Archives For History


1. Seriously Funny: Comedy Duo James & Ernie Have a Message for Native Youth

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Ernest Tsosie III, left, and James Junes combine comedy and youth activism. Image source: Facebook.com

2. Watch This Squirrel Snatch a Camera and High-Tail It Up a Tree, Filming

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This is what it looks like to be preyed upon by a squirrel. Nightmares not included.

3. Morongo Tribe Donates 10,000 Turkeys for Thanksgiving to Those in Need

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Volunteers help distribute turkeys as part of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians annual Thanksgiving Outreach Program

4. From Dirt Roads to Fiber Optics: FireKeepers Hits the Jackpot

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FireKeepers Casino Hotel

5. Native American Heritage Month: 13 Books for Children From StarWalk Kids Media

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The organization KidsWalk Media has compiled a list of books great to share with children during Native American Heritage Month.

6. Internet-Breaker Kim Kardashian Gets Glam on Aboriginal Land (With Permission)

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Kim Kardashian in a photo from an instantly-famous shoot she did for Paper magazine. Source: papermag.com

7. Listen Now: Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Starts Today

Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit
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The Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit is a free online series, and it starts today.

8. Lyle Thompson Named 2014 Person of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine

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Lyle Thompson was named Person of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine on November 17, 2014.

9. We Need Diverse Books: Join Twitter Chat With Children’s Literature Expert Debbie Reese on November 18

We Need Diverse Books
The website that aims to address the lack of diversity in children’s literature narratives will host Debbie Reese, publisher of the website American Indians in Children’s Literature, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday November 19.

10. The Ghosts of Colonial Bolivia

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11. Urban Native Education Alliance Gets Grant for Circle Of Strength Program

Native Warriors Basketball Program
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UNEA’s Native Warriors basketball program will be the catalyst for improving health, self-esteem and educational achievement of urban Native youth.

12. Welcome, Oglala Lakota County! The Story Behind the Story

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South Dakota state representative Kevin Killer, Oglala Lakota, holds the new bumper sticker designed by Jesse Short Bull to announce the renaming of the county that overlaps much of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. On November 4, voters decided in favor of a ballot measure Killer was instrumental in putting on the ballot. The jurisdiction will now be called Oglala Lakota County, named for the people who live there.

13. Federal Government Must Protect Native Children From Violence


1. Reporter Says Obama Awarded Medal of Freedom to Support Anti-Redskins Movement

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Reporter Megan Finnerty (left) says Suzan Harjo’s Medal of Freedom award represents the president’s nudge toward changing the Washington football team’s name.

2. Video: Cherokee Elder Joe Fourkiller Recalls His Childhood

Cherokee Elder Joe Fourkiller
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Joe Fourkiller shares some stories from his childhood.

3. Meeting Economic Development Challenge in Indian Country

William “Mike” Lettig, Executive Vice President and National Executive of KeyBank’s Native American Financial Services segment.

4. Mike Williams Races Toward Recovery

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Mike Williams Sr. writes about mushing and the Sobriety Movement for Alaska Natives in a new book, available May 2015.

5. I Love Ancestry: Responsibility, Honor and Truth

6. Native American Heritage Month Activities and Resources


1. Video: Climate Change Adaptation Is Half the Battle, Says National Climate Assessment

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Adapting to the climate change that is already manifesting is as important as preventing further environmental deterioration, say the convening lead authors of the Adaptation chapter of President Barack Obama’s National Climate Assessment.

2. Photographers Sue to Stop Grand Teton Elk Hunt

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A cow elk is dragged by horse to the Blacktail Ponds Overlook during the Elk Reduction Program in Grand Teton National Park. A lawsuit filed on October 20 by two photographers seeks to stop the hunt.

3. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Talks to ICTMN About Indigenous Knowledge, Stewardship and Tribal Relations

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

4. Governing and Demagoguery

5. Tribes Seeks Sovereignty Grand Slam With Reauthorization of Housing Act

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A house in the Black Mesa View subdivision on the San Felipe Pueblo north of Albuquerque

6. This Election, the People are Singing

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Montana’s future voters. Two young advocates took time from the powwow to tell adults to vote because it matters.

