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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) 2019 Graduation Ceremony

SANTA FE, NM: May 20, 2019 - The Institute of American Indian Arts held their 2019 commencement ceremony at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 18, 2019. IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee) conferred 65 degrees on the graduating students, including student speaker...

 

Third chapter in 'John Wick' series sticks to the franchise's template

The "John Wick" movies come with a blueprint. We know there will be sharply choreographed, creatively efficient violence. There will be a brooding Keanu Reeves killing dozens. There will be eye-popping stunts and a network of sharply dressed assassins. There will be...

 

Chickasaw jewelry artist preps exotic items for festival

In 2018, Tulsa artist E. Dee Tabor was aware her bolo tie creation titled "Treaty" could well be the most provocative piece displayed at the Artesian Arts Festival. Tabor encapsulated a small bit of a Chickasaw-U.S. government treaty in its design. "I found the treaty...

 

2018 Minnesota Homeless Study: Initial Findings from Face-to-face Interviews

St. Paul, MN (May 15, 2019) – After completing nearly 4,300 interviews with people experiencing homelessness, Wilder Research released its initial analysis, Characteristics and Trends Among Minnesota’s Homeless Population: Initial findings from face-to-face interviews. 2018 survey data from interviews show that:...

 

Cold water deactivates walleyes in windy fishing opener

Walleyes showed up for opening weekend on Upper Red Lake and Mille Lacs, but gusty winds and cold water temperatures flattened results in other popular basins, according to summaries provided by state conservation officers. Fishing was so-so even on Lake of the Woods,...

 

Olympian Billy Mills honors 10 Native youth $10,000 grantees at Dreamstarters ceremony

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Gold medal-winning Olympian Billy Mills, Lakota, hosted his fifth annual Dreamstarters closing ceremony April 30 in Alexandria Virginia just outside of Washington D.C. to wrap up a four-day Dreamstarter Academy in which Native youth - who were awarded...

 

Trevan Jimboy appointed Director of Youth Activities at Chickasaw Nation

ADA, Okla. – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby has named Trevan Jimboy tribal Director of Youth Activities. Mr. Jimboy is a nine-year employee of the Chickasaw Nation. Prior to promotion, he served as manager of Facility Services. "Trevan Jimboy understands...

 

Through a Cycle of Nurturing, We Strive to Lift All Our Children to Prosperity

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12, 2019. In light of the holiday, First Nations asked Christy Finsel, MA, MSW (Osage), to write a blog connecting Mother's Day with her work as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC) in Oklahoma City,...

 

Officials, advocates push for Minnesota law to keep students from being denied diplomas over school lunch debts

It took a private donation of thousands of dollars from an anguished mother to pay off school lunch debts of seniors at a Minnesota high school before they could graduate. Now, a coalition of elected officials and legal advocates want to make it the law that a student...

 

BP: Decorated White Earth Vietnam veteran to be buried in Arlington cemetery, a first for the tribe

MAHNOMEN, Minn. - It's an incredible, historic military honor for a White Earth family. Peter Thompson, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and member of the White Earth Nation, will soon be buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery - a first for the tribe....

 

Sundance Institute Selects 2019 Native Filmmakers Lab and Full Circle Fellows

Los Angeles, CA - Two Indigenous filmmakers, Kyle Bell (Creek-Thlopthlocco Tribal Town) and Peshawn Bread (Comanche) have been chosen to participate in the 2019 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab, continuing the Institute's commitment to supporting Native...

 

Why aren't we talking about indigenous food?

Why aren’t we talking about Indigenous food? The answer to this question will vary depending on whom you ask. “Well, are you talking about pre-colonial, post-colonial, American Indian, Native American, or today?” poses M. Karlos Baca (Tewa/Diné/Nuche), an Indigenous foods activist. “And where? Spanish,...

