Slowly But Surely, Representation is Improving for Native Americans

Slowly But Surely, Representation is Improving for Native Americans

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At this point, it’s pretty much common knowledge that indigenous people are disproportionately underrepresented in the media, such as in television shows and movies. While underrepresentation is an egregious issue, what’s more concerning is how indigenous people are outrageously misrepresented. Thankfully, even though it might not seem like things are….

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No, Halloween Still Doesn’t Exempt Us From Cultural Appropriation

No, Halloween Still Doesn’t Exempt Us From Cultural Appropriation

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Every year, those offensive—sometimes outright racist—Halloween costumes seem to circle back around. Happy Cultural Appropriation Day! One of the most common and egregious examples is the “Native American costume” with the person wearing fringe, fake suede, feathers, and braids. Another might be of a “chief” or “warrior.” Oftentimes, these costumes….

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Joy Harjo: Native American Poet, Playwright and Musician

Joy Harjo: Native American Poet, Playwright and Musician

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Joy Harjo is so much more than a “triple threat.” She represents Native Americans in the world of poetry and has been published numerous times (books, poetry, non-fiction, a screenplay, and children’s stories). Along with her love of poetry, she also tells stories through her gift for music. She is….

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Adam Beach: Native American Actor Extraordinaire

Adam Beach: Native American Actor Extraordinaire

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Adam Beach is a well-known Native American actor, writer, producer, and philanthropist, He was born in Manitoba, grew up on the Dog Creek First Nation Reserve, and is Anishinaabe.  One meaning of Anishinaabe is “the good humans,” and Adam Beach is one of them, representing his fellow Natives and his….

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Irene Bedard: The Woman Behind the Voice of Pocahontas

Irene Bedard: The Woman Behind the Voice of Pocahontas

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Irene Bedard has made her share of appearances on the big screen. You may have even heard her voice in TV shows, movies, and video games. Perhaps you’ve seen her in the news from time to time.  She is beautiful, talented and intelligent. But what else do you know about….

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11 Educational Grants and Scholarships For Native American Students

11 Educational Grants and Scholarships For Native American Students

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Some of you may be in high school or an undergrad program or know someone who is, and you’re interested in seeking out scholarships for the next school year.  All Native American scholarships have specific eligibility requirements. By looking through some of these amazing grants and scholarships, you can start….

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Read ‘Winter Counts’ — A Lakota Thriller

Read ‘Winter Counts’ — A Lakota Thriller

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Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to pass that beach book along to a friend and pick up something with more substance. If you’re eyeing something more informative, thrilling, and poignant, then “Winter Counts” needs to be added to your “must-read” list ASAP. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW NOW….

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Scorsese, DiCaprio Continue Work on ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Film

Scorsese, DiCaprio Continue Work on ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Film

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This spring, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio met with Osage cultural leaders, Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear and the Osage Nation’s film ambassador, Chad Renfro, in Oklahoma to discuss their plans to collaborate on a movie titled “Killers of the Flower Moon.”  The movie is based on true events about….

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Opinion: Cleveland Indians’ Name Change Is the Right Call Despite Some Angry Fans

Opinion: Cleveland Indians’ Name Change Is the Right Call Despite Some Angry Fans

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The time has finally come for Cleveland—and some have been waiting since 1915 for this decision when the Indians originally got their team name.  Starting in 2022, the once Cleveland Indians will officially become the Cleveland Guardians; they will finish out the 2021 season with the Indian name and logo. ….

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Attention Native Business Leaders: Pow Wow Pitch Your Way to $20K!

Attention Native Business Leaders: Pow Wow Pitch Your Way to $20K!

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Are you an indigenous entrepreneur eager to get your business ideas in front of the right audience? Maybe you’ve tried other avenues or perhaps you just don’t know where to start. Whether you’re a novice to the world of entrepreneurship or just want to step up your game, Pow Wow….

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10 Native American Comedians You Should Know

10 Native American Comedians You Should Know

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Native American comedians are on the rise. They’re on TV, on the radio, in movies, in books, in magazines, on social media—you name it. It’s a special gift to pull off being witty and funny, bringing joy and laughter to an audience. Crafting parody and satire in just the right way….

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Wilma Mankiller Among Selections for 2022 U.S. Quarters

Wilma Mankiller Among Selections for 2022 U.S. Quarters

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Wilma Mankiller, the first Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, will have her own U.S. quarter next year. The announcement marks a departure from the U.S. Mint’s longstanding tradition of placing mainly past presidents—predominantly older white men—on U.S. currency. It’s all part of the American Women Quarters Program that “celebrates….

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