Archives For Sacred Sites


1. Robert Redbird, iconic Native American artist, dies

Native American artist Robert Redbird, an Oklahoma-born member of the Kiowa tribe, became well-known for his depictions of Kiowa life and spirituality. Click through the gallery to see samples of his work.

2. Walking to Save Oak Flat [7 Photos]

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Photo by Marc Dadigan
After gathering at the California State Capitol February 27, more than 100 walkers including Native supporters representing several tribes and allies marched through the streets of Sacramento to honor the one year anniversary of the San Carlos Apache’s occupation of the sacred lands at the Oak Flat campground. Under the terms of a deal approved by the U.S. government in December, Phoenix-based Resolution Copper will take control of 2,400 copper-rich acres in and around Oak Flat. In return, the company will transfer about 5,400 acres of privately owned parcels of conservation land throughout Arizona to the U.S. Forest Service.

3. As Serious as Lead Poisoning: Hillary v. Bernie

Carlos Osorio/AP
The Democrats engaged policy on a level that risked putting the audience to sleep after the Republicans had their audience yelling and hooting and rolling in the aisles.

4. This Land Was Made for Decolonized Love

5. The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, March 6, 2016

6. Akwesasne Mohawk Hosts NHL Native Alumni Game and Community Celebration

Courtesy Joe Francis
Akwesasne All Stars Team Captain Scott ‘Butter’ Thompson and NHL Native Alumni Pro Hockey Team Captain Reggie “The Riverton Rifle” Leah await the puck drop from Grand Chief Abram Benedict.

7. Pope Francis, The Saints and Native Sprituality Held Hostage

8. Tribes Decide How to Spend Indian Housing Block Grants; A Legacy of Sovereignty Act

When it comes to Indian Housing Block Grants the federal government doesn’t know what the tribes will do with the money as it’s up to the tribes.

9. Seeking the Trump Thumper: GOP Debate XI

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Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and businessman Donald Trump argue during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit.

10. Consensus and Self-Determination

Background image: Constitution of the United States Foreground photo: White Deer, a proud Mohawk in 1901 at the Indian Congress, Pan-American Exposition.

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 deadstate.org
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
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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.

1. Native American, Ugly People?

2. The Inuit Were Right: Shipwreck Find Confirms 168-Year-Old Oral History

Parks Canada/Canadian Press
Sea floor scan image showing one of the missing ships from the Franklin expedition.

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/10/inuit-were-right-shipwreck-find-confirms-168-year-old-oral-history-156837

  3. Southwest Flash Floods Inundate Indian Country, 190 Moapa Paiutes Evacuated

John Locher/AP
Construction crews work on a flood damaged area of the Interstate 15 (I-15) washout
Tuesday. Flood damage caused the closure of the interstate which is the main road
between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.

4. Spirit of ’78: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Arlo Guthrie Headline Black Hills Unity Concert

Buffy Sainte-Marie (second from left) and David Amram (far right) will again seek
to push the U.S. government to honor its treaties when they perform at the
Black Hills Unity Concert this weekend. This famous photo from 1978 captures
notables from The Longest Walk: Muhammad Ali, Sainte-Marie, Floyd ‘Red Crow’
Westerman, Harold Smith, Stevie Wonder, Marlon Brando, Max Gail, Dick Gregory,
Richie Havens, Amram.

5. Salaita Seeks Reinstatement

Courtesy Meda4Salaita
Students flocked to a press conference in the rain, many holding signs similar to
that on the left, in support of Dr. Steven Salaita, right, who waits to speak at a
packed press conference Tuesday near the University of Illinois.

6. 5 ‘Native American’ Quizzes With No Basis in Reality

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A graphic from the What Is Your Native American Name quiz.

7. Etsy to Ban Redskins Name and Logo

Redskins products currently being sold on Etsy.com

8. Photos: Monument Valley Organizes Silent Protest Against Redskins

9. Proposed Bill Would Ban Native Mascots in Colorado; Sponsor

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10. Nisqually Tribe, State Partnering on Development of Nisqually State Park

WildlifeRecreation.org
Visitors can enjoy views of Mt. Rainier from the WWRP funded Nisqually Mashel
State Park.

11. ICTMN’s Annual Travel Issue Now Available Online

12. Witches and Indians and a Feathered Serpent in Salem, Mass.


1. Let Your Voice Be Heard in Navajo Nation Elections

2. CERD to Hear From Tribes About US’s Discriminatory ‘Unrecognized’ Label

Courtesy Winnemen Wintu
Winnemem Wintu Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk is in Geneva to testify
on the U.S. federal government’s discriminatory practice regarding “recognized”
and “unrecognized” tribes.

