Arts

Institutional Change II: Domestic, Dependent Nations Lose Rights

Written by at March 25, 2017

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A look at two invented statuses tied together in history – the corporate persons and those described as domestic, dependent nations.

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Native Youth Sex Offenders and Victims Not Hopelessly Broken

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Staff at the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society discovered that Native youth sex offenders fall into an entirely different category than adult offenders.

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Suncor Oil Refinery Belches Toxic Gases Over Denver For Second Time

Written by at March 24, 2017

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A Suncor oil refinery near Denver, Colorado, belched toxic gases into the air for the second time in five months, according to reports.

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Indigenous Student Earns Prestigious Harvard Post

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Julian SpearChief-Morris, Blood Tribe, is the first indigenous student to be elected president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in the bureau’s 104-year history.

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The Latest Classy and Tasty Products From Northwest Native America

Written by at March 23, 2017

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SEATTLE – Traditional foods with a twist. Snack bites from Tlingit country, made from coho salmon and spruce tips. Affordable art by a famous Northwest Coast Native artist (and it comes with chocolate!). Here are some very cool products that have emerged recently from Northwest Native America.

Art and chocolate: Three chocolate tins offered by noted Canadian chocolatier Rogers’ Chocolates feature art by Richard Hunt, the Kwaguilth artist and member of the Hunt family of artists.

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Mom’s First iPad – Five Tips for Teaching Elders Technology

Written by at March 23, 2017

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“Did you save the receipt for it?” Mom asked – I knew I was about to embark on a Mom’s First iPad Teaching Elders Technology course.

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Native Nations March to Trump’s White House Draws Huge Crowds (video)

Written by at March 23, 2017

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On March 10, 2017, thousands of Indigenous activists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations March to protest the Dakota Access pipeline and President Trump’s executive order allowing Energy Transfer Partners to commence building the uncompleted portion of the pipeline, directly adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Led by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the march began at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters and ended at Lafayette Square across from the White House.

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Targeting the Frauds of Native Jewelry and Art

Written by at March 23, 2017

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The Protect Sovereign Native Art Initiative, launched in February, seeks to curb the manufacture, marketing and sale of fake Native jewelry and art.

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Health Care Repeal: Deadline Day Is Here

Written by at March 23, 2017

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Make or break moment awaits as Speaker Paul Ryan needs 216 votes to move his health care reform proposal on to the Senate. The vote is today.

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New Mexico Nonprofits, Tribe Unite to Empower Native Youth Leaders, Entrepreneurs

Written by at March 22, 2017

Inspiring ambition in youth often boils down to exposure to the right role models, resources and encouraging environments.

An upcoming summit in New Mexico will connect Native youth with tribal leaders and successful Native business owners. Students will have the opportunity to network with tribal and community partners and access to resources that can lead to scholarships, mentorships, internships and jobs.

The Native American Youth Empowerment Symposium (NYES) takes place Wednesday,

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World Water Day: Ojibwe Grandmothers Prepare for New Water Walks

Written by at March 22, 2017

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On World Water Day, Ojibwe grandmothers prepare for the annual Water Walk to celebrate its life-giving powers and the danger it’s in.

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One World, Many Voices: Pictorial History of Canyon Records

Written by at March 22, 2017

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Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix is inviting the public to its premiere exhibit, One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records.

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‘We All Know Someone’: Tribal Community, Advocates Seek to Honor Missing and Murdered Native American Women

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Advocacy groups spoke at a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. recently on the issue of missing and murdered Native American women.

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Making Pow Wow Regalia Raw Materials into Modern Traditional Art

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Artist Jeffrey Gibson has turned Pow Wow Regalia raw materials into modern art at his ‘Speak to Me’ exhibit at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.

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Indigenous Art Exhibit in D.C. – Decolonizing Alaska, Challenges Colonial Definitions

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Traveling to D.C.? A new Indigenous Art Exhibit, ‘Decolonizing Alaska’ questions colonial ideas of today’s modern indigenous people

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Paying to Play Indian: The Dawes Rolls and the Legacy of $5 Indians

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Paying a commissioner $5 could get an opportunistic white person on the Dawes Rolls 125 years ago, which still causes problems for tribes today.

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Hip-Hop Artist Taboo, Noted Native American Environmentalists Share Stage in NYC

Written by at March 20, 2017

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Taboo, along with grammy-award winning artists, esteemed Native Americans raise awareness of climate change, racial injustice.

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How Native American Tattoos Influenced the Body Art Industry

Written by at March 20, 2017

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“Tattooed New York” explores 300 years of tattooing in New York City, beginning with Native American tattoos and how Natives influenced the body art industry.

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Indigenous Puerto Rico: DNA evidence upsets established history

Written by at March 20, 2017

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DNA evidence shows that most Puerto Ricans are a blending of Taino (Indian), Spanish and African according to studies by Dr. Juan Martinez-Cruzado.

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4th Annual Native Fashion in the City Kicks off Friday in Denver

Written by at March 19, 2017

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4th Native Fashion in the City Indigenous fashion show — focused on Indigenous designers, models, and stylists — kicks off Friday in Denver with ACONAV

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Pocahontas Death Day Celebrations in England

Written by at March 19, 2017

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English citizens devote themselves to a year of festivities to celebrate the Pocahontas 400 – Peace and Reconciliation project.

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John Trudell and Jim Northrup Share Posthumous Honor

Written by at March 19, 2017

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The Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas has announced that John Trudell and Jim Northrup, two Native poets, will be honored posthumously.

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Remember the Sequester? Trump Budget Would Make Those the Good Old Days

Written by at March 18, 2017

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Remember the sequester? Ah, the good old days. The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.

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The Seventh Fire and Surviving Drugs and Gangs On Native Reservations

Written by at March 18, 2017

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Reservations around the country exhibit similar patterns of drugs, gangs, and an overall sense of hopelessness , but it can all change given some direction.

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Louise Erdrich’s LaRose Wins Book Critic Circle Award

Written by at March 18, 2017

Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for ‘LaRose.’

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