban Métis and First Nations people.

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Chickee

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Chickee

“Chickee” is the word Seminoles use for “house.” The first Seminoles to live in North Florida are known to have constructed log cabin-type homes

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Diane E. Benson ~ Tlingit

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Diane E. Benson (born 1954) is an Alaskan politician, inspirational speaker, video production consultant, published writer and dramatist. In August 2010, she became the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor for the state of Alaska, defeating three other opponents in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010.[1] Benson’s running mate for Governor was Ethan Berkowitz, who lost in the general election. Benson lost to her Republican opponent by 22% of the vote.

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Seminole artist Noah Billie

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The expression of Seminole culture has also been manifested on the artist’s canvas.

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Hate Lives: Exploding the Myth of the Post-Racial Society

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Occasionally I receive messages from readers who take issue with some of the things I write about.

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Sustaining Order in An Out of Balance World

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For most Indigenous Peoples the present-day world is out of balance….

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Comanche Boy in Denmark For Next Fight 'Let's Go Somewhere and Shock Somebody'

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For the first time in his career, George (Comanche Boy) Tahdooahnippah will travel outside of the United States for a fight….

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My Vulcan Savior: NDN Geek Says Goodbye to Leonard Nimoy

Written by at February 28, 2015

I don’t know where to begin really.  Star Trek has been such a big part of who I am since I was a teenager.  Countless movies, hours upon hours of watching the reruns o…

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Moon and Jupiter Dance Again Under Starry Skies

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Jupiter is back at it again, with the solar system’s most massive planet cozying up to an almost-full moon….

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Investing in the Future of Tribal Nations

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As part of his commitment to strengthening nation-to-nation relationships with Indian tribes, President Obama hosted his sixth White House Tribal Nations Conference in December…

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Native Cooking: Eating Paleo Starting With Sweet Potatoes, a Superfood

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I can’t seem to get sweet potatoes off my mind, they are a superfood, and yet often forgotten….

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First Tribal Marijuana Conference Creates a Buzz in Indian Country

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The first Tribal Marijuana Conference featured a variety of quality speakers from all avenues, to discuss a wide-range of issues associated with embarking on marijuana cultivati…

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The Kiowa lived in and around the Texas panhandle. This includes…

Written by at February 27, 2015

The Kiowa lived in and around the Texas panhandle. This includes western Oklahoma and northeast New Mexico. They were nomadic buffalo hunters. That makes them hunter gatherers. http://bit.ly/QGPMgI

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