Archives For Native Americans


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. The ‘Carcieri’ Fix Bills Need to Do More

2. 15 New Words That Belong in the NDN Dictionary

3. 10 Things You May Not Know About Wes Studi

Jen Boyer
Wes Studi will appear in three movies this summer.

4. Tribal Business Owes Oklahoma $47 Million in Smokes Revenue

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5. Team Wisconsin Brings Home 38 Medals at North American Indigenous Games

CJME.com

6. Navajo Nation Turns to Plant-Based Foods to Reverse Diabetes

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7. Video: What Would You Do? Brianna Went to Italy

The Buried Life
“The Buried Life” fulfilled Brianna’s dream to go to Italy.

8. Snoqualmie Tribe Gives $250,000 in Aid for Washington Fire Victims

InciWeb
The eastern zone of the Carlton Complex fire in Washington State on July 21; as
of the 28th, the blaze—a combination of what started as four separate fires on
July 14—was just 67 percent contained.

9. How Do We Re-Member?

10. Indian Gaming Veteran Is New General Manager at Muckleshoot Casino

11. Chickasaw Nation Announces General Election Results

12. Chris Rock: ‘Redskins? That’s not Nice. That’s a Racial Slur’

Associated Press
Comedian Chris Rock

13. Tribe Rebuilds Citizen’s Home After Fire

Cherokee Nation
(L to R) Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Cherokee citizen BB Livers,
Tribal Councilor Frankie Hargis and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden stand in front of
Livers’ new home, which the tribe built after his former home was destroyed in a 2013 fire.

14. Mouth-Watering Modern Indigenous Eats by Top Chef Rich Francis [10 Photos]

Seared scallops with saffron vanilla sauce, garnished with caviar.

15. Redskins Allegedly Hire Crisis Management Firm to Build ‘Fan-based’ Website

16. Chaske Spencer and ‘Winter in the Blood': Coming to a Theater Near You

‘Winter in the Blood,’ starring Chaske Spencer and Julia Jones, has secured a
North American distributor.

1. Some Questions Regarding the UN High-Level Plenary Meeting

2. An Unstoppable Attitude, Sgt. Kisha Makerney Thrives, Despite Loss of Her Leg

Kisha and her brother, SPC Tommy Makerney at Camp Copper, Iraq in 2008.

3. Warriors of Today and Yesterday: Veterans Uncover Our Shared Past

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
A VCP technician examines prehistoric pottery sherds.

4. Quaker Indian Affairs Call for Redskins to Change Name

5. Letter to Snyder Says Stop Saying People of Color Aren’t Part of Campaign Against Redskins

6. Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Navajo Nation in Honor of Code Talker

7. Bizarre News About the Bee Czar

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8. Tester Criticizes Indian Health Service Leadership, Calls for Staffing Changes

“I am disturbed by the number of Area Director positions that are now filled with ‘acting’
Directors.”

9. Tribal Contracts Must Be Honored—Permanently

10. Make Billy Mills Proud, Put This Lakota Runner on Runner’s World Cover

11. Indians Reclaim Wall Street: A Native’s Guide to Investment

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12. Watch Stupid in Action in DC: Right Hearing; Wrong Continent!

13. Blueprint for Reform: Interior Announces $2.5M for Tribal Control of BIE Schools

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius join students for lunch during a visit at Lowry Elementary School
in Denver, Colorado on September 17, 2012. Duncan and Sebelius visited the school
to tout the school’s approach to wellness and to highlight the importance of healthy
eating and maintaining an active lifestyle.

14. CBS NFL Host James Brown Says ‘No’ to Redskins, Cites Civil Rights Movement

CBS
James Brown is taking a stand against the Redskins name.

15. Message From an Elder: Watch ‘The Legacy of Saginaw Grant’

Saginaw Grant was 52 when he first appeared on screen in a credited role.

16. Project Runway Picked 15 Designers; TWO of Them Are Native [20 Pictures]

source: mylifetime.com
Before they were on TV: Kini Zamora, Native Hawaiian, and Korina Emmerich,
Puyallup, shown here wearing (respectively) Hawaiian regalia and jingle dress, are
contestants on ‘Project Runway.’
via Global Times
The mysterious 150,000-year-old pipe-like structures baffling scientists in
western China have been dubbed the Alien Ruins are as lucrative to the tourist
trade as they are mysterious in origin.
…a forum for the discussion of political, social and economic issues affecting
the indigenous peoples of the United States, including their lack of political
representation, economic deprivation, health care issues, and the on-going
struggle for preservation of identity and cultural history

1. Get Smart: Bring World-Class Teaching to Native Schools

2. Coming Home Takes on New Meaning at Veterans Cemetery in Pine Ridge

Jennifer Irving
Color Guards from several West River tribes and American Legion Posts attended
the dedication ceremony for the new Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Cemetery.

