Author: Baley Champagne

Heard Museum Premieres First Virtual Hoop Dance Contest

The Heard Museum for American Indian Art and History in Phoenix, Arizona, premiered its first Virtual Hoop Dance Contest Feb. 13, via YouTube and Facebook. The contest included video submissions from 80 competitors from 40 tribes, who competed for $2,500 in the youth, teen, adult, and senior divisions.  Hoop dancing...

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Sitka Illustrator Michaela Goade Wins Caldecott Medal for ‘We Are Water Protectors’

For the first time in 83 years, a Native American illustrator has won a Caldecott Medal. Michaela Goade of Sitka, Alaska’s Raven/Frog Clan collected the award for her illustrations in the picture book, “We are Water Protectors.” The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott....

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How Many Native American Tribes Are There?

Across the United States, hundreds of Native American tribes continue their traditional lifeways to sustain their inherent sovereignty. Today's Native American tribes descend from the original inhabitants of North America who have been making history for more than 20,000 years. In early American history, tribes were forcibly removed from their...

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