Archives For Pow Wows


1. Why I Write for a Native Audience

2. Abuse and Neglect: The Toxic Lives of Drug Endangered Children

3. CA Tribe Has New Recognition Hopes After Costly, Two-Decade Struggle

flickr/Judith W. Sandoval/Veterans for Peace
Muwekma-Ohlone-Tribe-2010-Flickr: The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe joined Veterans
For Peace members in the Memorial Day Parade in November 2010. Following the
parade the Ohlone preformed a Gourd Dance and a Healing Ceremony in the
Memorial Grove adjacent to the Veterans Building in San Francisco.

4. North American Indian Days Pow Wow Celebrates Blackfeet Traditions

Jack McNeel
Dancers dance in the arena at the 63rd North American Indian Days pow wow
on July 10-13, 2014.

5. A 10-Year-Old Working? Bolivia Changes Child Labor Laws

Sara Shahriari
Eddy Roman Davalos Cayo, 15 Vice President of the Union of Child and
Adolescent Workers, and children sit with Bolivian vice president Alvaro Garcia
Linera and other leaders at the signing of the new Boys, Girls and Adolescents’
code on July 17, 2014.

6. 16 Complete Intensive Navajo Generating Station Training Program

George Hardeen
The newest graduates of the NGS Power Plant Fundamentals School are
(front row left to right) Dexter Williams, Mario Gorman, Shon Redshirt, Cleveland
Shortman, Michael Tsingine, Tallia Tsinnijinnie, D’Armond Chee, Jeremy Mountain,
Francine Hatathlie, (back row left to right) Donovan Tsinnijinnie, Jared Fowler,
Orrin Billy, Cory Stingley, Bing Bizardie, Phillip Bedonie, Durwood Tallsalt,
Colby Gilmore.

7. RCMP Shoot Unarmed Man at Norway Cree First Nation Children’s Baseball Game

Courtesy Annabella Lapensee via CBC News
The baseball diamond where the RCMP shooting took place became an
investigation scene.

8. Air Force Introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

9. Cherokee Nation Surgical Tech Honored as National Instructor of the Year

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital Surgical Technology Program Instructor
Tommy Hays holds up his 2013 New Instructor of the Year Award from the
Association of Surgical Technologists.

10. Start Learning About Native Nation Building for Free Today

Native Nations Institute

11. Ontario Regional Chief Congratulates Iroquois Nationals on Third Place

Finish in World Lax Championships

Courtesy Kenny Frost

12. Don’t Eat a Big Mac on a Bear Hunt: Tristan Ahtone’s Journalism 101

Courtesy Katherine Lanpher
Tristan Ahtone holding the five plaques he won at the 2014 National Native
Media Conference. Photo by Katherine Lanpher.

13. Video: John Oliver Skewers the Racism That’s Filling Up U.S. Prisons

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver/YouTube
Comedian and commentator John Oliver skewers the U.S. prison system using
muppets on his eponymous HBO show.

14. Rez Ball Rules: MVP Shoni Schimmel Scores 29(!) in WNBA All-Star Game

AP Photo/Matt York
East’s ShoniSchimmel (23), of the Atlanta Dream, drives against Nneka
Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, during the second half the WNBA
All-Star basketball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Phoenix. The East
won 125-124 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt York)

15. San Juan Island’s Iconic House Posts Celebrate 10 Years

source: susanpoint.com
Susan Point’s ‘Interaction’ house posts at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island,
Washington. Source: susanpoint.com

16. Iroquois Nationals Dominate Australia, Win Bronze Medal in World Lacrosse Finals

Patrick E. McCarthy/Newday/AP
Iroquois Nationals win bronze medal in World Lacrosse Championships

17. Raid Targets Illegal Marijuana Farms Sapping Yurok’s Drought-Plagued Water Supply

Yurok Tribe
One of the many illegal marijuana farms that federal agents uprooted in a
raid on July 21.

