Snow Bird, the Caddo medicine man, had a handsome son. When the…

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Snow Bird, the Caddo medicine man, had a handsome son. When the boy was old enough to be given a man’s name, Snow Bird called him Braveness because of his courage as a hunter. Read more the Legend of Buffalo Woman, A story of Magic http://bit.ly/118iOgP

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When praying or engaging in anything sacred, the Lakota look to…

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When praying or engaging in anything sacred, the Lakota look to the four directions. Everything in this world comes from these four directions. The four directions also represent the four sons of Tate, the wind. Each direction has a representative meaning. http://bit.ly/11Rb9k0

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You have wanted to know your ancestors for a long time and have…

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You have wanted to know your ancestors for a long time and have…

You have wanted to know your ancestors for a long time and have perhaps been meaning to talk to that great aunt of yours about the Indians in your family. Well now is your chance to get started on this adventure and we will try to help you begin in a very simple way. http://bit.ly/16UK2tP

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René Highway ~ CreeRené Highway (1954–1990) was an Aboriginal…

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René Highway ~ Cree

René Highway (1954–1990) was an Aboriginal dancer and actor of Cree descent from Brochet, Manitoba. He was the brother of playwright Tomson Highway, with whom he frequently collaborated during their time at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto, and the partner of actor and singer Micah Barnes.

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Joseph Onasakenrat ~ MohawkJoseph Onasakenrat, also known as…

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Joseph Onasakenrat ~ Mohawk

Joseph Onasakenrat, also known as Sosé Onasakenrat (September 4, 1845 – February 8, 1881) was a Mohawk chief of Kanesatake.Onasakenrat (meaning Swan or White Feather) was born near Oka, Quebec. In 1860, he entered the Petit Séminaire de Montréal where he studied for the priesthood for about four years.

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Alex Janvier ~ Dene Suline-SaulteauxAlex Janvier, AOE (born…

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Alex Janvier ~ Dene Suline-Saulteaux

Alex Janvier, AOE (born 1935) is a Native Canadian artist. As a member of the commonly referred to “Indian Group of Seven”, Janvier is a pioneer of contemporary Canadian aboriginal art in Canada.

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John Norton ~ MohawkThe Mohawk Major John Norton…

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John Norton ~ Mohawk

The Mohawk Major John Norton (Teyoninhokovrawen) played a prominent role in the War of 1812, leading Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) warriors from Grand River into battle against American invaders at Queenston Heights, Stoney Creek, and Chippawa.

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Tina Keeper ~ CreeTina Keeper, OM (born March 20, 1962), is a…

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Tina Keeper ~ CreeTina Keeper, OM (born March 20, 1962), is a…

Tina Keeper ~ Cree

Tina Keeper, OM (born March 20, 1962), is a Cree activist, producer, former actress and former member of the Canadian House of Commons.Keeper is best known for her role as RCMP officer Michelle Kenidi in the CBC Television series North of 60, about the fictional aboriginal community of Lynx River.

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Laid Back, But With a Lot of Thump: Calif. Redlands Pow WowMore…

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Laid Back, But With a Lot of Thump: Calif. Redlands Pow Wow

More than 1,000 spectators and 200 dancers attended the 2nd Annual University of Redlands Pow Wow, March 28-29, in Redlands, Calif. Although the event saw a slight upswing in dancers this year, the change of location and unseasonably high temperatures pushed attendance down.

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The Most Dangerous Call: Domestic Violence on the Navajo…

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The Most Dangerous Call: Domestic Violence on the Navajo Nation

From the driver’s seat of his Chevy Police Tahoe, Senior Officer Calvin Brown points out homes where he has responded to domestic violence calls.Even years afterward, he still remembers details of the calls: the raw facts relayed to him by dispatchers; the sense of urgency;

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Rape Survivors’ Stories in Full FORCE; Focus on Abuse Against…

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Rape Survivors’ Stories in Full FORCE; Focus on Abuse Against Native Women

Hundreds of stories from survivors of rape and abuse will be on display at the Oklahoma Capitol on Thursday as part of an effort to draw attention to the high statistics of abuse against Native American women.

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Whale Magic in the 21st Century: Study Brings the Makah Closer…

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Whale Magic in the 21st Century: Study Brings the Makah Closer…

Whale Magic in the 21st Century: Study Brings the Makah Closer to Whaling

Gray whales are big. Really big. Eight men in a canoe hardly seem a match for one. So in ancient times when the Makah people hunted gray whales they called upon the spirits of their ancestors to help face a beast that could easily crush them with one flick of its tail.

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Changes in Climate, Watershed Forcing Sauk-Suiattle Tribe to…

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Changes in Climate, Watershed Forcing Sauk-Suiattle Tribe to Move Farther Upland

More than a century of change on the Sauk River—glacial retreat, logging in the watershed, and alterations downstream—is forcing the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe to move homes, administrative offices, and a longhouse farther upland and away from the river.

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Haskell Students Honored at American Indian Higher Education…

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Haskell Students Honored at American Indian Higher Education Conference

Haskell Indian Nations University students Beverly Foley and Cornelius Tsosie were both honored at the American Indian Higher Education Student Conference.Tsosie was named Haskell’s 2015 American Indian College Fund/Coca-Cola Foundation Scholar of the Year,

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Allies in War, Partners in Peace

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Located on the fourth floor of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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Tina Keeper ~ Cree

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Tina Keeper, OM (born March 20, 1962), is a Cree activist, producer, former actress and former member of the Canadian House of Commons.

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John Norton ~ Mohawk

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The Mohawk Major John Norton (Teyoninhokovrawen) played a prominent role in the War of 1812, leading Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) warriors from Grand River into battle against American invaders at Queenston Heights, Stoney Creek, and Chippawa.

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Oneida Nation-U.S.

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Oneida Nation-U.S.

Each November the Oneidas celebrate two occasions symbolizing the unique bond between the United States and the Oneida Indian Nation

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Alex Janvier ~ Dene Suline-Saulteaux

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Alex Janvier, AOE (born 1935) is a Native Canadian artist. As a member of the commonly referred to “Indian Group of Seven”

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Joseph Onasakenrat ~ Mohawk

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Joseph Onasakenrat, also known as Sosé Onasakenrat (September 4, 1845 – February 8, 1881) was a Mohawk chief of Kanesatake.

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The Meaning of the Oneida Seal

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The eagle sitting on top of the tree is a protector and has great vision to watch over all Nations.

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René Highway ~ Cree

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René Highway (1954–1990) was an Aboriginal dancer and actor of Cree descent from Brochet, Manitoba. He was the brother of playwright Tomson Highway

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Oronhyatekha ~ Mohawk

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Oronhyatekha (10 August 1841 – 3 March 1907), (“Burning Sky” or “Burning Cloud” in the Mohawk language, also carried the baptismal name Peter Martin), was a Mohawk physician, scholar, and a unique figure in the history of British colonialism. He was the first known aboriginal Oxford scholar;

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The Importance of Indian White Corn

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On an uncharacteristically warm spring morning, staff from the Onyota’a:ka: Language Program and children participating

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William Jeffrey ~ Tsimshian Chief

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William Jeffrey ~ Tsimshian Chief

Chief William Jeffrey (born 1899, date of death unknown) was a hereditary Tsimshian Chief, First Nations activist and carver born near Lax Kw’alaams

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