Family time [Artwork by Charles M. Russell]
One has to face fear or forever run from it. —Hawk, Crow http://bit.ly/JiaaRW
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Because the Indians migrated quite frequently, they required shoes with strong soles that were able to withstand the outdoor elements. The majority of moccasins are made from leather because of its thickness. http://bit.ly/YEkM3Q
The American Indians have long been proud of their art. Their art includes just about any type of art of which you can imagine. American Indian art depicts their lifestyles, cultures, religion, and environment.http://bit.ly/WHka3j
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The buffalo was often featured in the Sun Dance because the buffalo feeds on sage and willow. This meant to the Native Americans that the buffalo depended on the sun. http://bit.ly/1f789Y8
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Empower our youth to forge better lives
I write this with due respect to all the tribal members who campaigned for public office regardless of whether you won or not.
It is time now to place this ignored issue on the table for the sake of awareness. Our educational curriculum is embarrassingly inefficient as the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934 and all its particulars have been omitted since the beginnings of “Indian Education.”
The final Indian war in America is about to begin
South Dakota’s Republican leadership of John Thune and Kristi Noem always march lockstep with the other Republican robots. Neither of them care that South Dakota’s largest minority, the people of the Great Sioux Nation, diametrically oppose the Pipeline and they also fail to understand the determination of the Indian people to stop it.
Rulings from the nation’s racism czar
Well, I finally got to see that famous Kardashian crack that everyone’s been talking about.
No, I don’t mean Kim’s magazine cover, I meant Khloe’s KKK joke. There was a photo of the Kardashian sisters – Kourtney, Khloe and Kim – and a comment about the only K-K-K to let black men in.
Series on health care law and Indian Country
S.E. Ruckman is taking a closer look at the Affordable Care Act and its impact in Indian Country:
Finding the exact number of American Indians enrolled for federal health care insurance seemed like a natural question. One federal agency reports point out that many minorities defer from self-identifying on their Affordable Care Act (ACA) application, so totals are not an easy assumption even with numbers attached.
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Site promotes Indian and African alliances
Julianne Jennings shares the work of I Love Ancestry, an all-volunteer site that promotes alliances between Native Americans and African Americans:
The pursuit of family history (genealogy) and origins tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.
Anticipation builds for testimony of Choctaw Nation leaders
A federal judge refused to dismiss criminal charges against a former Choctaw Nation employee on Friday as anticipation grew for the testimony of two tribal leaders who have been drawn into the scandal.
Chief Judge James H. Payne denied the motion on the same day the U.S. Attorney’s Office wrapped up its case against Jason Merida, the former head of construction for the tribe. He’s accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts, trips and other items of value from outside companies that were eager for casino contracts.
Tribal members in Arizona find easier route for birth certificates
The Arizona Department of Health Services has made it easier for tribal citizens to secure birth certificates.
Tribal members were granted U.S. citizenship in 1924 and, by extension, citizenship in the state. But up until 1970, most on-reservation births were never recorded with the state.
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Wind River tribal judge presides over first same-sex marriage
The first same-sex marriage on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming took place in tribal court on Friday.
Chief Judge John St.Clair of the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court presided over the vows of Sonya Allen and Renee Manzanares. The happy couple were joined by family and friends at the courthouse in Fort Washakie.
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Parnell concedes governor’s race
In a message sent to supporters and posted to his Facebook page Saturday evening, Gov. Sean Parnell conceded the governor’s race to independent challenger Bill Walker, who has maintained a close lead in the vote count since election night.
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Ticket with Native candidate secures governor’s office in Alaska
The unity ticket for governor in Alaska declared victory on Saturday after new ballot counts confirmed the defeat of an incumbent who was seen as hostile to Native interests.
Independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott are the first non-party team in state history to win the governor’s office. The two candidates started preparing their transition after election night tallies showed them with a slight lead but now they are moving forward with a secure win.
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This week, President Barack Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congratulations goes out to Suzan Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) who was among those recipients. The …
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I hope you guys were able to check out the new Rebel Music: Native America documentary on Thursday! If not, it’s now streaming on MTV’s Facebook for your enjoyment. We’ve …
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The four indigenous tribes which are native to the County of San Diego in Southern California include the Cahilla, Cupeno, Luiseno, and the Kumeyaay tribes. The Kumeyaay consist of two related groups, the Ipai and Tipai. The two coastal groups’ traditional homelands were approximately separated by the San Diego River: the northern Ipai (extending from Escondido to Lake Henshaw) and the southern Tipai (including the Laguna Mountains, Ensenada, and Tecate).