18. Ah Nee Mah – Native Visions (A Native American Music Journey) 2013 Full Album


1. This Is an Interesting Time to Be Indigenous

2. 7 Stunning Photos From the Sussex Pow Wow By Cliff Matias

3. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 6: DNA, Blood Types and Stereotypes

4. Paul Brooks: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Paul Brooks, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

5. Socobasin on Maine Commission Report: Not a Commercial Venture – Our Culture

6. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Zach Miller

University of Denver
Zach miller

7. The Ponca and Pawnee Nations’ Drive to Preserve Ancestral Corn

Amos Hinton
Grey corn growing in Kearney, Nebraska.

8. Video: Your Heart Will Soar as This Healed Bald Eagle Flies Back Into the Wild

Dann Boyko
The bald eagle’s plunge into a industrial-waste pool had left it covered in
chemical burns and toxic slime. Now it flies free.

9. Hail to UNCP: New University History Published

Wikimedia
The Old Main, the oldest building located on the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke’s campus, is one of the most recognizable buildings on campus and
is listed on the national register of historic places. The newly published book
details the tradition behind the arrowhead.

10. ‘Drunktown’s Finest’ Screens at Museum of Modern Art

twitter.com/drunktown_movie
Jeremiah Bitsui as Luther ‘SickBoy’ Maryboy in ‘Drunktown’s Finest.’
Wikipedia
A view of the San Jacinto Mountains, in historical Cahuilla territory wherein lies
the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, part of the Cahuilla Nation.

1. A Claimed Right of Reduction and the United Nations

2. Frank Paiz: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Governor Frank Paiz, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.

3. ‘Walking in Their Shoes’ Métis Artist Christi Belcourt Wins Major Award for Works

Hyungchoel Park/New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts, Carleton University
Christi Belcourt, Métis artist and winner of the 2014 Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award.

4. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Jeremy Thompson

5. 4 Ways Pow Wow Regalia Has Changed Throughout the Years

Photo courtesy of the KQ Designs Custom Beadwork
The regalia for Women’s Northern Traditional, the oldest style of women’s dance, is updated
with modern patterns and bead colors.

6. Video: July Heralds Supermoon Summer, With First of Three Giant Full Moons

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The three supermoons of summer will give us spring tides.

7. Leaders Convene to Improve Life for Spirit Lake’s Sacred Children

8. Whoopi to Redskins Controversy Denier: ‘Spoken Like a True White Guy’

9. This Man Has to Be Aquaman in Next Superman Film. He Just Has To!

Source: Lionsgate Films
Jason Momoa as ‘Conan the Barbarian’ in the 2011 film adaptation of the Marvel Comics title.

10. Native American Music/ Ly-o-lay-ale-loya

 


1. Obama at Standing Rock: The Next Vital Steps

2. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 5: The Theory Comes Crashing Down

Courtesy world-mysteries.com

3. Friday Funny: What Did the Navajo Elder Say to the Moon?

NASA/Rex
Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot, stands near the
deployed United States flag on the lunar surface, December 1972. Credit:
NASA/Rex

4. You Won’t Believe This: Filmmaker Says Native Genocide Didn’t Happen

5. Got Tribal ID? North Dakota Natives May Not Be Able to Use Theirs to Vote

Courtesy vip.sos.nd
Nearly one-third of North Dakota’s Native population does not have a tribal ID
that looks like the one pictured.

6. Virtual Community Calls on ‘Redskins’ Sponsors to ‘Stop Harming Children’

Native Voice Network

7. Algonquin Rap, Indie Films Will Reign at Montreal First Peoples Festival

Courtesy Land InSights
The colorful teepees brighten up the Place des Festival in Montreal each summer
at the First Peoples Festival, which this year runs from July 29 through August 5.

