MTV Tackles Thanksgiving Myth

Franchesca Ramsey is the host of “MTV Decoded”, a web series that's uses comedy to tackle race and pop culture with a fun and educational spin. She recently took on the great Thanksgiving Myth and I'm sure you'll be familiar with a lot of what she's saying. Take a look below. // ...

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5 Strong Native American Women – #StrongNativeWomen

When I think of Native Heritage Month, I think of our matriarchs, grand-mothers, mothers, sisters, community leaders, business owners, actresses, who continually find ways to guide us, keep us honest, lend an ear when no one else will listen & who are the glue to our communities & families that keep us together.  

Here are a couple Native Women whose leadership continue to inspire us and make us feel proud.


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A Message for All of Humanity – First Nations Lakota People

"Life is a circle and we as common people are created to stand within it and not on it. I am not just of the past but I am the past. I am here. I am now and I will be tomorrow." ~Lakota Oyate.

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Buyer Beware! New Mexico Shop Busted for Selling Filipino-made Jewelry

Via Flickr/Woody Hibbard KOAT News 7 out of Albuquerque reports that Federal authorities have charged three New Mexicans accused of selling Filipino-made jewelry as Native American jewelry. Sixteen search warrants were executed in New Mexico and California Wednesday. As part of the warrants, federal authorities searched two shops in Albuquerque’s Old Town -- Gallery 8 and Galleria Azul -- as well as shops in ...

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Shinnecock Nation Mourns the Passing of Avery ‘Chief Eagle Eye’ Dennis Sr.

Sad news from the Shinnecock Nation: Avery “Chief Eagle Eye” Dennis Sr., passed away on Saturday, September 5th. The Shinnecock Nation was in the midst of their big Labor Day Pow Wow when folks heard the news. The Southampton Press had a wonderful obituary published in their paper for Chief Eagle Eye. Below is an excerpt from the paper. Avery “Chief Eagle Eye” Dennis Sr., one of the longest serving elected leaders ...

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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 ...


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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