7. Actions Define Destiny: Sharing Indigenous Knowledge in South Africa

George Neptune Peace Indaba
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George Neptune poses with other youth delegates on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for more than two decades.

8. Historic Arthur Amiotte Exhibit Now on Display at The Heritage Center

Arthur Amiotte
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World-renowned Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte’s traveling exhibition “Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014″ will be on display at The Heritage Center from November 15 through December 15, 2014

9. Find Your Relatives: Ancestry.com Expands American Indian Collection

Library of Congress Navajos
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
This image from the Library of Congress is simply titled “Navajos” and is from 1905.

10. Honoring Veterans II: Belated Honor for Code Talkers

11. AIANTA to Introduce Indian Country Tourism to the Chinese Travel Market

12. Check Out 17 Beautiful Portraits from Stone Mountain Pow Wow by Amy Morris

Gaylon Nelson at Stone Mountain Pow Wow Oct 30-Nov 02, 2014
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Gaylon Nelson at Stone Mountain Pow Wow 2014

13. That’s so Hawkish! Seahawks Mascot Leaves Handler to Hang With Fans

Taima the Hawk, the Seattle Seahawks live mascot, flew away from her hander to hang out with fans.

14. First Nation Soccer Star in Hall of Fame 100 Years After Death

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Harry Manson (bottom row, second from right) helped pioneer the game of soccer. He was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame posthumously on November 8, 2014.

15. Must-See Documentary: LaDonna Harris, a Native Ambassador for 50 Years

Actress Cicely Tyson and LaDonna Harris were among a group honored as ‘Women of the Year 1973.’

1. Could the Farmhouse at Carlisle Become a Heritage Center?

This is the earliest known photograph of the farmhouse that was saved from demolition. It is now being considered as a heritage center. It was taken by John Leslie, a Native student.

2. Begaye Back In the Race for Navajo President; Deschene Off Ballots

Russell Begaye and running mate Jonathan Nez gear up for a fast-track campaign.

3. Ecotrust Honors Five Indigenous Standouts for Environmental Vision

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Roberta Reyes Cordero, winner of the Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award, has been instrumental in giving triable people a voice in coastal marine planning in California, the think tank said.

4. 11-year-old Yavapai-Apache Wins North American Championship

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Adam Hines,11, was crowned a North American champion at the International Kickboxing Federation (IBF) tournament.

5. Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmed by Congress

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6. Top 10 Native Girl Problems: Bannock Crumbs and Missing Rubber Bands

7. Chickasaws, State Cut Ribbon on I-35 Ramps

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State Cuts Ribbon on I-35 Ramps

8. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Healthy Homes—Protecting Children From Environmental Risks

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Asthma, lead poisoning and other ills have been known to plague children in poorer communities, especially places like the colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

9. Cherokee Nation Honors Top Indian-Owned Businesses of 2014

Pictured, from left, are Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker presented Contech LLC owner Bryan Adair with the Certified Indian-Owned Large Business of the Year award as Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden congratulated Adair.

10. Photo: Council Chief Bone Necklace Hand-Colored Portrait

11. San Felipe Pueblo Runner Looking to Carry on Tradition in His Final Meets

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Christian Gering (San Felipe Pueblo), right

12. Photo Gallery: Vigil and Memorial for Late Actress Misty Upham

13. Video: Winona LaDuke Talks Bomb Trains, Bakken Bitumen and Riding in a Tesla

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Winona LaDuke talks enlightenment, ricing and everything in between.

14. Jackie Pierson Keeps Her Comeback Alive on ‘Biggest Loser’

Jackie Pierson beams as Trainer Bob informs her she’s the first ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant to survive two challenges in Comeback Canyon.

1. Videos: Cherokee Elders Tell Halloween Tales, Part 4

Cherokee Elders tell Halloween tales
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Cherokee Elder Eli Sequiche tells a Halloween tale.