8. Ceviche: 5 Variations of the Inka Original Seafood Dish

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9. Video: No Butter? No Oil? Chef Bitsoie’s Delicious Native Corn Chowder

10. VIDEO: New Zealand Honors the Creator’s Game With Haka Ceremony

Lax.com
New Zealand presents the Haka ceremony in Denver before the FIL World
Championships began on July 10, 2014.

11. Pow Wow Weekend Planner July 11-13

News.Standford.edu

12. Cherokee Nation Donates Nearly $900K to Improve Water Treatment Plant

(L to R) Front Row: Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor, Principal Chief
Bill John Baker, Locust Grove Mayor Heath Holman and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
sign the funding agreement for the Locust Grove Water Treatment Plant improvement.
Back Row: Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. looks over the signing.

13. Salish and Kootenai Help Keep Invasive Zebra Mussel Out of Flathead Lake

KYSSFM Radio
Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western U.S., is known for its
crystal-clear waters. Experts are fighting to keep it invasive-species-free.

14. This Popular Viral Video Is Really Cool, Except for One Thing

15. Warming Predictions Put Tohono O’odham Nation at Abu Dhabi Temperatures by 2100

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Climate Central, a journalism and data think tank, says some parts of Turtle Island

1. Unfortunate Confusion on the Right of Self-Determination

2. Wisc. Tribes Join Forces to Combat Drug and Gang Activity Through NADGI

3. Remote Amazonian Villages in Peru Lack Schools, Teachers

Barbara Fraser
Young students share a book in a poorly equipped school along the Urituyacu
River, in a remote part of the northeastern Peruvian Amazon.

4. Australian Slot-machine Manufacturer Bets on American Indian Casinos

VGT sells machines such as Live-Call Bingo, Hot Red Ruby and Mr. Money Bags
throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

5. Redskins Blogger Ben Tribbett Resigns via Twitter

Ben Tribbett announced his resignation Monday night.

6. Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Looms Over Pit River Tribe Gathering

Big Sky Owners Association
A pine-beetle-infested forest in Montana.

7. Monroe Pow Wow Stays Traditional, Doubles in Size

Monroe Pow Wow Facebook page

8. Interior: $50 M in Land Buy-Backs for Rosebud, Deadline August 16

9. How The EPA Is Working to Avoid Another Harvest of Shame, Save Workers

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10. Let’s Read! Let’s Move! Kicks Off at NMAI

U.S. Department of Education
The Let’s Read! Let’s Move! summer series concluded last year at the National Building
Museum and included appearances by Drew and Jonathan Scott, hosts of HGTV’s hit
show “Property Brothers.”

11. Cowboy Crooner and Steer Wrestler Is ‘Lovin and Losin’ in His Country Music Life

Courtesy Armond Duck Chief
Armond Duck Chief

12. Report: Alberta Oil Sands Contaminate Wild Food, Give Aboriginals Cancer

Youtube video, Vancouver Observer
Moose meat being prepared near Fort Chip Chipewyan

13. World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Brett Bucktooth

14. Ethereal Beauty: These 8 Stunning Nunavut Landscapes Will Take Your Breath Away

15. Te Ata, Chickasaw Icon: A Life in Pictures

 


1. The Institutional Racism Against Black Indians

2. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 4: The Indisputable Facts in the Artifacts

3. Code Talker Stories: Penned by a Daughter, With Love

Courtesy Rio Nuevo Publishers

4. Do American Indians Celebrate the 4th of July?

Courtesy Pius Spottedhorsechief, vice president of the Pawnee Indian Veterans
The Pawnee Indian Veterans Homecoming Pow Wow recognizes returning veterans.
Pawnee, Oklahoma. The 68th annual Pawnee homecoming takes place
July 3 through 6, 2014.

5. Heroes Till the End: Code Talkers in Their Twilight Years

6. Camp Out July 4 Weekend at Top-Rated RV Parks in Indian Country

The Villages at Turning Stone RV Park earned a perfect rating for the 2014 Good Sam
RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory. The Villages is one of only 68 parks to
achieve this in the US.

