Weekly Native News – March 9, 2017


Posted By PowWow Articles March 9th, 2017 Blog

Calling All Beaders: 15,000 Native Beaded Super Bowl Lanyards Needed for 2018

Calling All Beaders 15,000 Native Beaded Super Bowl Lanyards Needed for 2018

The commercials have aired, the overtime played out, Lady Gaga’s gone home and the ticker tape is all cleaned up from the parade in Boston. For most of the country, the Super Bowl won’t re-enter minds until 2018. But for one hopeful Ho-Chunk entrepreneur and a team of traditional beaders, Super Bowl LII will loom large through the next few months. Collin Price of  B-Team Strategy in Tomah, Wisconsin, has made it his goal to deliver 10,000 to 15,000 Native beaded Super Bowl lanyards to the 2018 big game.

He’s put the call is out across Indian country for volunteers to join the Warm Welcome Lanyard Project. Read More…

Study Says This Is the Best Approach For Preventing Youth Alcohol Abuse in Indian Country

Study Says This Is the Best Approach For Preventing Youth Alcohol Abuse in Indian Country

 

Community involvement and individual intervention are the most effective ways to reduce alcohol abuse among Native American youths, according to a new study.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), with help from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, found that community planning and working to reduce access to alcohol, in tandem with one-on-one consultation with students, significantly reduces alcohol abuse among Native American youths.Read More…

Native American Republicans: Opening Up a Channel for Discourse About Indian Country’s Issues

Native American Republicans Opening Up a Channel for Discourse About Indian Countrys Issues

Indian country cannot afford to close the door to Republicans in Congress and in state legislatures, especially those Native American Republicans who have been elected to office and serve.

There are two tribal citizens serving in Congress: Rep. Tom Cole, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, and Markwayne Mullin, a member of the Cherokee Nation.

There are at least 10 Native American Republicans serving in state legislatures (compared to 51 Democrats) in seven states. That list includes Alaska Sen. Lyman Hoffman, a Democrat, but he caucuses with the Republican majority and now serves as a chair of several committees and sub-committees. Hoffman is Yup’ik. In the Alaska House, Rep. Charisse Millett, Inupiaq, is now her party’s minority leader. Read More…

Celebrating Native American Night, Buffalo Bandits Style

Celebrating Native American Night, Buffalo Bandits Style

the Buffalo Bandits celebrated Native American Night at the Keybank Center in Buffalo, New York. Adding to the festivities, the Bandits defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 13-9 for their third consecutive win this season to stay in third place in East Division of the National Lacrosse League.

The Buffalo Bandits have partnered with the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties (NACS) to honor the Haudenosaunee origins of the game. A portion of Friday night’s ticket sales will go toward NACS’s programs and services, which include health and wellness, family services and workforce development in the Buffalo-Niagara region. Read More…

Resilience Garden Bringing Traditional Agriculture Back

Resilience Garden Bringing Traditional Agriculture Back

The Resilience Garden at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a place where tourists and locals can meet like family, plunging their hands into sandy loamy soil to help bring forward the three sisters—corn, beans and squash. From March through October on the second Sunday of every month, for $5 per class, gardeners, foodies and cultural historians of all levels, can come together to learn about thousand year old Pueblo agricultural practices that still promote successful growing seasons.

Each of the experiential classes in the “Seasons of Growth” series will focus on a different aspect of traditional agriculture while getting down and dirty in the garden. In the March 12 session, for instance, visitors will prepare soil and compost and learn about cold-weather crops. Read More…

How to get started tracing your Native American heritage?

How to get started tracing your Native American heritage

Where do I come from?

So many of us seek the answer to that question. We turn to ancestry and genealogy websites to try and trace our own history, or perform a Google search of surnames to attempt to find out more about our heritage. It can be tough to find any concrete information, particularly for those of us with Indian ancestry.

