Results for tag: Native

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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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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Darren Thompson: Ojibwe Flute player selected as Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Artist in Residence

Hailing from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe reservation in Northern Wisconsin, Darren Thompson has been a well-known artist since his debut album in 2009, "The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country”, as well as being a sought-after public speaker, educator and facilitator. He started playing the flute...

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Lakota Singer Nominated for Best New Artist at 2015 Indigenous Music Awards

[caption id="attachment_14566" align="aligncenter" width="230"] Photo by Doug Thomas Photography[/caption]   Gabrielle Knife has been singing all of her life. She says, “Singing well? Not until about my sophomore year in High School. Around this time of my life is when I began looking into the Wicaglata, or ‘women singing behind...

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10 Powwow People You Need to Follow on Instagram

Let me just be the first to say it - I am addicted to Instagram. It's a unique social media platform where you can share a single photo at once, (sometimes continuously), connect with others and track some very unique hashtags... #ifyouwannajudgethengosmudge, anyone? Here's a list of people I've followed...

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