Arts

Tearing up Indian Country on a $50 Button Accordion: Tohono O’odham Gertie Lopez

Written by at June 22, 2017

Starting with a $50 accordion, Gertie Lopez now knows that Chicken Scratch is not made by a bird, it’s for a musical good time

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How the Indian Child Welfare Act Preserves and Strengthens American Indian Families

Written by at June 22, 2017

The Indian Child Welfare Act wasn’t created to unfairly target mixed race Native children, it can help preserve and strengthen American Indian families.

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Tribe Expands on Eco-tourism With Hiking and Biking on Fire Mountain Trails

Written by at June 21, 2017

Adjacent to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, a track of verdant reservation land has been sculpted into an outdoor adventure area featuring 10.5 miles of hiking, biking and running trails.

Fire Mountain Trail System on tribal land in Cherokee, North Carolina, recently opened to the public to much fanfare. Situated within close proximity to downtown Cherokee, the loop is accessed via Oconaluftee Indian Village, the tribe’s living history village,

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Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum: Out of the Garage—Into the Display Case

Written by at June 21, 2017

The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum is in the final stages of reinventing itself to tell the story of its community in its own manner.

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MSU Sending Tribal College Students on New PATHS to Food Sovereignty

Written by at June 21, 2017

MSU Sending Tribal College Students on New PATHS to Food Sovereignty

Several tribal college students will be spending their summer at Montana State University learning how to advance food sovereignty for tribes.

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Pride Month Photos: 40 Years of Native Pride with Felipe Rose of the Village People

Written by at June 20, 2017

40 Years of Native Pride with Felipe Rose and the Village People. Entertained Hampton Roads Pride Festival audience this past weekend

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Chickasaw Cultural Center: A Home for People, History and Culture

Written by at June 20, 2017

The Chickasaw Cultural Center offers visitors a journey through tribal history across 96,000 square feet of galleries, archives and more.

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June-July 2017 Issue of Indian Country Magazine Now Available

Written by at June 19, 2017

The June-July 2017 edition of Indian Country Media Network’s new bimonthly magazine, Indian Country, is now available in its online and iPad formats.

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Unwind in Tucson: Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol Blooms in the Desert

Written by at June 19, 2017

The Hiapsi Spa at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona offers a number of spa treatments, many featuring Native American healing herbs, and traditional healers.

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Director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl Talks About ‘Mankiller’ Documentary and Premiere

Written by at June 19, 2017

‘Mankiller’ documentary on the life of Wilma Mankiller by director Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival in Culver City

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Indian Will and Estate Planning on the Agenda for Tribal Attorneys

Written by at June 18, 2017

SIRE will host an Indian Will Drafting CLE to help educate Natives on the process of estate planning and to help build trust in Indian wills.

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10-Course Vegan Tasting Menu Incorporates Yaqui Values

Written by at June 18, 2017

Chef Xander Cameron offers up gourmet vegan fare with a focus on Yaqui values at Ume, one of the many restaurants at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.

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Kiana Lodge Draws Both Guests Seeking a Puget Sound Retreat & Twin Peaks Fans

Written by at June 17, 2017

Kiana Lodge is a beautiful timber building on a secluded strip of pebble beach on Washington State’s Kitsap Peninsula. The pine-covered islet juts into Puget Sound, separating itself by salt water from the U.S., where cities like Seattle are reached by ferry or bridge. A stunning wedding and event destination, the private, boutique venue, owned by the Suquamish Tribe, also served as the site where much of the pilot was shot for David Lynch and Mike Frost’s 1990s cult-classic TV series “Twin Peaks.”

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How Did I Miss That? Schools Don’t Teach About Dakota 38; Remember the Removal Bike Ride

Written by at June 16, 2017

My Republican cousin Ray Sixkiller had that twinkle in his eye I haven’t seen for some time. I think he’s seeing the light at the end of the Trump tunnel in the special prosecutor taking on the obstruction of justice charge and in the lawsuits claiming The Trump Organization is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign sources. Trump’s claim that he placed his foreign assets in a trust is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

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Former Native Boarding School Celebrates Annual Father’s Day Pow Wow

Written by at June 16, 2017

The Stewart Indian School embraces its ‘living legacy with their annual Father’s Day Pow Wow – List of additional pow wows

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Ghost Adventures Host Zak Bagans on Latest Navajo ‘Skinwalker Canyon’ Episode

Written by at June 16, 2017

Host of Ghost Adventures, Zak Bagans says he was invited by Navajo Nation people to share their stories of Skinwalker Canyon

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Native American Radio (and Podcasts) You Can Take Anywhere

Written by at June 16, 2017

Looking to hit the road this summer? Whether you’re heading to a pow wow or your cousin’s graduation, you’ll need some Native American radio and podcasts for the journey.

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The Music of Totem Poles

Written by at June 15, 2017

A project to create two memorial totem poles in order to honor desecrated ancestors’ graves is underway; the first pole was erected at a school in May.

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Martha Redbone To Perform at NMAI New York During 2017 ‘Night at the Museums’

Written by at June 14, 2017

Soul Sensation Martha Redbone To Perform at National Museum of the American Indian in New York During 2017 ‘Night at the Museums’

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Fate of Navajo, Canyon de Chelly, and Sheep Is Life Celebration on Field Trip Agenda

Written by at June 13, 2017

The School for Advanced Research will take a group to Canyon de Chelly to learn about the Navajo, historic sites, and they will stop at the Sheep Is Life Celebration.

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‘We Have Many Questions’ Says Family of Zachary Bearheels, Mentally-Ill Native Man Killed by Police

Written by at June 12, 2017

Zachary Bearheels, a Native man who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was killed by police, and now his family is demanding answers.

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Meet Native Hawai’i: Catelin Kawahinekoa Aiwohi

Written by at June 11, 2017

NMAI interviewed Catelin Kawahinekoa Aiwohi, a Native Hawaiian who works in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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How Did I Miss That? Cherokee T-Shirts and Vulture Culture

Written by at June 9, 2017

A killer Cherokee t-shirt, vultures, pigs and bees of the spelling variety round out this week’s list of unusual stories lurking in the eddies of the mainstream media.

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Discover Contemporary Ute Culture at the Newly Renovated Ute Indian Museum in Colorado

Written by at June 8, 2017

More than 60 years after the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, Colorado, first opened its doors, this Saturday it will debut its renovation and expansion—with a fresh, contemporary perspective. While the museum has long housed beautiful artifacts that reflect the rich past of the Nuchuu, the people, today it also highlights a living, breathing culture.

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, a former Ute Mountain Ute Tribe councilwoman, frequently encountered the misconception that American Indians in Colorado no longer exist,

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Discover Contemporary Ute Culture at the Newly Renovated Ute Indian Museum

Written by at June 8, 2017

More than 60 years after the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, Colorado, first opened its doors, this Saturday it will debut its renovation and expansion—with a fresh, contemporary perspective. While the museum has long housed beautiful artifacts that reflect the rich past of the Nuchuu, the people, today it also highlights a living, breathing culture.

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, a former Ute Mountain Ute Tribe councilwoman, frequently encountered the misconception that American Indians in Colorado no longer exist,

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