Posts under: Native American Issues

Issues and Problems Facing Native Americans Today

Contemporary Native Americans face many challenges. If you watch the news you'll see headlines about mascots, celebrities wearing headdresses, and pipelines.  While these are important issues, there are more issues facing Native communities that are more significant.  These challenges are experienced socially, economically, culturally and on many other fronts. 567...

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Native American Religion and Spirituality – Common Threads, Unique Beliefs, and Too Many Misconceptions

The diversity of Native American religions could fill whole libraries with descriptions of belief, tales of lore, definitions, explanations, and insights into spiritual practices and ceremonies. To the outside world, however, far too much of the truth remains generalized and horribly steeped in stereotypes and misconceptions. Until around the middle...

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The Media Doesn’t Show Everything! Here’s Some Aspects of Native American Communities You Won’t See on TV

Here's Some Aspects of Native American Communities You Won't See on TV Being a part of the many Native American communities across the country means many things.  How much do you know about Native American communities? You will be surprised at how negligible is the information you have about our...

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Interview With Rebecca Nagle – This Land Podcast – Supreme Court Case About Validity of Reservations in Oklahoma – Pow Wow Life

Listen to my interview with Rebecca Nagle from This Land Podcast. [spp-player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/powwowlife/Pow_Wow_Life_-_27_-_Rebecca_Nagle_From_This_Land_Mix_1.mp3" textabove="Pow Wow Life Episode 27" image=“https://www.powwows.com/wp-content/uploads/podcast_channel_artwork.jpg" title="Interview with Rebecca Nagle"] The Supreme Court will rule in the Carpenter v Murphy case soon. This case has ramifications for the tribes in Oklahoma and potentially across the United States....

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Genocide of 16,000 Natives – California Governor Issues Apology

On June 18th, 2019 California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the first ever formal apology to California Native tribes for past violence and genocide.  “California must reckon with our dark history,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “California Native American peoples suffered violence, discrimination and exploitation sanctioned by state government throughout its history....

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Rosalie Fish Runs for MMIW

“This weekend was really not like anything I’ve ever done or ever felt before,” she said after her last race. “It’s the first time I ran for anyone other than myself. … This is the first time I’ve ever made a scene and not been apologetic.” -Rosalie Fish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sICFZ-8Ohh0 Rosalie...

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