7. Happy 4th From Your Friendly Neighborhood Rez Fireworks Stand

8. Iroquois Nationals Gearing up for World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado

IroquoisNationals.org
Iroquois Nationals U-19, who were the Bronze Medalist Field Lacrosse Team at the World
Lacrosse Championships in 2012 in Turku, Finland. The team will play in Denver, Colorado
on July 11, 2014 for the World Lacrosse Championship.

9. Catawba Trust Land Support Boosted by Three Congressmen

YNNE HARLAN/EBCI Public Relations
Principal Chief Michell Hicks (center) is shown with NC Governor Pat McCrory (left) and
NC Speaker of the House and Senatorial candidate Thom Tillis at the NCGOP Convention
held this past weekend [June 9] at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.

10. The Irony of Fireworks and Freedom While Living With PTSD on July 4th

Courtesy National Center for PTSD

11. Huh? Snyder Might Let Go of ‘Redskins’ Name if This Happens…

Associated Press

12. Word Up: Gyasi Ross Teaches Gawker About Native Hip Hop

Source: Gawker

13. Native Gays Celebrated at West Hollywood Intertribal Pow Wow

Diego James Robles
Jingle dress dancer Kathryn Draper, Choctaw/Creek, dances in an intertribal during the Celebrating
All Life and Creation Pow Wow in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, on Saturday afternoon,
June 28, 2014.

14. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Updates Climate Change Adaptation Policy

15. Sorry, Pete: The Dutch Just Made Christmas a Little Less Racist

AP Photo/Peter Dejong
A ‘Zwarte Piet’, or Black Pete, the blackface sidekick of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, takes
part in a parade in Amsterdam in 2013. AP Photo/Peter Dejong

 


1. Everyone Wants to Be an Indian, But Nobody Wants to Be an Indian

2. Interview: How Tester’s Sen. Committee on Indian Affairs Will Shake Things Up

3. From a Jerky Smokehouse to New Construction: Business Is Booming on Fort Belknap

4. Pushing Obama to Appoint a Tribal Economic Development Council

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5. Tribe Helps Elk Herds Reclaim Their Home After Fire

Kristin Butler

6. July 4 Weekend Pow Wow Planner

Courtesy Smithsonian Institute

7. Mississippi Attorney Selected to Lead Chickasaw Inkana’ Foundation

Courtesy Chickasaw Nation
Brad Prewitt, Tupelo, was appointed executive director of the newly-formed
Inkana’ Foundation.

8. Journeys of Light: When Women Power Meets Green Power

Solar Sister 2014
Solar Sister Hawa leading a training session.

9. Indian Land Capital Company President To Retire After 9 Years at Helm

Courtesy ILCC
Gerald Sherman

10. Native People, in All Their Glory: 20 Portraits by Ryan Red Corn

11. Video: Tsilhqot’in First Nation Ruling Could Affect Pipeline Projects

CBC News/YouTube
A video explanation of the potential implications of the recent Canadian Supreme Court in favor of the land claim of Tsilhqot’in First Nation.

12. Ah Nee Mah – Native Visions

 


1. Understanding the Sins of the Founding Fathers

2. Northwest Tribal Courts Providing Free Access to Justice

3. Put Wondo In! Watch Chris Wondolowski Score 56 MLS Goals (Video)

AP Photo/Rock Scuteri
U.S. forward Chris Wondolowski (17) celebrates after scoring a first-half goal
against Mexico during an international friendly soccer match Wednesday,
April 2, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rock Scuteri)

4. Video: Oh Kanata! Indigenous Peoples Celebrate Canada Day With Proper Lyrics

The Hibbies/YouTube
Screen grab from a YouTube video of the Canadian national anthem, redone with
an indigenous perspective.

