Results for tag: Culture

Native Depression-A Result of Colanization?

In case you weren't aware September is National Suicide Prevention month so we're going to take some time to talk about a very serious topic-depression. Depression is a serious illness. One that affects thousands of Native Americans every day. In the past few years, an epidemic of suicide has spread...

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Newborn Daughter of Slain Native Woman Finally Returned To Family

People all over Indian Country are rejoicing over a recent court ruling regarding the Savanna Greywind case.On Tuesday September 12th a judge ruled to dismiss the need for protective custody for Haisley Jo, daughter of the slain Native woman.The father, Ashton Mathney, had been fighting tooth and nail to get...

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Native Organization Schools Steve Bannon on Native History

Trump’s former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon recently made an appearance on the popular CBS special 60 minutes. If you’re familiar with him and his views on issues like immigration many of his comments may have come as no surprise. One comment, though, took Indian Country by surprise. When...

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73 year old Leonard Peltier’s Health is Slipping Away

“I’m one step back from passing away.”   Native American political prisoner and activist Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for more than 40 years, denied pardons even despite his health deteriorating throughout his sentence. Very recently, though, it seems his health is slipping and he is very much aware of...

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Uproar after Asian American is Cast in TV Show to Play Native

The Paramount network recently came under fire for casting Kelsey Asbille to play the wife of the character Cory on its new TV show "Yellowstone". The problem? Kelsey is a member of the Asian American community. The 25-year-old "Teen Wolf" actress previously went by the last name Chow. The character?...

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Fake “Powwow” At Burning Man Has Indian Country Raising It’s Eyebrows

People across Indian country found themselves raising their eyebrows and scratching their heads as a viral Facebook video began making its way through pow wow circles everywhere. Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that there was a “powwow” held at the Burning Man festival hosted by none...

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These 3 Organizations Are Helping Native Youth Change Indian Country

We, as Indigenous people, have endured a lot throughout history. From Colonization, to the introduction of alcohol, all the way to the Indian removal act forcing us from our homes. So there’s no doubt that due to that underlying trauma, our people suffer in many different ways. Many of our...

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30th Annual Michigan Indian Family Olympics Comes To A Close

What do Native wellness, Family bonding, and a competitive spirit all have in common? They all showed up to the Michigan Indian Family Olympics, and this year they brought their A-game. The Olympics, hosted in Mt. Pleasant Michigan, celebrated it’s 30th annual event since being founded in 1987. What started...

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The Black Hills Unity Concert 2015: The Black Hills Are Not For Sale

“The Black Hills Are Not For Sale.” A statement that many have heard, seen on fliers, buttons and bumper stickers, promoting action that protects the mountain range in western South Dakota that many Plains tribes consider sacred. This is also the theme for the Black Hills Unity Concert, a gathering...

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