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Fancy Shawl Dancer Jessa Calderon celebrates her Native heritage at Powwows. This Tongva/Chumash/Mexica entertainer is also a talented singer/songwriter/rapper. She shares her love of music, traditional culture and the latest …
Host Juaquin Lonelodge is back for Season 2 of Making Regalia. In the first episode he shows us how to construct leather belts, which he says an absolute regalia necessity. …
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I wish these videos were longer, but they’re still awesome to watch! The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico hosted a special event during 2014 Balloon Fiesta Week. …
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Canoes is the form of transportation used by Native American tribes living near rivers, lakes and oceans. http://bit.ly/1FdiEZY
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Native American bead working has changed greatly over the years, especially with the arrival of new materials from Europeans. http://bit.ly/11Cmb4n
Native American tribes and cultures believe in having a strong connection to their ancestors, which makes passing traditions down to younger generations that much more important. http://bit.ly/1qN6Xye
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Let BIA make changes to rights-of-way regulation
Jay Daniels of Round House Talk News encourages individual landowners to support changes to rights-of-way regulations at the Bureau of Indian Affairs:
On October 1, assistant secretary, Indian affairs, Kevin Washburn, announced he was extending the comment period for proposed rights-of-way rule to November 3. The NEW deadline allows individual tribal members to write concerns and comments on the BIA’s drafted rights-of-way designed to allow toxic pipelines, transmission lines, etc across individual allottee lands.
Billy Mills wows youth at Black Hills Powwow
Olympic legend Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota, stole the attention and hearts of over five thousand Rapid City school kids. The He Sapa Wacipi Youth Symposium was the introduction for most of the children into this piece of world and American history. It was also the place where many of the Lakota children who were in attendance were able to recognize one of their own.
Charles ‘Chuck’ Trimble: Let Crazy Horse’s spirit rest in peace
I have gotten e-mail recently asking what is up with me and Tim Giago since I had not written articles criticizing him over the past year. Actually I had unilaterally declared a moratorium on criticizing Tim; and I must confess that it felt good.
Much or most of my criticism of Tim in the past had been over what I perceived as abuse of the power of his position as editor and publisher of a powerful national Indian newspaper.
Judge won’t let BIA proceed with compact for Pojoaque Pueblo
A federal judge on Friday blocked the Bureau of Indian Affairs from issuing Class III gaming procedures for Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico.
Judge James Parker said the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act allows the federal government to step in only when a court has held a state to be in bad faith and only after the state has gone through a mediation process. Neither condition has been met in New Mexico, he determined.
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Candidates discuss Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
The Menominee Nation off-reservation casino was discussed at a Wisconsin gubernatorial debate on Friday.
Gov. Scott Walker (R), who is running for re-election, has delayed a decision on the $810 million casino in Kenosha. But he blamed his predecessor, who happens to be a Democrat, for his inaction.
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Suckers help Chumash Tribe finance casino expansion
Columnist accuses the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California of ignoring local objections with its $160 million casino expansion:
On a clear day in the Santa Ynez Valley, you’ll be able to see the new 12-story Chumash casino, where work is due to begin this month.
Even on a hazy day, the multimillion-dollar casino expansion, parking garage, and 215-room tower will loom over the bucolic valley like a transplanted Las Vegas high-rise.
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Vote for Rick Weiland to protect our sacred waters
Everyone in the Great Sioux Nation in South Dakota needs to say something on Tuesday, November 4, to stand up for our people – past, current, and future – by casting a vote for someone who will promote policies that will protect our lifeblood – our sacred waters.
Races come down to turnout in three key states
I am hoping that my ballot is in the mail today. I am ready to vote. What I really like about voting early is that it’s an inoculation against all the TV and Internet ads. Once I have voted, I know that I am just wasting campaign or special interest money.
So here we are two weeks to go until the formal Election Day and counting of ballots.