Meet Rabbit & Bear Paws! Children’s Comic with Traditional Teachings

If you were at Hunting Moon Pow Wow in Wisconsin this year you might have caught a glimpse of two characters most First Nations kids are familiar with. Since 2006, the adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws have been making children laugh with their wacky adventures. But they've also been teaching them some valuable lessons. Rabbit and Bear Paws, two brothers, are the main characters of a comic series set in 1750’s ...

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Comanche Archery 101: Watch These 4 Videos!

In this four part series from the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center you'll learn how the Comanche used the bow, the arrow, the quiver and how to aim and shoot. The bow and arrow were used with great skill by Comanche warriors. It was a necessary part of Comanche life, essential to the tribe's horse culture.

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Northern Plains Native American Decorative Cradleboard – HORSE – BEADWORK – eBay Find of the Week

Northern Plains Native American Decorative Cradleboard - HORSE - BEADWORK

You are bidding on a spectacular Northern Plains style decorative cradleboard. This is a STUNNING GALLERY piece in beautiful condition! The beadwork is perfect and is done extremely well! This piece has long buckskin jingles, beaded horse fetish with genuine horsehair mane and tail, and beaded buckskin miniature moccasins! Total length of the wooden frame is 19" tall. The horse beadwork is about 2.75" wide and about ...

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Watch the Trailer for this New Native Flick! Legends From the Sky

Ok, it's been awhile since I've been excited to watch a movie after seeing a trailer. This new movie, Legends From the Sky, from Holt Hamilton looks amazing! Synopsis: A Native American Veteran, burdened by survivor’s guilt after a disastrous military tour, is forced to search for his missing grandfather after his ancestral land is mysteriously taken over by an Unknown Federal Organization. Now the movie is still in post-production, but we'll keep an eye out ...

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Metal Mayhem from the Rosebud Rez: Lost in Irrelevance!

Lost in Irrelevance! Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, PhD. Lost in Irrelevance is a powerful band from the Rosebud Reservation. Metal, in various varieties, is the focus of their mighty music. Recently, this rising star band reflected on their music, culture, and stage shows in a visit with Powwows.com! Lost in Irrelevance Live! Q) Hello ...

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Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Featured on Al Jazeera America

Photo by Nicole Tung for Al Jazeera America Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa) recently wrote a story for Al Jazeera America about the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society. The story was touching and the pictures absolutely beautiful. In this piece Ahtone follows Michael Sankadota, an Iraq War veteran, who is about to join the Black Leggings. ...

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New Anishinaabe Language App Available on Google Play

The Wikwemikong Heritage Organization has been seeking ways to effectively develop resource material for individuals who are wanting to enhance their Ojibway/Odawa language skills. They have created a wide range of learning books, CD's, DVD's, and now the "Anishinaabemowin App"! Your phone can now give you complete access to Anishinaabemowin words and phrases, pictures, songs, and prayers....

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#NOTYOURMASCOT March & Rally NOV 2nd in Minnesota

Not Your Mascots Board Members will be joining others in the Native American community at the Vikings vs. Washington game on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at TCF Stadium in Minnesota as they protest the Washington football team's name. Two marches will take place: * American Indian OIC: 8:30am, march beginning at 9am.1845 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. * Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota: 9am, march beginning at 9:30am. 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis. Both marches will ...

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Natives Rising with Ravenspeaker!

  Ravenspeaker is a powerful force behind Northwest Indian News and Natives Rising! --- Dr Dawn Karima, PhD, Native American Culture Editor Ravenspeaker is the stage name for Robert Frederiksen an Alaskan Tsimshian storyteller of the Raven Clan. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and has traveled all over North America as a recognized Culture Bearer for the ...

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First Native Woman to Serve as National Board President of Girls Scouts

In a press release from the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) it was announced that  will serve as National Board President of the iconic Girl Scouts of the USA. Hannan is now the highest ranking volunteer member of the Girl Scouts and is also the first woman of Native American ancestry to serve as National Board President. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribe of Wisconsin, Hannan credits the tribe's rich cultural identity with playing a vital role in ...

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