2. An Anti-Redskins Protest Even Dan Snyder Can’t Ignore

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Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder waves to fans before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

3. Cherokee Nation Opens One-Stop Office in Sallisaw

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The Sequoyah Building, a former bank located at 100 E. Choctaw Ave. in downtown Sallisaw, now serves as the Cherokee Nation tag office, ICW, career services and commerce satellite offices.

4. Navajo Supreme Court Postpones Presidential Election, Date TBA

5. Who Called the Sheriff? Pine Ridge Voter Turnout Plummets, Then Rebounds

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GOTV driver Cedric Goodman Jr. (right) delivers elder Timothy He Crow to the polls.

6. November Cascades of Shooting Stars Bring End to Daylight Savings Time

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Not one but three meteor showers are due in November, the north and south Taurids, which are faint, and the famed Leonids, which any year has the potential to be a blockbuster.

7. Day of the Dead Art: Helping Heal After Losing Loved Ones

John Huerta's Elizabeth
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Artist John Huerta’s paintings reflect popular culture and the memories of all of the women he has lost in his life, including his mother, his sister, and his grandmother.

8. Jordin Tootoo, 31, is the first Inuk to play in the NHL

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Jordin Tootoo, 31, is the first Inuk to play in the NHL

9. Making Sure Every Native Voter Has the Opportunity to Cast Their Ballot

Haskell Indian Nations University students produced their own take on Native Vote campaign posters. Brian Johnson produced this poster with model Charmayne Eldrige. Both students are from the Navajo Nation. As the election nears, tribes and organizations are using a variety of strategies to make sure every vote counts.

10. Founding Fathers Knew Indian Nations Are Sovereign


1. Videos: Cherokee Elders Tell Halloween Tales, Part 3

Cherokee Elders tell Halloween tales
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Cherokee Elder Joe Grayson tells a Halloween tale.

2. The Truth About Our Origins Will Set Us All Free

3. Video: Spooky Space Songs Lend Ghostly Howl to Halloween

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Ghostly space sounds from NASA set the tone for a hair-raising Halloween.

4. Alaska Senate Race Is a Test of Policy (Not Character)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, shops at Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week. Election dolls with messages of support for candidates and ballot measures. The AFN board endorsed Sen. Mark Begich for re-election. (The dolls are sold by Ursla Irvin from Chevak, Alaska.)

5. Judge Denies Lawyers, Juveniles Will Be Tried As Adults in ABQ Murders

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
A judge on Wednesday denied the two juveniles accused in the fatal beating of two Navajo homeless men in Albuquerque to have all non-felony charges tried in juvenile court.

6. Indigenous Leaders Caution Against Racist Assumptions in Wake of Ottawa Shooting

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People gather around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial as they mourn the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard at the memorial on October 22. He was buried in Hamilton, Ontario, with full honors on Tuesday October 28.

7. Impressive Speakers Planned for Sunday’s Redskins Protest

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Protesters hold up signs during a Redskins protest last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

8. How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit’s Journey, Part II

Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman
The author’s mother, Phoebe Ward Hopper, wearing the button blanket and headband she made herself and wore to the annual ANS/ANB conventions in Alaska. Unfortunately, the front of the headband with the eagle design is not visible. (Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman)

9. Sun Says Happy Halloween With Big Jack-o-Lantern Face

10. Russia Prevented Indigenous Leaders From Going to World Conference

11. Video: Halloween Costume Tips from American University Queers and Allies

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American University Queers and Allies offer appropriate Halloween costume tips.

12. The Perils of Culturally Appropriative Halloween Costumes

13. Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray:Great to ‘Represent as a Minority in NFL’

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QB Tyler Bray shows kids football drills at the Sports Pavilion on October 28 in Lawrence, Kansas as part of NFL Play 60 and Indian Health Service Haskell Diabetes Prevention Program.

14. 17 Redface Costumes You Can Buy: Walmart Really, Really Doesn’t Get It

15. Save Our Children, Save Ourselves

16. Oneida Indian Nation to Honor Veterans in 14th Annual Ceremony

 

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