Archives For Native Americans


Rolling Stone recently sat down with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez after his powerful speech at the United Nations

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez


1. 20 More Glorious Portraits of Native Americans by Ryan Red Corn

Ryan Red Corn – portrait of Sahmie Joshevama, Hopi, recent graduate of Arizona State University.

2. Joyous Celebration: Feting Canada With Indigenous Song, Dance and Art

Hans Tammemagi
Indigenous culture was feted heartily in Victoria, British Columbia, in a three-day festival culminating in
National Aboriginal Day and kicking off 10 days of celebrations leading up to Canada Day on July 1.
Above, Andy Everson, Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, leads the Totem Tour.

3. Neil Young Rocks Monsanto

Rex Features via AP Images
Neil Young Barclaycard British Summer Time Concert, Hyde Park, London, Britain – 12 Jul 2014
(Rex Features via AP Images)

4. Native Cooking: Is It Chowder, or Chowdah?

iStock New England Clam Chowder
iStock – New England clam chowder containing milk or cream is just one way to enjoy this tasty meal.

5. Sacred Mountain Blockade: Protectors Halt Construction on Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea Protectors Halt Construction
Darren Miller Photography
Mauna Kea protectors managed to stop the Department of Land and Natural Resources from beginning
construction on sacred Mauna Kea “until further notice.”

6. 5 Things You Didn’t Think of as Native Technology

John Wiley/Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
The ancient Chumash were among many Indigenous Peoples with intimate knowledge of the cosmos,
and these cave paintings are literal illustrations of their astronomical expertise.

7. Too Many Hearings, Too Little Funding

iStock Youth Help Suicide Depression
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Since December the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has lost 11 young people to suicide, and
at least 176 have attempted suicide in that time period.

8. Don’t Shed Tears for Us Poor Indians

9. More Drivin’ Than Ropin’: Navajo Roper Places Second in Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic

Aaron Tsinigine of Tuba City ropes his end of the steer while his partner Clay O’Brien Cooper waits his
turn in the 10th round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2014.
Courtesy PRCA
Aaron Tsinigine of Tuba City ropes his end of the steer while his partner Clay O’Brien Cooper waits his
turn in the 10th round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2014.

1. One Heart – One Spirit (Movie Trailer) Coming Summer 2015

2. Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People Episode 1

3. National Aboriginal Day Brings Hope for Results From Truth and Reconciliation Report

Ken Gigliotti/The Canadian Press
Sunrise ceremonies will mark the start of the first day of summer, as well as National Aboriginal
Day, across Canada.

4. Video: National Aboriginal Day Celebrates First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cultures

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

5. Video: Dance Jam Kitchen Features a Healthy Take on Pad Thai

Dance Jam Kitchen Pad Thai
Make Waves Entertainment
Donnell Barlow, a member of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, and host of “Dance Jam Kitchen”
shows viewers how to make a healthier version of pad thai.

6. Summer Solstice: Sun Caresses Turtle Island With Golden Rays on Father’s Day

This multimedia exhibit at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New
Mexico illustrates the Sun Dagger at Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, ancient home of the
Pueblo. The originals have shifted, notes
Alysa Landry
Previously known as U.S. 666, this north-south corridor now known as U.S. 491 had various
nicknames to match its dangerous reputation.

8. ‘Beat Your War Drum Somewhere Else!': The Ugly War Over a Racist Mascot

 


1. Wednesday, June 11, 2015 – VICE News Daily: Paris Auctions Anger Native American Tribes

2. Movie: Road To PaIoma (2014), Jason Momoas, Robert Homer MolIohan, Iisa Bonet

3. Poetics, Politics and U.S. federal Indian Law

4. Next Generation of Young Tribal Leaders: SAIGE Training Program

5. Study: Historical Trauma Plays Role in Youth Gangs

iStock Native American Man Gangs
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Youth gangs on American Indian reservations and Canadian First
Nations reserves are more recently established, smaller and less
organized than urban youth gangs, leaving open the possibility that
timely prevention and intervention could be successful.

6. Protecting Native Children: Heitkamp Gets Big Bill Through Senate

“For generations, children on tribal lands have lived with the odds stacked
against them.” With the recent Senate passing of a Sen. Heidi Heitcamp
bill Native youth will have a fighting chance.

