Archives For Education

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

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

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

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

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,
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:
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
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
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


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

AP Photo

1. Black Lodge Singers – Native American Children’s Music Video

2. BLACK LODGE – Looney Tunes

3. When the Wind Blows: The Passing of Dr. Ella Sekatau

4. NTU Bull Rider Spurs His Way Into College National Finals Rodeo

Navajo Technical College
Lyle Clark rides a bull during NTU’s Spring Intercollegiate Rodeo in Window Rock, Ariz. on April 4, 2014. Clark was bucked off during the ride, but still finished the season in the top three to qualify for the CNFR, June 15-21 in Casper, WY.

5. Tester Aims to Fight Homelessness Among Native Veterans

A homeless veteran who declined to be identified speaks with an outreach worker, not pictured, under an overpass during a winter storm in Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

6. Mayan Pyramids, Crystal Caves and Cracking Coconuts in Belize

Alysa Landry
Tourists walk through the ruins of Xunantunich.

7. American Indian Heritage Pow Wow Photos by Diego James Robles

8. Video: Canada’s Apology on Residential Schools Rings Hollow, AFN Says

Assembly of First Nations/YouTube
Scene from a residential school in Quebec: Children stripped of their heritage and customs.

9. Morongo’s 2014 Golf Tournament Raises $60,000 for Charity

Courtesy Morongo Band
Amy Herr of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass accepts a $60,000 check from Morongo Tribal Councilman Damon Sandoval.

10.  Senate Hearing Today Will Examine Higher Education for Indians
Jamienne Studley, U.S. deputy under secretary of education, will testify today before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

11. Call for Proposals: NB3F ‘Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures’ to Award Native Communities Up to $40K

Courtesy NB3F

12. Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl Is ‘Normal’ … and Native American!

AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman
Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

13. The Missing Native Vote and the Senate at Stake?

AP Photo

14. Prolific Sculptor Honored at 2014 Red Earth Festival

Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Enoch Kelly Haney stands beside “Owl Transformation” in his home in Norman, Oklahoma.

15. Snyder Hires Major Lobbying Firm as Pressure Mounts to Dump ‘Redskins’

16. Northwest Tribes Welcome the Salmon Home

Tom Louie as a child with his grandfather at the Ceremony of Tears at Kettle Falls shortly before Grand Coulee dam permanently flooded the waterfalls in June 1940. Today, he performs the ceremony of return with his own future generations.

17. Seen It Before: White Christians vs. Indian Pagans in ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’

A still from the movie’s official site, showing actor Tony Wade as Hannawoa, captioned: ‘Hannawoa decides to take matters into his own hands regarding the Americans.’


1. Tulalip Progress Has Been Undeniable

2. New Choctaw Chief Gary Batton and His Council of Wisdom

Courtesy Choctaw Nation
Following the sudden retirement of Choctaw Nation Chief Gregory Pyle, Gary Batton, pictured, was named his successor.

  3. Video: Once Controversial, Spearfishing Is a Way of Ojibwe Life

The Ways
Spearfishing is the topic of the eighth installment of videos by Wisconsin Media Lab.

  4. Crisis! U.N. Rapporteur Slams Canada for Dealings With Indigenous Peoples

The Straight, Vancouver
Housing is one of the fail points of the Canadian government when it comes to its relationship with Indigenous Peoples who live there, the outgoing United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples James Anaya said in his most recent report.

  5. Clan Hat Auctioned for $365,000; Supporters Vow to Keep Fighting
Auction lot 88: ‘Rare Northwest Coast Polychromed Wood Clan Hat, Tsimshian or Tlingit’

6. Native CDFI to Finance Economic Development Programs With $750K KeyBank Loan

Gerald Sherman, Oglala Lakota, ILCC president
Gerald Sherman, Oglala Lakota, ILCC president

  7. BREAKING: Federal Recognition Reform Moves Forward

Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

8. Promoting Food Security: First Nations Development Institute Awards copy00K to Four Projects

Courtesy Louva Montour
Students learn how to cook in the Navajo farm-to-school program, Painted Desert Demonstration Project.

