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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Toiyabe Indian Health Project Opens New Clinic

Written by at March 24, 2017

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BISHOP, California—For thousands of people in rural Eastern Sierra counties who count on the Toiyabe Indian Health Project (TIHP) for their primary health care needs, Toiyabe’s new clinic is nothing short of a lifesaver.

The $17.5 million facility includes two main buildings totaling 55,000 square feet that house the comprehensive health and wellness facility providing primary care, pharmaceutical, dialysis, behavioral health, dental, preventive medicine, public health, optometry, pharmacy and laboratory services.

“The new clinic buildings allow us to expand services and better serve our patients and community,” said David Lent,

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Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s Goal: ‘Working With People’

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Tom O’Halleran traveled an unusual road from a rough Chicago neighborhood to the representative from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.

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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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7 Families Share Inspirational Stories About Diabetes in Indian Country

Written by at March 23, 2017

7 Families Share Inspirational Stories About Diabetes in Indian Country

Seven videos showing families dealing with diabetes in Indian country have been created at the University of Oklahoma as a way to inspire other families dealing with it.

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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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World Water Day: Standing With Water Protectors Everywhere

Written by at March 22, 2017

With World Water Day upon us, join in a synchronized meditation at a water source near you, or watch the film ‘Water Is Life: You Are What You Drink’ online.

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12 Native Words for Water

Written by at March 22, 2017

With surprising water connotations to state names, there are numerous names for water among Native languages, ‘Mní’ being the best known.

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World Water Day: 12 Native Words for Water

Written by at March 22, 2017

With surprising water connotations to state names, there are numerous names for water among Native languages, ‘Mní’ being the best known.

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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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Brian Cladoosby Elected to 21st Term as Swinomish Chairman

Written by at March 22, 2017

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The Swinomish Senate reelected Brian Cladoosby to another one-year term – his 21st – as chairman February 26.

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New Facilities and Polar Bears at Iḷisaġvik College

Written by at March 22, 2017

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Pearl Kiyawn Brower, president of Iḷisaġvik College, contends with running a tribal college on the North Slope of Alaska—which can mean polar bears and dealing with older facilities.

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Phoenix Indian Center Honors Ernie Stevens, Sr., With Spirit of Community Award

Written by at March 21, 2017

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For his service, commitment, and dedication to the greater good of the American Indian community, Ernest (“Ernie”) L. Stevens, Sr., will be honored by the Phoenix Indian Center with the 2017 Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Award. His son, Ernie Stevens, Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, will accept the honor at the 34th Annual Silver & Turquoise Ball on his father’s behalf.

This year’s ball celebrates the Center’s 70 years of service to the valley’s American Indian community.

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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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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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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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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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Sugar Bush Time in Ojibwe Country

Written by at March 18, 2017

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Sugar bush time in Ojibwe country means tapping trees and taste-testing sap in a rediscovered tradition for the Maday family.

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Largest Study of American Indian Students Shows Mixed Results

Written by at March 18, 2017

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American Indian students have historically scored low on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but the not so terrible news is their scores have held steady since 2015.

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Mike Pence, You’ve Got Mail!

Written by at March 17, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence was in the hot seat recently. It was confirmed that Pence used a private email account through AOL to conduct public business.

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Denise Martin’s Painted Ponies LLC Gives Tribal Casinos a Competitive Advantage

Written by at March 17, 2017

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Denise Martin, a proud Pokagon Potawatomi, spearheads major events, books top entertainment, secures covetable promotional products, and offers marketing consulting to tribal casinos from coast to coast.

In January 2017, Martin founded Painted Ponies, LLC, a 100-percent Native-owned and -operated marketing and entertainment business based in Niles, Michigan, near the Pokagon government offices in Dowagiac.

After graduating from Saint Mary’s at Notre Dame, Martin worked in various industries,

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Oklahoma Brags About American Indian Students

Written by at March 17, 2017

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With the U.S. Department of Education and public education in jeopardy, applauding achievements by American Indian students is a good thing.

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SCIA Staff Director Anthony Walters to Lead National American Indian Housing Council

Written by at March 16, 2017

The staff director and chief counsel to Senator Jon Tester for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) has been appointed to lead the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC). The NAIHC supports Native communities in their self-determined goals to provide culturally relevant and quality, affordable housing for their people.

Anthony (Tony) Walters, a member of the Cherokee Nation, will begin his new role as NAIHC executive director on April 3,

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