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From Beads to Bounty: How Wampum Became America’s First Currency—And Lost Its Power

Written by at September 29, 2017

A story about the history of wampum.

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Yupik Teen Hunter Receives Death Threats

Written by at August 30, 2017

Yupik Teen Hunter Receives Death Threats

A 16-year-old Yupik hunter received death threats after Sea Shepard’s Paul Watson posted an angry rant on Facebook targeting the teen.

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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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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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Combined $1 Billion Worth in Expansions Underway at California Native Resorts

Written by at August 2, 2017

It’s a never-ending race to enhance luxury and entertainment at resort properties across Indian country in the pursuit of casino players, golfers, pool enthusiasts, spa lovers, foodies, concert seekers and convention organizers. Competition appears particularly hot in the Sunshine State.

Recent spending on casino construction in Southern California alone is estimated to exceed $1 billion this year for Pechanga Resort & Casino ($285 million), Sycuan Casino ($226 million), Pala Casino ($170 million),

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Institute of American Indian Arts Announces Artist-in-Residence Lineup

Written by at July 26, 2017

Institute of American Indian Arts Announces Artist-in-Residence Lineup

The Institute of American Indian Arts has 10 Native American and First Nations artists scheduled for its Artist-in-Residence program for the fall.

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Know the Real Geronimo: Life of Native American Hero in Pictures

Written by at July 21, 2017

Geronimo is one of the most celebrated and well-known Native warriors whose memory inspires many Indigenous Peoples today.

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It Only Took Two Years: Andover Newton Begins Returning Native Artifacts to 396 Tribes

Written by at July 6, 2017

After two years of warnings from federal officials, Andover Newton Theological School will begin returning Native artifacts to 396 tribes under NAGPRA.

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American Xenophobia: A Force From the Colonial Onset

Written by at July 1, 2017

The debate about immigration is just another example of American xenophobia that does not address the dominating force over the original peoples of this land.

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Fantastic Photos: Summer Pow Wow Season Brings Families Together

Written by at June 29, 2017

Pow wows bridge generation gaps, giving young Natives a chance to spend quality time with their elders.

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Resurgence of Diné Principles to Guide the Diné People

Written by at June 22, 2017

Resurgence of Diné Principles to Guide the Diné People

A new collection of essays entitled “Navajo Sovereignty: Understandings and Visions of the Diné People” provides a way forward for indigenous philosophy.

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Ancient Archaeological Site Uncovered Under Old House in California

Written by at June 13, 2017

The Chumash Nation is working with the National Park Service to learn more about one of the many ancient archaeological sites recently uncovered on Santa Rosa Island.

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Family Tree Shows Senator Jeanne Shaheen is Direct Descendant of Pocahontas

Written by at June 12, 2017

Her claims are true: Senator Jeanne Shaheen is direct descendant of Pocahontas according to Ancestry.com family tree records

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, June 4, 2017

Written by at June 4, 2017

A senseless murder, invisible Indians, and the nonpartisan, warming climate during the Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, June 4, 2017.

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From Biscotti to Chocolate: How Mayan Culture Is Being Preserved

Written by at June 3, 2017

Though the Spanish destroyed many Mayan documents, one of the oldest sources of information on Mayan culture is being preserved digitized by the Smithsonian.

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Repatriation of Ancient One Celebrated

Written by at June 2, 2017

Leaders from all over gathered recently to celebrate the return of the Ancient One, known widely as Kennewick Man.

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Huaca Prieta Provides More Proof of What Indians Already Knew

Written by at May 30, 2017

New discoveries at Huaca Prieta, a coastal site in Peru, has pushed back the date of the earliest settlement in the Americas by more than 200 years.

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The Money-Making Machine Known as DNA Testing

Written by at May 22, 2017

Genealogy sites thrive on the human curiosity, but Native DNA is better traced through family stories and tribal connections.

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Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can’t reveal your unique tribal history

Written by at May 22, 2017

Genealogy sites thrive on our curiosity to know where we came from through our DNA

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Native Family Stories and the Connecting Thread of Survival

Written by at May 21, 2017

All things are connected and the more you learn of your family stories the more this will become clear. Seek out your family story tellers.

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The War of 1812 Could Have Been the War of Indian Independence

Written by at May 17, 2017

The War of 1812 was in fact a major turning point for Native Americans who were struggling to stop white settlers from encroaching on their land.

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Chugach Alaska Corporation Sells Carbon Credits to California

Written by at May 3, 2017

Chugach Alaska Corporation recently entered its most profitable financial agreements to date. Two ground-breaking land transactions with New Forests are helping Chugach to preserve 115,000 acres of it forested land in Prince William Sound, homeland to generations of its 2,500 Aleut, Eskimo and Indian shareholders. Many residents rely on fisheries and a subsistence lifestyle in the pristine Prince William Sound, where old-growth trees tower, and across 3,800 miles of coastline, tidewater glaciers calve into the ocean.

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NCAI Condemns President Trump’s Derogatory Use of Pocahontas

Written by at May 3, 2017

NCAI Condemns President Trump’s Derogatory Use of Pocahontas

The National Congress of American Indians has released a statement condemning President Trump’s derogatory use of Pocahontas in regards to Elizabeth Warren.

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Top 5 Tips on Using Ancestry.com to Find Native American Info – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at May 3, 2017

Top 5 Tips on Using Ancestry.com to Find Native American Info – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Top 5 Tips on Using Ancestry.com to Find Native American InfoA lot of people have found success using Ancestry.com to find out about their heritage. The website provides the largest arsenal of genealogical data online. By entering in some basic personal information, you can start opening doors to pieces of…..

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Public Art Honoring the Magnificent Seven in Statuary Hall

Written by at May 3, 2017

Of the 100 statues in Statuary Hall, seven are of Native Americans—who are these magnificent seven representing Natives in the country’s capitol?

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