The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, April 30, 2017

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Yet another police shooting death, liquor license wars, among stories gripping Indian country during g The Week That Was, April 30, 2017.

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Raven Swamp Crowned 2017 Miss Indian World at 34th Annual Gathering of Nations

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Crowned at Gathering of Nations, Raven Swamp, Kahnawake Mohawk, will represent Indian country worldwide as the 2017 Miss Indian World

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Udall Foundation Chooses 10 Native Students for Internship

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Yale junior is one of 10 students from eight tribes chosen by Udall Foundation as a 2017 Native American Congressional Intern.

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How Tribes Can Avoid Banks Connected to DAPL: Start a Bank

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Tribes seeking an alternative to banking with institutions helping to fund DAPL can look into starting their own banks or credit unions.

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Remembering the LA Riots and the Tribalism That Saved Communities

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A Native guardsmen deployed to the epicenter of the LA Riots recalls the sense of tribalism throughout the ordeal.

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Video – Crowning of Miss Indian World Raven Swamp – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Video – Crowning of Miss Indian World Raven SwampCongratulations to your new Miss Indian World – Raven Swamp. Watch her crowning recorded at the 2017 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow.

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2017 Miss Indian World – Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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2017 Miss Indian World – Gathering of Nations Pow WowCongratulations to the new Miss Indian World! Raven Swamp Mohawk Kahnawake, Quebec Canada

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Prom at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Prom at the Gathering of Nations Pow WowSonny Littlehead, Head Young Man Dancer, gave up his prom for the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. After Grand Entry, the Gathering of Nations turned into a Prom dance floor.  Sonny turned to the Head Young Lady Dancer and asked…..

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2017 Gathering of Nations Photos – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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2017 Gathering of Nations PhotosThe Gathering of Nations is a photographer’s paradise.  The colors, beadwork, and people make for fantastic subjects. View a few of the over 600 photos we have taken at the 2017 Gathering of Nations below! View all of our photos…..

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The Road to Gathering Series: Felicia Lone Bear – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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The Road to Gathering Series: Felicia Lone BearFelicia has been dancing in the Powwow circuit since she was 4 years old. What started in tiny-tots grew to become a love for dancing Jingle Dress as an adult. Lone Bear came to this year’s Gathering of Nations after…..

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Nakho and Medicine for the People Rock the Gathering of Nations – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Nakho and Medicine for the People Rock the Gathering of NationsEach year the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow features some of the top musical groups in Indian Country.  Today was no different. Nahko and Medicine for the People is an American world music musical collective formed in 2008. The five…..

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Interview with Arthur RedCloud from The Revenant – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Interview with Arthur RedCloud from The RevenantThanks to Jeff Clevenger for arranging an interview with Arthur Redcloud.  Jeff created the custom Gathering of Nation guitar for this year’s event. Redcloud is Navajo and grew up in Window Rock, Arizona, on the Navajo reservation. He attended Haskell…..

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Darren Thompson Performs at Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Darren Thompson Performs at Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Darren Thompson Performs at Gathering of Nations Pow WowDarren Thompson is a renowned Native flutist.  Hailing from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe reservation in Northern Wisconsin, Darren Thompson has been a well-known artist since his debut album in 2009, “The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country”,…..

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An actor and now a baller? Actor Martin Sensmeier Scores Game-Winning Buzzer Beater in Juneau Basketball Tournament

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From Standing Rock to Alaska and a new film Wind River, Actor Martin Sensmeier continues to make a lasting impression as a trailblazing Native star and champion baller

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Stolen Regalia, Car Problems – Troubles on Pow Wow Highway – Importance of Trip Insurance – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native…

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Stolen Regalia, Car Problems – Troubles on Pow Wow Highway – Importance of Trip InsuranceSometimes things go wrong when you are on the road, it’s good to know that you are covered. Danita Goodwill, a Southern Buckskin and member of the Osage Tribe from Oklahoma, was traveling at the 2015 Gathering of Nations when…..

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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces 2017 Mentor Artist Fellowship Awards

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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation fellowships include 12 Native Artists from three regions: Pacific Northwest, Southwest and Upper Midwest

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Passamaquoddy Tribe Named Project Developer of the Year

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The Passamaquoddy Tribe were honored April 20 with the Project Developer of the Year award for registering the most carbon offset credits during 2016.

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New Album by Pima Musician, Raye Zaragoza, Pays Homage to Native American Resistance

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Pima musician, Raye Zaragoza, is slated to release her new album, “Fight For You,” with songs inspired by the resistance at Standing Rock.

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Special Media Zone a First at the U.N.

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Bright lights shone down on a trail of even brighter duct tape that secured a long cable to the floor. The line led to a special audio outlet that would be linked to cameras propped up on tripods. The cameras would later be used to stream Facebook Live feeds on the page of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Inside the spacious room, branding on banners and fliers scattered on tables declared the significance of the temporary space—an “Indigenous Media Zone,” the first of its kind to ever be installed at UN headquarters.

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An Indigenous Culture Exchange to Honor Mother Earth

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Brooklynites joined indigenous communities at Sunset Park on April 23 to honor Mother Earth and learn about indigenous culture.

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Interview with Russell Begaye – President of Navajo Nation & Gathering of Nations Custom Guitar – Native American Articles – PowWows.com –…

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Interview with Russell Begaye – President of Navajo Nation & Gathering of Nations Custom Guitar – Native American Articles – PowWows.com –…

Interview with Russell Begaye – President of Navajo Nation & Gathering of Nations Custom GuitarLarry Yazzie interviewed Jeff Cleavenger the creator of the custom Gathering of Nations Guitar and Russell Begaye, President of the Navajo Nation. The guitar is being raffled off to raise money for the Gathering of Nations Foundation.  Purchase your tickets now!

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Pueblos Buffalo Dancers – 2017 Gathering of Nations – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Pueblos Buffalo Dancers – 2017 Gathering of Nations – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Pueblos Buffalo Dancers – 2017 Gathering of NationsThe 19 Pueblos tribes of New Mexico came together tonight at the 2017 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow.  The groups came together to dance their Buffalo Dance for the people here at the Pow Wow.  The Pueblos brought the dance…..

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Tia Wood Red Dress Jingle Special – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Tia Wood Red Dress Jingle Special – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Tia Wood Red Dress Jingle SpecialHead Lady Dancer Tia Wood sponsored a Red Dress Jingle Special at the 2017 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. The Red Dresses were in honor and to raise awareness for the Indigenous Missing and Murdered Women in Canada. The sound of…..

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Tia Wood Wows the Crowd at Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Tia Wood Wows the Crowd at Gathering of Nations Pow WowHead Lady Dancer Tia Wood sang to the crowd at Gathering of Nations before her special. We have featured her singing before at Manito Ahbee.  She wowed the crowd in Winnipeg and she did it again today at Gathering of…..

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Tia Wood Wows the Crowd at Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Tia Wood Wows the Crowd at Gathering of Nations Pow WowHead Lady Dancer Tia Wood sang to the crowd at Gathering of Nations before her special. We have featured her singing before at Manito Ahbee.  She wowed the crowd in Winnipeg and she did it again today at Gathering of…..

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