COVID-19 Puts the Cherokee Language In Jeopardy

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Imagine being in a culture that feels like it’s slowly disappearing. For many members of the Cherokee tribe, they don’t have to imagine. As COVID-19 continues its historic onslaught, the Cherokee tribal population has taken a hit, thus threatening the Cherokee language like never before.  Native American communities are being….

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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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Wes Studi: A Film Icon and Native American Oscar Winner

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In the vast world of film, a few Native American actors stand out. Chief among them is Wes Studi, who starred in some of the most famous depictions of Native Americans, including Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992). In a world that doesn’t always value….

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

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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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Is Elizabeth Warren Native American?

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Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, “DNA test is useless.” Even they don’t want her. Phony! — Donald….

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Photographer Captures Beauty of Native America

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Last year we shared several posts about a New York-based photographer who was working with the Shinnecock Nation. He was taking beautiful pictures of their community and wanted to visit some others around the nation. Since then Bryan Downey did indeed visit with several Cherokee and Pawnee members in Oklahoma….

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Cherokee student’s ID rejected by University Security!

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A tribal identification card is a federally recognized form of ID, but that wasn’t enough for this Maramount University Security Officer. He claimed that the student was presenting a fake ID and even went so far as to threaten calling the police on the student! Click below to see the….

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Native Actor Wes Studi Honors Veterans At Oscars…And Speaks Cherokee On Stage!

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Last night Wes Studi became the 2nd Native American to speak at the Oscars. Before this week, there has been little Native American participation in the annual Oscars.  Sacheen Littlefeather accepted an Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando in 1973.  2016 Leonardo DiCaprio mentioned Indigenous People in his speech. Wes Studi….

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17 Snapshots from the 65th Annual Cherokee National Holiday

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The 65th Annual Cherokee National Holiday was held in Tahlequah, Oklahoma the first weekend in September. The festival is a celebration of Cherokee heritage, cultural awareness and reuniting families. The holiday has been observed annually since 1953 to commemorate the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution and the Act of….

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