Weekly Native News Update – April 21 2017


Posted By PowWow Articles April 21st, 2017 Blog


A Native, Pre-Med, Dean’s List, Canadian Silver Medalist Wrestler: Meet Waylon DeCoteau

A Native PreMed Deans List Canadian Silver Medalist Wrestler Meet Waylon DeCoteau

There are a lot of reasons to keep an eye out for Waylon DeCoteau (Crow/Sioux/Chippewa) who is currently wrestling at First Nations University / University of Regina in Canada. Selected by the university due to his success as a high school state wrestling champion, DeCoteau has earned his keep at his school, having recently won a national silver medal in Canada at the Canadian University National Championships.

Waylon DeCoteau hasn’t stopped there, as this champion who hails from the Turtle Mountain Community High School in Belcourt, North Dakota is also on the Dean’s List in his pre-medicine program.And if his silver medal and Dean’s List status still wasn’t enough, he was also awarded ‘Most Valuable Player’ on his university wrestling team, which he received earlier this month. Read More….



Got Treaties? Lummi 1, Coal Terminal 0

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For years, beginning in 2011, environmental groups fought to prevent construction of what would have been the country’s largest coal export facility. The half-billion-dollar Gateway Pacific Terminal would have brought 50 million tons of coal per year into one of the last pristine deep-water ports in the Pacific Northwest, Cherry Point, known to the local Lummi people for thousands of years as Xwe’chi’eXen, pronounced “Woo-chee-ah-ken.” In May 2016, this indigenous nation accomplished what environmental groups could not. The Lummi stopped the project dead in its tracks and killed it. What was the weapon they used?

The 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott.

Not For Any Price, a new film by Washington state’s Northwest Treaty Tribes, celebrates this victory. Read More…

NIGA 2017 – ‘Getting Back to Business’

NIGA 2017 – ‘Getting Back to Business

More than 7,000 people converged on the San Diego Conference Center April 10-13 for the National Indian Gaming Association’s annual conference in what the organizers call a “back to basics” confab. “I came into the planning process with fresh eyes,” conference chairman Victor Rocha, Luiseño, said. “The first thing I told Ernie [Stevens Jr., NIGA’s chairman] was that this should be a business conference, not a vacation conference.” Rocha designed the four-day event to offer attendees the tools and opportunities to learn more about the business of Indian gaming. “We were so involved in the future of gaming that we weren’t focusing on the issues in front of us,” said Rocha. “We also want to be responsive to the tribes, vendors and customers who come to the conference.”

The result: a conference that offered many training and networking opportunities while still celebrating what makes Indian gaming special. “We’re not Vegas,” Rocha said. “We’re tribal gaming.” Stevens also noted that the conference broke records for training and certifications. Read More…

2nd Annual Rez Art Experience: REZILIENCE to be held in Albuquerque, April 29-30

2nd Annual Rez Art Experience REZILIENCE to be held in Albuquerque, April 29-301

In case you did not hear of last years’ inaugural event, REZILIENCE is a two day exhibition that brings together more than 12 established organizations and a number of creative professionals to share their programs, talents, skills and knowledge in 12 creative and interactive arenas. This year REZILIENCE is once again held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center – NHCC in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The ART Event will be held all day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at NHCC campus on Sunday, April 30.

Program event sections titled “Voice,” “Movement,” “Design,” “Inspire,” “Insight,” “Vision,” “Create,” “Expression,” “Style,” “Innovate,” “Sustenance,” and “Exchange” will feature various disciplines and creative activities. Read More…

Organic Coffee and Eco-Tourism in Nicaragua

Nicaragua. La Paz del Tuma, near Jinotega. December 7, 2016. Farmer holding one red coffeefruit in between his fingers. © Teake Zuidema

Nicaragua. La Paz del Tuma, near Jinotega. December 7, 2016. Farmer holding one red coffeefruit in between his fingers. © Teake Zuidema

Alfredo Portillo holds up a bright red coffee fruit pod between his fingers. “Delicious, organic, shade-grown coffee,” the 44-year old coffee farmer announces proudly. “Sixteen years ago I started growing coffee strictly organic. I never have had any regrets. It’s a lot more work, but it produces a better bean. And,” he adds, “right now I also make more money with it.” Such is the beginning story of organic coffee.

We are strolling over Portillo’s property, a 30-acre organic coffee farm near La Paz del Tuma, a hamlet in Jinotega a department in the north central region of Nicaragua. Coffee is this nation’s main export and Portillo and his family live smack in the middle of coffee country, where the harvest is now in full swing.

At first glance, Portillo’s farm looks just like a continuation of the jungle that envelops it. The low coffee trees, with their leather like green leaves, grow on steep slopes and are surrounded by bananas and other, much higher trees. The soil around the coffee trees is covered with thick layer of dead leaves, branches and weeds. Read More…

7 PC. HAND CRAFTED CUT BEADED BUTTERFLY DESIGN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE – eBay find of the week

7 PC. HAND CRAFTED CUT BEADED BUTTERFLY DESIGN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE – eBay find of the week

7 PC. HAND CRAFTED CUT BEADED BUTTERFLY DESIGN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE SET

This nice 7 piece Native American Indian butterfly and flower design dance set features a set of fully cut beaded moccasins, a set of fully cut beaded leggins, cut fully beaded barrette, a cut beaded choker, and a cut beaded cape. The pieces are beaded with small 3 cut beads with rhinestones. This set was made by F. Littlecreek Tribe:Ojibue

This set is in good overall condition with some dirt and wear from use. The beadwork on these pieces is in mostly good condition with some beadwork damage throughout. The moccasins have rubber soles glued on to them and choker needs some laces for closure. This beautiful Indian dance set is a great deal at its low price.