3. Race Celebrates Penobscot River, People, History, Post-Veazie Dam

Penobscot Indian Nation
Logo for the race featuring Penobscot Indian Nation Chief Bashabez, the first
Penobscot leader documented by Europeans around 1568.

4. South Africa Recognizes Land Rights of the Khoi and San Peoples

5. Indian Gaming Reform: What Is Congress Plotting, and How Will SCIA

Chair Jon Tester Respond?

AP
Row 1 left to right: SCIA Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.); Secretary for Indian Affairs
Kevin Washburn; Diane Enos, president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community;
Paul Brooks, chairman of the Lumbee Tribe. Row 2 left to right: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.);
Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr.; astern Band of Cherokee Principal Chief Michell Hicks;
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

6. Shine On, LBJ: The Two Presidents I Met and Liked

History.com
Lyndon Johnson is one of the presidents Dean Chavers has met.

7. Choctaw Firefighters Home After Battling Out-of-State Wild Land Fire

Courtesy Stephenie Ochoa
Wild land fire battled by the Choctaw Nation Forestry Department.

8. GAO Report on Indian Gaming Coming in 2015

SCIA
Anne-Marie Fennell, director of the GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team,
testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on July 23 that a sweeping study
of what is working and what is not in Indian gaming is underway.

9. Tiger Woods to Headline Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge

NotahBegay III and Ray Halbritter announce the players for the seventh annual Notah
Begay III Foundation Challenge to be held August 27.

10. Tar Sands Healing Walk Video Explains the Issues, Garners 6 Million Upworthy Hits

Tar Sands Healing Walk/YouTube
The fifth Tar Sands Healing Walk drew hundreds of participants, media, and went viral on
Upworthy. This is an example of what they don’t want more of.

11. Look Who’s Talking: 10 Anti-Redskins Quotes Worth Sharing

12. Warm Springs Reservation and Buzzard Complex Fires Nearly Contained,

Carlton Complex Mega-Blaze Persists

William Charba via InciWeb
The sun sets on the Shaniko Butte Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
in Oregon.

13. A Big Picture Guy: Dallin Maybee Breaks Down Indian Market 2014

14. Native American Poetry

 


1. Obama’s Indian Education Proposals Shortchange Indian Kids—Again

2. Small California Intertribal Pow Wow Prides Itself on Inclusiveness

Diego James Robles
Northern traditional dancer John Velasquez, Apache, daces during the Children
of Many Colors Powwow.

3. It’s Shoni’s World! Highlight Reel of MVP Shoni Schimmel in WNBA All-Star Game

Associated Press
Schimmelis presented the MVP trophy by WNBA President Laurel J. Richieon
on July 19, 2014.

4. Traditional Government and Federal Recognition Bids Don’t Mix

5. Mary Annette Pember to Lead Yearlong Project on Historical Trauma

NAA INV 06828200. National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Carlisle Indian Industrial School American Indian girls in school uniform
exercising inside gymnasium in 1879.

6. Delta Aquarid Shooting Stars Make Skies Sparkle

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The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is set to grace the skies from now through
mid-August.

7. 2nd Native American Music Awards

 

8. Marlon Brando’s Oscar® win for ” The Godfather”

9. Native American Connections 2014 IMPACT Awards – Community Champion

 

10. Native American Indian Cherokee War Dance

 


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. There’d Be No American Without Native Warriors

2. Looking Good: Satellite Voting Proposed for Red Lake Nation

Courtesy Red Lake Political Education Committee
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) with Beltrami County Commissioner Tim Sumner.

3. Chilling Rez Drama ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls’ Secures U.S. Distribution

Source: facebook.com/RhymesForYoungGhouls
Star Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs in a scene from ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls.’

4. The Minnesota Swarm Celebrates 5th Lax-4-Life Camp With Fond du Lac Tribe

MNSwarm.com

5. St. Regis Tribal Police Welcome New Graduates, Smoke and Lazare

Courtesy St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s newest police officers Julie Smoke and Tyson Lazare.

