Archives For Astronomy

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

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. How to Claim Tax-Free Tribal Benefits From IRS

2. Robert Wayne Flying Hawk: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Yankton Sioux Tribe
Robert Wayne Flying Hawk, chairman, Ihanktonwan Nation (Yankton Sioux Tribe)

3. The Debate Over Disenrollment

Courtesy of Rick Cuevas
More than 100 disenrolled Pechanga Indians gathered in a prayer circle. According to
Rick Cuevas, a disenrolled member of the tribe, “a splinter group has stolen the tribe and
its heritage and is passing as the tribe.” He has been blogging about disenrollment by his
tribe and others at since 2007, though Pechangadisenrollments
first began in 2002.

4. Jupiter Slips Away as New Moon Whispers, and Milky Way Reigns

Artist’s rendering of the outer solar system.

5. Hawaiian Sovereignty 101: The Growing Fight for Native Independence

Courtesy Wesleyan University
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at
Wesleyan University

6. Journey to Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters Tournament Starts for Kids

7. Reclaiming the Sacred Black Hills

8. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, IHS Reach Landmark Contract Settlement

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit health organization managed
by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. The
Consortium was created in 1997 to provide statewide Native health services.

9. Ways that Weatherization Works: Climate Justice Through Revitalization

via Environmental Protection Agency
Weatherizing a structure can help in climate change.

10. 10 Ways to Show Your Native Pride


1. ‘Blueprint for a Better Navajo Nation’ – A Push for a Brighter Tomorrow

Wikimedia commons
Navajo Nation Council chambers

2. Navajo Nation Fire Nearly Contained; Photos From the Flames

3. ‘King of the Missions’ Hosts Vibrant Powwow

Diego James Robles
Standing Rock Sioux grass dancer Michael Cadotte dances during an inter-tribal, in Oceanside, Calif., on Saturday afternoon, June 14, 2014.

4. 5 Ways to Make Gardening With Kids Easy and Educational

Darla Antoine
Darla Antoine’s son Cuen holds a basket of strawberries he helped pick.

5. Social Media Platform Targets Indian Casinos

Greentube Pro
Greentube Pro helps land-based casinos enhance player retention and boost new player acquisition through the Internet.

6. Khloe Kardashian Disrespects Native Culture For North West’s B’day Party

Caption from Instagram: ‘Ray of clouds. Chirping of birds. Gurgling of water. Granting desire. One with water. Kidchella my first Coachella!!!’

7. AIANTA and Southeast Tourism Society Bring Tribal Tourism to Washington, D.C.

8. Natural Pain Relief: 9 Alternatives to Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Aspirin


9. Video: Humbling, Dizzying Planetary 360-Degree Panorama Time Lapse Photos of Infinity

Vincent Brady via YouTube
Inside the double arch.

10. Native American Athletes

11. Native Athletes in Action

12. The History of Lacrosse

1. The Dangerous Dissent in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community

2. Therapists Must Recognize and Treat Historical Trauma

3. 5 Native Athletes You Should Follow Now on Twitter

4. Summer Solstice: Turtle Island Showered With Sunshine on Year’s Longest Day

via Stanford Solar Center
The solstice sun peeks above the summit of Medicine Mountain, its rays aligned with the spokes of the
Bighorn Medicine Wheel, built hundreds of years ago by the Plains Indians and used for ceremonies even to this day.

5. Speaking of Languages: Educators Back Native American Language Bills

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
William Mendoza, Oglala-Sicangu Lakota, executive director of the White House Initiative on
Indian and Alaska Native Education, said there are only 375,000 American Indian language
speakers remaining in the U.S. Lillian Sparks Robinson Rosebud Sioux Tribe, commissioner
for the Administration for Native Americans, said the agency expected in 2014 to fund 20 percent
of Esther Martinez Initiative grant applications and 16 percent of Native American Language
Preservation and Maintenance Program applications.

6. Aboriginal Awareness Day: First Nations Urge Canadians to Celebrate Indigenous Contributions

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

7. Aboriginal Awareness Day Celebrated Across Canada

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

8. White House Recap: The President’s Historic Visit to Indian Country

9. Aboriginal Art and Music

10. Aboriginal Dance 1

11. Aboriginal Dances 2

12. Aboriginal Dance 3

13. Didgeridoo Dreaming – 4.0 – 8.0 Theta Isochronic Tones For Lucid Dreaming

14. Why Is It Ok That Aboriginal Women Are Missing?

15. Trending in Indian Country: #PrezRezVisit Gained National Attention

Suzette Brewer
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Cannonball, North Dakota.

