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Center For Native American Youth Releases 2nd Annual ‘State of Native Youth’ Report

Written by at November 15, 2017

Center For Native American Youth Releases 2nd Annual ‘State of Native Youth’ Report

On November 15th, the Center for Native American Youth released its second annual State of Native Youth report

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Remembering the Life and Legacy of John Trudell

Written by at September 23, 2017

Activist, poet, and Native thinker John Trudell walked on December 8 at the age of 69. “I want people to remember me as they remember me,” he said.

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The Power of Cherokee Women

Written by at September 19, 2017

A tragic story of European conquest and resulting spiritual confusion.

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The Fight Against Pro Football, Inc.: 25 Years of Reversing Injustice and Raising Awareness

Written by at September 4, 2017

An interview with Suzan Shown Harjo on the eve of the 25th anniversary of start of a legal battle to end the racist nickname of the Washington football team

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The Fight Against Pro Football, Inc.: 25 Years of Reversing Injustice and Raising Awareness

Written by at September 4, 2017

An interview with Suzan Shown Harjo on the eve of the 25th anniversary of start of a legal battle to end the racist nickname of the Washington football team

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California Tribes Form Cannabis Association

Written by at September 3, 2017

California tribes have created the California Native American Cannabis Association to approach cannabis cultivation with tribal sovereignty in mind.

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AMERIND Critical Infrastructure: Broadband Builds Tribal Communities

Written by at September 3, 2017

Broadband—also known as high-speed Internet—is today’s critical infrastructure. From education to health care, public safety to Tribal housing, broadband provides the platform to build Tribal communities. For example, distance learning supports language preservation by allowing Native language classes to be conducted online. Telemedicine increases access to specialists and preventative care that can be lifesaving while allowing Tribal members to remain in their communities. Shorter response times for police and fire fighters mean that homes and lives can be saved.

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Faith, Family, Fiesta Pan-Indian Culture

Written by at September 3, 2017

Pan-Indian culture thrives on a shared heritage of endurance, success, and salvation for all Natives who choose to embrace it.

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Challenging ‘the Master’s’ System of Ideas

Written by at September 3, 2017

Challenging ‘the Master’s’ System of Ideas

Are we going to passively accept the US claim of a right of domination over our nations and peoples, or are we going to directly challenge that claimed right?

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Native American Activist Spotlight: Angela Mooney D’Arcy

Written by at September 1, 2017

Native American activist Angela Mooney D’Arcy chose the path of protecting sacred sites through her organization, the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples.

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Choctaw Nation: Tribal Constitutional Convention Seeks Separation of Powers

Written by at September 1, 2017

Kalyn Free, well-known Democratic tribal activist, is leading a revolution for a the separation of powers within her beloved Choctaw Nation.

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Horse Therapy Helping Break the Stigma of Sexual Abuse

Written by at August 31, 2017

Female victims and supporters have led the conversation against sexual abuse, now boys who have been victims are using horse therapy to share their trauma.

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Native Nations to Gather in South Dakota for Black Hills Unity Concert Sep 8-10

Written by at August 31, 2017

Black Hills Unity Concert takes place at the Elk Creek Resort from September 8th-10th in Piedmont, South Dakota

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The Heart of Ojibwe Language

Written by at August 30, 2017

The Heart of Ojibwe Language

Learning the Ojibwe language through the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis’s immersion class this summer was more about heart than the brain.

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Understanding Charlottesville: Driving Old Dixie Down

Written by at August 30, 2017

Charlottesville has left some people wondering how things ended up so dire, but a quick look back at this country’s history provides answers.

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Mouse Beans: More Than a Reliable Food Source

Written by at August 29, 2017

The near-extinction of mouse beans along the Missouri River is a metaphor for the devastating impact of US development of tribal lands.

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Long Live Language, An Interview With Mohawk Musician Dawn Avery

Written by at August 29, 2017

Long Live Language, An Interview With Mohawk Musician Dawn Avery

Grammy and NAMA-nominated Mohawk musician Dawn Avery has encourages Native musicians: ‘Express yourself!’

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Tostitos Put Washington NFL Team Logo on Bag, Setting Off Debate on Social Media

Written by at August 29, 2017

Bags of Tostitos chips with the Washington NFL team name and logo are on shelves throughout Washington, D.C., prompting controversy.

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Savanna Greywind Murder: Violence Against Native Women Perpetuates Genocide

Written by at August 29, 2017

Savanna Greywind is the latest Native woman added to a horrific list of murdered and missing Native women whose lives have been extinguished.

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Check Out These 5 Historic Iroquois Spots in Central New York

Written by at August 29, 2017

Central New York is full of Haudenosaunee history, here are just five spots those traveling in the area can stop and check out.

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Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus ‘Shine’ George

Written by at August 29, 2017

Some would say Angus ‘Shine’ George was a great Mohawk; world class athlete, fearless high steel worker, expert fisherman, master carpenter and highly skilled craftsman with a rich command of his Native language and strong opinions about the world.

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Trump Throws Law Under the Bus With Joe Arpaio Pardon

Written by at August 26, 2017

Donald Trump, our law and order president, pardoned sheriff Joe Arpaio and in doing so endorsed treating brown people different than white people.

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Navajo Student Wins Highest National Honor for Young Poets

Written by at August 26, 2017

Navajo student Kinsale Hueston, 17, was recently named one of five National Student Poets for 2017, the nation’s highest honor for aspiring young poets.

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Teacher Retires After Half Century Working With Native American Students

Written by at August 22, 2017

Chickasaw teacher Merry Monroe has spent the last 47 years helping both Native American students and non-Native students succeed.

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Solar Eclipse Covers Turtle Island

Written by at August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Covers Turtle Island

The total solar eclipse happening across Turtle Island puts human, and American, existence into perspective; Native traditions vary on whether to watch.

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