Archives For Health & Wellness


1. Why I Write for a Native Audience

2. Abuse and Neglect: The Toxic Lives of Drug Endangered Children

3. CA Tribe Has New Recognition Hopes After Costly, Two-Decade Struggle

flickr/Judith W. Sandoval/Veterans for Peace
Muwekma-Ohlone-Tribe-2010-Flickr: The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe joined Veterans
For Peace members in the Memorial Day Parade in November 2010. Following the
parade the Ohlone preformed a Gourd Dance and a Healing Ceremony in the
Memorial Grove adjacent to the Veterans Building in San Francisco.

4. North American Indian Days Pow Wow Celebrates Blackfeet Traditions

Jack McNeel
Dancers dance in the arena at the 63rd North American Indian Days pow wow
on July 10-13, 2014.

5. A 10-Year-Old Working? Bolivia Changes Child Labor Laws

Sara Shahriari
Eddy Roman Davalos Cayo, 15 Vice President of the Union of Child and
Adolescent Workers, and children sit with Bolivian vice president Alvaro Garcia
Linera and other leaders at the signing of the new Boys, Girls and Adolescents’
code on July 17, 2014.

6. 16 Complete Intensive Navajo Generating Station Training Program

George Hardeen
The newest graduates of the NGS Power Plant Fundamentals School are
(front row left to right) Dexter Williams, Mario Gorman, Shon Redshirt, Cleveland
Shortman, Michael Tsingine, Tallia Tsinnijinnie, D’Armond Chee, Jeremy Mountain,
Francine Hatathlie, (back row left to right) Donovan Tsinnijinnie, Jared Fowler,
Orrin Billy, Cory Stingley, Bing Bizardie, Phillip Bedonie, Durwood Tallsalt,
Colby Gilmore.

7. RCMP Shoot Unarmed Man at Norway Cree First Nation Children’s Baseball Game

Courtesy Annabella Lapensee via CBC News
The baseball diamond where the RCMP shooting took place became an
investigation scene.

8. Air Force Introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

9. Cherokee Nation Surgical Tech Honored as National Instructor of the Year

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital Surgical Technology Program Instructor
Tommy Hays holds up his 2013 New Instructor of the Year Award from the
Association of Surgical Technologists.

10. Start Learning About Native Nation Building for Free Today

Native Nations Institute

11. Ontario Regional Chief Congratulates Iroquois Nationals on Third Place

Finish in World Lax Championships

Courtesy Kenny Frost

12. Don’t Eat a Big Mac on a Bear Hunt: Tristan Ahtone’s Journalism 101

Courtesy Katherine Lanpher
Tristan Ahtone holding the five plaques he won at the 2014 National Native
Media Conference. Photo by Katherine Lanpher.

13. Video: John Oliver Skewers the Racism That’s Filling Up U.S. Prisons

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver/YouTube
Comedian and commentator John Oliver skewers the U.S. prison system using
muppets on his eponymous HBO show.

14. Rez Ball Rules: MVP Shoni Schimmel Scores 29(!) in WNBA All-Star Game

AP Photo/Matt York
East’s ShoniSchimmel (23), of the Atlanta Dream, drives against Nneka
Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, during the second half the WNBA
All-Star basketball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Phoenix. The East
won 125-124 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt York)

15. San Juan Island’s Iconic House Posts Celebrate 10 Years

source: susanpoint.com
Susan Point’s ‘Interaction’ house posts at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island,
Washington. Source: susanpoint.com

16. Iroquois Nationals Dominate Australia, Win Bronze Medal in World Lacrosse Finals

Patrick E. McCarthy/Newday/AP
Iroquois Nationals win bronze medal in World Lacrosse Championships

17. Raid Targets Illegal Marijuana Farms Sapping Yurok’s Drought-Plagued Water Supply

Yurok Tribe
One of the many illegal marijuana farms that federal agents uprooted in a
raid on July 21.

18. Ah Nee Mah – Native Visions (A Native American Music Journey) 2013 Full Album


1. This Is an Interesting Time to Be Indigenous

2. 7 Stunning Photos From the Sussex Pow Wow By Cliff Matias

3. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 6: DNA, Blood Types and Stereotypes

4. Paul Brooks: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Paul Brooks, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

5. Socobasin on Maine Commission Report: Not a Commercial Venture – Our Culture

6. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Zach Miller

University of Denver
Zach miller

7. The Ponca and Pawnee Nations’ Drive to Preserve Ancestral Corn

Amos Hinton
Grey corn growing in Kearney, Nebraska.

8. Video: Your Heart Will Soar as This Healed Bald Eagle Flies Back Into the Wild

Dann Boyko
The bald eagle’s plunge into a industrial-waste pool had left it covered in
chemical burns and toxic slime. Now it flies free.

