Archives For Education


1. Some Questions Regarding the UN High-Level Plenary Meeting

2. An Unstoppable Attitude, Sgt. Kisha Makerney Thrives, Despite Loss of Her Leg

Kisha and her brother, SPC Tommy Makerney at Camp Copper, Iraq in 2008.

3. Warriors of Today and Yesterday: Veterans Uncover Our Shared Past

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
A VCP technician examines prehistoric pottery sherds.

4. Quaker Indian Affairs Call for Redskins to Change Name

5. Letter to Snyder Says Stop Saying People of Color Aren’t Part of Campaign Against Redskins

6. Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Navajo Nation in Honor of Code Talker

7. Bizarre News About the Bee Czar

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8. Tester Criticizes Indian Health Service Leadership, Calls for Staffing Changes

“I am disturbed by the number of Area Director positions that are now filled with ‘acting’
Directors.”

9. Tribal Contracts Must Be Honored—Permanently

10. Make Billy Mills Proud, Put This Lakota Runner on Runner’s World Cover

11. Indians Reclaim Wall Street: A Native’s Guide to Investment

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12. Watch Stupid in Action in DC: Right Hearing; Wrong Continent!

13. Blueprint for Reform: Interior Announces $2.5M for Tribal Control of BIE Schools

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius join students for lunch during a visit at Lowry Elementary School
in Denver, Colorado on September 17, 2012. Duncan and Sebelius visited the school
to tout the school’s approach to wellness and to highlight the importance of healthy
eating and maintaining an active lifestyle.

14. CBS NFL Host James Brown Says ‘No’ to Redskins, Cites Civil Rights Movement

CBS
James Brown is taking a stand against the Redskins name.

15. Message From an Elder: Watch ‘The Legacy of Saginaw Grant’

Saginaw Grant was 52 when he first appeared on screen in a credited role.

16. Project Runway Picked 15 Designers; TWO of Them Are Native [20 Pictures]

source: mylifetime.com
Before they were on TV: Kini Zamora, Native Hawaiian, and Korina Emmerich,
Puyallup, shown here wearing (respectively) Hawaiian regalia and jingle dress, are
contestants on ‘Project Runway.’
via Global Times
The mysterious 150,000-year-old pipe-like structures baffling scientists in
western China have been dubbed the Alien Ruins are as lucrative to the tourist
trade as they are mysterious in origin.
…a forum for the discussion of political, social and economic issues affecting
the indigenous peoples of the United States, including their lack of political
representation, economic deprivation, health care issues, and the on-going
struggle for preservation of identity and cultural history

 

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1. Things a burglar won’t tell you

2. Best high schools in Massachusetts

3. Massachusetts most-educated towns

4. 10 ways Americans waste money

 


1. Cobell Land Buyback Just a Dangling Carrot

2. 10 Things Other People Love About Indians and Stuff

One of the things non-Natives adore is a pow wow. They go ga-ga over them,
and rightly so.

3.  An Elder’s Missionary Life: Founded Christian School & Church, & 300 Visits

Courtesy Choctaw Nation
Curtis Pugh, Choctaw elder and missionary

4. Ojibwe People, Culture Honored on Minnesota Town’s Murals

5. Amazon Oil Spill Has Killed Tons of Fish, Sickened Native People

Barbara Fraser
Dead fish from an oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon are mixed with oil-covered twigs
gathered by local residents. Fish are vital to the villagers’ diet and income.

6. Used Car Loan Scam: The Alphabet Soup of Ripping Off the Poor

7. Spotlight 29 Casino to Host the Winter Gathering Pow Wow

8. Sheri Doxtator: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chief Sheri Doxtator, Oneida Nation of the Thames.

9. Let’s Move Is Inclusive: Promotes Exercise for All Students

10. One Music Festival Takes a Stand Against Hipster Headdresses

Source: GQ.com
This infamous photo is from GQ’s ‘Girls of Coachella 2010′ and has become a
signature image of the hipster-headdress-at-music-fest phenomenon. Source: GQ.com

1. Lie, Delay and Deny Until They Die: How Veterans Are Treated by the VBA

2. Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge in Full Swing

Notah Begay III

3. Keeping Culture Alive: Traditional Buffalo Hide Parfleches Are Still Made

Jack McNeel
An assortment of objects for different purposes all created from buffalo rawhide
by Phillip Shortman.

