Archives For History

1. Those Belgian Waffles Almost Made Me Chief Many Denny’s

2. Metis University-Bound Wrestler Wins Gold Medal At North American

Indigenous Games

Courtesy Riel Parisien
Riel Parisien won the gold medal in the boys 69-kilogram at the North
American Indigenous Games.

3. Tohono O’odham Closer to Glendale Casino, Tribes Continue to Fight Ruling
Artist rendering of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s planned West Valley Resort
in Maricopa County, Arizona near Glendale

4. Memories of Alcatraz Occupation: ‘It had a worldwide impact

Mark Fogarty
An exhibit at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Santa Clara, California, where the 2014
National Native Media Conference was being held, showed the history of the
Alcatraz prison, including information on the 1969-1971 occupation of the island
by American Indians. The exhibit also showed other details, including a simulated
prison cell on the Rock. With the island only an hour from the conference site,
student journalist Carina Dominguez sought out a veteran of the occupation to
tell his story.

5. Germany’s World Cup Team Helps Raise Indigenous Awareness in Brazil

6. Top 10 Things to Say When You Meet a White Person

Source: PBS, ‘We Shall Remain’
‘How much white are you?’ said the Wampanoag to the Pilgrim.

7. Photo Gallery: The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veteran’s Pow Wow

8. Hoopa Home-Chef Meagen Baldy: The Crunch on Making Kale Chips

9. Chickasaw Nation Cuts Ribbon on Ardmore Community Center

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, center with large scissors, is joined by
tribal officials and distinguished guests during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil
the new Ardmore Community Center Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

10. Photo: Emerald Ash Borer’s Path of Destruction

11. Slip-Sliding Into Past: Washington’s Deadly Landslide Had Ancient Roots

University of Washington/Gordon Farquharson
An aerial view of the devastation from the March 22, 2014 landslide in Oso,
Washington. The GEER report was released on the four-month anniversary of the
deadliest landslide in U.S. history.

12. Seattle Oil-Train Derailment Hits Close to Home for Quinault

Courtesy Dana Robinson Slote Seattle City Council via radio station KPLU
No one was hurt—this time. The first oil train derailment in Washington State
happened under the Magnolia Bridge.

13. SEARHC Reaches $53M Settlement With IHS

14. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Preparing for a Changing Climate—Resiliency and Brownfield Reuses

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Example of a before-and-after of the EPA’s Brownfields Initiative, in Iowa.

15. The Hot List, Part II: Must-See Native Actresses [25 Photos]

16. NBC Seeks Native Actress for Live ‘Peter Pan’ With Christopher Walken

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, 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

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’


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

the Valley

1. A Book Review of ‘The Medicine Valley Series: Tessa’s Dance and Signal Peak’

2. A New Push to Hire More Native Veterans at Indian Affairs

Courtesy Kevin K. Washburn
Washburn: “Individuals who have served in the Armed Forces have a
proven track record for integrity, discipline and leadership, and are
highly qualified candidates in a variety of occupations throughout
Indian Affairs.”

3. Why Is the Redskins Name a Political Issue?

Of the USPTO’s ruling on the Redskins trademarks, conservative radio host
Ruch Limbaugh says, ‘This is not the Patent and Trademark Office — this is
Barack Obama.’

4. Culture Bearers: 5 Carvers Who Kept Northwest Coast Carving Alive, Part 2

Harvey Davis/Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection/Museum of History and Industry
Joseph Hillaire works on a friendship pole for Kobe, Japan in 1961. The pole, which
represents the Sister City relationship between Seattle and Kobe, still stands in
a park in Kobe.

5. Chickasaw Kayaker Competes in Hungary

Chickasaw Nation

6. Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Adapt to Climate Change [Video]

Vimeo/Rosalyn LaPier

7. China Stops Issuing Permits for GM Grain Imports From US

Dakota Ethanol

8. Video: Navajo Teen Turns Community Need Into Science Award

Raquel Redshirt has created solar ovens from parts found on the Navajo Reservation.

9. ‘Redskins’ Is Officially a Dictionary-Defined Racial Slur — in All Cases

Associated Press

10. Meet Wiggle Tooth, Germany’s Stereotypical Native of Hygiene
The main character of the books is a little girl named Wiggle Tooth of the Tooth Tribe.
A stereotypical supporting cast includes a gray-haired shaman, a faithful animal sidekick
and a variety of comedic others.

