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Minnesota woman recreates Native American art from the past

GRANITE FALLS, Minn. – It was July of 2019 when Fern Cloud first saw the intricately designed tablecloth during the "Hearts of Our People" exhibit at the Minnesota Institute of Art. Made between 1900 and 1910 by an unnamed Dakota woman, the beaded tablecloth features a starburst, colorful flowers, butterflies and straight...

 

Red Lake Community distributed Thanksgiving Dinner packages and meals over the weekend - P2

Red Lake Community distributed Thanksgiving Dinner packages and meals over the weekend...

 

Red Lake Community distributed Thanksgiving Dinner packages and meals over the weekend

Red Lake Community distributed Thanksgiving Dinner packages and meals over the weekend...

 

Active Ingredient in 'Shrooms' Shown to Help Treat Depression

the psychedelic ingredient in Psilocybe cubensis, or so-called magic mushrooms, may be a useful treatment for depression when paired with psychotherapy. In the study, researchers assessed the effects of psilocybin on 24 people with depression, who were separated into two groups. The first group of 13 people received psilocybin...

 

4 Reasons to Rethink Your November

At First Nations, we always put Native communities first – every day and with every opportunity. But for many people outside Indian Country, thoughts about Native Americans and Native communities can be fleeting, and come to the forefront only on certain occasions. For many, those occasions happen in November when attention...

 

Chickasaw citizen, US Public Health Service officer, named 'Junior Officer of the Year'

OKLAHOMA CITY – Lieutenant Commander Kayla Dewitt, a Chickasaw citizen, is continuing a family legacy of service to First Americans and earning recognition from the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) for her efforts. Lt. Cmdr. Dewitt's hard work and commitment to excellence earned her the award of "Junior Officer of...

 

Chickasaw citizen inducted into Edmond Public Schools Hall of Fame

EDMOND, Okla. – When Chickasaw citizen Caleb McCaleb received notice in early 2020 he was nominated for induction into the Edmond Public Schools Hall of Fame, the year looked promising. "I was very honored to be nominated and was one of three selected for the honor," Caleb said. The ceremony was planned in April to honor 1980...

 

Feature Series: Advocate Edition

StrongHearts advocates are breaking new ground offering culturally-appropriate advocacy for Native American and Alaska Natives nationwide. Our featured advocate is Vanessa who is helping StrongHearts to become a leader in the field of advocating for Native people who experience domestic, dating and/or sexual violence. Vanessa...

 

Why Native Americans Have Protested Mount Rushmore

The faces of four U.S. presidents gaze from a granite face mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. To some, Mount Rushmore is hailed as the “Shrine of Democracy.” To American Indians, the monument is typically considered a shrine of illegal occupation. So while Mount Rushmore attracts some 3 million visitors annually as a tourist destination, it has also been the site...

 

Nontraditional student honored as Student of the Year

Robert Gibson is not a typical student. At 55 years of age, he decided to better his life and go back to school. Choosing long-term financial independence over a short-term check, Gibson has attained this goal with the help of the Chickasaw Nation. "I have worked for the local chicken plant. It's near my hometown of Westville....

 

Scott County Historical Society donates Dakota rifle to Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Prior Lake, Minn. – The Scott County Historical Society and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) announced today that the society has donated a rifle to the tribe that was once owned by Mdewakanton Dakota leader Sakpe II. Originally on loan from the organization, this historic artifact is now part of the permanent...

 

Teens struggling as they face COVID-19 isolation

Before the pandemic, Aya Raji's days were jam-packed. She woke up at 6:30 a.m. and hurried off to school. After classes, she practiced kick-flips with her skateboarding club and hosted "Twilight" movie nights for friends. Once her school turned to remote learning, starting last spring and continuing this fall, the days grew...

 

Native American Veterans Receive a Place of Their Own to Reflect and to Heal

On November 11, Veterans Day, the first national memorial dedicated solely to Native American veterans will be unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The monument has been a little more than two decades in the making. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the unveiling will be...

