Institute of American Indian Arts Announces Artist-in-Residence Lineup

Written by at July 26, 2017

Institute of American Indian Arts Announces Artist-in-Residence Lineup

The Institute of American Indian Arts has 10 Native American and First Nations artists scheduled for its Artist-in-Residence program for the fall.

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Video: Lawrence Panther Discusses Daily Life at Seneca Indian Boarding School

Written by at July 25, 2017

As part of the Cherokee Nation’s Lunch & Learn lecture series, Lawrence Panther discusses daily life at the Seneca Indian Boarding School in the 1960s.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, July 23, 2017

Written by at July 23, 2017

Devastating wildfires, health care on the edge, and a music icon walks on. All this and more during the Week That Was in Indian country before July 23, 2017.

BURNING B.C.: Central British Columbia is on fire, and at least 20 First Nations are reeling as they battle to save their homes and reserves. One of them staved off the flames just as they reached the community’s doorstep.

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Rock Stars Who’ve Worn Native Headdresses (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)

Written by at July 23, 2017

A list of non-Indian performers who wear or have worn a Native American feather headdress on-stage or in promotional materials.

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20 First Nations Reel From B.C. Wildfires

Written by at July 22, 2017

20 First Nations Reel From B.C. Wildfires

British Columbia wildfires besiege 20 First Nations as Kamloops Pow Wow Grounds hosts hundreds of evacuees; 45,000 people displaced

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20 First Nations Reel From B.C. Wildfires

Written by at July 22, 2017

British Columbia wildfires besiege 20 First Nations as Kamloops Pow Wow Grounds hosts hundreds of evacuees; 45,000 people displaced

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Know the Real Geronimo: Life of Native American Hero in Pictures

Written by at July 21, 2017

Geronimo is one of the most celebrated and well-known Native warriors whose memory inspires many Indigenous Peoples today.

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First Sherman Alexie Scholarship Recipient Chosen

Written by at July 20, 2017

Jamie Natonabah, Diné, has been chosen as the first recipient of the Sherman Alexie Scholarship for the low residency MFA in Creative Writing at IAIA.

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Nuns Build Chapel in Potential Pipeline Path

Written by at July 19, 2017

The Catholic sisters of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ have dedicated an open-air chapel next to a Pennsylvania cornfield, in the path of a fracked-gas pipeline.

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It’s Hot Out There. Cool Off at the Splashiest Pools at Indian Resorts

Written by at July 19, 2017

Whether you prefer a DJ spinning your pool-time soundtrack, private poolside cabanas, or peaceful lagoon-like escapes, pools at Native resorts offer a fun and lavish way to cool off. During the high heat, refresh and revitalize at these destinations that cater to fans of Las Vegas-style pool parties, adults who enjoy a swim-up bar, families seeking a kid-friendly retreat, and more.

Below, we round up five of the best outdoor pools at Native-owned resorts,

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Pechanga Resort Reveals Video Rendering of its ‘Next Chapter’

Written by at July 16, 2017

The new additions to the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians’ award-winning Pechanga Resort & Casino in California’s Temecula Valley will be finished by December 2017. Last week, the tribe released its video, “The Next Chapter,” a digital rendering of its forthcoming luxury, four-diamond hotel wing that will house 568 rooms and suites, a luxury spa, new ballroom and meeting space, a resort-style pool complex, two restaurants, and more. Pechanga is also in the running for Best U.S.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, July 16, 2017

Written by at July 16, 2017

Billy Mills and the spirituality of running, Obama hugs a Native baby, and more in Indian country during The Week That Was, July 16, 2017.

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Crystal Irwin, Kickapoo, Debuts Oshnik Yoga Studio in Topeka, Kansas

Written by at July 13, 2017

Crystal Irwin, Kickapoo, started her yoga journey to integrate the practice into her work as a hospital respiratory therapist. Yesterday, July 12, she hosted the grand opening of her own yoga studio, Oshnik Yoga, Inc., in Topeka, Kansas. Oshnik Yoga is named after Crystal Irwin’s late grandmother. It was her Indian name.

“My classes are more centered on the gentle practice, the mind-body connection, controlling the breath and controlling where our emotions go – calming that visceral reaction we have in our body when we are stressed,” she explains.

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Coming Home: Cheyenne River Reservation Photos

Written by at July 13, 2017

The thoughts, feelings and hopes of the next generation, Cheyenne River’s greatest treasure, are expressed in these Cheyenne River Reservation photos.

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University Honors Native American Leaders

Written by at July 12, 2017

Black Hills State University will honor two South Dakota Native American leaders, Lionel R. Bordeaux and Jace DeCory, by naming campus buildings for them.

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Blackjack and Baccarat Through 2030: Seminoles Reach Settlement With Florida

Written by at July 11, 2017

The Seminole Tribe and the State of Florida have agreed to terms that honor the tribe’s exclusive statewide rights to operate table games like blackjack and baccarat through 2030, while holding the state accountable for cracking down on player-banked card games at parimutuels.

The tribe and the Administration of Gov. Rick Scott reached the settlement on July 5. The agreement puts their legal dispute, ongoing since 2015, to rest. In November 2016,

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Videos: Foraged and Pre-Colonial Indigenous Ingredients at Camp Jijak

Written by at July 11, 2017

Native chefs came from all over Turtle Island to cook using foraged and indigenous ingredients for the attendees of the Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit.

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Still Presidential: Barack Obama Chats With Alaska Native Mom at Airport

Written by at July 10, 2017

Indigenous family meets former President Barack Obama at Anchorage International Airport, he couldn’t resist 6-month-old Giselle Harried.

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American Indian College Fund Explores Indigenous Knowledge in Education

Written by at July 10, 2017

The American Indian College Fund recently gathered educators to discuss the role of indigenous knowledge in education curriculums.

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Nice Day for a Genocide: Shocking Quotes on Indians By US Leaders, Pt 1

Written by at July 9, 2017

These quotes about Indians from famous American leaders, including Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, span from the 1750s to 1817.

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Home of Inventor and Statesman Sequoyah Now Open

Written by at July 9, 2017

The home of statesman and inventor of the Cherokee syllabary, Sequoyah is now open to welcome those interested in Native American tourism.

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Sealaska Heritage Institute Chooses Native Education Advocate for Scholarship

Written by at July 8, 2017

Sealaska Heritage Institute has chosen Jordan Craddick, an advocate for Native American education to receive its Judson L. Brown Leadership Award.

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Indigenous Woman Dies Months After Trailer Hitch Blow

Written by at July 7, 2017

Barbara Kentner, 36, died on July 4, months after a trailer hitch flung from a passing car in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada punctured her small intestine.

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Native American Youth Are Ready for the UNITY National Conference

Written by at July 5, 2017

Native American youth find health and wellness within their communities and will share ideas at UNITY National Conference in Denver.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, July 2, 2017

Written by at July 2, 2017

Wilma Mankiller documentary premieres, an oil train lawsuit verges on trial, and other incidents in Indian country during the Week That Was July 2.

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