Catawba Pottery and Basket – Keith Brown and Faye Griener

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Catawba Pottery and Basket – Keith Brown and Faye GrienerThe South Carolina Department of Agriculture sponsored a tour of local artisans and farms during June, called the Ag + Art Tour.  The tour took place over several weekends in different South Carolina counties. Kelli and I loaded up the…..

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The Colors of Schemitzun, The Green Corn Festival (photos)

Written by at July 31, 2017

The Mashantucket Pequot Nations Green Corn Festival, known as Schemitzun, draws tribes from across the country – this year’s event is August 26-27.

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Young Teen Embraces and Celebrates Her Aztec Roots

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Young Teen Embraces and Celebrates Her Aztec Roots

Young Teen Embraces and Celebrates Her Aztec RootsI saw this great short clip of a teenager Itztli Xochitl Arteaga who is part of the Danza Azteca Xochipilli group out of California. In this video by Fierce, she talks about the importance of her culture and remembering her…..

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Native Hope to Raise Awareness of Trafficking at Sturgis Rally

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Native Hope to Raise Awareness of Trafficking at Sturgis RallyNative Hope is a nonprofit organization that’s doing important work to empower young Native Americans through programs that provide education, protect at-risk youth, and honor cultural heritage. One of the projects they’ve been highly involved in is bringing awareness to…..

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Colonizing Fraud: The Jimmie Durham Dilemma

Written by at July 31, 2017

There are plenty of un-enrolled Indian artists who have the background to challenge the gatekeepers of Native identity – Jimmie Durham is not one of them.

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Ezra Rosser: NFL team’s racist trademarks sanctioned by our highest court

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A fan’s choice to sport the Washington NFL team’s logo shows either indifference or racism and in many cases is a combination of both, Ezra Rosser writes on Indian Country Media Network.

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Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl

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A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.

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A Conversation with ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ Director and Writer Steven Lewis Simpson

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Steven Lewis Simspon, director and writer of ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ talks about his creative process as a writer and filmmaker.

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Cronkite News: Unpopular Republican lawmaker rebukes party in new book

Written by at July 31, 2017

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a return to ‘traditional conservatism’ in a book that says the Republican Party has lost its way, the opening salvo in what could be a tough re-election campaign.

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Mark Charles: John McCain embraces oppressive history in Senate speech

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Can we stop talking about when we were great and how soon we might be great again, and instead focus on building a nation where ‘We the People’ actually means ‘All the People’?

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Cannabis Is Good Business, But Is it Good for Native Culture?

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The past year has seen an uptick in cannabis related businesses for tribes in the northwest, but many Natives still have mixed reviews about the endeavors.

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Richard Frias and Todd Leahy: National monuments preserve Native culture

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Abolishing or diminishing Bears Ears would be in keeping with the President’s long standing animosity towards Indian tribes, two attorneys write on Indian Country Media Network.

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Tiffany Midge: A gangster nicknamed ‘The Mooch’ enters the White House

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Can you tell the difference between Anthony Scaramucci, Tony Soprano and Tommy DeVito? Tiffany Midge has a quiz for you on Indian Country Media Network.

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Colville Tribes start hemp cultivation and marketing project in Washington

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The Colville Tribes have joined the hemp industry, the first in Washington state to do so.

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Stormier Arctic Means Warmer Arctic

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The Arctic is getting balmier and balmier, a development caused by increased storm activity as the climate warm, scientists reveal to Climate News Network.

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Good News: Obesity Rates for Indian Country Kids Leveling Off

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New study shows obesity rates for American Indian and Alaska Native children have been stable between 2006 and 2015; could be due to awareness in Indian country.

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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes see property once used as casino lot go up for sale

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A property in Oklahoma that was once used as a casino parking lot has gone up for sale but the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes can’t buy it.

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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes see property used as casino lot go up for sale

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A property in Oklahoma that was once used as a casino parking lot has gone up for sale but the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes can’t buy it.

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Trump administration moves in new direction with Cobell buy-back program

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With just $540 million left to spend, the Trump administration is changing course when it comes to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

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Another tribe chimes in with criticism of ‘reservation shopping’ in Michigan

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Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration’s first major land-into-trust decision.

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

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Health care, seismic testing, a salmon save and more during The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, July 30, 2017.

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Two-Spirit Director, Actor and Author Xemi Manibusan: Healing Through The Arts

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Xemi Manibusan is an indigenous Two-Spirit Director, Actor and Author in Washington D.C. fighting for the accurate representation of Native people in art

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Artist Louie Gong Brings Authentic Native American Art To Mainstream Business

Written by at July 30, 2017

Artist Louie Gong Brings Authentic Native American Art To Mainstream BusinessOne of our favorite Native entrepreneurs was recently interviewed by NPR station KUOW and featured on All Things Considered! In the interview, he talks about the importance of helping other Natives navigate through the business world, be it social media…..

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Young Medicine Spreads Positivity through Music and Culture

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Young Medicine Spreads Positivity through Music and Culture

Young Medicine Spreads Positivity through Music and CultureCurt Young is an award-winning artist from George Gordon’s First Nations in Saskatchewan. He is also a part of the musical duo Young Medicine, who has performed across the globe in such places as China, Peru, New York, Hawaii, and…..

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Fannie Mae Indian Mortgages Down for 2016

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Federal mortgage agency Fannie Mae bought fewer mortgages to American Indians and Alaska Natives during 2016, according to a report.

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