 

Chickasaw artist wins SEASAM award with intricate wooden bowl

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. – Its totality of 1,682 pieces of exotic wood required weeks of intense labor, planning and woodworking skill. Chickasaw artist Vicki Lynn Somers counted them: 608 pieces of maple, 589 pieces of wenge, 380 pieces of bloodwood and 105 pieces of yellow heart. She titled the work "Ittapatkachi Wooden Bowl."...

 

National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Its Premier Film Event, Native Cinema Showcase

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian celebrates the 20th year of presenting Native Cinema Showcase with an online program streaming Nov. 18–27. An annual celebration of Native film, this year's program features a combination of new works, fan favorite classics and conversations with filmmakers. This year's...

 

Native American jumps out of his truck and performs traditional dance to celebrate Biden's victory

A Navajo and Tewa man has been captured celebrating President-elect Joe Biden's win with a traditional Native American dance in New Mexico. Ashkia Randy Trujillo, 26, was so overjoyed at the former Vice-President's win that he felt compelled to get out of his pickup truck and literally dance in the streets of Albuquerque. His...

 

The Native American Government That Inspired the US Constitution

When the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in 1787 to debate what form of government the United States should have, there were no contemporary democracies in Europe from which they could draw inspiration. The most democratic forms of government that any of the convention members had personally encountered were those of Native American nations. Of particular...

 

Meet the Native contestants for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA

This year, the 69th Miss USA pageant and the 38th Miss Teen USA pageant will be taking place at the home of Elvis Presley: Graceland, Tennessee. Indian Country has a reason to celebrate as two of the contestants are Native American. Miss Oklahoma Mariah Jane Davis is Choctaw, and Miss Teen Maine Grace Morey is Passamaquoddy....

 

Natives carve out new role in politics

Tuesday's election brought out 63 percent of eligible voters, lower than the 81.8 percent high of 1876 but more than the 50 to 60 percent range of recent elections. It exceeded expectations. That isn't the only change from years past. Final results are still being tallied, but enough races have been called to show voters are...

 

Jewish woman who was the first female Native American judge on Washington Supreme Court wins reelection

Raquel Montoya-Lewis, the first Native American woman to sit on Washington State’s Supreme Court, and only the second to sit on any supreme court in the country, has won her reelection campaign, according to the Spokesman Review. Montoya-Lewis first won that title in January, when she was nominated by Gov. Jay Inslee to fill the vacancy left by Justice Mary Fairhurst, who...

 

'Something else' may make all the difference this election

Native Americans have always known they are “something else.” Something else as in extraordinary. Something else as in a force to be reckoned with. https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/something-else-may-make-all-the-difference-this-election-26NNq7jZkUG3vCP-MMdxQA...

 

12 Influential Native Americans Leaders

While our Founding Fathers, presidents and military leaders are remembered as heroes of American culture, it's often overlooked how indigenous people contributed to many of the major events in the nation's history. Here are a dozen Native Americans who left a lasting mark with their leadership, bravery and innovations: Powhatan Also known by his proper name of Wahunsenacawh,...

 

Anton Treuer on language revitalization and the Rosetta Stone

I dial the number sent to my phone. It rings maybe two times. "Hello," says a rather cheerful voice, "This is Anton Treuer." I stumble through a brief introduction and ask him if it would be alright that we conduct this interview over Zoom, to which he agrees. Treuer's face blinks onto my screen and we begin our conversation....

 

THUNDERBIRD REVIEW ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CLOQUET, MN--The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College English Department is calling for submissions to enter in the ninth edition of The Thunderbird Review, the college’s annual anthology of creative writing and art. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2020. Submission eligibility includes current residents or individuals with a strong connection to the Twin...

 

Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities

Steps to Take when Trick or Treating Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween. illustration of a child wearing a pumpkin costume holding a Halloween treat bag wearing face masks appropriately and Make...

 

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