Archives For Native Americans

1. Native Hip Hop Artists Abroad! Frank Waln and Nataanii Means in Paris

Native hip hop artists Frank Waln and Nataanii Means in Paris – Also with dancers Lumhe Sampson and Samsoche Sampson and filmmakers Sydney Freeland and Steven Paul Judd

2. Native Recipes

3. How to Steal a Nation—Twice

4. Rare, Traditional Arts Making a Comeback at Tribal Colleges

Sherri LaChapelle Basket Strips College of Menominee Nation
Courtesy College of Menominee Nation
Sherri LaChapelle, an instructor in the Black Ash Basket Making Workshop at the College of Menominee Nation, demonstrates the hard work involved in creating strips for baskets.

5. Video: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Defeat of Keystone XL

Sue Ogrocki/AP
The Keystone XL pipeline, known as the Black Snake among indigenous and grassroots activists, is no more.

6. End-Run on Native Rights—Will It Work?

Jesse Short Bull
Tuned in: During a KILI radio program on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Beverly Pipe On Head and Cornell Conroy used Lakota and English to call on fellow tribal members to participate in the 2014 election.

7. Turning Over a Few New Leaves: Salads By Season—Focus on Northern Plains

Wild Rice Pumpkin Parsnip Toss
Photo by RoseMary Diaz
There are so many possibilities for fall ingredients. This wild rice, pumpkin and parsnip toss is just one option.

8. 30 Years of NIGA: Tribal Gaming’s Unique History and Purpose

Sharon House has practiced law since 1983 specializing in Indian law.
Courtesy NIGA
Sharon House (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) has practiced law since 1983 specializing in Indian law.

9. Meditation & Healing Music

10. Tibetan Healing Sounds


1. The First Nations Development Institute

2. PowWows.Com


3. Three days from now will be the 1st of 30 days to celebrate and honor Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month - About

4. Putting the World Back Together

5. Lock ‘Em Up With a Hug: Native Detention Programs Connect Youth to Community

Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Center

6. Indigenous Leaders Look to Justin Trudeau for Adherence to ‘Obama Style’ Campaign Promises

Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press
National Chief Perry Bellegarde gave Justin Trudeau sweetgrass and a canoe when the then-candidate addressed the annual Assembly of First Nations gathering in Montreal on July 7, 2015. Trudeau promised to improve the relationship between the federal government and aboriginal people.

7. Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous 6” Trailer Released – Facebook Says “Meh”

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Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous 6” Trailer Has Been Released – Facebook Says “Meh”

8. Yakama Nation Given a Step Towards Self-Governance

9. More New Mexico Tribal-State Gaming Compacts Take Effect

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico, is owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache. The tribe also owns the nearby Ski Apache Ski Resort, as well other reservation-based enterprises.

10. Ethan Hawke Supports First Nations Against St. Lawrence Gulf Drilling

Ethan Hawke, second from left, attends the Mi’kmaq community’s water ceremony on the shores of Pomquet Harbour near Antigonish, N.S., on Monday to support the call for a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Colt Rowland Mason Fine Tulsa World
Ian Maule/Tulsa World
Colt Rowland bows his head in prayer with Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine before the game on Friday, October 23.
Vincent Schilling
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden honored five Native artists at a reception in their home in Washington D.C.

1. Who Could Possibly Be in Favor of Columbus Day?

2. Deadly Drug in Crosshairs: IHS Funds Anti-Meth Programs

“M[eth] A[mphetamine] injection was associated with an 80 percent increase in the risk of attempting suicide.”

3. ICTMN Exclusive: New Film Documents Maine’s Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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The first of its kind in U.S. History, the Maine TRC was established in 2012 in an agreement between Governor Paul LePage and chiefs from the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation, and the Passamaquoddy at Sipayik and Indian Township.