1. Native Americans Living in Desperate Poverty

2. Why Die?! High Teen Suicide Rate in Native American Reservations – RT 100317

3. Indian Country Prepares for Obama Visit to Standing Rock, as Chairman Dismisses Criticism

Courtesy Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II (right) and Tribal External Affairs Director Steve Sitting Bear (left) displaying a flag made by children at Cannon Ball Elementary School as a gift for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

4. A Strange Case of Genocide Denied

5. Cliff Matias Captures the Rhythm and Energy of Dance at 20th Annual Gateway to Nations Pow Wow

6. Toast Full, Champagne-Colored Honey Moon on Friday the 13th, Then Take Cover

Stephen Rahn/Flickr via
Strawberry or honey? You decide. The plump full moon rises over Georgia in June 2013.

7. HUD: $70 Million Available for Tribes to Improve Housing, Address Mold Removal

8. NCAI Applauds President Obama’s Historic Visit to Indian Country

9. Snyder Tells NBC’s Al Michaels Name Will Change ‘Over My Dead Body’

Associated Press
Al Michaels

10. Epic Paskenta Dispute Continues, Despite BIA Cease and Desist Letter

Heavily armed guards outside the Paskenta Tribe’s Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, California.

11. Snow Where You’re Going: Trace Ancient Inuit Trails With Interactive Atlas
A screenshot of the Pan Inuit Trails Atlas.

12. Prison Survey Reveals Cultural Needs and Benefits

Jack McNeel
Winona Stevens, a Ho-Chunk member and program manager of United Indians of all Tribes

13. Alleged Sexual Predator Impersonated Kiowa Gordon; Actor Is ‘Deeply Saddened’

Source: Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, via Des Moines Register; Sundance TV.
Any resemblance? 33-year-old David LaVera, left, is accused of abducting a teenage girl in Iowa. He had convinced her, and others, that he was 24-year-old actor Kiowa Gordon.

14. It’s Never Easy: Getting a College Diploma in Today’s America


15. Heitkamp: President’s Visit Turns Nation’s Attention to First Americans

AP Photo

1. Put Down the Peace Pipe and Step Out of the Costumes

2. Cherokee Nation Honors Three Veterans in May

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
(L to R) Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Manager Dr. Ricky Robinson, Tribal Councilors Curtis Snell and Jodie Fishinghawk, military veteran John Blackwood, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Tribal Councilor Frankie Hargis and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden.

3. Memorial Day Tribute: American Indian Warriors Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice in War

Lynwood Lord/Thinkstock

4. CRYP to Kick-Off Midnight Basketball Tourney and Summer Wellness Program


5. Photo Gallery: 20 Memorials to Native Americans

6. Spectacular Pre-Dawn Sight: Lovers Reunite as Moon and Venus Snuggle Closer Than Ever

Crescent moon and Venus in a configuration similar to the striking sight set for the pre-dawn hours

7. 12 Names to Be Added to Memorial During Grand Ronde Observance

West Valley Veterans’ Memorial

8. State of Minnesota Honors Native American Veterans

Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

9. Gary Sinise Honors Veterans at National Memorial Day Concert

10. The Highground Veterans Memorial Park – National Native American Vietnam Veterans Tribute

1. VA Scandals, IHS Funding, and Shinseki’s Job

2. Honoring the Native WWI Doughboy on Memorial Day in Michigan

Courtesy Linze Ritter
The sixth bronze life-size statute, back left, of a World War I Native American Doughboy will be the center of a dedication ceremony on Memorial Day beginning at 11 a.m. at Coleman Veterans Memorial in Coleman, Michigan.

3. Obama Designates Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Mike Groves/
Organ Mountains

4. Cherokee Nation Honors Fallen Soldiers for Memorial Day

5. Cascading Stars May Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend in New Meteor Shower

A never-before-seen meteor shower, the Camelopardalids, emanate from a dim constellation of the same name—a giraffe in the vicinity of the North Star.

