Arts

Mohawk Artist Reflects on Life, Teaches Grandson

Written by at March 29, 2017

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Mohawk artist Tracy Thomas is passing his traditional knowledge and artistic ability to the next generation despite being born without hands.

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Big Pine Paiute Tribe Pressures LADWP Into Fixing Broken Pipeline

Written by at March 28, 2017

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power agrees to fix water pipeline on Big Pine Paiute Reservation after tribe makes case for damages.

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, March 25, 2017

Written by at March 26, 2017

Honors to those living and passed on; rebirth and maple syrup in spring and sugar bush, and the surprising history of body art, this week in Indian country.

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Denver March 2016-2017 Princess – Keya Clairmont – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 26, 2017

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Denver March 2016-2017 Princess – Keya ClairmontKeya Clairmont is a Denver native and has proudly served as the Denver March Powwow Princess, traveling across the United States and Canada representing her family, community and the Denver March. Keya’s Lakota name is “Ta Oyate Iyucupi Waciyan Win”…..

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Explore the Natural Beauty, Popular Sites and Cultural Heart of Chickasaw Country

Written by at March 25, 2017

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An adventure awaits in Chickasaw Country. The tribal territory spans 11 percent of the State of Oklahoma, stretching just south of the City of Norman to the Texas border. The vast area, covering 13 of 77 total counties in the state, is home to a national park, an historic and luxurious hotel, an interactive cultural hub representing traditional Chickasaw culture, delicious eateries and boutique shopping.

A website to guide tourists through Chickasaw Country,

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Saving Moms, Saving Babies from Prenatal Drug Use

Written by at March 25, 2017

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There are programs available to expectant mothers struggling with prenatal drug use. The programs offer a non-judgmental avenue to deal with addiction.

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Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s Goal: ‘Working With People’

Written by at March 24, 2017

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Tom O’Halleran traveled an unusual road from a rough Chicago neighborhood to the representative from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.

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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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World Water Day: Ojibwe Grandmothers Prepare for New Water Walks

Written by at March 22, 2017

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On World Water Day, Ojibwe grandmothers prepare for the annual Water Walk to celebrate its life-giving powers and the danger it’s in.

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One World, Many Voices: Pictorial History of Canyon Records

Written by at March 22, 2017

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Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix is inviting the public to its premiere exhibit, One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records.

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Brian Cladoosby Elected to 21st Term as Swinomish Chairman

Written by at March 22, 2017

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The Swinomish Senate reelected Brian Cladoosby to another one-year term – his 21st – as chairman February 26.

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‘We All Know Someone’: Tribal Community, Advocates Seek to Honor Missing and Murdered Native American Women

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Advocacy groups spoke at a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. recently on the issue of missing and murdered Native American women.

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Indigenous Art Exhibit in D.C. – Decolonizing Alaska, Challenges Colonial Definitions

Written by at March 21, 2017

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Traveling to D.C.? A new Indigenous Art Exhibit, ‘Decolonizing Alaska’ questions colonial ideas of today’s modern indigenous people

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Moapa Band a Front-Runner in Clean Energy: First Utility-Scale Solar Plant on Tribal Land

Written by at March 20, 2017

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Roughly 30 miles north of Las Vegas, shovels broke earth on March 17 to pave way for 3.2 million solar panels to cover 25 million square feet (that’s 450 NFL football fields). The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project will be the first-ever utility-scale solar power plant on tribal land.

First Solar Inc. and the Moapa Band of Paiutes joined forces for the 250-megawatt solar farm on the 72,000-acre Moapa River Indian Reservation.

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The Affordable Care Act Repeal: A Road Natives Shoud Not Be Forced to Go Down

Written by at March 20, 2017

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The health status of Native peoples has consistently lagged behind other U.S. populations, but the Affordable Care Act was improving the conditions.

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How Native American Tattoos Influenced the Body Art Industry

Written by at March 20, 2017

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“Tattooed New York” explores 300 years of tattooing in New York City, beginning with Native American tattoos and how Natives influenced the body art industry.

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Pocahontas Death Day Celebrations in England

Written by at March 19, 2017

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English citizens devote themselves to a year of festivities to celebrate the Pocahontas 400 – Peace and Reconciliation project.

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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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Kaiser Ninth in Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: Other Alaska Natives in Top 25

Written by at March 17, 2017

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Victories and tragic dog losses at 978-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s 758-mile mark. Kaiser holds ninth position.

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Cahokia Mounds Mark Spring Equinox

Written by at March 17, 2017

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Woodhenge, at Cahokia Mounds in Illinois, will be the site of a vernal equinox celebration to welcome spring a day early on Sunday March 19.

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Custer State Park and Bison Pride

Written by at March 16, 2017

A Montana State University Cherokee expert will give a lecture about the importance of bison to Native Americans at Custer State Park.

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Access to Dental Care in Indian Country Is About to Change

Written by at March 16, 2017

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Access to dental care in Indian country will increase in Washington state with the signing of a bill allowing use of dental health therapists.

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Bigger and Better: Expansions, Renovations Underway at Tribal Resort Casinos

Written by at March 15, 2017

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In the casino world, bigger is better, and more is more. From every corner and swath of Indian country, tribes are expanding and renovating their resort casinos. Think more hotel rooms, more gaming options, more restaurants and buffets, and more luxury. Below are five of the most recent and largest expansions, renovations and groundbreakings. Soboba Casino San Jacinto, CA 92583 (866) 476-2622 Soboba.net In 1983 the Soboba Tribe of San Jacinto, The post Bigger and Better: Expansions, Renovations Underway at Tribal Resort Casinos appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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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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Coeur d’Alene Tribe Receives Watershed Hero Award From Sierra Club

Written by at March 15, 2017

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Coeur d’Alene Tribe receives Sierra Club Washington State’s 2017 Watershed Heroes Award for cleaning up mining waste from Coeur d’Alene Lake. The post Coeur d’Alene Tribe Receives Watershed Hero Award From Sierra Club appeared first on Indian Country Media Network.

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