For Native Americans in Minnesota, food is a sign of oppression

For Native Americans in Minnesota, food is a symbol of their struggle. After hundreds of years of isolation, here’s how the community is fighting to reclaim their cultural identity — and their health. Watch this documentary video from .Mic:  

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Award Winning TV Show Visits Lower Sioux Wacipi

On Sunday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m, Minnesota's Pioneer Public Television will premiere the seventh season of Postcards -- an award winning weekly regional art, culture and history program. It the first episode of this season, the show travels to Morton for the annual Lower Sioux Wacipi. Watch a preview of the episode below! Postcards travels through western Minnesota to explore its rich and diverse arts, history and cultural heritage. And that ...

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – December 09, 2015

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 Redhawk Ranch December 05 - December 06 4110 CR 579 S., Wimauma, FL - 33598 11th Annul Choctaw Casino Pow-Wow **** New Dates **** December 05 - December 06 Hwy 75, Durant, OK IICOT Christmas Pow Wow December 12 - December 12 5400 S Olympia Ave, Tulsa, OK - 74107 32nd Annual St. Croix Trails Pow-Wow December ...

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Gay Marriage legal on some Native Reservations

On June 26, 2015., the United States Supreme Court ruled that Gay Marriage is legal in all 50 states. Of the 567 federally recognized Indian tribes that reside in the United States, just a handful of Indian tribes recognize gay marriage, those being: The Coquille Tribe in Oregon (2009) The Suquamish Tribe in Washington (2011) The Tribal Council of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan (2013) The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan (2013) The Santa Ysabel Tribe in California (2013) The ...

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What Do Native Americans Think of Thanksgiving?

You've probably seen these Cut videos pop up in your newsfeed from time to time, such as the 100 Years of Beauty in 1-Minute, or the American Kids Try Food from Around the World clips. Recently they tackled something a bit more serious in tone by asking Native Americans to do word association with specific words such as Reservation, R*dskin, Columbus and Thanksgiving. Here's their video for One Word: Thanksgiving....

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BuzzFeed’s Back! ‘Native Americans Review Thanksgiving Storybooks’

It's that time of year where you cringe at the thought of hearing the same tired Thanksgiving myth over and over. Unfortunately this myth is ingrained in young minds early via children's books. Check out what happens when Buzzfeed video has Native Americans review children's Thanksgiving storybooks. // ...

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Famous Native American Portrayals in the Movies

Some our most famous Native people in history have had their life stories immortalized on the big screen, here are a few people you might know and who played them, enjoy! #nativeheritagemonth In 1994, Adam Beach (Saulteaux First Nations) played Squanto in, "Squanto: A Warriors Tale"  .  Squanto comes from the Wampanoag tribe, which is credited for giving the first Thanksgiving dinner to the Pilgrims, history would ...

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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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