3. Rosebud Woman Rescues Son from Drowning, Remains in Coma

Norma Sorace/Facebook
Rachel Sorace lies in a coma in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her children, who witnessed
her drowning, are learning to adapt and will enter counseling in the fall.

4. Grand Ronde Tribe to Host 2014 Contest Powwow; $35,000 up for Grabs

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal member Marcus Gibbons dances in
the Grand Entry of the 2010 Grand Ronde Contest Powwow at the Uyxat Powwow
Grounds in Grand Ronde, Oregon.

5. Begay’s NB3 Foundation: Not Just Throwing Money at the Issues in Indian Country

Associated Press
Notah Begay III

6. Ocean’s Rising Acidification Eating Away at Shellfish That Coastal Tribes

Depend On

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The ocean’s acidity is rising and dissolving seashells, which could spell doom for
Northwest tribes’ way of life as well as their livelihood in the shellfish industry and
sustenance harvesting.

7. Eagle Mine Gets Court Nod as Keweenaw Bay Indian Appeal Overturned

Associated Press
This April 11, 2014 aerial photo provided by Eagle Mine, shows the Eagle Mine
operations near Marquette, Mich. The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a
decision by state environmental regulators to allow construction of the nickel and
copper mine in the Upper Peninsula. The mine has been constructed and is
scheduled to begin producing minerals this fall.

8. Cherokee Nation Increases Operating Budget, Asks for Surplus Bison

9. Pow Wow Weekend Planner August 15-17

Smithsonian Institution

10. Here Be Dragons! An Indian Guide to Investment

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11. Rebellion and History: Impressive Slate of Native Films Screens in Santa Fe

The 1992 film ‘Incident at Oglala’ will screen in Santa Fe on Monday, August 18.

12. Free Shoes! Morongo Provides Kicks for 800 Needy Students

Morongo

13. Heavy Legacy: Sculptures Descend on MIAC for Allan Houser Tribute

Courtesy MIAC
Craig Dan Goyesun’s iconic, whirling ‘Gaan’ (Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer)
braces for company as a sculpture by Allan Houser is lowered into the MIAC plaza.

14. Luján Offers Amendment to Protect Native American Sacred Sites

15. Mining company battle over Native American sacred land


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. 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/OrganMountains.org
Organ Mountains

4. Cherokee Nation Honors Fallen Soldiers for Memorial Day

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

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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

FishHabitat.org
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. ‘Why Am I Crying?’ False Lightning and Buried Emotions

2. Milwaukee Pow Wow Welcomes Spring and Gives Back to Community

Courtesy Charlie and Me Photography
A man dances at a previous Winter Pow Wow

3. Calif. Sacred Sites Bill Would Boost Protections but Exclude Some 50 Tribes

Jeffrey Amato/NMSU.edu
Medicine Lake in California is sacred to many tribes, the Pit River Tribe of Northern California among them.

4. Historic Truce in Century-Long Water War Balances Needs of Klamath Tribes, Farmers

AP Photo/The Herald and News, Steven Silton
Upper Klamath Lake, part of tens of thousands of acres in Oregon’s drought-stricken Klamath Basin that had to forego water last summer after the Klamath Tribes exercised their water rights to save their fisheries.

5. Nomlaki Indians Fund Mapping Software to Improve Emergency Response of Local Police

6. The Lillian St. Cyr Story, Part 3: New York City

Photo Courtesy Marc Wanamaker/Bison Archives.
Lillian St. Cyr with co-star Dustin Farnum in the 1914 silent film ‘The Squaw Man.’

7. In Honor of Loretta Saunders

8. Dene Woman Wins Youth Activist Award for Preserving Aboriginal Culture

9. Obama’s Billion-Dollar Climate Resilience Fund Will Help States, Tribes Prepare

Whitehouse.gov
President Barack Obama signs the 2015 budget, which includes a copy billion Climate Resilience Fund that will help states and tribes adapt to an altered environment.

10. Maryland Church Proposed a Boycott Against Washington NFL Team

Associated Press

11. World’s Oldest Living Person Credits Health to Sushi and Sleep

AP photo
Misao Okawa blew out three candles for each figure of 116 on her birthday March 5.

12. Jason Momoa on ‘Red Road’ Character: ‘You Don’t Know Who He Is Yet’

Courtesy Sundance TV
Momoa plays Phillip Kopus, a menacing ex-con at the center of Sundance TV’s ‘The Red Road.’

13. Oneida Nation and New York Agreement Gets Final Approval

AP Photo
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, and Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation representative and CEO of Nation Enterprises at the signing of the historic agreement last year. On March 4, the agreement was finalized by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn.