Posts under: Native Profiles

Google Doodle Celebrates First Native Physician

In case you missed it over the weekend, Google Doodle once again honored an outstanding Native American. "Today’s Doodle honors the life and legacy of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915), the first American Indian to earn a medical degree. Picotte grew up in Nebraska on the Omaha reservation, where...

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Acosia Red Elk Video Interview

Acosia Red Elk, or Young Swan Rising From the Water, is a Champion Jingle Dress dancer from the Umatilla people.  A descendant of Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, she did not become interested in dancing until she was 16, when she taught herself to dance from videos of other jingle dancers.  Red Elk began dancing professionally in 1998...

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First Nation’s Actor Wows Audiences in Wonder Woman

There's been a lot of buzz over the weekend about the latest superhero blockbuster to be released. DC Comics' Wonder Woman brought in $100 million domestically and $122.5 million internationally, making it the third-highest opening for a film in the DC universe. Also worth mentioning is that director Patty Jenkins...

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Need A Laugh? Ladies of Native Comedy Can Help!

The Ladies of Native Comedy are comprised of four funny Indigenous women: Teresa Choyguha (Tohono O'odham), Tonia Jo Hall (Lakota/Dakota/Hidatsa), Adrianne Chalepah (Kiowa/Apache) and Deanna M.A.D.(Tonawanda Seneca). And if you're not following them on Facebook, you're missing out on some funny videos! The joys of being a big girl: Auntie...

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