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Dailey & Vincent to perform at McSwain Theatre

Ada, Okla. – Award-winning country music duo Dailey & Vincent will be performing at the historic McSwain Theatre at 7 p.m. April 13. Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent, along with their world-class band, bring their blend of American music – defined as bluegrass, t...

 

Contentious meeting focuses on island resettlement

An open house put on by the Louisiana Office of Community Development regarding the resettlement of the residents of Isle de Jean Charles turned heated at times tonight. What started as a distribution of information about the progress of the proposed resettlement became a demand for answers for some of the...

 

Artist talks focus on boarding schools, traditional music at Watermark Art Center

BEMIDJI, MN -- Watermark Art Center will host two upcoming events associated with the exhibit Madwewe - It Is Heard, currently on display in the Miikanan Gallery. Kent Estey is one of the artists featured in the exhibit. On February 28 at 6 p.m., Estey will give a...

 

Split Rock Lighthouse's Longest-Serving Keeper Retires After Nearly Four Decades on Lake Superior

Since it first opened in 1910, Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior has only been entrusted to a handful of head lighthouse keepers. In April 2019, Split Rock's latest and longest resident keeper, Lee Radzak, will retire after 36 years in the role and 42 at the...

 

Mesa girl, 11, captures Native American hoop title

Mesa resident Kailayne Jensen, 11, captured the World Youth Champion title earlier this month at the 29th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest at the Heard Museum. Kailayne was one of 27 dancers to compete in the Youth division for ages 6-12, the highest number...

 

Cultural and Intellectual Property Appropriation: Disputes Over Culturally-Inspired Fashions

If you haven’t heard already, New York Fashion Week is here! As usual, a lineup of awe-inspiring shows is expected to roll out over the next several days, as it does every September and February, highlighting the latest fashion trends of some of world’s most famous designers. One of the big stories surrounding New...

 

New Partnership Between International Sámi Film Institute and Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program will Strengthen Arctic Indigenous Film

BERLIN (February 8, 2019) - International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI) is pleased to announce a new partnership between Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program around the establishment of the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund. This new partnership has the ability to strengthen...

 

You Should Know about Elizabeth Peratrovich Day - February 16, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) will be closed in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on Friday, February 15, 2019 (Elizabeth Peratrovich Day is actually Saturday, February 16, but we'll be observing it the day before)....

 

FLORIDA HOOP DANCER WINS TITLE OF WORLD CHAMPION AT 29TH-ANNUAL HOOP DANCE CONTEST

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 11, 2019) – Cody Boettner (Creek) of South Daytona, Florida, captured his first adult title at the 29th Annual Heard Museum Hoop Dance Championship contest on Feb. 9 and 10. Boettner earned a spot in the finals after two preliminary rounds of...

 

A VALENTINE FOR A CAREGIVER

Of the 43.5 million of those providing unpaid care to an adult or child in the last year, AARP shares that 60 percent are women. Following a somewhat exhaustive search, no data seems to exist reflecting how the laundry and household chores are divided between men and...

 

Young Spirit drum group shares Cree round dance song on Grammy Awards red carpet

Heads turned and the sound of traditional drumming and singing filled the air on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles. Surrounding reporters and fellow red carpet guests alike pulled out their phones capturing video and pictures of Young...

 

New Book Aims to Shed Additional Light on an Unsolved 1933 Murder in Chisago County

Richfield, Minnesota (February 11, 2019) – Twin Cities author Brian Johnson announced today plans for a book launch event of his new book Murder in Chisago County: The Unsolved Johnson Family Mystery, on Thursday, March 14 in Rush City, Minnesota. The book,...

 

BP: Redby's One Stop owners celebrate 50 years

REDBY-Deb Glynn first started working at Redby's One Stop when she was a child, and, she said, reluctantly so. Now, decades later, she and boyfriend Doug Montgomery own the shop with Glynn's mom, Judy Lussier, and, this week, they're celebrating 50 years in business....

 

Special OU venue stirs 'spirit' of Chickasaw artist

NORMAN, Okla. – For more than 60 years, Lance Straughn has applied paint to brush and brush to canvas creating realistic impressionism of Native American life. As the leaves of summer acquiesced to autumn 2018, the Chickasaw artist experienced a soul-searing change....

 

Sydney success story: from high school drop-out to global entrepreneur

More and more Australians want to make money from home, and on Thursday 14 March 2019 successful entrepreneur and founder of Matt Buchel, founder of Importing Cashflow and Editor of The Importa Magazine, is running an event in his hometown of the Gold Coast called the Live Life On Your Terms Discovery Day. Originally...

 

American Indian College Fund Publishes Report on Higher Education Equity Initiative for Native Americans

Denver, Colo., Feb 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Last spring after a parent attending a college tour called campus police with concerns about two Native Americans in the group, the American Indian College Fund knew it had to respond. The College Fund convened a group of...

 

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe legally recognized the rights of wild rice. Here's why

Manoomin ("wild rice") now has legal rights. At the close of 2018, the White Earth band of Ojibwe passed a law formally recognizing the Rights of Manoomin. According to a resolution, these rights were recognized because "it has become necessary to provide a legal basis...

 

CANCER RESEARCHERS IN ISRAEL BELIEVE THEY WILL HAVE A CURE FOR CANCER IN 1 YEAR

According to the WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer, 18.1 million cancer cases are diagnosed worldwide each year. Cancer is now the second leading cause of death behind cardiovascular diseases. It is imperative now, more than ever, that we continue to seek new methods to treat this devastating illness....

 

Freeport woman reflects on 'stolen' Native American children in new film

FREEPORT — The removal of Native American children from their homes and placement with white families throughout the 20th century — considered “cultural genocide” by some — is the haunting focus of a new film to be screened twice next week at Merrill Memorial Library in Yarmouth. “Dawnland,” described as...

 

'I don't want to become a grandfather at 34': Talking to my teenager about sex

It was really important for me to start having early conversations with my son about sex. I found out that his Mom was pregnant when I was 16 years old, the age he is right now. As he becomes an adult, I want to let my son know: we're going to keep having these conversations. We're going to keep talking about sex....

 

The impact of the this week's snowstorm and bitter cold - by the numbers

MINNEAPOLIS - A look at how this week's snowstorm and bitter cold have affected the United States, by the numbers: 22 - Number of states that recorded sub-zero temperatures Wednesday. Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri,...

 

February Weed of the Month: Grecian Foxglove - Not for the Faint of Heart

Grecian foxglove (Digitalis lanata) is a beautiful but toxic invasive plant. It was brought to North America from its native Europe as an ornamental plant. Grecian foxglove thrives in sunny to partially shaded areas and has been found in Washington County, Minnesota....

 

A LINE IN THE SAND FOR LIFE

From one geographical extreme to another, American state assemblies strode into the viability and quality of life issue in groundbreaking ways during January. Starting with Hawaii’s new Our Choice Our Care Act launched on January 1, 2019, medically-assisted death marched closer to being considered ‘normal....

 

"Oops" moment turns golden for Chickasaw twins

WINFIELD, Kan. – Chickasaw twins are living the college experience they dreamed of in this tiny Kansas community best known for crowning America's national champion flat-pick guitar and mandolin players each September. Yet, it was an error that sent Morgan and...

 

New and Improved Library and Archives Catalog Makes Searching Even Easier

Today the Minnesota Historical Society rolled out a fresh new look for the Library and Archives catalog. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Program for Automated Library Systems (PALS), the Gale Family Library has launched an updated integrated library system that provides the same information and access to MNHS...

 

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