Author: Jamie K Oxendine

To Fight Gangs and Their Grip On Our Children

Our Last Stand: To Fight Gangs and Their Grip On Our Children  By Ray Martin, Gang Prevention Specialist Today on our reservations and in our communities our people live in fear of the youth.  Gangs and gang life have given us violent crime, drug dealing, and even the prostitution of...

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NATIVE AMERICAN HOME ETIQUETTE

  Native Americans from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Arctic to the Tropics were quite cordial and rather kind to guests in the home. Europeans and later Americans noticed certain mannerisms concerning a guest at home that was far beyond their own concept of providing hospitality. Even after...

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Researching Native American Heritage

Why Research Your Native American Heritage Regardless of whether you are already a Native American enrolled with either a Federal or State Recognized Tribe, this is a wonderful assignment.  There is always new history and information to find out about your Family, Band, Clan, Tribe, and Nation.  Also, never rely...

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IF THEY HAVE HAD IT THEY WOULD HAVE USED IT – MAYBE?

IF THEY HAVE HAD IT THEY WOULD HAVE USED IT - MAYBE? Native American Use of Trade Materials By Jamie K. Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek Editor, PowWows.com Director, Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation PRELUDE How often has one gotten this question:  “They had that back then?”  Or how about this question: “This material...

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What is a Native American?

What is Native American?  What an encumbered question.  One might as well ask “Why is the sky blue?” Obviously, a rhetorical question to be profound as one does not need the technical scientific answer to “Why the sky is blue?” The author has been asked the above question concerning Native...

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DO YOU LIVE IN A NATIVE AMERICAN STATE?

DO YOU LIVE IN A NATIVE AMERICAN STATE? State Name Origins By Jamie K. Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek Editor, PowWows.com Director, Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation  PRELUDE Most Americans have no concept of the origin history of their state or the state they live in and this includes the knowledge of the origins...

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Native American App for Language

Native American Language App at iTunes By: Jamie K. Oxendine, Editor Powwows.com Just released for all those interested in Native American Languages is a brand new APP from Native American Public Telecommunications Inc. titled easily enough “Native Language App.” The App was released on January 20, 2012 and is compatible with...

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Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow