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Montana Passes Bill to Allow Tribal Regalia at Graduations

Written by at April 28, 2017

Native American students in Montana can no longer be prohibited from wearing regalia or eagle feathers at graduation ceremonies.

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HDIMT: Deity Smites Cherokee Stickball Field? Plus, Comanche Flea Dip

Written by at April 28, 2017

The Cherokee Nation, like the Muscogee Creek Nation where I was born and raised, is situated in what weather reporters call “tornado alley.” The thunderstorms that often birth tornados have been active this year, and Cherokees were recently reminded that those storms can cause damage without throwing off funnel clouds.

One of the poles on a stickball ground in Tahlequah sustained a direct hit by lightning leaving just a few splinters standing.

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Afterword

Written by at April 28, 2017

The idea that American Indians are a unity, or one people, is a Western concept. Terms such as American Indian, Native American, Amerind, are Western terms. The people who have inhabited the Americas never understood themselves in this way, but rather referred to themselves by their nation, whether it be Dené or Hnahñu, and they maintained separate identities with very different cultures and languages. Even genetically they are different from one another, although unfortunately most genetic studies tend to lump them all together,

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Pow Wow Planner Apr. 28-30, 2017 – Featured Weekly Pow Wow: Harvard U. 22nd Annual

Written by at April 28, 2017

This Indian Country Media Network weekly pow wow planner for Apr. 28-30 includes the Harvard U. 22nd Annual Pow Wow.

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From Australia to Standing Rock: Videos From the Indigenous Artist You Need to Know, Nahko Bear

Written by at April 28, 2017

From Australia to Standing Rock: Videos From the Indigenous Artist You Need to Know, Nahko Bear

Nahko Bear: Millions of YouTube hits, Sold-Out Shows from Australia to Standing Rock: Here are Videos From the Indigenous Artist You Need to Know,

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Jason Momoa Serves Indigenous Justice by Slitting British Army Throats in Netflix Series, ‘Frontier’

Written by at April 28, 2017

Check out the bloodthirsty Jason Momoa as the fictional Métis fur trader Declan Harp in the Netflix series, ‘Frontier’

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Steven Newcomb: ‘Picking Fights with the Gods’ is a must-read for Native people

Written by at April 28, 2017

Paul Gilk’s book is a must-read for any Native person looking to understand the origin of ‘civilization’ and its relentless assault on Native cultures.

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Paul Gilk’s Picking Fights with the Gods: A Book Review

Written by at April 27, 2017

Paul Gilk’s latest book is a must-read for any Native person interested in understanding historic causes of the dispossession of our Native peoples

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Go Native Women! All-Girl Navajo Band, Nizhoni Girls To Debut During Gathering of Nations

Written by at April 27, 2017

Go Native Women! All-Girl Navajo Band, Nizhoni Girls To Debut During Gathering of Nations weekend April 28th

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Climate March to Raise Awareness and Alarms on Trump Policies

Written by at April 27, 2017

The Climate March on April 29 in D.C. is one of 250 marches worldwide to address the concerns presented by the Trump administration’s recent policies.

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Ak-Chin Indian Community Files Suit Over Water Rights

Written by at April 27, 2017

Ak-Chin Indian Community Files Suit Over Water Rights

The Ak-Chin Indian Community is seeking a federal ruling to ensure that the tribe’s water rights will continue as stated by a 1984 agreement.

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In Poor Taste: Sonic Drive-In Faces Backlash For ‘Custer’ Commercial

Written by at April 27, 2017

Eight years prior to the famed Battle of the Greasy Grass, George Armstrong Custer and his men murdered 103 Cheyenne

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Haida Gwaii: Mist-Enshrouded Showcase of Haida Culture

Written by at April 27, 2017

It is easy to see why Haida Gwaii, a charming archipelago off the west coast of Canada, captivated legendary artist Bill Reid as he embraced his heritage.

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GroovaLottos to Open Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow April 28th

Written by at April 26, 2017

Soul, Funk and Blues masters GroovaLottos will perform at Grand Entry at the Gathering Of Nations Pow wow on April 28th and also the 29th on Stage 49

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Native Transgender Woman Denied Food at Christian Shelter Because She Was Wearing Dress

Written by at April 26, 2017

Denied food and shelter, Isabella Red Cloud, a Native Transgender woman was told to leave a shelter until she changed her dress

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Police Shoot, Kill Native Vet Ivan Wilson-Dragswolf in Mandan, North Dakota

Written by at April 26, 2017

Ivan Wilson-Dragswolf, 24, was killed by police in Mandan, North Dakota, on April 14. Police say Dragswolf, a U.S. Marine, approached them with a knife.

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Video Poem Wins Navajo Filmmaker National Prize

Written by at April 26, 2017

Navajo filmmaker and photographer Pamela J. Peters can now add ‘poet’ to her list of art genres, having won Button Poetry’s best video poem of 2016.

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ICMN Announces the Debut Issue of Indian Country Magazine

Written by at April 26, 2017

Indian Country Media Network has launched the bi-monthly Indian Country magazine, focusing on the culture and issues affecting Native Americans today.

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Notah Begay III to Swing for Worthy Causes at AMERIND Risk’s Annual Golf Tournament

Written by at April 26, 2017

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. — Four-time PGA Tour winner Notah Begay III will grace Twin Warriors Golf Club this Thursday, April 27, in honor of AMERIND Risk’s sold-out 13th Annual Protecting Tribal Families Golf Fundraiser.

Golf teams in the four-person scramble will compete across 18 holes of the award-winning Twin Warriors Golf Club’s championship course, which snakes through high desert on the Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico,

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Native Films Supported and Native Turnout at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Written by at April 25, 2017

Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock and VICELAND’s RISE were two Native-themed films that premiered at New York’s 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

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Standing Rock Episode, Part 1: Latest Video in Indigenous with Stacey Thunder Series

Written by at April 25, 2017

The latest video in the series: Indigenous with Stacey Thunder video series highlights the spiritual power and unity at Standing Rock and #NoDAPL

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‘Destroy the Ice Cream Man’: Native Youth Testifies on Diabetes Crisis

Written by at April 25, 2017

While levels of obesity and Type II diabetes are generally leveling off in the adult American Indian population, the numbers continue to be staggering.

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Our Mother Language and the Survival of Native Language As a Whole

Written by at April 25, 2017

Our Mother Language and the Survival of Native Language As a Whole

The future of tribal members relies on what we teach the next generation starting with Native language, because we’re more than just descendants.

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Keep our Culture Strong – Women’s Traditional Dancer – Linda Standing – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at April 25, 2017

Keep our Culture Strong – Women’s Traditional Dancer – Linda StandingThe pow-wow trail is full of superstars, Olympians, and true Champions, women’s traditional dancer Linda Standing is one of them, she comes from White Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan, she’s Dakota, Nakota, Anishinabek and Cree descent. Linda started dancing at…..

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Building Indian Country, One Construction Project at a Time

Written by at April 24, 2017

The 14th annual Construction in Indian Country (CIIC) conference, held April 17-19 in Phoenix, brought together more than 200 people from the construction industry, academia and tribal leadership to learn about current best practices in the booming business of building Indian country. The conference is part of the program of the same name, which is housed in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University, and which aims to train more Native people to manage infrastructure projects.

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