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Meet the Cast of Legends from the Sky

Back in October we showed you the trailer for a new Native American Sci-Fi flick called Legends from the Sky. The movie is about a Native American Veteran who is dealing with survivor's guilt after a disastrous military tour. On top of this, he is forced to search for his missing grandfather after his ancestral land is mysteriously taken over by an Unknown Federal Organization. In case you missed it the ...
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Pow Wow Calendar Update – December 17, 2014

Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow Wow 31st St Croix Chippewa Youth On Red Road Pow-wow December 14 - December 14 24663 Angeline Ave. , Webster, WI - 54893 31st Annual St. Croix Trails* - Traditional December 13 - December 14 Hertel, Hertel, WI 2014 Winter Gathering Pow Wow December 12 - December 14 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA - 92236 American Indian ...
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Pow Wow Allows Inmates to Reconnect with Their Roots

Utah Department of Corrections There might not be the smell of frybread wafting in the air or rows of vendors selling their wares, but the familiar sound of the drumbeat is there. Native American inmates at the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison held a pow wow in November to celebrate their culture and reconnect with their traditional roots. The theme was “Many Tribes … One Nation” ...
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Peyote Fan – eBay Find of the Week

Peyote Fan This is a beautiful beaded Payote Fan. In excellent condition. Click here to buy
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Navajo Nation Retrieves Yei Bi Chei Masks from Auction

Francois Mori/Associated Press - "We are not for sale" According to the Navajo Times, a delegation, led by Vice President Rex Lee Jim, was sent to Paris to secure all seven masks that went on sale at the Paris auction house. “This was a very delicate mission,” Jim told foreign reporters after the auction, according a press release from the Navajo Nation Washington Office. “We are happy to ...
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Saving Our Beautiful Future One Dance At A Time!

Our beautiful Native future! Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Native Youth...Native Dance! Our Youth are our future and our future is beautiful! Alorha Baga, champion Jingle Dress Dancer, and Donzia Morales, former Miss Chemawa and Miss Te-Moak Queen are  making a beautiful difference in the lives of Native Youth. Wonder ...
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Cherokee Nation Helping Save a Language

Microsoft’s Local Language Program partnered with fluent Cherokee speakers to help the Cherokee Nation preserve their language.
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Visiting Arizona? Don’t Miss Native Trails

Now in its 13th year, Native Trails returns to Scottsdale Civic Center Park to provide free lunchtime performances this January through April 2015. This year the event will focus on passing the tradition of singing and dancing from one generation to the next. "Young and old will dance together," said Derrick Suwaima Davis (Hopi/Choctaw), artistic director for Native Trails and seven-time hoop dance world champion. "By having multiple generations of dancers perform, we will demonstrate that although ...
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Rep. Gosar Insults Natives: ‘Wards Of The Federal Government’

On the heels of the controversial land deal, which would be taking Apache land and handing it over to a foreign mining company, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar adds insult to injury by calling Native Americans "wards of the federal government." Basically we're children that can't make decisions for ourselves so the government has to swoop in and save us? Please! Huffington Post has more on the story: The Arizona Republican was responding to concerns from Phil Stago of the White ...
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Red Cloud Students Sing Silent Night in Lakota

Check out these cute kiddos from Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. They're singing Silent Night in Lakota. // Post by Red Cloud Indian School. Fun fact: Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford from Scatter Their Own is an alum of the school.
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