Before you dig yourself deep into a family history rabbit hole that’s going nowhere, take a step back. There are a few simple things you can do to start tracing your heritage today that will make it a lot easier to continue down the path to finding out where you come from. Here are some of the top tips to help you get started.Read More…

From Attawapiskat to Ottawa – Rocker Takes on NHL Greats at JUNO Cup

From Attawapiskat to Ottawa – Rocker Takes on NHL Greats at JUNO Cup

Attawapiskat ON (February 22, 2017) — It’s become an annual tradition for hockey and music to join forces for the JUNO Cup. The ‘Rock versus Jock’ celebrity hockey game sees musical greats take on former NHL legends in a friendly on-ice match in support of MusiCounts. This year, Adrian Sutherland from Midnight Shine will be among the #Rockers skating it out at TD Centre in Ottawa, and he’ll be coming a long way – literally and figuratively.

Adrian resides in Attawapiskat in Northern Ontario, a First Nation community on the coast of the James Bay, with no road access. Growing up in the remote region without organized hockey leagues or formal instruction, Adrian pretty much had to teach himself to play.Read More…

Beaded Purse – eBay Find of the Week

Beaded Purse – eBay Find of the Week

LARGE HAND CRAFTED STAR DES.CUT BEADED BUCKSKIN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PURSE/BAG

LOW PRICE ON NICE LARGE HAND CRAFTED STAR DESIGN CUT BEADED ROSETTE GLASS BEADED HAIRPIPE BUCKSKIN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PURSE/BAG

This nice cut beaded rosette buckskin Native American Indian purse or bag features a beautiful large hand done Native American star design rosette done with small size 13 cut and round beads, glass fire polished beads, bovine bone hairpipe, handcut buckskin laces, beaded edges, and ringtop cowrie shells. This purse was made by H. Tsotigh; Tribe: Kiowa. This purse is made from soft white buckskin. This purse is in good condition with some dirt and small stains from use(not too bad). This beautiful Indian beaded purse is a great deal at its low price. Read More…

2017 Pow Wow Calendar

2017 Pow Wow Calendar

The calendar on PowWows.com is the most comprehensive listing available for Native American Pow Wows. Our Pow Wow calendar includes over 1,000 Native American events listed each year. Every weekend somewhere in the United States or Canada there is a Pow Wow happening. You can

Our Pow Wow calendar includes over 1,000 Native American events listed each year. Every weekend somewhere in the United States or Canada there is a Pow Wow happening. You can find a Pow Wow in your state!

2017 Pow Wow Calendar

Upcoming Pow Wows
Recently Added Pow Wow
Pow Wows In Your State
Pow Wows By Month
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Saskatchewan Activist and Powwow Dancer Passes On

Saskatchewan Activist and Powwow Dancer Passes On

As reported by CBC News and other news outlets, Saskatchewan First Nations activist and champion traditional powwow dancer, Frank Asapace, has passed on at the age of 56. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations released a statement extending their condolences to family and friends of Asapace.

Asapace will be remembered as a kindhearted and loving father of five who never cast judgment on others. He grew up on Kawacatoose First Nation before being sent to the Lebret Residential School.

Asapace was a champion traditional powwow dancer who once performed for Queen Elizabeth II. He participated in a lot of traditional ceremonies, and he was a proud member of the Native American Church. He attended the protest in Standing Rock as a water protector.Read More…

Four Native Films Featuring Strong Females for Women’s History Month

four native films featuring strong female for

Vision Maker Media continues its 40th-anniversary celebration of 40 films available for free streaming through Aug. 7, 2017. In honor of Women's History Month, they've picked out four films for March that showcase the strength of Native women.

The week of:

March 7 ……………….. Apache 8
March 14 ……………… Rocks with Wings
March 21 ……………… Kinaalda: Navajo Rite of Passage
March 28 ……………… Seasoned with Spirit: Food Upon the Water

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Montana Bill Aims to Allow Traditional Native Regalia at Graduation

Montana Bill Aims to Allow Traditional Native Regalia at Graduation

A hot topic that comes up time and time again across Turtle Island – will they let graduating seniors wear eagle feathers, beaded ball caps or moccasins to graduation ceremonies? A senate bill in Montana hopes to answer that question will a resounding yes!