4. Nunavut Game Company Makes Technology Dreams Come True

pinnguaq.com
Pinnguaq, a Nunavut game company, has created a scholarship for students
interested in technology.

5. Rick Mora Wants to Put Your Tribe on TV, and He Needs Your Help

Carlos Reynosa
‘We want to feature the beauty, politics and roles various tribes played in the
development of the United States’ says Rick Mora. This photo can be ordered
as a poster or in other formats via redbubble.com/people/guitarlos.

6. Sealaska Endorses Begich, Mallott and Kito

Sealaska announces support for Sen. Mark Begich, Byron Mallott, and Rep.
Sam Kito III.

7. Nugent: His Haters Are ‘Unclean Vermin’ Who ‘Don’t Qualify as People’

Source: facebook.com/tednugent

8. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Donates $33,000 to Help Fight Hunger in

the Valley


1. There’d Be No American Without Native Warriors

2. Looking Good: Satellite Voting Proposed for Red Lake Nation

Courtesy Red Lake Political Education Committee
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) with Beltrami County Commissioner Tim Sumner.

3. Chilling Rez Drama ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls’ Secures U.S. Distribution

Source: facebook.com/RhymesForYoungGhouls
Star Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs in a scene from ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls.’

4. The Minnesota Swarm Celebrates 5th Lax-4-Life Camp With Fond du Lac Tribe

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5. St. Regis Tribal Police Welcome New Graduates, Smoke and Lazare

Courtesy St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s newest police officers Julie Smoke and Tyson Lazare.

6. Classic ’70s Poster: Buffy Sainte-Marie Preaches Pride and Acceptance

Library of Congress

7. Fat Chance: Small Changes Can Make Big Differences in Obesity Crisis

Bill Graves
James O. Hill, director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the
University of Colorado medical center in Aurora, says it is natural for us to gain
weight in the food-rich, sedentary environment we’ve created for ourselves.
“Our biology is not broken,” he says.

8. Video: Moonscape in Wake of Washington Fire Devastation, as Blaze Rages On

Chelan HD/Vimeo
Three animals are barely discernable as they pick their way across the moonscape
that is now part of the Methow Valley in central Washington State.

9. Mark Macarro Elected to Tenth Term as Pechanga Chairman

10. NIGC Reports 0.5 Percent Growth to $28B in 2013 Tribal Gaming Revenues

NIGC
The map above illustrates the seven NIGC regions across the country. For 2013,
all regions experienced growth with the exception of St. Paul region. The largest
growth in GGR occurred within the Oklahoma City Region, which includes 60 gaming
operations in western Oklahoma and Texas.

11. Video: NCAI to Lead My Brother’s Keeper Native American Task Force

Whitehouse.gov
President Barack Obama signs the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. He said: “That’s
what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on
track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future.
Building on what works—when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”

12. Team Haudenosaunee U16 Wins Gold at the North American Indigenous Games

13. SCIA Oversight Hearing to Address Indian Gaming Over Next Quarter-Century

The city council in Glendale, Arizona, voted 4-3 to support the TohonoO’odham
Nation off-reservation casino, West Valley Resort, near Glendale.

14. Worst. Babysitter. Ever. Wes Studi Is Ronnie BoDean

Would you leave your kids with this man? What if you were in jail, though…

15. EPA Awards $5 Million for Research on Climate Change and Tribal Health

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Not all emissions are as obvious as these. The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency has awarded about $5 million in grants for air-quality and other studies
related to climate change and tribal health.

16. Man Wounded by RCMP Leaves Hospital, Goes Directly to Jail

CBC News
Evan Cromarty, 20, was shot by Canadian police at a baseball game at Norway
House Cree First Nation and was taken into custody upon leaving the hospital.

My town is #2. What number is your town? Check the list and see where you are.

The U.S. Census Department surveyed Massachusetts residents to see how many have graduate degrees — a Masters or higher — from colleges.


1. Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

2. 10 Ways to Tell You Might Be a Rezballer!

3. ‘Racism Is Central’ to Tribal Conflict with Maine, Says Report

Wikimedia Commons
Deer Island is a Canadian island at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay.

4. Traditional Art and Culture Event Teaches Much More Than Painting

5. Get on the Bus: Sun Tours Explain Native Culture in Glacier Park

Jack McNeel
Sun Tours operates nine bus tours within Glacier National Park all with the goal of
explaining Blackfeet history in their ancestral homeland. The tour is only operated
about 4 months a year because snow prevents crossing Logan Pass, but views are
spectacular of glaciers, waterfalls, and wild flowers

6. Miles Thompson Leads Iroquois Nationals to World Lax Semifinals

Kenny Frost

7. Malaysia Airlines Jet Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine, 295 Dead

YouTube
A screen capture from a YouTube video that is believed to have been taken after the
Malaysia Airlines plane went down.