6. Chris Wondolowski Makes U.S. Team Heading to World Cup in Brazil

Associated Press
Chris Wondolowski is one of 23 players headed to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

7. ‘Unless We Interrupt Your Sports, You’re Not Paying Attention to Us’

8. This Memorial Day, Honor the Water, Remember the Fallen, and Protect the Mounds
The Ohio River Water Walk is the third Nibi walk

9. Cherokee Nation Marshals Cross-Deputized for Claremore Indian Hospital

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Marshals Mike Roach, Shawnna Roach, Danny Tanner, Jess Anderson, Marshall Green, Vincent Smith and Jon Ketcher are sworn in by U.S. Marshal Clayton Johnson.

10. Inuit Furious as World Trade Organization Upholds European Union Seal Ban

Canadian Press
A typical Inuit seal hunt.

11. Native American Veterans — Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day

12. Vietnam Veterans Honor Song

13. Into the West – Part 1 (Wheel to the Stars)

14. Into the West – Part 2 (Manifest Destiny)

1. Is the Use of ‘Redskins’ a Hate Crime?

2. Chickasaw Judge, Sherry Abbott Todd, Takes Oath

Courtesy Marcy Gray/Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Bellefeuille-Gordon, left, administers the oath of office to Sherry Abbott Todd as Special Judge of the District Court of the Chickasaw Nation. Todd was appointed to an additional 3-year term by justices of the Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court. Holding the Holy Bible is Todd’s sister, Darla Abbott Porter.

3. Commitment to Education Connects Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame Inductees

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby recently inducted five new members into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame. Inductees include the late Charles W. Blackwell, Irene Digby, Marvin Mitchell, Dr. James W, Hampton and Silas Wolf Jr. Jonathan Blackwell and Geoffrey Blackwell accepted the honor in behalf of their father. Back row, from left, Gov. Anoatubby, Jonathan Blackwell, Dr. James W. Hampton, Marvin Mitchell, Geoffrey Blackwell, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel. Front row left to right are Silas Wolf, Jr. and Irene Digby.

4. Planetary Showdown Spices Up May Skies

Thinkstock Planetary mosaic, artist’s depiction.

5. 5 Sacred Spots Outside of America That You Have to See

Mount Sinai, Egypt

6. Seneca Nation Starts 50th Anniversary of Kinzua Dam Removal Today

7. Make Mother’s Day Extraordinary: Huckleberry Muffins

Flickr Creative Commons/Meaghan O’Malley
Huckleberry muffins with huckleberry jelly

8. Native American Symbols

9. Native American Indian Rock Art – Petroglyphs Pictograph

10. Collectible Native American Pottery; The best of the best

1. The Calamity Has Begun: The Problem of Economic & Religious Beliefs

2. Chair Liz Charlebois: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Liz Charlebois
Liz Charlebois, chair of the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs.

3.  Nike Responds to EONM Protest

Daniel Dixon
Protestors hold us signs outside the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon on May 1, 2014.

4. Nearly 1,200 Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada: RCMP

One of several vigils held annually to honor and call for an inquiry into the murders and disappearances of aboriginal women in Canada.

5. Halley’s Comet Remnants: Eta Aquarid Meteors Light Up Cinco de Mayo

An artist fancifully dancing with the stars.

6. Compassion – Kenneth Little Hawk – Native American Storyteller

7. Native Storytelling Festival: The Real Story of the Quileute Wolves

8. The First Nations Wars – The American Indian

9. Native American Dance at the Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico

10. How to Prove Native American/Indian Ancestry

1. Anyplace Is a Good Place to Be an Indian

2. Pamunkey and Mattaponi Wrestle With Fishing Rights in Virginia

Vincent Schilling
Pamunkey Chief Kevin Brown feels tribal fishing rights have been denied by the state of Virginia.

3. Cherokee In-School Dental Program Lowering Cavity Rate for Students

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation dentist Dr. Mechelle Speed examines second-grade student Isaiah Walema’s teeth during a visit to the Cherokee Immersion Charter School.

4. Moon, Venus Once Again Head to Shmoopy Town Under Fading Lyrid Meteors

Frolicking planets this week in the sky include partial eclipse over Australia, waning moon canoodling with Venus, and fading Lyrid meteor shower.

5. 500 Nations… Story of the Native Americans ~ 10 Lost Tribes of Israel {Part 4} finale’

6. #3 The Ten Lost Tribes | Where They Went, What They Are Now Called — Part 1