 

Minnesota History Day Students Receive Special Awards in 25+ Categories from Immigration History to Business History at State Competition

At the Minnesota State History Day competition at the University of Minnesota last weekend, several History Day students received special topical awards, internships with MNHS History Day staff and a college scholarship for their exhibits, documentaries, papers, websites and performances. Several teachers were also...

 

BP: Amy Klobuchar's complicated political inheritance

MINNEAPOLIS - On a recent April morning, Amy Klobuchar stood in her dining room flipping through a scrapbook of her father's newspaper articles. She was on a brief break from the campaign trail, trading hard-hat tours of ethanol plants in Iowa and a uniform of nondescript blazers from New Hampshire town halls for a...

 

50+ Students From Across Minnesota Receive Top Honors to Compete at National History Day in Washington, D.C.

On Saturday, May 4, nearly 1,300 middle and high school students from across Minnesota gathered at the University of Minnesota for the 2019 State History Day competition. Thes state competition was the culmination of months of student work around the 2019 History Day theme “Triumph & Tragedy in History.” The...

 

Activism Through Theater: BSU & Red Lake Nation College Give a Voice to Mother Earth

In conjunction with the second annual "Arts of the Earth" Festival, Bemidji State University and Red Lake Nation College partnered to hold the inaugural "Voices of the Earth" Festival. The festival, held April 28 in BSU's Black Box Theatre, featured readings of short...

 

UNITY announces the newest class of its Native youth Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program

Mesa, Az - May 3, 2019 – United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) has announced the recipients of its 2019-2020 UNITY Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program (which was started in the 1990s) was re-established in 2015 with...

 

Columbus brought measles to the New World. It was a disaster for Native Americans.

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, bringing to the New World a bounty of wonder: coffee, horses, turnips, grapes, wine. But Columbus and his fellow explorers, in addition to importing crops and animals we now take for granted, were also the Typhoid Marys of their time. https://www.washingtonpo...

 

FBI Media Alert: Mescalero Apache Tribe Violence Against Women Awareness Program Receives FBI Award

The Albuquerque FBI Division has presented the 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award to the Mescalero Apache Tribe Violence Against Women Awareness Program (VAWA). Started in 2015 as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the program provides services to victims of domestic violence and other...

 

School board to loosen grad ceremony rules

In response to requests from some graduating Laramie High School seniors, the Albany County School District No. 1’s school board is considering a new policy that would allow seniors to wear to their graduation ceremony “objects of cultural significance” and graduation cords recognizing a “significant...

 

Native American Scholarship Recipients Celebrate Graduation from University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) joined the University of Minnesota on Sunday, April 28, to celebrate the graduation of this year’s students who received scholarships from the SMSC. The 13 Native American students represent 12 tribes from across North America and are the ninth gr...

 

Military serviceman requests Chickasaw Nation Veterans Lodge take part in retirement flag's journey

ADA, Okla. – A Chickasaw U.S. military service member chose the Chickasaw Nation Veterans Lodge to be one of the ceremonial stops for his retirement flag. Brian Wallace, Senior Chief Gunner's Mate with the U.S. Coast Guard, served as school chief at the Coast Guard...

 

Olympian Billy Mills honors 10 Native youth $10,000 grantees at Dreamstarters ceremony

Gold medal-winning Olympian Billy Mills, Lakota, hosted his fifth annual Dreamstarters closing ceremony on Tuesday night in Alexandria Virginia just outside of Washington D.C. to wrap up a four-day Dreamstarter Academy in which Native youth - who were awarded 10,000...

 

Southwest Minnesota nurse honored with CDC Childhood Immunization Champion award

Gloria Tobias, RN, PHN, of Madison, Minn. has been named a 2019 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for her dedication to promoting childhood immunization in Minnesota. As the disease prevention and control coordinator for Countryside Public Health, Tobias has been a trusted immunization resource for clinic staff, hosp...

 

What was Phoenix Indian School like for students? A history from 1891 to 1990

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the federal government systematically took Native American children from their homes and shipped them to boarding schools across the U.S. to assimilate them into western society. Arizona is home to one of those boarding schools. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...

 

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