As reported by the Billings Gazette, Senate Bill No. 319 would allow students to wear “traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance” at public events like graduation. It would prohibit state agencies or local governments, including schools, from banning such garb.

As it stands now, most schools vary on their answer to allowing anything besides the usual cap and gown. Some allow decorations on the cap, some will allow only the feather and no other decorations. I know some schools are afraid to change the rules as they feel it will open the floodgates and everyone will want to do something different.Read More…

Weekly Native News Update – March 3, 2017

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Carlyle Begay Not Paid White House Staff

Carlyle Begay has not been appointed as President Donald Trump’ s adviser on Indian affairs, despite announcements, the Arizona Republic reported.

Indian Country was abuzz with the news that former Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay (R-Ganado), Navajo, had been appointed as President Donald Trump’ s adviser on Indian affairs. Two small-town Arizona papers, The Navajo Post and the Lake Powell News, seemed to confirm the appointment.After all, Begay had campaigned hard for Trump during the 2016 election and was in Washington, D.C. as a volunteer transition team staffer. His Twitter account shows he was present during a tribal leader listening session on December 14. He gave an opening prayer during a January 22 service at the National Cathedral, which Trump also attended.Read More…

Pow Wow Calendar Update – February 28, 2017

Pow Wow Calendar Update – February 28, 2017

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

Flagler County Native American Festival
February 25 – February 26
2500 Princess Place Road, Palm Coast, FL – 32137

Indigenous Peoples' Powwow
February 24 – February 26
1720 Greenland Dr. , Murfreesboro , Tennessee – 37132

Indigenous Peoples' Powwow at MTSU
February 24 – February 26
1720 Greenland Dr. , Murfreesboro , Tennessee – 37132

22nd Annual Madison Social Pow Wow
March 04 – March 04
1431 East Campbell Avenue, Phoenix, AZ – 85014

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Meadow Glen Middle Students Explore Clean Water

Meadow Glen Middle Students Explore Clean Water

My daughter is a student at Meadow Glen Middle School in Lexington, SC. This past week the 7th grade students presented their Expedition projects.

Each school year the grades work on an Expedition Learning project. These projects take on topics that are carried over into each class. The 7th grade studied the True Cost. They explore the true cost of consumer goods. The project started with a trip to the mall (perfect for 7th graders, right). The students found different garments from various countries and tracked the costs. In Math they took these costs and plotted the numbers on charts to further examine the differences in costs. My daughters group preformed music that referenced conditions of factory workers. In English Language Arts they read a book about a young girl that worked in a clothing factory. The Social Studies classes created pamphlets.Read More…

Did Your Fave Make The List? 10 Canadian Indigenous Women To Watch

Did Your Fave Make The List 10 Canadian Indigenous Women To Watch

It's great to see so many familiar faces on this list recently posted to Buzzfeed: 10 Canadian Indigenous Women To Watch. You might even recognize a few ladies from previous articles on our website. Check it out!

1. Ashley Callingbull

I know you've seen this Enoch Cree Nation beauty on our page before. She is the first Indigenous woman to win the title of Mrs. Universe, as well as the first Canadian Woman to win the title. And you probably enjoyed her time on the Amazing Race Canada last year! She is definitely an outspoken advocate for Indigenous women in her community as well as her country.Read More…

Thundercloud Singers Pay Tribute to Native Basketball Player

Thundercloud Singers Pay Tribute to Native Basketball Player

Here's a sweet sports moment from the other night. Bronson Koenig, basketball player for the Wisconsin Badgers, was recently treated to a traditional song from the Thundercloud Singers. Read More….

 

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