Water is Sacred – 10 Inspiring Quotes

by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor "This is my campaign to get Natives to drink more water. If it works, it will all be worth it."--Duane Brayboy-Williams, Tuscarora Water is Life. Native Americans know and have always known that Water is Good Medicine. As water comes under attack ...

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Chickasaw Astronaut Visits Rapid City to Promote STEM Programs

Dr. John Herrington, Ph.D., the world's first indigenous astronaut, recently visited Rapid City for a board meeting of the American Indian Institute for Innovation. AIII is a non–profit dedicated to improving the number of Natives in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math fields. KOTA news caught up with Herrington and asked him about what his plans are for an extended education program in the area. He said his main goal is ...

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Watch the Trailer for New Documentary Set on Wind River Reservation

A friend just posted about this film and it looks great! Wind River is a documentary piece from Mat Hames, an award-winning filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. In this latest film, he travels to the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming to explore the spiritual connection between ancient tribal artifacts and modern Native American tribe members. Synopsis: Philbert McCleod, an elder of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, has lived on the isolated Wind River Indian ...

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Revitalizing the Blackfeet Language in Montana

Inspiring story with an incredibly beautiful backdrop of Montana! In this video from the Montana Office of Tourism they spoke with Darrell Kipp, a Harvard scholar, U.S. veteran and member of the Blackfeet tribe who was well-known for his work revitalizing Native American languages. He was the director of the Cuts Wood School, a Blackfeet language immersion program for grades K through 8, which is featured in this film. Montana Stories: Darrell Kipp from ...


A Pow Wow on The Great Wall? Could Happen!

Photo by Jakub Hałun How amazing would this be? In a story from the Chronicle Journal, they talk about a youth group from Thunder Bay, Ontario that wants to send 10 Aboriginal youth to Jiaozou, China, in August to attend an international tai chi competition festival. Sister Cities committee member Peng You said the trip would help First Nations youth see beyond Thunder Bay. “We want more ...

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Aboriginal Day Pow Wow 2015 – Medicine Hat

June 21st is designated as National Aboriginal Day in Canada to recognize and celebrate the cultures of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. Saamis Aboriginal Employment and Training hosted a powwow in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Community TV was there to capture some great photos and video of the event.

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Tribal Nations Map Crew Visit Southwest

Aaron Carapella, the creator of the Tribal Nations Map, and his family are currently taking a trip across the Southwestern United States. Does this mean we'll be getting a special Southwestern map soon? He already has a special Pacific Northwest and Northern California Nations map available so let's hope so!...


Checkout Episode 2 of Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People

Have you guys been keeping up with Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People since we first talked about it back in February? If not, we got you covered! Episode 2 is right here for you to enjoy and it's an exciting one. In Episode 2, host Jennifer Loren’s talks with Professional Bull Rider Ryan Dirteater, artist Traci Rabbit and Chef Bradley Dry. For more information on the program, please visit http://osiyo.tv/.

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Lummi Story Shares Inspirational Videos from the Lummi Nation

Check out these great videos we saw about the many talented and brilliant people from the Lummi Nation. First up is Temryss Lane talking about her experience playing professional soccer: Next is Lummi violinist and story teller Swil Kanim, who discusses his inspiration to take up the violin as a child, and the non-profit organization that supports his work, Honorworks: And last but not least, Lummi Story introduced us to two students from ...

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Finding Allies in Unlikely Places – Native Americans and Drag Queens

It sounds like the punchline to a bad joke (an Indian man and a busload of drag queens from San Francisco are travelling down the road to a protest), but what began as an unlikely alliance in San Francisco is growing into a powerful voice worldwide. May 1, broke as a beautiful, misty morning as I travelled to Menlo Park to protest Facebook's’ “real names” policy. The organizers, local drag queens and members ...

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