8. World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Warren Hill

Courtesy Kenny Frost
Warren Hill

9. Canoe Journey Message: Protect Our Fragile Environment

Tracy Rector/Longhouse Media
The Heiltsuk First Nation is hosting 31 canoes from Pacific Northwest indigenous
nations. That number was provided by the manager of the Paddle to Bella Bella
Facebook page. Canoes arrived July 13; the week of cultural celebration continues
through July 19.

10. Canadian Government Provides Funding to Support Ojibwe Language-Learning

11. Obsessed Much? 4 Videos by Tito Ybarra About Shoni (and Sherry) Schimmel

‘I’m the real star,’ says Sherry Schimmel. ‘I taught Shoni and Jude everything.’

12. Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal

Climate Resilience Program

Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon
President Barack Obama attends the final meeting of the State, Local, and Tribal
Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience on July 16, 2014.

13. Shawn Michael Perry, Singing His Heart’s Song Louder Than Ever

Source: facebook.com/shawnmichael.perry
Shawn Michael Perry at the Ute Mountain Music Festival in 2012.

14. Controversial Grand Canyon Gondola Grounded for a Year

Grand Canyon Timelapse: The Living Landscape
The Grand Canyon Escalade project is slated at the confluence of the Little
Colorado and Colorado rivers in northern Arizona.

15. Video: President Barack Obama Ties Infrastructure to Climate Change Resilience

The White House/YouTube
President Barack Obama is flanked by members of the Task Force on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience. At the task force’s final meeting he emphasized
the importance of strengthening infrastructure as a way to stay economically
viable in the face of climate change.

1. Unfortunate Confusion on the Right of Self-Determination

2. Wisc. Tribes Join Forces to Combat Drug and Gang Activity Through NADGI

3. Remote Amazonian Villages in Peru Lack Schools, Teachers

Barbara Fraser
Young students share a book in a poorly equipped school along the Urituyacu
River, in a remote part of the northeastern Peruvian Amazon.

4. Australian Slot-machine Manufacturer Bets on American Indian Casinos

VGT sells machines such as Live-Call Bingo, Hot Red Ruby and Mr. Money Bags
throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

5. Redskins Blogger Ben Tribbett Resigns via Twitter

Ben Tribbett announced his resignation Monday night.

6. Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Looms Over Pit River Tribe Gathering

Big Sky Owners Association
A pine-beetle-infested forest in Montana.

7. Monroe Pow Wow Stays Traditional, Doubles in Size

Monroe Pow Wow Facebook page

8. Interior: $50 M in Land Buy-Backs for Rosebud, Deadline August 16

9. How The EPA Is Working to Avoid Another Harvest of Shame, Save Workers

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10. Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Kicks Off at NMAI

U.S. Department of Education
The Let’s Read! Let’s Move! summer series concluded last year at the National Building
Museum and included appearances by Drew and Jonathan Scott, hosts of HGTV’s hit
show “Property Brothers.”

11. Cowboy Crooner and Steer Wrestler Is ‘Lovin and Losin’ in His Country Music Life

Courtesy Armond Duck Chief
Armond Duck Chief

12. Report: Alberta Oil Sands Contaminate Wild Food, Give Aboriginals Cancer

Youtube video, Vancouver Observer
Moose meat being prepared near Fort Chip Chipewyan

13. World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Brett Bucktooth

14. Ethereal Beauty: These 8 Stunning Nunavut Landscapes Will Take Your Breath Away

15. Te Ata, Chickasaw Icon: A Life in Pictures

 


1. Scholar Launches Google Doc ‘Collective Voice’ Campaign to Opposes ‘Redskins’ Name

Associated Press

2. White House Paid Native Woman Less Than Man for Job

3. Why Hasn’t Obama Visited California’s Tribes?

4. Making Natives Copy White Parents Destroys Indigenous Families

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Les Whitbeck, Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and
lead researcher on the 8-year longitudinal study of adolescent development.

