Arts

Native People Discuss What To Do About Mt. Rushmore (No, Don’t Blow it Up, Stupid Ass Vice.com)

Written by at August 20, 2017

The Thing About Skins: Blow up Mt. Rushmore? Not so fast Vice.com, why don’t you talk to Native people first? We know a little something …

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, August 20, 2017

Written by at August 20, 2017

A Charlottesville turning point, a Standing Rock shout-out, and a Jane Doe cold case, all captured attention in Indian country during The Week That Was for August 20, 2017.

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In Case You Missed It: Beautiful Native-made Baskets at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles

Written by at August 20, 2017

Beautiful Native-made baskets! The California Indian Basketweavers Association is enjoying a sorely-needed rejuvenation with major funding.

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9 Reasons Dental Health Aide Therapist Programs Are Good for Native Kids

Written by at August 20, 2017

Pioneered by Alaska Native tribes in the early 2000s, Dental Health Aide Therapist Programs are becoming increasingly popular to provide quality healthcare to rural populations.

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Sun Dances: A Place to Feel God

Written by at August 19, 2017

The abundance of Sun Dances this year demonstrates the spiritual resilience and generosity among a people deeply traumatized by historical oppression and severe poverty.

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Obesity in Indian Country Is Mostly the Same; Why That’s Incremental Progress

Written by at August 19, 2017

A new study, one that is built on a massive amount of data, reports that obesity among Native American youth is mostly the same.

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Santa Clara Pueblo artist Helen Hardin Show Coming to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Written by at August 19, 2017

Santa Clara Pueblo artist Helen Hardin Show Coming to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The amazing work of late Santa Clara Pueblo artist Helen Hardin coming to the IPCC’s newly-renovated South Gallery this fall.

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Native ‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Walks on at 76. Schwarzenegger Says ‘We’ll Miss Him’

Written by at August 19, 2017

Known for ’48 Hrs.’ ‘Poltergeist,’ and ‘Predator,’ Hollywood and Indian country mourn the loss of Native actor Sonny Landham who has walked on at 76

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Chickasaw Student on Quest to Conduct Orchestra

Written by at August 19, 2017

Chickasaw student Austin Davis plays saxophone, but his heart lies in conducting a full symphony orchestra.

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HDIMT? A White Moose Spotted in Sweden, a Donkey in DC

Written by at August 18, 2017

A Swedish nature lover captures a completely white moose on video after three years, while the 25th amendment could be close to being enacted.

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First Nations Blast Canada at CERD in Geneva

Written by at August 18, 2017

First Nations Blast Canada at CERD in Geneva

Despite improving relationships between Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian government, First Nations told CERD in Geneva that federal policies still discriminate.

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NAJA Announces 2017 Award Winners

Written by at August 17, 2017

More than 700 entries were submitted for the 2017 NAJA awards, and when the judges were through voting, ICMN netted 30 awards.

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Mapuche Artist Bernardo Oyarzun Unmasks Chile’s Truth

Written by at August 17, 2017

Artist Bernardo Oyarzun tells the story of his indigenous heritage and of Chile through his Mapuche masks, on display this year at the Venice Biennale.

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$100,000 Super Bowl Fund Grant Creates White Earth Reservation Skate Parks

Written by at August 17, 2017

Shredtastic! Thanks to a $100,000 Super Bowl grant, the White Earth Reservation is building three skate parks for its community members

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We Are The SEEDS: New Indian Art Market in Santa Fe

Written by at August 16, 2017

A new four day event with 100 Native artists, youth workshops and a sunset concert at the Santa Fe Railyard, “We are the SEEDS”

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Amusing Others Through Kill Media: Native Cultural Depiction

Written by at August 16, 2017

Amusing Others Through Kill Media: Native Cultural Depiction

As the summer blockbusters begin to heat up, a closer look at “Wind River” shows the same old story presented by Hollywood in the form of kill media

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Preserving Traditional Crops: The Tohono O’odham I’itoi Onion

Written by at August 16, 2017

Native American farmers keeping traditional crops alive with sustainable farming methods; the Tohono O’odham I’itoi onion is the precursor to the cultivated shallots grown today.

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US Reaps Fear and Hatred GOP Sowed

Written by at August 15, 2017

The puzzle for the Democrats is how to alleviate the fear of white Americans of being replaced or displaced from the seat of power held by the GOP.

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PBS Documentary on Native American Tribal Justice and Families Debuts Monday August 21

Written by at August 15, 2017

A new PBS Documentary on POV titled Tribal Justice spotlights tribal courts that incorporate indigenous customs and beliefs into their justice systems

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‘40 Under 40’ Natives Named! National Center to Honor its Tenth Class of Awardees

Written by at August 15, 2017

Names of the “Native American 40 under 40” award winners have been released. This marks the 10th anniversary of 40 Under 40. Including 2017’s tenth class of honorees, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will have recognized 400 total emerging American Indians from across Indian country.

The National Center will honor the 2017 class 40 under 40 award recipients during its inaugural Northwest Enterprise Development Conference at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip,

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Poverty as a Black and White Issue

Written by at August 15, 2017

The poverty of a white coal miner, a black urban factory worker, or an unemployed rez Indian stinks. What’s worse is when they turn against each other.

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Food Network’s Guy Fieri brings family to Pueblo Harvest Cafe for ‘Guy’s Family Road Trip’

Written by at August 13, 2017

Guy Fieri visits the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Pueblo Harvest Cafe for “Guy’s Family Road Trip” and Tewa Taco recipe now on Food Network website

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A Single-Mama, Indigenous Woman Story

Written by at August 13, 2017

Native women, you are not alone—an indigenous writer shares a tale of struggle that is all-too familiar for an indigenous woman.

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Disney Exec: ‘She has to be sexy.’ Historical Inaccuracies and Harms of Disney’s Pocahontas

Written by at August 12, 2017

Disney knew Pocahontas was young, but they wanted her to be ‘sexy’: Disney’s Pocahontas isn’t just offensive and historically inaccurate, but harmful.

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10 Indian Country Dog Breeds You Should Know

Written by at August 12, 2017

Since the beginning of time, canines have had a special role in Native American family life, here are 10 dog breeds you should know from Indian country.

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