Archives For Genealogy


1. Video: Cherokee Elder Wanda Girty Shares Christmas Stories

Cherokee Elder Wanda Girty
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Wanda Girty shares Christmas stories from her youth.

2. Executives and Employees of Company That Poisoned W.Va. Drinking Water Indicted

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The storage tanks that are the source of a chemical leak into the Elk River at a storage facility in Charleston, West Virginia, owned by Freedom Industries. The spill generated a tap-water ban for more than 300,000 people, including at least 4,000 American Indians.

3. Comment Period on Secretarial Elections Extended

4. Mother of WNBA MVP Shoni Schimmel & Lady Card Jude Schimmel Is Back in Coaching Seat

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Shoni (left) and Jude Schimmel (center), sit with their mother, Ceci during an event.

5. Keystone XL Founders and Costs Escalate, as Sen. McConnell Calls It 2015 Priority

Sarah A. Miller/Associated Press
In Texas, sections of the Keystone XL pipeline are already being built. The holdup is over the portion that would cross the border between the U.S. and Canada, whose Alberta oil sands is the source of the bitumen.

6. Native American Indian Movies


1. Reno-Sparks and Nevada to Celebrate Transitional Housing Groundbreaking

Northern Nevada Transitional Housing rendering

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

3. Domestic Violence: You’re Not Fooling Anyone But Yourself

A pile of bedroom doors was building up outside the house.

4. Putting HIstory on Display: Native Athletes Celebrated IN Montana

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2014 Montana Indian Athletic Hall of Fame inductees: Floyd Cross Guns, Sr. – Tom Yarlott – Kenny Big Back – Rick Has The Pipe – LeAnn Montes – Sticks Harwood – Tamara Guardipee – Bill Devereaux – Dana Kirn!

5. A Genealogist Who Spent His Life Building a Cherokee Archive Retires

Tom Mooney Retirement Cherokee Heritage Center
Cherokee Nation
Tom Mooney sits next to his retirement gift from the staff of the Cherokee Heritage Center. The archivist retired December 6, which marked 38 years to the day that he started at the museum.

6. Winter Walk (Silent Night) Native American Flute

7. Silent Night, Holy Night (Apache Lyrics)

8. Authentic Native American Tamale Recipe!!!


1. Study Finds Toxins, Cancer-Causing Air Pollution at Oil, Gas Wells

Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile
This valve on a gas tank near the town of Pavillion, Wyoming, is an example of a source for potential leaks. A new study indicates dangerous toxins are present at oil and gas facilities near homes and communities.

2. Biden Stresses More VAWA Improvements at Tribal Nations Conference

Vincent Schilling
Deborah Parker, a council member for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, shares a warm moment with Vice President Joe Biden after introducing him. VP Biden attended the conference for the first time this year.

3. Locust Grove QB Mason Fine Is OK Gatorade Player of the Year

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Mason Fine, Cherokee, is the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year.

4. Domestic Violence: Women Must Never Forget How Powerful and Sacred They Really Are

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Women are powerful and sacred. It’s easy to forget that when faced with abuse.

5. Video: Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr. Shares Stories from Childhood

Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr.
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Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr. shares stories from his childhood.

6. Painful Reminders: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 3

Clyde Paul Hillis in Vietnam

1. Indigenous Rights Denied

Mexican Zapatista National Liberation Army
AP photo/Joe Cavaretta
Mexican Zapatista rebels are showered with rose petals as they arrive to the Nativitas forest in Xochimilco, Mexico, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Friday September 12, 1997.

2. Montreal Massacre’s 25th Anniversary Unites Canadians Against Violence Toward All Women

Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press
A monument to the 14 female nursing students who were victims of the 1989 massacre at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, in Quebec.

3. Video: A Personal Story of Cultural Genocide and Childhood Removal

Becky Personal ICWA Story
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A woman named Becky tells a very personal story of cultural genocide and removal.

4. 4 Native Women Athletes in the Hall of Fame You Might Not Know About

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Ryneldi Becenti (Navajo) was one of the first Native American women to play in the WNBA.

5. He Was a Father, a Soldier, a Gold Mine: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 2

Mervyn Hillis in Vietnam

6. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Eliminating All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Seeking environmental justice for Indigenous Peoples and others through the elimination of discrimination at CERD in Geneva.

1. ‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools

Mary Annette Pember
Old photo of children at St. Mary’s Indian boarding school.

2. $342 Million to Clean Duwamish River Superfund Site: EPA Finalizes Plan

Elaine Thompson/Associated Press
The industry-lined Duwamish River has been polluted for a hundred years or more and its bottom five miles ruled a Superfund site. That section will now get a $342 million cleanup.

3. Obama Puts Native Youth Front and Center at 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference

Vincent Schilling
Some 40 Native Youth Ambassadors attended the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to witness President Barack Obama’s dedication to improving the lives of young American Indians throughout the country.

4. Holder’s ‘New Era of Progress’ at White House Tribal Nations Conference

Attorney General Holder White House Tribal Nations Conference
Vincent Schilling
Attorney General Eric Holder delivers a speech at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

5. Three Native Women Headed to NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship

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Alicia Ostrander is one of three Native women headed to the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships

6. Children in the Crosshairs: The Emerging Battle Over Alaska’s Native Children

Richard Lincoln III
Richard Lincoln III
Richard Lincoln III left his foster family and returned to his coastal Yup’ik village on the western edge of Nelson Island in the Bering Sea.

7. Tohono O’odham Poised to Begin Major Construction on West Valley Resort Project

Tohono O’odham Nation
A look at the first phase of the West Valley Resort’s gaming facility.

8. Late Actress Misty Upham’s Cause of Death Revealed; Questions Still Remain

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Misty Upham arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of ‘August: Osage County’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

9. ‘They Know Their Lands Better Than We Do’: Sally Jewell on Tribal Keystone XL Opposition

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell tells MSNBC host José Díaz-Balart, ‘They know their lands better than we do’ when asked about the Keystone XL pipeline.

10. Colorado Governor on Sand Creek Massacre: ‘I Want to Apologize’

Photo courtesy Tessa McLean
Arapaho and Cheyenne leaders stand on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol during an event to recognize the 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre on November 29, 1864.

11. New York Times Details Dueling Grand Canyon Projects

National Parks Service
An aerial view of the Grand Canyon

1. Smudging the Colonizer’s Lens: Artists Challenge Old Imagery With ‘Regarding Curtis’

Courtesy Arizona State Museum.
Detail of Hopi Maidens (acrylic, 2010) by Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo). Courtesy Arizona State Museum.

2. Cherokee Artist Donald Vann Receives Diploma 46 Years After Enlisting For Vietnam

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee artist and veteran Donald Vann was presented a high school diploma from his former Stilwell High School Superintendent Neil Morton 46 years after leaving school to enlist.

3. Mohawk Woman To Help Lead Canadian Pan Am Games Team

Courtesy Waneek Horn-Miller
Waneek Horn-Miller was selected as an assistant chef de mission for the 2015 Pan American Games.

4. Video: Cherokee Elder Rufus King Tells Us About His Childhood

Cherokee Elder Rufus King
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Rufus King talks about his childhood, a time when kids wore patched up pants, and made their own toys.

5. Klabona Keepers Ordered by Court to Stop Blocking Imperial Metals Mine

Dan Mesec
Tahltan elders and families go to court to save Tl’abãne from Red Chris Mine, owned by Imperial Metals Corp., which owns Polley Mine, whose dam breach sent billions of gallons of toxic waste into pristine British Columbia waterways.

6. Bridging Two Worlds: Sharing My Native Culture While Helping in Uganda

Courtesy Sydney Farhang
Sydney Farhang working with the youth of Uganda.

1. The Game-Changers: Top Gaming Vendors Target Social Media and Acquisitions

2. 5 Pow Wows to Check Out Before Thanksgiving Day

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3. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Opens Historic New Health Center

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The new health center of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.

4. Video: Cherokee Elder Johnny Sanders Talks of ‘Old-Time Indians’

Cherokee Elder Johnny Sanders
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Johnny Sanders talks about growing up.

5. Rosebud Leader on Keystone: ‘Test Us – You’ll See an Indian Uprising’

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6. Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Enters Sponsorship With Minnesota Swarm

7. Poverty Point: Preservation of a Prehistoric World Heritage Site

Poverty Point, aerial photo

8. NATION to NATION

Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

September 21, 2014–Fall 2018 | Washington, DC