Arts

ICMN’s Cierra Fields Receives $10,000 Make Sense Foundation Scholarship

Written by at April 23, 2017

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$10,000 Make Sense scholarship winner, Cierra Fields (Oklahoma Cherokee) is a Champion for Change, anti-rape advocate and correspondent for ICMN

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Fighting Against Fracking In Colombia

Written by at April 23, 2017

Fighting Against Fracking In Colombia

The indigenous Colombian territories are bracing for a new fight against fracking, a process that many would like to see banned within the country.

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Call for Submissions: Indian National Finals Rodeo Indian Cowboy and Cowgirl Art Show

Written by at April 23, 2017

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The 2017 Indian National Finals Rodeo will feature a 2nd annual Indian Cowboy and Cowgirl Art Show and new INFR Hall of Fame Inductees.

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Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock: Premieres Today, Earth Day, Tribeca Film Festival

Written by at April 22, 2017

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Today, Earth Day, Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock, is premiering at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival as part of the festival’s N.O.W. special screening section. AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock will also be available for a limited time online at awakethefilm.org and interested viewers will be able to stream for a donation of $1 or more from April 22nd to May 6th.

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Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock: Premieres Earth Day at Tribeca Film Festival

Written by at April 22, 2017

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Today, Earth Day, Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock, is premiering at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival as part of the festival’s N.O.W. special screening section. AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock will also be available for a limited time online at awakethefilm.org and interested viewers will be able to stream for a donation of $1 or more from April 22nd to May 6th.

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Chief Beau Dick: Carver, Artist, Advocate, Mentor, Storyteller, Walks On

Written by at April 22, 2017

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Hereditary Chief Beau Dick, full of medicine and magic, walked on March 27, 2017 at the age of 61. He was a renowned carver and artist.

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Empowerment during Gathering of Nations: Dear Patriarchy Benefit on April 27th

Written by at April 21, 2017

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If you’re in New Mexico during the week of Gathering of Nations and you’re looking to check out an event, Dear Patriarchy is a must-see.

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The Real Story of That Giant Squash: Separating Myth from Reality

Written by at April 21, 2017

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Many of us have seen stories of the giant squash floating around; but how true is the legend? The real story is even more fascinating and ends with, ‘Thank a Native!’

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Lyrid Meteors Sparkle for Earth Day

Written by at April 21, 2017

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The Lyrid meteor shower, remnants of Comet Thatcher, arrives just in time to pepper the planet with up to 20 shooting stars per hour on Earth Day.

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Indian Guides to Lead North Dakota Visitors to Tribal Lands on NativeWays Bus Tour

Written by at April 21, 2017

“This is our opportunity to tell our story, with our voice, through Native guides,” said Mike Mabin (Turtle Mountain), board member of the North Dakota Native Tourism Alliance, which is spearheading the nonprofit NativeWays Tour Company.

Starting this summer, NativeWays will offer tourists authentic exposure to the intriguing world of Indian country through chartered bus tours to pow wows, music festivals, art events, heritage centers, nature and more.

Day tours will explore the Bismarck-Mandan area,

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Tribal Government, Elections, and the Siren Song of Equality

Written by at April 20, 2017

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Tribal government is limited only by the creativity of the tribal council and the collective sense of fairness among tribal citizens. So why the division?

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A Native, Pre-Med, Dean’s List, Canadian Silver Medalist Wrestler: Meet Waylon DeCoteau

Written by at April 19, 2017

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A Native American Pre-med Dean’s List champion wrestler: There are a lot of reasons to keep an eye out for Waylon DeCoteau.

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Remembering Herman Agoyo: An Ohkay Owingeh Leader

Written by at April 19, 2017

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Former Ohkay Owingeh tribal governor Herman Agoyo will be fondly remembered for bringing a statue of Pueblo Revolt leader Po’pay to Washington, D.C.

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After Tulsa Shooting, Native Artist Mallory Taylor Paints ‘LOVE’ Mural Downtown

Written by at April 18, 2017

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Around 2:20 a.m. on March 6 in downtown Tulsa, 13 shots were fired at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. The pellets didn’t penetrate the reinforced glass windows, but their imprints “are the latest reminder of the deep-seated hatred some individuals have towards the LGBTQ community,” Geoffrey Brewster, Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) board president, said in a statement.

In response to the hate act, artist Mallory Taylor (Osage,

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The Last Buffalo: Bringing Bison Back From the Brink

Written by at April 18, 2017

Smithsonian Channel documentary details how taxidermist William Temple Hornaday saved the bison from complete extinction in the early 1900s.

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2nd Annual Rez Art Experience: REZILIENCE to be held in Albuquerque, April 29-30

Written by at April 18, 2017

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REZILIENCE is a two day exhibition that brings Indigenous artisans to share their programs, talents, skills and knowledge in 12 creative and interactive arenas.

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Native American Students Win Rookie Robotics Award

Written by at April 18, 2017

Native American Students Win Rookie Robotics Award

Native American students at Navajo reservation schools called an “inspiration” after winning rookie robotics competition, and they’re not done.

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Gathering of Queer Nations II Showcasing Musicians, Performance Art and a Drag Show

Written by at April 17, 2017

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The Indigenous event: Gathering of Queer Nations II, will host musical artists, performance art, slam poetry, drag performances and a fashion show

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Former Olympic Snowboarder Turned Traditional Weaver: IAIA Artist-in-Residence Meghann O’Brien

Written by at April 16, 2017

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From weaving through snow to weaving earthly materials, Northwest coast traditional weaver Meghann O’Brien is a former Olympic pro snowboarder

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‘Killa’: The Indigenous Story Against Mining and Corruption

Written by at April 16, 2017

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Killa, the first Kichwa-language movie, has a dramatic plotline that provides a voice for the indigenous constantly fighting for their survival.

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The Limits and Dangers of a ‘Race’ Critique of Federal Indian Law

Written by at April 15, 2017

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Robert Williams’ “Like a Loaded Weapon” critiques federal Indian law as racist, yet misses the mark and exposes Indian rights to danger.

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Adoption Fairness Bill: Bipartisan Legislation for Tribal Special Needs Children

Written by at April 15, 2017

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Adoption tax credit fairness for tribes: Bill would give parents adopting tribal special needs children an adoption tax credit available to states

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Little River Band Building Big Housing Development

Written by at April 15, 2017

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The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has broken ground for an ambitious housing development project that would include 300 houses.

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How Did I Miss That? Wise Words From Saginaw Grant; Wild Onion Season

Written by at April 14, 2017

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Saginaw Grant continues to go strong at 80, while journalism remains strong for a high school in Kansas as the school paper calls out wannabe principal.

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Precedent-Setting Indigenous Environmental Review Rejects Mine

Written by at April 14, 2017

Precedent-Setting Indigenous Environmental Review Rejects Mine

Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwepemc Nation conducted its own environmental assessment of the proposed Ajax Mine, and found the plan lacking.

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