Native American populations

Here Are the 10 States With the Biggest Native American Populations

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Rep. Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, will become the first Indigenous cabinet secretary in the U.S., which would put her in charge of nearly 86,000 square miles of tribal land. The move signals a significant step forward for the country’s Native American population, which….

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Smudging: A Sacred Native American Ritual

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Smudging is a Native American ritual that links smoke with spirituality in remarkable ways. This is a common ceremonial ritual among indigenous people, held closely within these cultures to purify, spiritually cleanse, rid physical spaces of negative energy, and bless. So, whether you are a Native American yourself, or simply….

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Navajo Rugs – Learn The History, Care and Value

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Everything You Need to Know About Navajo Rugs Navajo rugs have been made for nearly 500 years, but they have recently made their way into homes all over the world. What makes these rugs so unique and sought after? This guide will go over the history of Navajo rugs, the….

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Native American Foods Throughout The United States

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From acorn bread to fry bread, succotash to beef stew, Native American cuisine has been a staple in homes across America for centuries. Today, these traditional dishes are still consumed in homes and restaurants throughout the country, some stick to the classic recipes, and some put a modern twist on….

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Get Inspired: Indigenous American Activists You Need to Know About Right Now

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In the day and age of tech-savvy individuals, where the majority of marketing most people view and the main way to connect with others is through social media, it is no wonder that Instagram, Twitter, and the like, are current platforms for influencers to highlight their powerful activist nature. Instagram….

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Task Force on MMIW – A Change in Trump’s Tune Through a New Executive Order

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On November 26th, President Trump signed an executive order instituting a task force on missing and murdered American Indians and Alaskan Natives—an ongoing and complex issue—which will be funded by the Department of Justice. This seems to be a significant turn-around from last year’s infamous debacle. November is known as….

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Do Native Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving?

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Do Native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving? For the majority of non-native Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to think about things you are grateful for, eat far too much turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, and relax in front of the TV to catch a football game. The stories of the history of….

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The Tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)

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While violence against women plagues many communities across the country and around the world, the Native American indigenous groups in North America are particularly hard struck by this devastating problem. Missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) present some of the highest statistics for violence and death in these areas. The….

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Native American Women

20 Native American Women You Should Know

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When we hear Native American heroes, we might think of Geronimo, Sitting Bull and other legendary male warriors and chiefs. Unfortunately, far too often, Native American women get overlooked. Even if they get their due credit in Indian Country, you won’t find the names of some of these trailblazing American….

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Native American Names | 100 Meanings for Boys & Girls

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All new parents know naming your child is one of the hardest decisions you’ll probably ever have to make. Native American names are unique, and they have powerful, sentimental, and beautiful meanings behind them. Anyone with an American Indian background can pay the ultimate homage to their heritage by giving….

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Native American Quotes As Meaningful As They Were Centuries Ago

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Native American quotes are a great way to learn from our past to change our future. Native American nations have a rich oral history that predates the pre-colonial era. Part of that history yielded a wealth of enuring quotes from our ancestors that now act as a source of endless inspiration….

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5 Important Native American Authors You Simply Must Read

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If you’re looking to make your bookshelf a little more accurate and inclusive, make sure to grab the works of these amazing Native American authors.   How diverse is your bookshelf? No, this isn’t about your collection of sci-fi novels and self-help guides. Instead, who are the people telling the stories….

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