Culture

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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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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Canadian National Parks II: All the Comforts of Home

Written by at April 28, 2017

Banff National Park is the jewel of Canada’s park system; all are free this year in honor of the country’s 150th anniversary .

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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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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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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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Indigenous Lawyers Can Learn from an Indigenous Architect

Written by at April 26, 2017

An indigenous approach to law can borrow from an indigenous approach to architecture: A commitment to discard imposed ways of solving problems.

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André Cramblit: Tribes must make language survival a top priority

Written by at April 25, 2017

Native peoples must demand that their tribal councils adequately fund Native language programs.

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Investing in Our Youth Through Education – Native NERDS Org Needs Indian Country’s Help

Written by at April 25, 2017

An annual Native Youth Gathering, summer school and after school programs, the Native NERDS program created by Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown is a great cause

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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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Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioid

Written by at April 21, 2017

The Cherokee Nation filed suit against CVS, Walmart and others on April 20 declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions’ in Indian country.

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Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioids

Written by at April 21, 2017

The Cherokee Nation filed suit against CVS, Walmart and others on April 20 declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions’ in Indian country.

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CA Legislation Proposal to Honor the Ship ‘San Salvador’ (‘Holy Savior’)

Written by at April 21, 2017

California Senator Benjamin Hueso wants to designate San Salvador as the state’s “official state ship of discovery” without acknowledging the brutal history

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New Museum Shines Light on Oneida Indian Nation Contributions

Written by at April 20, 2017

The tough decision faced by the Oneida Indian Nation to join the rebels is told at the Museum of the American Revolution, which opened in Philly April 19.

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New Museum of the American Revolution Shines Light on Oneida Indian Nation Contributions

Written by at April 20, 2017

The story of how the Oneida Indian Nation decided to join the rebels is told at the Museum of the American Revolution, which opened in Philly April 19.

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Tribal Government, Elections, and the Siren Song of Equality

Written by at April 20, 2017

Tribal government is limited only by the creativity of the tribal council and the collective sense of fairness among tribal citizens. So why the division?

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Remembering Herman Agoyo: An Ohkay Owingeh Leader

Written by at April 19, 2017

Former Ohkay Owingeh tribal governor Herman Agoyo will be fondly remembered for bringing a statue of Pueblo Revolt leader Po’pay to Washington, D.C.

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After Tulsa Shooting, Native Artist Mallory Taylor Paints ‘LOVE’ Mural Downtown

Written by at April 18, 2017

Around 2:20 a.m. on March 6 in downtown Tulsa, 13 shots were fired at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. The pellets didn’t penetrate the reinforced glass windows, but their imprints “are the latest reminder of the deep-seated hatred some individuals have towards the LGBTQ community,” Geoffrey Brewster, Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) board president, said in a statement.

In response to the hate act, artist Mallory Taylor (Osage,

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Tribal Colleges Press for a Renewed Federal Relationship Under President Trump

Written by at April 17, 2017

Tribal colleges and universities (TCU) are trying to make sure their unique needs receive attention and make progress under Donald Trump’s administration.

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Where are the Next Shoni Schimmels and Bronson Koenigs in College Basketball?

Written by at April 17, 2017

Where are the Next Shoni Schimmels and Bronson Koenigs in College Basketball?

How can we get our talented Native American athletes exposure from the NCAA Division 1 and other college basketball programs, coaches or recruiters?

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Gathering of Queer Nations II Showcasing Musicians, Performance Art and a Drag Show

Written by at April 17, 2017

The Indigenous event: Gathering of Queer Nations II, will host musical artists, performance art, slam poetry, drag performances and a fashion show

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Former Olympic Snowboarder Turned Traditional Weaver: IAIA Artist-in-Residence Meghann O’Brien

Written by at April 16, 2017

From weaving through snow to weaving earthly materials, Northwest coast traditional weaver Meghann O’Brien is a former Olympic pro snowboarder

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‘Killa’: The Indigenous Story Against Mining and Corruption

Written by at April 16, 2017

Killa, the first Kichwa-language movie, has a dramatic plotline that provides a voice for the indigenous constantly fighting for their survival.

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Woven Through Time: Native Basketry Exhibit Opens in Arizona

Written by at April 16, 2017

If you’re in Tucson, check out Arizona State Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, “Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art.”

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The Limits and Dangers of a ‘Race’ Critique of Federal Indian Law

Written by at April 15, 2017

Robert Williams’ “Like a Loaded Weapon” critiques federal Indian law as racist, yet misses the mark and exposes Indian rights to danger.

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