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Rez ball has become even more popular in the Native community, due in part to the star power of players like Shoni and Jude Schimmel, and the mainstream has definitely …
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke was primarily raised in North Carolina with some time on the Great Plains & Canada.
In Greenlandic Inuit (Kalaallit) traditions, a tupilaq (tupilak, tupilait, or ᑐᐱᓚᒃ) was an avenging monster fabricated by a practitioner of witchcraft or shamanism by using various objects such as animal parts (bone, skin, hair, sinew, etc.)
The Skokomish Indian Tribe, formerly known as the Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation
Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is an author, educator and activist, born in Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal) in 1964 and raised in the community of Kahnawake.
The Pinoleville Pomo Nation is a federally recognized tribe of Pomo people in Mendocino County, California.
Ingo D. W. Hessel (born 1955) is a Canadian art historian and curator specializing in Inuit Art.
In the United States, an Indian tribe, Native American tribe, tribal nation or similar concept is any extant or historical clan
Daphne Odjig ~ Odawa-Potawatomi
Daphne Odjig, CM OBC (b. September 11, 1919), is a Canadian First Nations artist of Odawa-Potawatomi-English heritage. Her many awards include the Order of Canada and the Governor General’s Award. Her painting is often characterized as Woodlands Style. Daphne Odjig was the driving force behind the Indian Group of Seven.
Madeleine Isserkut Kringayak ~ Inuk
Madeleine Isserkut Kringayak (ᐃᓯᑯ) (1928-1984), was a Canadian Inuk sculptor and jewelry artist.
Her sculptures were carved primarily from natural materials such as soapstone (steatite), bone, and antler reflecting the hunting habits and daily life of her family and the Inuit people at large.
Petosegay ~ Odawa
Petosegay or Pet-O-Sega (Ottawa: Rising Sun, Rays of the Morning Dawn and Sunbeams of Promise) (1787 – June 15, 1885) was a 19th-century French-Ottawa Metis merchant and fur trader. Both present-day Petoskey, Michigan, Petoskey State Park, and nearby Emmet County park Camp Petosega are named in his honor. The official state stone of Michigan, the Petoskey stone, were found in abundance on his former lands and named after him.
Watap, watape, wattap, or wadab (/wəˈtɑːp/ or /wæˈtɑːp/) is the thread and cordage used by the Native Americans and First Nations peoples of Canada to sew together sheets and panels of birchbark. The word itself comes from the Algonquian language family, but watap cordage was used and sewn by all of the people who lived where the paper birch tree grows.
Shannon Baker ~ Carrier Dene
Shannon Baker is a Canadian model, actress, spokesperson, and businessperson, better known with her twin sister Shauna as the The Baker Twins. She and her twin sister appeared on Tyra Banks’ talk show The Tyra Banks Show to talk about the stereotypes put on Native American and First Nations people and lack of representation.
John Sayles Will Need 13 Young Indian Actors for Film About Carlisle Indian School
John Sayles is known for making affecting, critically acclaimed films, among them Matewan, Eight Men Out, Passion Fish, and Lone Star. He recently announced that his next project will be To Save the Man, a film about the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.
When Justice Doesn’t Work: A NARF Attorney on Restoring the Circle
Most Americans can turn to the courts for remedies to injustice. However, the mainstream justice system may not provide comfortable solutions, and sometimes isn’t even available, for Native people, said Brett Lee Shelton, an Oglala Lakota attorney with the Native American Rights Fund, a nonprofit law firm that has defended the rights of Indians and tribes for 45 years.
Lies Your Maps Tell You: Reclaim Native Lands
Alaska Natives have at least eight different names for the highest mountain peak in North America.Before it was Mount McKinley, the 20,000-foot snow-capped pinnacle was called Deenaalee, Denaze, Denadhe, Dengadhly, Deenadhee, Dghilika’a, Dghelayka’a and Dghelaayce’e—all Athabaskan names meaning “big mountain” or “the high one.” In 1896, the mountain was officially named to honor U.S. President William McKinley, who never visited Alaska or saw the mountain that bears his name.
UAlbany’s Lyle Thompson Wins Tewaaraton Award for Second Straight Year
For the second year in a row, Lyle Thompson, Onondaga, was honored with the Tewaaraton Award, making him the second men’s player in the award’s 15-year history to be a repeat winner.“It feels good,” Thompson said, according to the Associated Press. “I am proud of my team, proud of everything they have helped me with these four years, and everything we have accomplished.
How Did I Miss That? Warm-Blooded Fish; Apple Watch Dog
Scientific American reported on the discovery of the first endotherm (“warm blooded”) fish, Lampris guttatus aka opah aka moonfish. My cousin Ray Sixkiller is as fond of fish fries as most Cherokees are of hog fries, so when he understood that the news was not about Oprah or mooning, he started thinking about the practicalities of whether warm blood could be hot. “Can they be fish-farmed to fry themselves?” Sure, Ray—just like hogs do.
Frozen Garden of Eden: Research Says the Inuit Came from Alaska’s North Slope
A new paper published on April 29, 2015 in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology suggests that all Inuit peoples originally came from the northernmost part of Alaska, in the region known as Alaska’s North Slope. The study, entitled “Mitochondrial Diversity of Iñupiat people from the Alaskan North Slope Provides Evidence for the Origins of the Paleo- and Neo-Eskimo Peoples,” sampled the DNA of Inupiat volunteers (in the U.S. they are Inupiat and in Canada they are Inuit) living in northern Alaska. According to lead author M.
Oak Flat Apache Land Grab ‘an Impressive New Low’: NYT Op-Ed
At the tail end of 2014, just before the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act was going to be voted on, Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake slipped in a rider that in effect gave public land containing the sacred Apache site Oak Flat to a copper-mining company.
Online Challenges to Save Indigenous Languages in the Americas
Saving indigenous languages by recording them and then issuing a challenge online has inspired thousands of people to reciprocate by posting videos onto YouTube in the last year; the project has also created two currents of participants from south to north and vice-versa.
Sowing the Seeds of Art at ‘Fertile Grounds’
The Institute of American Indian Arts is currently holding an exhibition of erotic artworks by IAIA students, staff, and alumni called Fertile Grounds. The exhibit features life model drawings of nudes, posed clay women, graffiti inspired graphics, prayer flags, prints, photos, paintings, poems, and a plethora of vaginas and penises, made of various materials.
7 Great Quotes From Native Americans on Embracing Your Powerful Inner Spirit
Alice Walker, Cherokee, and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple, once said that the “most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”Here are seven more sayings on power and the inner spirit – from elders and young ones – that you can’t take for granted.
Native Humor! 10 Funny Sherman Alexie Quips
Native American writer Sherman Alexie is one of the funniest folks—of any race—on Twitter. His go-to topics are his bad back, liberal politics, and the absurdities of Native life. Sometimes he’s profound, other times he’s completely trivial (see #3 below) but his wit always shines through. Here are 10 recent gems, if you’re on Twitter you’d best be following him at @Sherman_Alexie:
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