  9. Guatemalan Government Has Amnesia; Forgets There Was Genocide

AP Photo
Former Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt

10. 50 US Senators Tell NFL ‘Now Is the Time’ to Act on ‘Redskins’

Associated Press

11. Artist Kent Monkman’s Surreal Visions of the Urban Rez

12. Seneca Nation Hopes to Open copy50m Casino in Upstate New York

13. Memorial Day Weekend Pow Wow Planner


14. Video: Sizzling Summer Will Be Light on Hurricanes, Heavy on Heat and El Niño

Sweltering, steamy summer in store, but light on Atlantic hurricanes, according to various predictions.

15. Look In The Mirror – poetry with Native American flute and guitar

1. Dismembering Natives: The Violence Done by Citizenship Fights

2. ‘We Don’t Want to Die Again’: Yanomami Leader Kopenawa

Courtesy Survival International
Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami shaman, who has been fighting for his peoples rights for more than 20 years will be in California in April to speak about protecting the rainforest and his spiritual life. Kopenawa is seen here surrounded by Yanomami children.

3. Navajo Report Illustrates Need for Food System Sovereignty

4. Saving America’s Nile: How the Quechan Are Rehabbing the Colorado River

Courtesy of Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Corporation
One of the restored sections of the Lower Colorado River. What was until recently a barren wasteland of litter and meth labs is now a thriving ecosystem.

5. Panel to Honor Fallen Marine at 14th Tesoro Indian Market & Powwow
A dancer performs at the Tesoro Indian Market & Powwow in 2013

6. Senecas Hold Annual Buffalo Creek Treaty of 1842 Commemoration

7. Walsh Fights to Protect and Maintain Tribal Languages

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Sen. John Walsh is seen here on February 12, 2014.

8. Ojibwe Child with Cancer Quits Chemo for Traditional Medicine, Needs Support

Listen to 11 year old Makayla Sault read her letter explaining why she has asked her parents to take her off chemotherapy and pursue traditional medicines instead.

9. 12 Tracks of Native Hip Hop That Crush Emerson Windy’s ‘Peace Pipe’

Emcee One and Supaman in the video for ‘Too Far.’

10. Happy Earth Day 2014

11. Native American Philosophies of Education

12. Native American Boarding Schools 101

13. Respecting Traditional Native American Learning Styles

14. Native American Spirituality – How “Indians” Think

15. The Iroquois: The Oral Tradition

1. NASA News Conference Highlights SpaceX 3 Science and Technology Cargo

2. Tech Junkie The world’s most popular technology news service Top App of The Week Review #2

3. Tech Junkie: The iPhone 5

4. Why Aren’t Teens Reading Like They Use To?

A student buries herself in a book in the Shaw Library at the British Library of Political and Economic Science in 1964.

5. Say It With A Selfie: Protesting In The Age Of Social Media


6. Steve Jobs calls up Dr. Dre about iTunes

7. Apps That Predict What You Want

8. Meet The Man Who Invented The Browser Tab

Adam Stiles recalls “the first tab” and how he came to create the atomic unit of internet navigation.


1. Tribes Must Pull Together to Protect Indian Self-Determination

2. UNITY Youth and Indigenous Tribes of Taiwan Exchange Culture, Memories

UNITY youth leaders and their chaperones pose in front of Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. The National Theater and Concert Hall are two of the first major modern performing arts facilities to be established in Asia. On this day a large ceramic panda exhibit was on display. Pictured, from left in the back, are Mary Kim Titla, Carrie Hood, Tyler Owens, Aaron Leaureaux, Santana “Sonny” Johnson, Christine Porter, and Simon Montelongo. Alex Toledo is in the front.

3. Fallout Continues From Atleo Resignation as Education Act Put on Hold

Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, right, and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo visit a seventh-grade classroom in October 2013. Atleo resigned on May 2, 2014 over what many say is botched education legislation.