5. Toronto Program Helps Female Indigenous Ex-Inmates Heal and Regain Their Pride

Calgary Herald
A female offender

6. The Great War Showed World the Horror of Total War Natives Knew Too Well

Charlie Riedel/AP Photo
This April 4, 2014 photo shows a reproduction of a London newspaper front page from
1914, which writes about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on display
at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

7. 9 Things America Needs to Understand About Native Values

Christina Rose
Buffalo still roam a pristine landscape that must be protected for future generations.

8. Wisconsin Tribes, Authorities Join Forces to Stop Drug and Gang Activity

9. Nasty Tweets the Redskins and Their Blogger Don’t Want You to Read

10. Yukon First Nations Fight to Protect Peel River Watershed From Industrial Devastation

YouTube
The embattled Peel River Watershed will get its day in court.

11.  Video: Yukon’s Peel Watershed Is Imperiled, and Here’s Why You Should Care

YouTube
Watch the essential defense of the Peel River Watershed in Yukon, Canada.

12. Showtime Network to Televise 200th Pro Boxing Episode Live From Turning Stone

Turning Stone Event Center

13. A Navajo Tapestry Made of Angry Birds and 57,000 LEGO Bricks

14. All-Girl Road Trip! Behind the Scenes of ATCR’s ‘Sisters’ Video

Photo by Sarain Fox
From left: Kawennahere Devery Jacobs, Aria Evans, and Sarain Fox shooting A Tribe
Called Red’s ‘Sisters’ video.

15. Don’t Cook Your Dog! Pets in Hot Cars Need Your Help

Animal Legal Defense Fund, aldf.org
This one size fits all sunshade will keep your car cool while making a bold statement.
You can protect dogs from the dangers of hot cars by displaying this message wherever
you park. The text warns anyone in view that leaving a dog in a hot car can be lethal,
and urges anyone who sees a trapped dog to call 911.

16. Cherokee Nation Receives $3.7 Million Grant for Out-of-Work Citizens

17. Lacrosse Check! Watch a Preview of the Iroquois Nationals in Action

Members of the 2010 Iroquois Nationals team.

18. Album Review: Tanya Tagaq’s Throaty, Grunting ‘Animism’

Image source: tanyatagaq.com
On ‘Animism,’ Tagaq creates a playlist that honors her Inuit heritage, the land, the animals,
and all earthly things containing spirit or life.

19. World Religion: Native Americans

20. One State-Many Nations — Native American Spiritual Life


1. Native Americans Living in Desperate Poverty

2. Why Die?! High Teen Suicide Rate in Native American Reservations – RT 100317

3. Indian Country Prepares for Obama Visit to Standing Rock, as Chairman Dismisses Criticism

Courtesy Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II (right) and Tribal External Affairs Director Steve Sitting Bear (left) displaying a flag made by children at Cannon Ball Elementary School as a gift for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

4. A Strange Case of Genocide Denied

5. Cliff Matias Captures the Rhythm and Energy of Dance at 20th Annual Gateway to Nations Pow Wow

6. Toast Full, Champagne-Colored Honey Moon on Friday the 13th, Then Take Cover

Stephen Rahn/Flickr via Universetoday.com
Strawberry or honey? You decide. The plump full moon rises over Georgia in June 2013.

7. HUD: $70 Million Available for Tribes to Improve Housing, Address Mold Removal

8. NCAI Applauds President Obama’s Historic Visit to Indian Country

9. Snyder Tells NBC’s Al Michaels Name Will Change ‘Over My Dead Body’

Associated Press
Al Michaels

10. Epic Paskenta Dispute Continues, Despite BIA Cease and Desist Letter

Heavily armed guards outside the Paskenta Tribe’s Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, California.

11. Snow Where You’re Going: Trace Ancient Inuit Trails With Interactive Atlas

PanInuitTrails.org
A screenshot of the Pan Inuit Trails Atlas.

12. Prison Survey Reveals Cultural Needs and Benefits

Jack McNeel
Winona Stevens, a Ho-Chunk member and program manager of United Indians of all Tribes

13. Alleged Sexual Predator Impersonated Kiowa Gordon; Actor Is ‘Deeply Saddened’

Source: Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, via Des Moines Register; Sundance TV.
Any resemblance? 33-year-old David LaVera, left, is accused of abducting a teenage girl in Iowa. He had convinced her, and others, that he was 24-year-old actor Kiowa Gordon.

14. It’s Never Easy: Getting a College Diploma in Today’s America

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15. Heitkamp: President’s Visit Turns Nation’s Attention to First Americans

AP Photo