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Characteristics of Native American Native American art…

October 28, 2014 - 7:05am



Characteristics of Native American

Native American art characteristics have evolved from art for ceremony into a modern function of art for sale. Traditional native art symbolized the artist’s connection to their spirituality and was often incorporated into ceremonial events. Native art preserves the traditional myths in storytelling and provides insight toward the contemporary politics of native life.

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Native American Powwow Etiquette Powwows are a sacred and…

October 28, 2014 - 7:03am



Native American Powwow Etiquette

Powwows are a sacred and ancient part of Native American culture. These inter-tribal ceremonies warrant an atmosphere of respect and reverence to time-honored tradition. As an outsider who has been permitted to participate in any cross-culture activity, it is a must that proper etiquette be displayed. This article will illustrate how to be “on your best behavior,” so to speak, at these sacred events.

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Native American Knives & Tools Native Americans made tools…

October 28, 2014 - 7:01am



Native American Knives & Tools

Native Americans made tools out of what was around them. Stone and bone tools were the most common. Using special techniques to shape and sharpen these hard materials, Native Americans made tools for farming, hunting and grinding. Also, by attaching these tools to lengths of wood, they were able to make other tools, such as arrows, axes, clubs and spears.


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Battle of Lost River The Battle of Lost River in November 1872…

October 28, 2014 - 6:59am



Battle of Lost River

The Battle of Lost River in November 1872 was the first battle in the Modoc War in the northwestern United States. The skirmish, which was fought near the Lost River along the California-Oregon border, was the result of an attempt by the U.S. 1st Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army to force a band of the Modoc tribe to relocate to the Klamath Reservation. In the subsequent war, Captain Jack of the Modoc and 53 warriors held off over 1000 U.S. soldiers for 7 months

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Navajo Nation election officials refuse to delay upcoming…

October 28, 2014 - 6:56am



Navajo Nation election officials refuse to delay upcoming vote

Will voters of the Navajo Nation to the polls next week to choose a new leader? The answer is complicated.
On October 23, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court said presidential candidate Chris Deschene must be removed from the ballot because he was disqualified for not being fluent in the Navajo language. The justices said a delay in the election was “unavoidable.”

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Event commemorates Sand Creek Massacre Northern Cheyenne and…

October 28, 2014 - 6:54am



Event commemorates Sand Creek Massacre

Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal members spoke at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Washington, D.C. on Oct. 9, at an event titled “Sand Creek Massacre: 150th Year Remembrance and Film Debut.”
Dr. Richard Littlebear, President, Chief Dull Knife College, Northern Cheyenne; Norma Gourneau, Superintendent Wind River Agency, descendant of Massacre survivor, Northern Cheyenne; Dr. Henrietta Mann, President Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho College and Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Northern Cheyenne were recommended by Tribal Advisory Groups said Karen Wilde, Muscokee/Pawnee and Tribal Liaison for the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Eads, Colorado.


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Manager: Manistee’s ‘casino of the year’ model…

October 28, 2014 - 6:51am



Manager: Manistee’s ‘casino of the year’ model could be replicated for proposed Fruitport location

The award-winning formula of Little River Band of Ottawa Indian’s casino in Manistee could be replicated in Fruitport Township, the casino manager said last week.
Little River Casino Resort was named “casino of the year” at the 2014 International Entertainment Buyers Association meeting late September in Nashville, Tenn.


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The Red Road Is the Right Path  The physical scars from two…

October 28, 2014 - 6:24am



The Red Road Is the Right Path

 The physical scars from two head-on car collisions are no longer the first thing you notice when you meet him. You first take note of the keen sense of humor he uses to manage the numerous volunteers working at his council’s sobriety pow wow.

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Winona LaDuke: Think Globally, Grow (and Eat) Locally At the…

October 28, 2014 - 6:22am



Winona LaDuke: Think Globally, Grow (and Eat) Locally

At the fifth annual Traditional Agriculture & Sustainable Living Conference held in November 2010, more than 200 people gathered to hear Winona LaDuke’s message of sustainable lifestyles through local agriculture, traditional seeds and renewable energy. “It’s about how indigenous communities can make social and economic choices that strengthen those traditional values—to be people who think ahead, not people who react—and how indigenous communities can be ahead of the curve, not behind it,” LaDuke told her audience.

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Bison, Givers of Life: Lakota Women Speak Women on the Pine…

October 28, 2014 - 6:19am



Bison, Givers of Life: Lakota Women Speak

Women on the Pine Ridge Reservation talk about the spiritual, cultural and nutritional role that the American buffalo, or bison, has played in tribal life historically and today.
Their words are especially telling given this week’s feature on Indian Country Today Media Network about the slaughter of bison as a method of genocide.

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Canada Marks Third Anniversary of Residential Schools…

October 28, 2014 - 6:17am



Canada Marks Third Anniversary of Residential Schools Apology

First Nations, Métis and Inuit today are marking the third anniversary of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s June 11, 2008, formal apology to their peoples for Canada’s 150-year-long residential schools program.

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Sacred Sites: Mother Earth Water Walk Water is the most sacred…

October 28, 2014 - 6:15am



Sacred Sites: Mother Earth Water Walk

Water is the most sacred of substances, keeping us all alive. Since 2003 the Mother Earth Water Walkers have been walking the perimeters of the Great Lakes to draw attention to the importance of water and the role it plays in our lives.

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Native American Legend – How the Rabbit escapes from the…

October 27, 2014 - 11:30pm



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The tribes of the Great Basin area included the Bannock, Paiute…

October 27, 2014 - 11:29pm



The tribes of the Great Basin area included the Bannock, Paiute and Ute who spoke Shoshonean or Uto-Aztecan dialects. http://bit.ly/11rSx0B

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Some serious carving skill right here. Do you carve? 

October 27, 2014 - 11:28pm



Some serious carving skill right here. Do you carve? 

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The settlers’ appetite for land resulted in the loss of most of…

October 27, 2014 - 11:26pm



The settlers’ appetite for land resulted in the loss of most of the Native Americans’ territory. The Negative Effects of Western Settlements on Native Americans http://bit.ly/1EgRSiA 

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Turquoise, the stone that represents happiness, health, and luck…

October 27, 2014 - 11:25pm



Turquoise, the stone that represents happiness, health, and luck to the Navajo tribe, is a common component of Native American jewelry. http://bit.ly/1D6ZAst

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