9. Hail to UNCP: New University History Published

Wikimedia
The Old Main, the oldest building located on the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke’s campus, is one of the most recognizable buildings on campus and
is listed on the national register of historic places. The newly published book
details the tradition behind the arrowhead.

10. ‘Drunktown’s Finest’ Screens at Museum of Modern Art

twitter.com/drunktown_movie
Jeremiah Bitsui as Luther ‘SickBoy’ Maryboy in ‘Drunktown’s Finest.’
Wikipedia
A view of the San Jacinto Mountains, in historical Cahuilla territory wherein lies
the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, part of the Cahuilla Nation.

1. ‘All Men Are Created Equal’: The Founding Fathers Didn’t Mean It

2. Friday Funny: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? The NDN Version

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3. Wondo Talks World Cup, Native Heritage With Student Reporter

Brandon Frye
Fans wanting to take a selfie with Kiowa star Chris “Wondo” Wondolowski have
become a fact of life for the World Cup soccer athlete.

4. Blackhawk Down: Is this Logo Offensive?

ThoroldBlackhawks.com
The logo of the Thorold Blackhawks a junior hockey league in Ontario, Canada.
The logo is receiving scrutiny by its community members.

5. Quechan Business Leader Honored for Tenacity and Perseverance

6. George Preston Marshall’s Grandaughter Calls for Redskins to Change Name

7. Passamaquoddy Tribe Teams Up to Document Alewives’ Return in St. Croix River

International St. Croix River Watershed Board
Alewives are returning to the St. Croix River, which runs along part of the border
between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.

8. Cleaves on Maine Commission Report: Committed to Discussion on Sharing

9. Stingless Wasps Recruited in Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer

Entomologists hope the emerald ash borer, above, can be kept in check by stingless wasps.

10. Photo: A Navajo Tapestry Featuring Angry Birds and 57,000 LEGO Bricks

11. Iroquois Nationals Pride! Pictures From the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships

12. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Clean Power, Cleaner Communities

Environmental Protection Agency
Sources of greenhouse gases in the U.S.

13. Shifting the Focus: Four Components of Native Strength

Photo by Anthony ‘Thosh’ Collins, thoshography.com

14. Commerce Law Could Be Key to Establishing Tribal Economic Development Council

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15. The Hot List, Part I: 5 Native Actors You’ve Got to Watch


1. Our Original Free and Independent Nations

2. Wisconsin Tribes Urge EPA to Use Clean Water Act to Stop Gogebic Taconite Mine

Mary Annette Pember

3. Critics Are Digging Jason Momoa’s Road to Paloma, and You Can Too

Courtesy Anchorbay Entertainment
Robert Homer Mollohan, left, and Jason Momoa in ‘Road to Paloma.’ Image
courtesy Anchorbay Entertainment.

4. Shoni Schimmel’s Dream Jersey Is No. 1 Seller in WNBA

WNBA
Schimmel holds up her Atlanta Dream jersey on draft day in April 2014.

5. Grand Theft Auto… Not! Washington Senator Gets His Car Back

Courtesy sdc.wastateleg.org
Tech-savvy Washington State Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, used an app to assist
law enforcement in the apprehension of a suspect who allegedly stole his car.

6. 10 Traditional Foods You Might Enjoy During a Canoe Journey

Richard Walker
Blue huckleberries, picked on Kulshan (aka Mount Baker) in Nooksack territory.

7. Native Health News Alliance Ramping Up in Second Year

Mark Fogarty
Rebecca Blatt (left), Shannon Shaw Duty and Teresa Lamsam (right) talk about the
Native Health News Alliance at the Native American Journalists Association’s annual
convention in Santa Clara, Calif. Blatt is the Public Interest Network bureau chief at
the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix. Duty is the editor of Osage News,
Pawhuska, Okla. Lamsen is the president and executive editor of NHNA and an associate
professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

8. Wab Kinew Among Those Considering Run for New AFN Chief

Wab Kinew, a journalist, educator and musician, is one of at least two people
known to be considering a run for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

9. Tribe Recoups $29.5 Million in Unpaid Contract Support Costs

10.  Adoptive Parents in Indian Country Get Help From Sen. Johnson

11. Federal Judge Bans Use of Redskins in Court Documents

Associated Press

12. Oklahoma Receives Nearly $2 Million for Earthquake-Fracking Study

U.S. Geological Survey
Data show a huge spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past few years;
side effects of fracking wastewater-injection wells feared as culprit.

13. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Vaughn Harris

Syracuse.com

14. Classic ’70s Poster Art: Akwesasne Notes x Edward S. Curtis

Library of Congress

15. Obama Allocates copy0 Million for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation

Newtok Planning Group
The Alaska Native village of Newtok is one example of an indigenous community
at the forefront of climate change. Erosion due to rising sea levels has required
the relocation of the entire village.

1. Obama at Standing Rock: The Next Vital Steps

2. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 5: The Theory Comes Crashing Down

Courtesy world-mysteries.com

3. Friday Funny: What Did the Navajo Elder Say to the Moon?

NASA/Rex
Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot, stands near the
deployed United States flag on the lunar surface, December 1972. Credit:
NASA/Rex

4. You Won’t Believe This: Filmmaker Says Native Genocide Didn’t Happen

5. Got Tribal ID? North Dakota Natives May Not Be Able to Use Theirs to Vote

Courtesy vip.sos.nd
Nearly one-third of North Dakota’s Native population does not have a tribal ID
that looks like the one pictured.

6. Virtual Community Calls on ‘Redskins’ Sponsors to ‘Stop Harming Children’

Native Voice Network

7. Algonquin Rap, Indie Films Will Reign at Montreal First Peoples Festival

Courtesy Land InSights
The colorful teepees brighten up the Place des Festival in Montreal each summer
at the First Peoples Festival, which this year runs from July 29 through August 5.

8. Ceviche: 5 Variations of the Inka Original Seafood Dish

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9. Video: No Butter? No Oil? Chef Bitsoie’s Delicious Native Corn Chowder

10. VIDEO: New Zealand Honors the Creator’s Game With Haka Ceremony

Lax.com
New Zealand presents the Haka ceremony in Denver before the FIL World
Championships began on July 10, 2014.

11. Pow Wow Weekend Planner July 11-13

News.Standford.edu

12. Cherokee Nation Donates Nearly $900K to Improve Water Treatment Plant

(L to R) Front Row: Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor, Principal Chief
Bill John Baker, Locust Grove Mayor Heath Holman and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
sign the funding agreement for the Locust Grove Water Treatment Plant improvement.
Back Row: Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. looks over the signing.

13. Salish and Kootenai Help Keep Invasive Zebra Mussel Out of Flathead Lake

KYSSFM Radio
Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western U.S., is known for its
crystal-clear waters. Experts are fighting to keep it invasive-species-free.

14. This Popular Viral Video Is Really Cool, Except for One Thing

15. Warming Predictions Put Tohono O’odham Nation at Abu Dhabi Temperatures by 2100

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Climate Central, a journalism and data think tank, says some parts of Turtle Island

1. Al Jazeera Blew It on ‘Payday Nation’

2. Wabanaki Fire Kicks Off USET Meeting on Empowerment

Courtesy United Southern and Eastern Tribes
Opening ceremonies with drummers and color guard presenting colors

3. Get Ready to Cry: John T. Williams Documentary Calls for Healing, Not Anger

Jay Hollingsworth, John T. Williams Organizing Committee
John T. Williams, center, with brothers Eric, left, and Rick, right, at Victor Steinbrueck
Park near Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Rick and Eric had just convinced John to return
with them to their ancestral home in Canada. Within hours after this photo was taken,
John would be murdered.

4. Video: The 170-Year Fight for Native Hawaiian Independence

Dr. Keanu Sai, a political scientist

5. Three More Tribes Sign Land Buy-Back Agreements Under Cobell

6. 5 Foods Natives Hunted Before Europeans

Flickr/Creative Commons/Charlie Day
Wild Turkey in the Grass. Sunol Regional Park, Sunon, California

7. 5 Tribal Land and Water Rights Bills Get SCIA Attention

8.  Masters of Drum, Quill and Basket Tapped for Major NEA Award

Library of Congress
Rufus White at the 1983 Omaha Powwow in Macy, Nebraska.

9. Legendary Quarterback Sonny Sixkiller: Redskins Name ‘Is Racist to Me’

Sonny Sixkiller on the cover of the October 4, 1971 issue of ‘Sports Illustrated’

10. A Million Gallons of Salty Wastewater Leaks Near Fort Berthold Water Supply

Lake Sakakawea on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, ND. Wastewater that’s 10 to 30 times
saltier than the sea leaked from a pipeline underneath the reservation, possibly contaminating
a bay that leads to this lake.

11. St. Regis Mohawk and Massena NY to Restore Grasse River Waterfront

D.W. Kallison/Wikimedia
Picture of the Grasse River from the hamlet of Massena Center.

12. Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle Remake Johnny Cash’s ‘Bitter Tears’

‘Mr. Cash knew that if he took this on, even if his point of view was not adopted, he had the
power to be heard,’ says Joe Henry, producer of the star-studded remake of ‘Bitter Tears.’