CLICK HERE TO BUY

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What Is the Tribal Enrollment Process?

What Is the Tribal Enrollment Process

When it comes to researching your Native American ancestry, you may come across a lot of information about enrolling in a tribe. The tribal enrollment process, while varied from tribe to tribe, is typically meant to preserve a tribe’s unique culture and traditions.

Enrolling in a tribe is a great way to learn more about your lineage. It is also an important way to help you prove Indian ancestry. Here are the most important things you need to know about the tribal enrollment process.

DNA Testing

A lot of people believe, due to oral histories told down through their family lines, that they have Native American heritage. However, a simple claim that you are related to an American Indian is not enough to prove that you are eligible for tribal enrollment. Read More…

Top Attractions in Albuquerque – Things To Do While Visiting Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Top Attractions in Albuquerque – Things To Do While Visiting Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Are you planning on attending the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque, New Mexico?

At the Pow Wow there is enough to do for a week, too bad it is only 2 days. With the food, Indian Traders Market, Stage 49, and the Pow Wow you can definitely keep yourself busy. But if you have extra times, Albuquerque offers some amazing attractions. Try to schedule some time before and after the Pow Wow to visit the local area.

Top Albuquerque Attractions

The BioPark features 4 separate areas Albuquerque Aquarium, Botanical Gardens, Rio Grande Zoo, and Tingley Beach. Read More…

Jim Thorpe All Indian Games – June 22-25, 2017

Jim Thorpe All Indian Games – June 22-25, 2017

Join Native American athletes from around North American in California this June for the Jim Thorpe All Indian Games.

Jim Thorpe All Indian Games
June 22-25, 2017
Southern California
http://www.allindiangames.com/

Athletes will compete in golf, softball, and basketball. The competitions are open to competitors ages under 14 to 66+.

About Jim Thorpe

James Francis Thorpe (Sac and Fox): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as “Bright Path” was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for his home country. Read More…

Interview with 2016 Miss Indian World Danielle Ta’ Sheena Finn

Interview with 2016 Miss Indian World Danielle Ta’ Sheena Finn

PowWows.com blogger Charlie Ballard interviewed the current Miss Indian World at the UC Davis Pow Wow. Danielle Ta' Sheena answered questions from the live audience and discussed her year at Miss Indian World. She will give up her crown at the end of April at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow.

The 2016-2017 Miss Indian World is Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn. Danielle is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and is from Porcupine, North Dakota. She is Hunkpapa Lakota, Inhanktowan Dakota, Assiniboine, and Metis. Currently, Danielle resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She received a Juris Doctorate Degree with a Certificate in Global Arbitration and Practice December 2016, from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Read More…

Moving Native Poem Wins Poetry Contest

Moving Native Poem Wins Poetry Contest

“My Once Life” is a hybrid video poem about the continuing impact of colonization on tribal peoples. Native people resist their violent history and contemporary political struggles through engaging with deep historical knowledge and creating new oral histories.

The poem is read by 12 Native women living in Los Angeles whose strong voices embody empowerment: Nanabah Hill, (Navajo-Oneida), Diana Terrazas, (Paiute),

Nanabah Hill, (Navajo-Oneida)
Diana Terrazas (Paiute)
JaNae Collins (Dakota-Crow) Xelt’tia Temryss Lane, (Lummi Nation)
Viki Eagle Sicanqu (Lakota-Sioux)
Cheyenne Phoenix (Northern Paiute-Navajo)

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A Tribe Called Red Bring the Party to JUNO Awards & House Of Strombo

A Tribe Called Red Bring the Party to JUNO Awards & House Of Strombo

Calling all A Tribe Called Red fans!

There are a couple new videos out that I know you're going to dig!

First up is this amazing JUNO awards performance featuring Tanya Tagaq and Black Bear Singers.

A Tribe Called Red ft Tanya Tagaq and Black Bear Singers

And this new episode of House of Strombo has 30+ minutes of ATCR concert footage and interviews with the boys.

Catch their high energy shows as they tour Canada, U.S. and some overseas dates thrown in the mix!

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Watch a Sneak Peek of Navajo Thriller, ‘The Red Hogaan’

Watch a Sneak Peek of Navajo Thriller The Red Hogaan

I hope you're not watching this at night, or alone!

Now that I've warned you, you have to check out this trailer of The Red Hogaan, a Kody Dayish Production. The production company was started by Navajo siblings, Kody, Kolette and Kolin.The production company was started by Navajo siblings, Kody, Kolette and Kolin and

The production company was started by Navajo siblings, Kody, Kolette and Kolin and The Red Hogaan is the first feature-length film.

Ooooh, I got chills watching that one. I can't wait to see the full movie!In an interview with DGO magazine, the release date is not yet known, but they do plan on releasing in 2018. Read More…

 

 

 

 



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