7. Get Ready for Wes Studi as Badass Native Antihero in ‘Ronnie BoDean’

Courtesy Steven Paul Judd
Wes Studi as Ronnie BoDean. ‘I wanted to make a picture with a
Native person where he wasn’t getting saved by a non-Native,’ says
director Steven Paul Judd. Photo courtesy Steven Paul Judd.

8. Leave Tar Sands Oil in Ground: 110 Scientists Invoke First

Nation Treaty Rights

Jennifer Grant/Pembina Institute
A mine in the Alberta oil sands of northern Canada. More than 100
scientists and other researchers have called for a halt to development there.

 


1. Running Wild: 5 Native Track Teams of Champions

Courtsey of Rod Stanopiewicz
Jordan Lesansee of Albuquerque Academy.

2. DU’s Zach Miller Ready to Take on Notre Dame

AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via AP
In this March 7, 2015, photo, University of Denver’s Zach Miller,
right, takes on Notre Dame’s Garrett Epple during the Pioneers’
11-10 win in Denver. Miller, a Native American who grew up on
the Allegany Indian Reservation in western New York, has helped
to lead Denver to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament
against Ohio State Saturday in Denver.

3. How One U.S. President Became a Native Advocate

Associated Press
President Richard Nixon

4. Domination and Diversity: Galileo’s Lesson for Canada

5. In Response to War of the Words: ICWA Hearings Reignite Ancient Battle Over Indian Children

6. How Far Can a Dandelion Seed Fly? Ask a Native American

7. SMH @Adam Sandler #Wake Up and Smell the Refreshing Aroma of Equality!

8. Oglala Sioux Water Supply Director Honored with John W. Keys III Award

Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation
Focused on high quality drinking water, Frank Means receives the
John W. Keys III Award. Pictured, from left, are: David Rosenkrance
)Bureau of Reclamation Dakotas Area Office Manager, John Yellowbird
Steele (President Oglala Sioux Tribe), Means (Director of the Oglala
Sioux Rural Water Supply System), Bud Stiles (Bureau of Reclamation retired).

9. Trafficking in Native Communities

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A review of community impact data taken from four formal studies
demonstrates the disproportionate impact the commercial sex trade
has on indigenous communities in both the United States and Canada.

10. Four States Sue U.S. Interior Over ‘Too Strict’ Fracking Regulations

Thinkstock
A fracking well.
Grand Council 1898 Haudenosaunee Confederacy
kahnawakelonghouse.com
Six Nations Confederacy Council at Grand River 1898.
NAJA 2014 Student Project
NAJA/indiegogo
NAJA is crowdfunding to encourage student journalists to cover the 2016
presidential race.

1. 100-Year-Old Baskets Stolen From Health Services Building

Photos provided by UIHS
The traditional baskets stolen from UIHS Potawot Health Village in Arcata, CA.

2. Attention Muppet Lovers: The Jim Henson Company Wants Native Puppeteers!

AP Images
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppet Show, poses in September 1977 with some of the
characters he personally operates. In the back row are, left to right, Dr. Teeth and the
Swedish Chef. In the front row are, left to right, Rowlf the Dog, Kermit the Frog and
Mr. Waldorf. (AP Photo)

3. Driving While Indian: A Refresher Course

4. USET’s Semi-Annual Meeting Begins; Honors Two Veterans

Courtesy United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
From left: Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot tribal council chairman; Randy Noka,
Narragansett Indian Tribe council member; and USET vice president, and USET
President Brian Patterson

5. Miller Helps Denver Advance to NCAA Lax Semis; Lyle Thompson Makes History in Final Game

University of Denver
Zach Miller is an attackman for the University of Denver Pioneers.

6. Democratic congresswoman apologizes for ethnically loaded gesture

7. Native American student told not to display eagle feather at graduation

8. Rep. Caught On Video Making Racist ‘Native American’ Whooping Noise

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native american people

Their pain spans generations

Their identities lay tattered and torn

Defined by those who are unknowing of their true history

Forced to be what society expects and demands

Little acceptance and understanding

Still struggling to prove their worth

Compromising all they have come to be  proud of

They’re mocked and disgraced on-screen

By those attempting to tell their story

Wanting nothing but fame and glory

Leaving fresh scars on their wounded hearts

Will there ever be respect for their stories

A Cry For Understanding©

by Felina Silver Robinson