Rest In Peace – Spike Draper

Indian Country mourns the loss of a Pow Wow Champion Spike Draper. Spike Draper passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the LDS Church in Kirtland, New Mexico at 10:00 am. Flowers can be sent to Cope Memorial Funeral Home in Kirtland, New Mexico. ...

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Southern Style: Miss Indian North Carolina!

MISS INDIAN NORTH CAROLINA! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Quick! Where is NDN COUNTRY? South Dakota? New Mexico? Oklahoma?  While each of these great states is home to outstanding tribes and Native nations, North Carolina also ranks in the Top Ten states with Native population, according to the US Census. Miss Indian North Carolina, Savannah Baber, shares her journey to represent these Southeast Tribes and ...

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Way of the Warrior – Documentary Shows Bravery of Native American Veterans

  As you know, Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States in which we remember and honor those who died while serving in the armed forces. There are a lot of great documentaries that highlight these brave souls, especially our Native warriors. Way of the Warrior was originally released back in 2007 on PBS stations and is now available to watch online for free. Synopsis: This documentary examines the visceral nature of ...

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Pow Wow Regalia Inspiration From Our Past

As powwow season gets under way, many dancers are just now finishing up on their outfits but many people often wonder where do these dancers get their inspiration for their traditional garments, heres are some clues.  

* Families. Some traditional designs have been passed down thru their families. You'll often see those same designs on the parents & grand parents clothes.

* Traditional Stories. Turning a traditional story into garment is very common, this help keeps ...

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Secretary Duncan to Visit Denver as Part of Native Youth Listening Tour

As we mentioned back in December during the White House Tribal Nations Conference, the Obama Administration was launching a Cabinet Native Youth Listening Tour, which would help give the President the opportunity to hear directly from Native youth on how to bolster federal policies to improve youth outcomes. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started things off back in February with her visit to Phoenix, Arizona area with tribal visits. Now U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be in ...

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Two Oglala Lakota to be Honored at White House – Champions of Change!

On Tuesday, May 19th, the White House will honor twelve former foster youth as “Champions of Change” who are making a difference in their communities. In addition to honoring these young people for their courage, resilience, and contributions, the event will also highlight their commitment to furthering their education. The event will showcase the stories and work of these inspirational leaders as a part of National Foster Care Month. The program will feature remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne ...

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Why the Reservation Will Always Call You Home

All Indigenous people have made an unspoken promise to the land that we inhabit, as well as any lands we may visit, to always honor and respect it. We also have a deep attachment to where we come from, Turtle Island, or further reaches, as it is the land where our people originated. We have a responsibility to care for Grandmother Earth every day of our lives, so that our children and their children, will learn to love and enjoy ...

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First Native Owned Boutique and Gallery opens in Rapid City, SD

In the past, Rapid City hasn't had the best reputation with treating the diverse population with fairness and equality. Three Affiliated Tribes artist, dancer and now business owner, Lauren GoodDay Giago, along with her sister and mother, prove that it's possible to operate a fully Native owned and staffed business in the heart of the historic city. (L-R) Vanessa Frank, Lauren GoodDay Giago and their mother, Deb Painte

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A Tribute to Cheyenne Brady from U.S. Senator

  Cheyenne Brady was recently crowned the 2015 Miss Indian World at the Gathering of Nations. U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp took time out from her schedule to formally congratulate Ms. Brady. Here she is in her own words: Mr. President, I congratulate Ms. Cheyenne Brady, a resident of the great State of North Dakota, on being crowned the 2015-2016 Miss Indian World. The Miss Indian World competition is the largest and most prestigious cultural pageant for young Native women and was recently ...

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Adam Beach in New DC Comics Blockbuster!

Via DCComics.com I'm not well-versed in superheroes or comic books, but I just might have to go see this movie when it comes out! As first reported by Winnipeg Free Press, Adam Beach is set to play DC Comics villain Slipknot in a new movie that focuses on a gang of super-villains from the DC Comics universe. The New York Daily News recently shared these photos from ...

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