6. Classic ’70s Poster: Buffy Sainte-Marie Preaches Pride and Acceptance

Library of Congress

7. Fat Chance: Small Changes Can Make Big Differences in Obesity Crisis

Bill Graves
James O. Hill, director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the
University of Colorado medical center in Aurora, says it is natural for us to gain
weight in the food-rich, sedentary environment we’ve created for ourselves.
“Our biology is not broken,” he says.

8. Video: Moonscape in Wake of Washington Fire Devastation, as Blaze Rages On

Chelan HD/Vimeo
Three animals are barely discernable as they pick their way across the moonscape
that is now part of the Methow Valley in central Washington State.

9. Mark Macarro Elected to Tenth Term as Pechanga Chairman

10. NIGC Reports 0.5 Percent Growth to $28B in 2013 Tribal Gaming Revenues

NIGC
The map above illustrates the seven NIGC regions across the country. For 2013,
all regions experienced growth with the exception of St. Paul region. The largest
growth in GGR occurred within the Oklahoma City Region, which includes 60 gaming
operations in western Oklahoma and Texas.

11. Video: NCAI to Lead My Brother’s Keeper Native American Task Force

Whitehouse.gov
President Barack Obama signs the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. He said: “That’s
what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on
track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future.
Building on what works—when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”

12. Team Haudenosaunee U16 Wins Gold at the North American Indigenous Games

13. SCIA Oversight Hearing to Address Indian Gaming Over Next Quarter-Century

The city council in Glendale, Arizona, voted 4-3 to support the TohonoO’odham
Nation off-reservation casino, West Valley Resort, near Glendale.

14. Worst. Babysitter. Ever. Wes Studi Is Ronnie BoDean

Would you leave your kids with this man? What if you were in jail, though…

15. EPA Awards $5 Million for Research on Climate Change and Tribal Health

Thinkstock/Manfred Angermayr
Not all emissions are as obvious as these. The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency has awarded about $5 million in grants for air-quality and other studies
related to climate change and tribal health.

16. Man Wounded by RCMP Leaves Hospital, Goes Directly to Jail

CBC News
Evan Cromarty, 20, was shot by Canadian police at a baseball game at Norway
House Cree First Nation and was taken into custody upon leaving the hospital.

1. Alarming Number of Canadian Indigenous Women Missing, Murdered

2. Roadkill: ‘Indians in This State are Not Even Worth a Traffic Sign’

Fiona Watson/Survival
Damiana Cavanha, Guarani leader. Five of her relatives have been run over
and killed.

3. Video: A New Kind of Warrior Fighting for Their People

Wisconsin Media Lab
Mark Antonio Daniels Jr., a member of the Forest County Potawatomi, dreams
of being a professional boxer.

4. Vandals Desecrate Memorial to Residential School Survivors in British Columbia

Wawmeesh Hamilton
The memorial dedicated to students who attended the Alberni Indian Residential
School. The piece has since been vandalized and police have no suspects.

5. Crowdfunding to Regenerate the North American Indian Center of Boston

NAICOB

6. President Obama Engages Native Youth at My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall

7.Tribe Says City’s Logo Featuring American Indian Is not an Offensive Caricature

8. Coeur d’Alene Cancel Ted Nugent Concert Over Rocker’s ‘Racist Remarks’

Source: facebook.com/tednugent
Nugent may need to double-check his standing in Indian country. Image source:
facebook.com/tednugent

9. Veteran Channels PTSD and Anger Into MMA Career

Courtesy va.gov
“In the ring, I’m in complete control. Fighting is my meditation.”

11. Bald Ambition: 10 Hairless Animals That Will Make You Cringe

Daily Mail
Keep reading to find out what this animal is….

12. Navajo High School Graduate Attends Town Hall With President Obama

13. Think Hockey with Spears: 10th Century’s Most Popular Sport Developed by Native Americans

Smithsonian American Art Museum

14. Ho-Chunk, Inc. CEO Receives Award from U.S. Department of Commerce Agency

Ho-Chunk Inc.
Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho Chunk, Inc.

15. Watch: Ty Thompson Scores First Goal as a Major League Lacrosse Player

RochesterRattlers.com

16. USDA Awards Grants to Native Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses

and Create Jobs

17. Explosive Blaze in Williston, North Dakota in Industrial Fire

AP Photo/Josh Wood
A fire burns at Red River Supply in an industrial part of Williston, N.D., in the early
hours of Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The site is near three oil companies and a rail
line, just east of Williston’s downtown. Explosions could be seen and heard at the
scene, but it wasn’t immediately clear what caught on fire. No injuries were
immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies
working in North Dakota’s oil patch.

18. How to identify fake antique Native American art