Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered To Be Rerouted By Army Corps of Engineers But…

For months water protectors have peacefully protested the Dakota Access Pipeline being built near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This weekend the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement for the pipeline to go under the Missouri River. The pipeline, according to the Army Corps, will be rerouted. The victory may be short-lived, however.  On Thursday President-Elect Trump announced his ...

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The Sights and Sounds From the Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert

On Friday, Nov. 25th & Nov. 26th people in Standing Rock, North Dakota were treated to a beautiful melding of activists and artists coming together to raise money to aide the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The two-day fundraiser gave us great performances by musicians such as Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Frank Waln, Supaman, Scatter Their Own, Quese IMC, Naataanii Means, and Flute Player Darren Thompson. Reve Kalell from Colorado kicked things ...

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A Final Message to President Obama About the Dakota Access Pipeline

As President Obama's presidency winds down, these people have an important message and plea for him. Will he heed the call?

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – November 29, 2016

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 12th Annual Pow wow, Choctaw Casino & Resort December 03 - December 04 3735 Choctaw Rd, Durant, OK - 74701 Redhawk Ranch Pow Wow/Cultural Festival 2016 December 02 - December 04 4110 CR 579 S., Wimauma, FL - 33598 Need travel help? Check our travel page for discounts on hotels, rental ...

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2016 Choctaw Casino Pow Wow – Watch Live

Watch Live! 2016 Choctaw Casino Pow Wow Durant, Oklahoma December 2-4, 2016 Live Webcast Pow Wow Information Pow Wow Website Head Staff Arena Director ....................................Michael Roberts Arena Director ..................................Randy Paskemin Arena Director .................................... Marty Thurman EMCEE ............................................Joaquin Hamilton EMCEE .............................................. Howie Thomson Head Gourd Dancer .................................Dennis Begay Head Gourd Singer ......................................Pat Oyebi Color Guard ........................................Choctaw Nation  

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22 Photos to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ History Day in California

On October 22nd, the Shasta Historical Society partnered with representatives from local California tribes to commemorate indigenous history in Downtown Redding. Our friend Paula Schultz was at the event and captured some great images for us. Please enjoy her great recap of the day as well as her outstanding photos. This year was the second annual Indigenous Peoples' History event organized by the Shasta Historical Society in collaboration with local tribes & Native and non-Native community members. The mission of this year's event ...

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Authentic Native American Wool Beaded Vest – eBay find of the week

Authentic Native American Wool Beaded Vest 22" Width by 27" Length Click Here to Buy

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Native Fine Arts Holiday Market Dec. 3 & 4 at Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Just in time for the holidays, Native American artists will be selling their art directly to the public at the Mitchell Museum’s annual Native Fine Arts Holiday Market. The two-day event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4, during regular museum hours at the 3009 Central Street building, directly next door to the museum in Evanston. Jewelry, pottery, beadwork, dolls, paintings, graphics, prints, moccasins and an array of other items ...

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These Girls Tackle 6 Misconceptions About Native Americans

Kudos to Teen Vogue for these recent videos with Native American teens talking about their lives and culture. Recently they had two girls talk about the issues surrounding Standing Rock and just last week several of them tackled the topic of Thanksgiving. In this latest video Laurel Cotton, Duannette Reyome, Evannah Moniz-Reyome, Kiera Thompson, Wacantkiya Mani Win Eagle, and Wanbli Waunsila Win Eagle all talk about popular misconceptions that most of you are all too familiar with. Just watch and see ...

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National Arts Organization Visits Standing Rock

Turnaround Arts Pays Visit to Standing Rock Indian Reservation by Darren Thompson, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Turnaround Arts, a national arts organization based in Washington, D.C., recently paid a visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. The visit included appearances at Standing Rock Elementary School, Solen Middle School, Cannon Ball Elementary School, Standing Rock’s Lakota Immersion School, Sitting Bull College and an ...

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