4. Salish Kootenai Dam Challenged by Montana Public Service Commission

Courtesy Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

5. Middletown Rancheria Pomo Provide Shelter, Aid to Valley Fire Victims

The Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians converted part of its Twin Pine Casino & Hotel event space into shelter for those who lost homes and possessions in the Valley Fire.

6. Berkeley’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day Powwow Led the Way for Others

Indigenous Peoples Day Aztec Dancers
Photo by Nanette Deetz
Aztec Dancers at the 2015 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Powwow.

7. VIDEO: Judah Friedlander’s take on Christopher Columbus Day is HILARIOUS

Judah Friedlander YouTube Screencap
Judah Friedlander’s Hilarious Take on Christopher Columbus Day

8. How to Help Valley Fire Victims in California: Events, Fund-Raisers and Donations

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
A survivor of the Valley Fire visits the remains of a church in Cobb. Four residents were killed and some 1,958 homes and businesses were destroyed in the fire.

9. Uncontacted Amazon Tribes: Isolated Tribes Of The Amazon Rainforest Brazil 2015

10. UAAP 77 CDC: NU Pep Squad

1. Tribal Leaders Must Talk About Disenrollment

2. Farrakhan on “American Indians Truths” Radio Show – Justice Or Else!

3. Native Designers of High Fashion

4. Houska: Trump Burns Native Americans Again

Photo courtesy
On Monday, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he knows Native Americans “that are extremely
proud” of the name of the Washington football team.

5. Instant Horse Racing Machines Illegal; Idaho Supreme Court Rules For Tribes


Courtesy Tim Peterson
Ancestral Puebloan granary and rock art inside the proposed Bears Ears National Monument.
NTU Bachelor of Applied Science Embrace
Navajo Technical University
IT-Computer Science majors Sherietta Martinez-Brown of Crownpoint, New Mexico and Tim Goodluck, Jr.
of Lupton, Arizona embrace after receiving their Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. Recently introduced
legislation could mean Native students have 95 percent of tribal college covered.
Fun and life skills are the goal of Jim Warne's Warrior Society Developmental Youth Football Camp. (Jim Windle)
Jim Windle/Two Row Times
Six Nations young people got to meet and learn both football and life skills from former NFL player Jimmy Warne.
iStock Winter Squash Varieties Acorn Butternut
Buy winter squash varieties while prices are lower.
Native fashion designers joined the fight against sex trafficking. Shoes by Helen Oro.
Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society Press
Brenda J. Child, Ojibwe, wins Jon Gjerde Prize from the Midwestern History Association for My Grandfather’s
Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation.


What Am I? Who Am I©

Copyright 2014

Felina Silver Robinson


The reflection in the mirror doesn’t answer the question “What Am I? Who Am I?

My mother turned away each time I raised the subject of where I came from

What is there to be proud of?

Why do I feel shame?

Being native is something to be proud of

There is no shame in who and what you are

I need answers

I want answers

I deserve answers

I just want to know who and what I am

Outside of this shell I call my own

The one that tells you about who I am

And where I came from

But you can’t know of me

Before I know of me

I’m determined to find the answers

Before life’s end


What Am I? Who Am I

1. George Will Gets It All Wrong in His Attack on ICWA

2. Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Who’s Afraid of Human Rights?

3. Video: Cherokee Elder Talks Arrowhead Hunting and Fighting With His Brother

Cherokee Elder Jim McGee

Cherokee Elder Jim McGee talks growing up Cherokee and fighting with his brother.

Cherokee Nation

4. Totem Travels 1,300 Miles to Sites Threatened by Coal Terminals in Northwest

Jacqueline Keeler, Children pose on the 3,000-pound totem pole as it makes its way from Washington State to the Northern
Cheyenne Reservation on a journey protesting coal mines and rail terminals.

5. Native Oklahoma – Pilot TV Show

6. Brothers (Wayra)

Fort Nelson First Nation in northern British Columbia has won a key legal victory in getting a water-extraction permit for Nexen Inc. yanked