5. Putting Native Vets to Work, IHS Launches Veterans Hiring Initiative

6. Wyoming’s Largest Powwow: Stories From Eastern Shoshone Days

Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile
A member of the Wildhorse Singers belts out a song during the Eastern Shoshone
Indian Days. The group from North Battleford, Saskatchewan, served as Northern Host
Drum. The Ottertrail Singers from Lawton, Oklahoma served as Southern Host Drum.

7. Zuni Pueblo Hosts Let’s Move! in Indian Country 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Courtesy LMIC
Zuni Youth Traditional Dancers kick off LMIC 3rd Anniversary events in Zuni with Butterfly
Dance. In honor of the First Lady’s Pollinator Garden, the dance recognized the butterfly
for its beauty and its contribution in pollinating plant life.

8. Ancient Native Baby Boom Reveals Lesson in Over-Population

Pueblo Grande Museum, City of Phoenix
This shows a reconstruction of life on a Hohokam platform mound in the
Sonoran Desert in the 13th century A.D.

9. You Gotta Hear This: Music From Shawnee’s Forthcoming Debut EP

source: facebook.com/Shekingpage

10. Chris Wondolowski Is the Kiowa Tribe’s Hometown Hero

AP
Chris Wondolowski

11. Today: Native Americans Protest at AT&T Park in San Francisco

Courtesy April Negrette
Giants fan wears a warbonnet in far corner of the stadium on June 23, 2014. (Courtesy April Negrette)

12. The Native American Story of Yosemite

National Park Service
Yosemite National Park has been home to Indigenous Peoples for thousands of years.

13. First Nations Former NHL Player Gino Odjick Diagnosed With Terminal Illness

OurHistory.Canadiens.com
Gino Odjick

14. VIDEO: Hoopa Home-Chef Meagen Baldy Makes Summer Squash, Promotes Native Artisans

15. Freedom Fighters: 8 Courageous Native Americans


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. US Ambassador Keith Harper: Violence Against Indigenous Women ‘Global Scourge’

Courtesy U.S. Mission Geneva/Eric Bridiers
Keith Harper, Cherokee Nation citizen and U.S. Human Rights Ambassador to the United Nations.
(www.flickr.com/photos/us-mission)

2. Working on Acknowledgment – Interior’s New Hawaiian Recognition Initiative

Courtesy Kevin K. Washburn
Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

3. Tough Competition at 2014 National Western Stock Show

Westfall Photography
Clay Norell and Cullen Teller compete at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.

4. Video: Idle No More Blasts Enbridge Inc.’s Line 9 Pipeline From Ontario to Quebec

Idle No More/YouTube
Enbridge Inc.’s Line 9 could be reversed to carry oil sands crude from Ontario to Quebec.

5. Kid Protests for Indigenous Rights at World Cup; World Almost Missed It

6. Court Agrees With Tribe on Gaming Compact, Poker Dispute

7. RES DC Continues, Gary Davis to Testify Before SCIA on Encouraging Investment in Indian Country

NCAIED Twitter
Gary Davis, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and NCAIED president
and CEO, speaks at RES DC on June 24.

8. Culture Bearers: 5 Carvers Who Kept Northwest Coast Carving Alive, Part 1

Canadian Museum of Civilization
Charles Edenshaw was a prolific and sought-after artist at a time when creating traditional
art was illegal under Canada’s potlatch ban.

9. Video: Dallas Chief Eagle Teaches Young Students How to Hoop Dance

Christina Rose
Young students at the Wounded Knee District School learn how to hoop dance from Dallas
Chief Eagle.

10. California Latest to Recognize Native American Day as State Holiday

11. Cherokee Nation Donates More Than $450,000 to Volunteer Firefighters

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The tribe will give checks for $3,500 to each department for equipment, fuel or other necessary
items to sustain their fire stations and protect people and property in rural areas.

12. Pocahottie Pride! Redskins Cheerleaders Aren’t Getting the Memo Either

source: instagram.com/1stladiesoffb
The above graphic, created in 2012 to celebrate 50 years of Redskins cheerleaders, showed up
on the squad’s Instagram page yesterday.