13. Warbonnet Controversy Pushes Giants to Revise Policies

AP
AT&T Field

14. Native American Medicine Proved

15. Interview with a Navajo Medicine Man in Monument Valley


1. Canadian Court Grapples With Native Lands, Preserves Crown Dominion

2. Sioux Mother Jailed for Rescuing Her Abused Sons; Tribe Steps Up

Courtesy Audre’y Eby
Early last year, Audre’y Eby dropped by her former spouse’s home in Iowa to visit
her twin sons. She discovered that her blind child had two black eyes, and his head
was swollen. The boy hadn’t seen a doctor; when he finally did, Eby recalled, the doctor
said he couldn’t suggest the cause of the injuries because they were already healing.

3. Ghosthorse Walks the Red Road, Around The World

Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Tiokasin Ghosthorse makes the most of his walk in the woods.

4. Mexico Must Pay Indigenous Woman Wrongly Jailed for Kidnapping Federal Agents

AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
Otomi Indian woman Jacinta Francisco Marcial spent more than three years in prison before
being released on September 16 , 2009. In May of this year, Francisco Marcial won a high
court decision for illegal imprisonment against the Mexican government.

5. Braves, Chiefs and ‘Redskins’ Play on Land Seized From American Indians

Associated Press
Atlanta Braves player Jason Heyward runs out on to Turner Field in Atlanta in 2012.

6. Billy Mills Talks Protecting Against Suicide, Managing Diabetes, and Healing With Ceremony

Michael Meuers
Billy Mills at the American Indian Health Summit, held in Bemidji, Minnesota

7. Back to Basics: Taos Pueblo Wins Health Award With Old-School Farming

facebook.com/RobertWoodJohnsonFoundation
The Taos Pueblo Head Start/My First School program serves children ages 1 to 5. It is
a welcoming community—not only for students, but their families as well—and was
selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to receive the RWJF Culture of
Health Prize honoring outstanding community partnerships helping people live healthier lives.

8. John Poupart: How to Incorporate Indian Values Into Research Methodologies

Mark Luinenburg / Copyright: The McKnight Foundation
John Poupart, president of the American Indian Policy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

9. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Marty Ward

10. 5 Veterans Receive Cherokee Medal of Patriotism for Their Services

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee veteran Cyrus Gilmore, center, is surrounded by family as he accepts his
Cherokee Nation veteran award from Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker,
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Tribal Council.

11. There’s a ‘Redskins Pride’ Caucus in the Virginia Legislature. What?

Courtesy Redskins Pride caucus
Press conference announcing Redskins Pride caucus, from left: Virginia Delegate David
Ramadan, State Senator Chap Petersen, and State Senator William Stanley.

12. Video: Remembering the Fallen Firefighter Heroes of Storm King, and Yarnell

YouTube/The Ute City Rangers
Still from a music video of a song paying tribute to the fallen firefighters in the South Canyon
Fire, nicknamed Storm King Mountain fire after its location. Two of the firefighters who died
20 years ago on July 6, 1994, were Native.

13. Schimmel Wins Starting Postion in WNBA All-Star Game

Shoni Schimmel

14. New Fish Consumption Guidelines More Political Than Scientific, Northwest Tribes Say

Governor Jay Inslee, webcast
Washington Governor Jay Inslee announces his new fish consumption and water-toxics
plan at a press conference on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

15. Native American Jewelry and Art ~ Eagle Dancer Gallery

 


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. Chris Stevens Was a Heroic Ambassador of the Chinooks

2. Chickasaw Diver Making Big Splash in Atlantic Coast Conference

Chickasaw Nation

3. Wildlife Eats Free, and Tribes Are Welcome at Santa Margarita Vineyard

Matt Wallace
Margarita Vineyard in California welcomes wildlife and tribes.

4. South Africa Has Failed the Khomani San; Crushing Hopes of a Better Life

Courtesy sanparks.org

5. McCaskill Demands Answers on Oversight of Alaska Native Corporations in SBA Program

AP
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight

6. Video: Polar Bears Seeking Ice Will Warm and Chill Your Heart

GoPro/Arctic Exploration Fund/YouTube
A polar bear’s endless quest for ice.

7. Watch & Learn: Make Creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip Like Hoopa Home-Chef Meagen Baldy

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8. Osage Swear In Standing Bear as Principal Chief

Geoffrey Standing Bear sworn in as Principal Chief of the Osage Nation, July 2, 2014

9. The Nevada Indian Commission on Tourism Celebrates 10-Year Presence in China

(Nevada Indian Territory/Flickr)
Sherry Rupert

10. Who were the Mound Builders? The First American Civilization built by Native Americans!