Pow Wow Calendar Update – September 11, 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 Cabarrus Pow-Wow September 19 - September 20 4827 Camp Cabarrus Drive, Kannapolis, NC - 28081 10th Annual Bluff City Pow Wow September 13 - September 14 928 Fairground Dr., Rockport, In. - 47635 Mother Earth's Creation's Annual Intertribal Pow-wow September 13 - September 14 2145 White Mountain Highway, West Ossipee, NH - 03890 20th Annual Harvest ...

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Etsy’s Bold Statement – No More Redsk*ns

Via Etsy Another small victory for the Change the Mascot movement. Effective immediately Etsy will no longer allow any item to be sold via their website that includes the Washington NFL team's logo or the term Redsk*ns. Straight from the Etsy blog post: You may have been following the struggle of one ethnic group that has made a lot of headlines lately: Native Americans and their fight against the ...

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Matrilineal Societies – Women with Power and Respect

        A lot of Native American tribes were matrilineal instead of the typical patrilineal societies you see from Europe. This meant that you were descended from your mother's clan, not your father's. It was also meant the women were involved in the decision-making process for the greater good of the tribe. Some of the more well-known matrilineal socieites are the Lenape, Hopi and Iroquois. The Chickasaw were also a matrilineal society and Chickasaw.TV has a lot of great videos on the ...

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Shinnecock Nation Fighting to Get Land Back

When you hear someone talking about The Hamptons in New York the first thing you picture is the playground of the wealthy and famous. Fine dining, nightclubs and beach parties galore. However long before Long Island's East End was built up into a rich person's paradise, the Shinnecock Indians thrived here. Unfortunately we all know what happened when colonialism arrived on our shores. Today, the Shinnecock Indian Nation consists of less than 1,500 members, about half of whom live on ...

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Bye Columbus! Seattle to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day Instead

Protesters in Seattle congregated at City Hall this past Tuesday to voice their support to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The city council postponed the vote so the Mayor and other elected officials can hold a signing ceremony next month to mark the change. KING-TV  ...

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How Can an Alligator Save the Houma Language?

The Houma language could be resurrected as descendants of a woman hear her singing for the first time. Here's a short clip of Elvira Billiot singing "Chan Chuba", a children's song about an alligator: In a story from The Advocate, they interviewed the great-granddaughter of Elvira Billiot. She never met her great-grandmother but she said she felt an immediate connection to her when she heard ...

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Will You Accept the Indigenous Language Challenge?

Over the past few days I've noticed some videos being shared of folks talking in their native tongues. Welcome to the next fun viral challenge, the 2014 Indigenous Language Challenge! There's even a Facebook group you can join and share your videos. You might even learn a word or two in another language! Here's a great one I found from Jackelyn Seitcher speaking Nuu-chah-nulth: The News from Native California blog also has a round-up of ...

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No Thanks for Thanksgiving?

Larry Mann dancing for his Nipmuc heritage!   Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Turkey. Dressing. Pumpkin Pie. For Larry Spotted Crow Mann, Thanksgiving is about more than parades and early holiday shopping. The Nipmuc author ponders the poignant intersections between genocide and suppertime during this harvest holiday in his new book. ...

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NICE HAND CRAFTED STAR DES. CUT BEADED BUCKSKIN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PURSE/BAG – eBay Find Of The Week

LOW PRICE ON NICE HAND CRAFTED STAR DESIGN CUT BEADED BUCKSKIN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PURSE/BAG

This nice cut beaded rosette buckskin Native American Indian purse or bag features beautiful handdone Native American star design rosette done with small size 13 cut beads, silver tacks, glass fire polished beads, ringtop cowrie shells, imitation hairpipe, handcut buckskin laces, and cut beaded buckskin loops. This purse was made by Dawn Eaglehead; Tribe: Osage. This purse is made from soft white buckskin. ...

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White House Honors A ‘Champion of Change’

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, the White House will honor "Champions of Change," veterans and their families who are doing extraordinary work across the country as leaders in entrepreneurship. These Champions have distinguished themselves by continuing to serve their country through their successful small businesses and non-profits that create jobs, spur economic growth, and help their communities....

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