11. Court Ruling Paves Way for Martha’s Vineyard Casino

12. This Aztec Headdress Came to Europe 500 Years Ago. It Can’t Go Home

Photo: / KHM with MVK and ÖTM
The 500-year-old headdress given by Moctezuma to Cortes won’t be going home to Mexico.
Photo: / KHM with MVK and ÖTM

13. Supreme Court Used Indian Law to Prevent Birth Control for Women

AP Photo

14. HistoryMakers Captures Heart of Black Experience in America

CBS News
Julieanna Richardson interviews Maya Angelou for HistoryMakers.

15. Mary Simon to Receive the 2014 Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations

Courtesy Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business

16. Wondolowski Was This Close to Scoring Against Belgium

US forward Chris Wondolowski (L) shoots past Belgium’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during
the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 1, 2014.


1. Bibles, Stamps and Children’s Drawings Used to Smuggle Drugs

2. 10 Native Inventions and Innovations That Changed the World

Lacrosse is merely the best-known indigenous invention. We bring you several examples
of indigenous ingenuity.

3. Ready for Some Football? QB Nathan Stanley Moving Toward AFL Playoffs

Courtesy San Jose Sabercats
Nathan Stanley, Cherokee, answers questions after the game

4. Cherokee Citizen Honored at White House as ‘Champion of Change’

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Pictured, from left, are Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin and Deputy
Chief S. Joe Crittenden congratulating 2014 White House Champion of Change
Daryl Legg, along with Principal Chief Bill John Baker.

5. Chickasaws to Transfer Clinic Operation to Choctaws

Choctaw Nation Principal Chief Gary Batton, left, and Chickasaw Nation Governor
Bill Anoatubby formally sign a memorandum of agreement transferring operation of a
medical clinic in Durant over to the Choctaw Nation on October 1.

6. First Nations Turn to Corporations for Funding

Assembly of First Nations/Assemblee des premieres Nations Facebook
A drum session at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Victoria.

7. 5 Amazing and Powerful Things You’ll See at a Pow Wow

8. Why Are the Clocks Running Backwards in Bolivia?

Sara Shahriari
Introducing the Clock of the South

9. Video: Suquamish Honor Their Sacred Relationship With Killer Whales

Suquamish Tribe/YouTube
The Suquamish this year honored killer whales, who showed up en masse last year to
escort sacred artifacts back to their rightful place.

10. Chickasaw Siblings Make Memories Along Equestrian Trails

Chickasaw Nation
The Kliewer family, from left: Phil, Addison, Abbey and Milli at an equestrian competition in
Oklahoma City.

11. Save, Print, Share: 12 Inspiring Posters from Tar Sands Healing Walk


12. Journey Through Rosebud (1971)

1. Native History: Sacred Bald Eagle Becomes U.S. National Emblem

The bald eagle, is sacred to American Indians, and was named as the national emblem
on June 20, 1872.

2. The National Climate Assessment Turns Up the Heat on Governments to Prepare and Adapt

3. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 2: Racism, Eugenics and When Natives Came to America

4. Navajo’s Assayii Lake Fire: Heartbreaking Losses, and How to Help

Neil Damon
A weary firefighter prays between bouts with the Assayii Lake Fire in the sacred
Chuska Mountains on the Navajo Nation.

5. Lingerie Football League: ‘Redskins’ Name Is Too Offensive for Us

Cal Sport Media via AP Images
Tampa players in a huddle during the 2012 Lingerie Football League Eastern Conference
championship game between the Philadelphia Passion and Tampa Breeze at the Citizens
Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

6. LAX Star Jeremy Thompson: Playing With Brothers, Staying Off Black Road

Courtesy Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Thompson, 27, posing with his daughter Emery, is in his third professional
season with the Edmonton Rush.

7. Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs: Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations Teaches Prevention on the Basketball Court

Jack McNeel
Coach Lee Adams demonstrates defense as youngsters and other coaches look on.

