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The Siege of Chaco Canyon

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Chaco Canyon, the haunting pinnacle of the ancient Anasazi civilization, beckons even as it is besieged by fracking operations.

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Indigenous Sovereignty and the Political Subordination of Our Nations

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Indigenous sovereignty is an oxymoron; it is the combination of two mutually exclusive terms that cancel each other out. It is incoherent.

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The Latest Classy and Tasty Products From Northwest Native America

Written by at March 23, 2017

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SEATTLE – Traditional foods with a twist. Snack bites from Tlingit country, made from coho salmon and spruce tips. Affordable art by a famous Northwest Coast Native artist (and it comes with chocolate!). Here are some very cool products that have emerged recently from Northwest Native America.

Art and chocolate: Three chocolate tins offered by noted Canadian chocolatier Rogers’ Chocolates feature art by Richard Hunt, the Kwaguilth artist and member of the Hunt family of artists.

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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 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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A Creek Woman Visits Andrew Jackson’s Tomb

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Fourteen years ago this Muscogee (Creek) woman and her then fiancé visited Andrew Jackson’s Tomb – an action words can’t describe.

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Institutional Change I: Domestic, Dependent Nations Invented in 1831

Written by at March 21, 2017

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The status of domestic, dependent nations was incoherent in the beginning and has only become more incoherent over time.

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The Vatican and Its Legacy of Domination

Written by at March 20, 2017

The Vatican and Its Legacy of Domination

Over the course of many centuries, the Vatican promulgated and maintained a mindset of domination and dehumanization.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, March 19, 2017

Written by at March 19, 2017

The premature passing of an acclaimed writer, the uprising of Native nations in Washington, and other events in Indian country the week of March 19, 2017.

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Remember the Sequester? Trump Budget Would Make Those the Good Old Days

Written by at March 18, 2017

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Remember the sequester? Ah, the good old days. The new Trump Administration budget is short on details, but clear on direction.

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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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Louise Erdrich’s LaRose Wins Book Critic Circle Award

Written by at March 18, 2017

Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for ‘LaRose.’

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Arizona Aloha Festival Brings Tapa, Hula and Ukuleles to Tempe

Written by at March 18, 2017

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The annual Arizona Aloha Festival, held at Tempe Town Lake Park in Arizona, has become one of Arizona’s largest cultural festivals.

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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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10 Ways to Respect Your Native Elders

Written by at March 18, 2017

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Our blessed Native elders certainly deserve our respect—here are 10 ways to show them that respect that they deserve, from asking how they are to listening.

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2017 Gathering of Nations Miss Indian World Pageant: Final Call For Applications

Written by at March 17, 2017

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The 34th Annual Gathering of Nations has announced a final call for applications for the 2017 Miss Indian World competition.

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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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Natives and City of Phoenix Push for Squaw Peak Drive Name Change

Written by at March 15, 2017

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton last fall began pushing to change the name of Squaw Peak Drive, which includes a derogatory term for Native American women. The post Natives and City of Phoenix Push for Squaw Peak Drive Name Change appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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Cocopah’s Oldest Traditional Indian Woman Walks On

Written by at March 15, 2017

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe lost its oldest traditional Indian woman when Rose Wilson walked on February 25, 2017 at the age of 104.

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The Heard Indian Fair & Market should be on everyone’s travel destination bucket-list

Written by at March 13, 2017

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A Travel Dream Location: One of the largest Indian markets in the U.S., the Heard Indian Fair hosts about 600 Native American artistsans!

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Latecomers and Early-Goers To Reservation Life

Written by at March 12, 2017

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There is a certain stigma associated with leaving the reservation in most Native communities. The sense of loss extends both ways.

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Is College Not for You? 6 Options for Native American Youth

Written by at March 12, 2017

Is College Not for You? 6 Options for Native American Youth

Native American youth and adults have options other than higher education, though the road to success may be challenging.

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Native Nations Rise March: A Powerful, Emotional Uprising for Indigenous Rights

Written by at March 11, 2017

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Thousands of indigenous people from tribal nations as far away as Bolivia and Tibet gathered for the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C. The post Native Nations Rise March: A Powerful, Emotional Uprising for Indigenous Rights appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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The Strength of Indigenous Women: Making a Difference, Part I

Written by at March 11, 2017

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Today, indigenous women of all ages continue to stand for great virtues, courage, & strength. After centuries of colonization, erasure, & devaluation. The post The Strength of Indigenous Women: Making a Difference, Part I appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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