4. Obama: Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency

5. Cherokee Bull Rider to Compete at Built Ford Tough for a Chance at copy00,000

Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media
Cherokee citizen and professional bull rider Ryan Dirteater rides during a PBR Built Ford Tough Series event in St. Louis, Mo.

6. Women of All Races, Except American Indian, Giving First Birth Later in Life

Courtesy, Health promotions for Native American Women During Pregnancy

7. NIGA’s Stevens: Frank a Master at Building Unity and Consensus

Ernie Stevens Jr. (Gale Courey Toensing), Billy Frank Jr. (AP Photo)
Ernie Stevens Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, on the left, shared his memories of Billy Frank Jr.

8. George Tiger Honored With Leadership Award

Courtesy Amanda Rutland/Mvskoke Media
Muscogee (Creek) Principal Chief George Tiger accepts the Helen Chupco Leadership Award at the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women’s Statewide Awards on May 2 at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

9. Wayne Coyne Apologizes to Natives, Calls Fallin’s Behavior ‘Stupid’

Wikimedia Commons
Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips in his crowd-surfing in his famous plastic bubble at Lollapalooza 2006.

10. World Conference Controversy Continues at UN Permanent Forum

11. CNB Volunteers Help Moore Tornado Victims Heal Through Therapeutic Art

Art Feeds/Cherokee Nation Businesses
Students from Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools draw on tote bags with CNB employee volunteers through Art Feeds.

12. WIPP Radiation Leak Study Released; DOE Finds Probable Cause

AP Photo
A worker drives an electric cart past air monitoring equipment inside a storage room of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M., shown in this undated photo.

13. This Is What Happens When Indian Territory Gets an NBA Team

14. Native American Nail Art

15. Native American Art and Music

1. The Fire That Was Billy Frank Jr.; Indian Country’s Greatest Defender

Richard Walker

2. The Road to Happiness Starts With Better Roads

3. Actress Shailene Woodley Eats Clay—And It’s Not That Weird

AP Image
Shailene Woodley is an avid hunter-gatherer and also extols the benefits of eating clay.

4. Billy Frank Jr. Has Gone Home Too Soon

AP Photo

5. Services Planned for Billy Frank Jr.

6. Youth to Take Outdoor Graffiti Art Classes Through CRYP
Students of Spray Finger, a.k.a. Peyton Scott Russell, in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, 2013.

7. Thunder Chef Cook-Off Pits Native Chefs, Raises Money

Courtesy Freddie Bitsoie
Ka’ainoa Ravey, Ahmed Obo, Freddie Bitsoie at the first Thunder Chef Native cook off competition

8. Native Chef Rich Francis Makes Final of ‘Top Chef Canada’
‘I try to keep things as pre-contact as possible,’ says Francis.

9. Oil Company Lauds Job Creation Upside to Pipeline Spills as First Nation Goes to Court

A pipeline leak that sent oil into an Alberta, Canada river in 2012.

10. Climate Disruptions Hitting More and More Tribal Nations

Associated Press
Kivalina, Alaska is one of several Native villages that are compromised by rising waters.

11. Meet the Masters: A Taste of Who’s Haute in Native Cuisine, Part 1

Native Foodways
Diné chef Bertina Cadman

12. Northern Arapaho Friends Bring MMA To Their Community

Courtesy Mike Yellowplume
Mike Yellowplume, 34, and Nick Brown, 35, own Built For Battle a company that trains MMA fighters

13.  Amid Furor, Auction House Stops Sale of Bloody Native Child’s Tunic

source: Waddington’s, via
Lot 22 – ‘Northern Plains Indian Child’s Tunic, early 19th century fringed and with beaded collar, showing signs of central bullet trauma.’

14. Vegan and Vegetarian diet and Native Americans

15. “Healthy Breakfasts Snack Ideas” “Breakfast Food Fried Bread Snacks” “Egg Dips Dishes”

16. COLORES | In Between The Lines: Native American Poetry | New Mexico PBS

17. “Bad Indians” by Ryan Red Corn

18. Shadow Over Sisterland John Trudell

Thanks to my daughter (Alicia Silver Mucha) for suggesting this great piece.

I love it.