8. Get Skinny! Mille Lacs Band Loses 1,500 Pounds After Challenge From Chief Executive

Courtesy Mille Lacs
From left to right: Heidi Krone, Bobby Anderson, Larry Yazzie, Mary Meyer, Chief Executive
Melanie Benjamin and Joe Wechert

9. Hoopa Valley Tribe Replies to Josh Saxon’s June 18 Column

10. Washburn Announces Solicitation of Grants for Energy Development

11. Canada Enbridge Approval Unites First Nations, Amnesty, Rights Groups in Opposition

DARRYL DYCK/Canadian Press
Enbridge Inc. wants to send oil tankers through the Douglas Channel, near Kitimat, British
Columbia, to transport oil shipped through its proposed Northern Gateway pipeline from
the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific coast. The Gitga’at First Nation plans to blockade
shipping in the channel on June 20 by stretching a Chain of Hope across it.

12. ASU Tribal Nations Tour Traveling to Navajo and Hopi Nations for Wellness, Service Projects
ASU students who joined the Tribal Nations Tour last year show their Sun Devil pride.

13. How ‘Longmire’ Gets it Right: Native Adviser Marcus Redthunder [Video]

Caption from ‘Walt enjoys the company of fellow pageant judge, and 1978 Miss
Cheyenne winner, Neena Wapasha (Kimberly Guerrero).’

14. Ms Native American USA part 1

15. Ms Native American USA part 2

1. ‘To Know Him Was to Hug Him’: Billy Frank, Jr.

2. FARC Mistakenly Kidnap Colombian Girl, Rescued by Indigenous Guards

AlejandraCantoni, a 10-year-old Afro-Colombian girl was mistakenly kidnapped in late may by FARC
rebel forces and rescued later in the day by Indigenous Guards and the Afro-Colombian community.

3. Temryss Lane’s World Cup: My Trip to ‘The Group of Death’

Courtesy Temryss Lane
Former professional and Team USA soccer player Temryss Lane (center) traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil during
FIFA’s 2014 World Cup. Lane met four young Cup fans on her way to Natal, Brazil on June 14, 2014.

4. Native History: Privileged ‘Oregon Trail’ Author Arrives at Fort Laramie
The route of Francis Parkman’s sojourns from Westport, Missouri up the Platte River to Fort Laramie
(in today’s Wyoming), the Pueblo (now Pueblo, Colorado), Bent’s Fort (near present-day La Junta, Colorado), and back.

5. Three Tribes Win Coveted Washington State Environmental Education

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Habitat restoration efforts such as removal of the Elwha Dam, shown here in process on October 8, 2011,
have helped bring back salmon spawning grounds.

6. Stolen women captured hearts O. Guerreiro Sioux leg.avi

7. Hidden America: Children of the Plains

8. ‘We Live to Survive’: One Week with Lakota (Part 1)

9. ‘We Live to Survive’: One Week with Lakota (Part 2)

10. Oglala Lakota Nation President VS Nebraska State Police June 17, 2013

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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. 16 Candidates Vying for Navajo Nation Presidency

2. Know Your History, Know Why to Fight Against Keystone Pipeline

3. Tohono O’odham Celebrate Ancestors—In Sculpture

Regina Romero/Tucson City Council
La Primera Vista has been erected in Tucson, Arizona

4. NAIHC Names New Leader: Sami Jo Difuntorum

5. Velky to Washburn: Third Party Fed Rec Veto Is Unconstitutional

Richard Velky, Schaghticoke Tribal Nation Chief

6. Traveling ‘Native Voices’ Health Exhibit Opens Today in Anchorage

© Howard Terpning Courtesy of The Greenwich Workshop, Inc., Courtesy National Library of Medicine
Blessing from the Medicine Man, Howard Terpning®, 2011

7. Mashantuckets, HGTV Interior Designer Volunteer at Free Farm to Food-Truck! Plus 6 Decorating Tips on a Shoestring Budge

8. Is This Shirt ‘Racist’? A Tribe Called Red Threatened With Boycott

Photo by Pat Bolduc, courtesy A Tribe Called Red
Ian Campeau, aka Deejay NDN, wears a shirt that an irony-impaired critic has called ‘racist.’

9. NYC ‘Gathering of Nations’: Hustle, Bustle, Tainos and No Buses

Cliff Matais

10. Fort Sill Apache Sues NIGC for 5-Year Delay on NM Casino Closure

Fort Sill Apache Tribe
Apache Homelands Casino project rendering

11. Video: Watch Polar Bear Frolic, Flirt and Snack on Seal

Polar bear view of a potential hookup.
12. Robert TallTree Native American Flute Music Healing Song YouTube
13. Sun Journey – Ronald Roybal – Healing Native American Music
14. Evening Song – Ronald Roybal – Native American Flute Music