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The Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They Imbue

In Thanksgiving pageants held at schools across the United States, children don headdresses colored with craft-store feathers and share tables with classmates wearing black construction paper hats. It's a tradition that pulls on a history passed down through the...

 

Why do we have water towers and what do they do?

Kelly Keegan was showing a visitor the sights of rural Minnesota when her friend asked a strange question: "What are these spaceship-looking things?" It took a moment for Keegan, a Minneapolis attorney, to realize that he was asking about something that Minnesotans...

 

How the Emerald Ash Borer is threatening a Native-American tradition

SuzanneSuzanne Greenlaw doesn’t like chainsaws. She moves quickly through the chest-high ostrich ferns, frilly leaves heavy with rain, as the orange saw sputters and then chokes. “She gets all freaked out,” says Gabriel Frey, laughing as he yanks the starting cord again with one heavily muscled arm, the saw...

 

District 281 Educator Named to Governor's Young Women's Cabinet

Governor Tim Walz named District 281 Educator Athena Cloud to a new initiative called the Young Women's Cabinet. The goal of the cabinet is to bring together nonprofits, businesses and government to help achieve equal opportunities for all women. Cloud is the American...

 

St. Mary's Mission Appeal 2019

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NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HALL OF FAME HOSTS 2019 INDUCTION CEREMONY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA

(GREAT FALLS, Mont., Nov. 21, 2019) - The National Native American Hall of Fame held its second annual Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Cherokee Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Master of Ceremony was noted multi-disciplinary artist...

 

Seattle's Eagle Village gives Native American people second chance

SEATTLE — Native American and Alaska Native people experiencing homelessness in King County now have a new place to call home. Similar to a tiny home village, Eagle Village in Seattle's SODO neighborhood consists of several modular buildings that formerly housed oil workers in Houston, Texas. http...

 

First-of-its-kind affordable housing development for Native American youth opens in Saint Paul

Prior Lake, Minn. – The Ain Dah Yung Center yesterday celebrated the grand opening of its new Mino Oski Ain Dah Yung Permanent Supportive Housing facility. The first-of-its-kind facility will provide critical culturally responsive housing and services to Native...

 

Pettigrew brothers to donate flute and pipe to Chickasaw Nation

ADA, Okla. -- Chickasaw flute and pipe makers Jack and Wendell Pettigrew "previewed" a matching hand-made flute and pipe set to Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby during the Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival. The set will be donated to the tribe in the...

 

Stephanie Hammitt Named President of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 20, 2019 – Stephanie Hammitt has been named by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to serve as the permanent president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC). Hammitt has been serving as interim...

 

South Atlantic Humpback Whales Have Rebounded From the Brink of Extinction

Between the late 1700s and mid 1900s, hunters killed at least 300,000 humpback whales around the world. Some populations are still endangered because of their reduced size, but one humpback group in the western South Atlantic has undergone a remarkable recovery. A new...

 

Hook earns second runner-up and Entrepreneur Award at Miss Indian Oklahoma pageant

Chickasaw Princess 2018-2019 Mikayla Hook was named second runner-up for Miss Indian Oklahoma in the Miss Indian Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant Friday, Nov. 1, at the McSwain Theatre. Hook was also honored with the Entrepreneur Award. "I loved every bit of it. It was...

 

How Tiny Houses Became a Symbol of Resistance for Indigenous Women

When you see the word "tiny house," what comes to mind? "Minimalism?" Maybe "decluttering" or "downsizing?" You probably don't immediately connect "resistance" with the living-small movement that's cut from the same cloth as Kondo-ing. But for a group of indigenous...

 

San Francisco to create American Indian Cultural District

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Supervisor Hilary Ronen will introduce legislation today to form a Native American Cultural District. “Cultural Districts are one of the most important tools we as a city have to proactively strengthen the cultural identities of...

 

Native photographer is 'rounding the corner' on Project 562

Photographer Matika Wilbur, who is a member of the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes, set out seven years ago in November on an ambitious journey. The goal was to document people from the more than 562 federally recognized, sovereign Native American nations. A similar...

 

Stretching the Canvas Showcases Eight Decades of Native American Paintings

The National Museum of the American Indian’s new exhibition, Stretching the Canvas, is centered around one broad, thorny question: What is Native American art? Many tribes, each with unique aesthetics, are spread out across what is now known as America, meaning that gathering these wide-ranging paintings into one...

 

How Geronimo Eluded Death and Capture for 25 Years

In the summer of 1886, the legendary Apache medicine man and guerrilla warrior Geronimo was being pursued across hostile desert terrain by nearly a quarter of the standing United States Army. Geronimo had reneged on yet another surrender-one of his favorite ploys-and...

 

Native American powwow at CLC promotes unity, celebrates culture

Drums beat through the halls as dancers clad in brightly colored jingle dresses moved to the music. Fry bread filled the mouths of hungry powwow-goers, who filled their stomachs before taking a turn at traditional Native American games and watching energetic dancers...

 

What's next for War Bonnet?

NETT LAKE - Local band War Bonnet is rapidly gaining attention on a national level. Chaz Wagner, a founding member of the group, recently returned home from a trip to New York, where he attended the Native American Music Awards (NAMA). War Bonnet's debut album, "The...

 

Institute of American Indian Arts IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts December 2019 Exhibitions + Public Programs

Upcoming Exhibitions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Anne and Loren Kieve Gallery, Live Long and Prosper: Indigenous Futurism in Contemporary Native Art February 13, 2020 - July 26, 2020 Artist Reception, February 13, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm Live...

 

Schools in NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD and parts of VA -- free program promotes student fitness

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grades: Middle Schools Subject Area: Health, Nutrition, Fitness Made Possible By: American Dairy Association North East Give students the tools they need to “fuel up” their bodies and minds with Fuel Up to Play 60, a free in-school nutrition and fitness program launched by the National Dairy...

 

The Trial of Chuck Berry

"And Janice, how old are you?" the US Attorney asked Janice Escalanti, at the start of Chuck Berry's trial. "Fourteen years old," she said, quietly. It was her quietness that first appealed to Berry. The attorney often had to ask Escalanti to speak louder, to clarify,...

 

Fairbanks appointed by Governor Walz to Children's Cabinet Advisory Council

Yesterday, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced appointments to the Children's Cabinet Advisory Council. These appointments are supported by Executive Order 19-34, re-launching the Governor's Children's...

 

NMAI buys shawl made by Chickasaw artist

TISHOMINGO – Tyra Shackleford is at it again. The Chickasaw master fabric weaver sold a breathtaking, multicolored, lightning-bolt shawl to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C. It marks the second time...

 

Reach Out and Read Minnesota Adds Program Specialist in Beltrami County

Bemidji, Minnesota (November 12th, 2019) - Early literacy nonprofit, Reach Out and Read Minnesota, is thrilled to announce it has hired Cate Belleveau as a Program Specialist in northwest Minnesota. The hire is a part of the organization’s initiative to expand its literacy programming to more pediatric clinics...

 

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