Archives For History


1. From Geronimo to ‘The Scalp Hunters’: 10 Military Uses of Native Imagery

2. EPA Green Lights Navajo Generating Station, Interior Must Approve

3. Spirit of a Proud Nation: What We Can Learn from the Lakota

Biba S. Kavass
Earlier this summer, two group leaders, two teachers, and 11 high school
students piled into a van at Rapid City Airport to spend a week at Pine Ridge to
learn about the culture, study the factors contributing to such extreme poverty
on the reservation, and examine the use of microfinance to promote economic
growth and development.

4. Passing on the Culture: The Delaware Water Drum Story

Delaware Tribe of Indians
Dee Ketchum tells Bear Tompkins how to tie the water drum as attendees look on

5. Wall Street in Myth and Reality: A Native’s Guide to Investment

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6. Maine Paper Completes 29-Part Series on Passamaquoddy Tribe

Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald
A Passamaquoddy elder rests his hands on an oar while working near Long Lake
in Indian Township this spring. The people on the tribe’s two eastern Maine
reservations have spent decades fighting for their rights while struggling to preserve
their collective identity.

7. Hillary Clinton Says No! to Redskins

Associated Press
Hillary Clinton

8. Shoot-out! Shoni Schimmel vs. Angel Goodrich = WNBA Game of the Year

WNBA.com
Shoni Schimmel

9. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee, Among The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’

Source: thehill.com
Mullin is one of two Native Congressmen, and one of the 50 Most Beautiful people
on the DC political scene, according to TheHill.com

10. Johnson’s Native Languages Bill Passes, Heads to Senate Floor

Courtesy Sen. Tim Johnson’s Office
Sen. Tim Johnson’s Native Languages Bill passes out of Committee

11. Put Native Youth Back in Mascots Debate

12. Preserving Culture: NPS Awards Historic Preservation Grants to Tribes

13. Modern Masterpieces: Santa Fe Indian Market Auction Preview [12 Pictures]

source: SWAIA.org
These concho belts incorporate pieces from 28 Native artists. They will be auctioned off
at the Santa Fe Indian Market’s Live Auction Gala, taking place on August 23, 2014.

14. Tohono O’Odham Chair Ned Norris Jr. on Job-Killing Legislation in Senate

15. Alarming Video of Alaska Melting Away

National Climate Assessment/The Story Group/Vimeo
The chapter of the National Climate Assessment released in May by the Obama
administration talks about melting—of ice, permafrost and glaciers—and talks about
how the effects of each are compounded because of climate change.

16. (Part 1) Indigenous Native American Prophecy (Elders Speak part 1)

17. (Part 2) Indigenous Native American Prophecy (Elders Speak part 2)

18. Oldest Native American drumming video ever

 

 


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. 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

WestValleyOpportunity.com
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.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. 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

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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

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

FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images
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

Smithsonian
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

source: healingwalk.org

12. Journey Through Rosebud (1971)


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

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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.edu
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]

Source: aetv.com
Caption from aetv.com: ‘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

Courtesy correoconfidencial.com
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

univie.ac.at
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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