The Daily Show Tackles Redsk*ns Controversy

One of the most anticipated and talked about shows all week finally aired Thursday night. The Daily Show took on the Washington Redsk*ns name controversy by interviewing some diehard fans of the team and Native activists. As you can imagine the results were amazing. You might be familiar with the Native Americans who appeared in the clip. Amanda Blackhorse, the lead plaintiff in the case that has put the Redskins’ trademark protections in ...

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Bison Making a Comeback? Bison Treaty Signed

Hopefully this is good news for the bison population on Turtle Island! In a story from Matthew Brown of the Associated Press, he reports that tribes from the US and Canada signed a treaty to establish an inter-tribal alliance to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions of the animals once roamed. Leaders of 11 tribes from Montana and Alberta signed the pact during a daylong ceremony on Montana's Blackfeet Reservation, organizers said. It marks the ...

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Must See! LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 is a feature documentary film about Comanche activist LaDonna Harris, who led an extensive life of Native political and social activism, and is now passing on her traditional cultural and leadership values to a new generation of emerging Indigenous leaders. Comanche producer and director Julianna Brannum and executive producer Johnny Depp bring the story of politically influential Native American leader LaDonna Harris to Public Television stations nationwide with ...

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Hear These Fluent Speakers Sing Choctaw Hymns

Chickasaw.TV made this lovely video of fluent speakers singing "The Gospel" from a collection of Choctaw hymns. This took me right back to my childhood, sitting with my grandparents in church listening to Comanche hymns. Hope you enjoyed!

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – September 18, 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 paw paw moon cancelled until next year........ September 26 - September 28 960 tecumseh road, springfield, ohio - 45504 12th WOODLAND INDIAN CELEBRATION September 27 - September 28 27174 Hull Prairie Road, Perrysburg, OH - 43551 20th Annual Harvest Pow Wow September ...

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Did Your Favorite Win? Native American 40 Under 40

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) recently announced their 2014 “Native American 40 Under 40″ award recipients. This prestigious award recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders from across Indian Country who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and/or in their community. Recognize anyone in the list? Justin Tarbell – St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Steve Bodmer – Edisto Natchez-Kusso Indian Tribe of South Carolina Courtney Monteiro – Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Amber Fite-Morgan – Cherokee ...

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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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