RezBall, Native American Hoops

Rez Ball: Past, Present & Future of Native American Basketball

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Rez Ball is getting a lot more attention, these days, thanks in part to its portrayal in film in literature. It’s even getting its own Netflix movie of the same name, produced by Lebron James.  But what exactly is Rez Ball?  What is Rez Ball? Rez Ball, or Rezball, is….

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Marilynn Malerba Could Become First Native American US Treasurer

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President Joe Biden announce his intention to appoint Marilynn Malerba as treasurer of the United States, which would make her the first Native American to hold the position. Notably, the appointment would mark the first time a Native American woman’s signature appears on the nation’s currency. Malerba, who has served….

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Kyrie Irving Native American Heritage

Is Kyrie Irving Native American?

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Is NBA Star Kyrie Irving Native American? There’s been a lot of speculation over whether NBA superstar Kyrie Irving is Native American. Irving was born in Australia but grew up in New Jersey. The Brooklyn Nets guard has been known to smudge and has even visited the Standing Rock Sioux….

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Jim Thorpe: Native American Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist and Pioneer

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Jim Thorpe assumed many titles over the course of his life: Olympian, Gold Medalist, Multi-Sport Athlete, Coach, Hall of Famer, Greatest of All Time. You may have even seen his name in the news recently. But who was Jim Thorpe, really? Who was Jim Thorpe? James Francis Thorpe was born….

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High-Speed, Affordable Internet Could Be Coming to More Indigenous People

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Indigenous People in the U.S. have long been impacted by the “digital divide” — that is, the gap between those who have access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet and those who do not. According to an American Indian Policy Institute analysis of federal data, fixed broadband services reached 95.6% of….

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White House Declares May 5th Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

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President Joe Biden has issued a Presidential Proclamation that May 5 will be Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. Violence against Native Americans and Alaska Natives has far exceeded national averages. It’s contributed to a full-blown crisis that’s seen a staggering number of unsolved missing and murdered cases. Today….

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Family Regalia Stolen After Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

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***How You Can Help *** Please share this story on social media and email to your friends!  Thanks! Over 2,000 Native American tribes and groups from across North America joined for the 2022 Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The annual pow wow was filled with joyous celebrations, music,….

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South Dakota Hotelier Threatens To Ban Native Americans

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One of the owners of a Rapid City, South Dakota hotel said Native Americans are no longer welcome on the property following a shooting at the hotel March 19.   Connie Uhre, one of the owners of the Grand Gateway Hotel, said in a since-deleted Facebook comment that she can….

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Blackpool Illuminations Under Fire

Blackpool Illuminations Face Racist Complaints

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A 60-year old light display in the seaside town of Blackpool in Lancashire, England, is getting another look following an uptick in complaints that a section of the display is culturally insensitive—even racist. The town council is reviewing a part of the Blackpool Illuminations display that depicts six men wearing….

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Eighth Generation Wool Blanket Contest

Attention Native Artists: Design Your Own Wool Blanket, Win $30K In Prizes!

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Ever wanted to try your hand at designing your own wool blanket? Well, Eighth Generation, a Seattle-based art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe, is handing out $30,000 in prizes for the very best wool blanket designs from Native artists.  Eighth Generation also held the contest in 2017 and 2019,….

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Indige-Nurse: COVID-19 Vaccine Victory the Exception, Not the Norm, For Native Communities

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Indige-Nurse is a column published by Powwows.com and written by Jeanette Centeno, a Registered Nurse (RN) and Case Manager (CM) who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Centeno (Taíno) draws on her experience in the medical field and her own indigenous background to educate Native communities on the….

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Water Is Life – Fill It Forward Making An Impact For Native Communities

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Powwows.com and Fill it Forward are teaming up to inspire the world to reuse and reduce. Together as the Pow Wow Nation community, we can have a real impact!  The Fill it Forward app allows users to track their environmental impact, earn rewards and give to charitable projects. Fill it….

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