One of the most misunderstood aspect of Native life is Blood Quantum and one of the most common questions is: “What is Blood Quantum” ? A myriad of answers will cascade forth depending on the person and their…..
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The US Treasury has finally decided, according to the Wall Street Journal. After a social media poll where people voted between four finalists – former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and first female chief…..
Te Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on…..
In a press release from the White House this week, it was announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be giving the commencement speech at Santa Fe Indian School on Thursday May 26, 2016. Santa Fe, New Mexico – As…..
The loss of any of our elders is tough, but this one is especially heartbreaking. As many news outlets across Indian Country have reported, the last surviving Crow war chief, Joseph Medicine Crow, has passed away. He was 102. In…..
Moccasins are perhaps one of the few dance clothes components wore by dancers, that still retain a great deal of tribal identity in the cut and decoration style used. Concerning the one-piece, soft-soled Omaha moccasins, Fletcher & LaFlesche state, “The…..
CBC recently interviewed several Native men to find out why they wear braids. Some it was a symbol of strength. While for others it was a link to their culture. See more of the responses in the video below. Be…..
ESPN Films brings us an exciting documentary highlighting the importance of basketball in an Alaska Native community: I Am Yup’ik. Film summary: Every year they gather from tiny subsistence villages on Alaska’s Bering Sea Coast, traveling hundreds of miles on…..
It’s a great honor to once again share with our readers some wonderful photos and a warm review of the 21st Annual UT Arlington Pow Wow that took place this past weekend. Photographer Emilia Gaston was on hand to shoot…..
Super Tuesday is March 1st and the remaining U.S. Presidential candidates are vying for those precious state Delegate & Caucus votes needed to win their party nomination. The real race is happening right now in the primary run off, the…..