Top 15 Most Popular Stories of 2018

Top 15 Most Popular Stories of 2018

Below are the 15 most popular stories published on in 2018!

Thanks to you for reading and sharing our stories in 2018, we appreciate all your support!

What was your favorite story from 2018?

How Much Percentage of Native American Do You Have To Be To Enroll With a Tribe?

Native Americans are the people who consist one of the more than five hundred (500) distinguished tribes that still endure as sovereign states with the United States’ present geographical boundaries.

These are the tribes that descended from the pre-Colombian indigenous peoples of North America.

Related Info – What tribe am I from?

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Wayne Silas Jr Proposes During Hand Drum Contest

You never know what you are going to see at Gathering of Nations!

In 2009 we were all surprised when Dallas snuck up behind Fawn to propose!

Wayne used a hand drum song to surprise his family too!

He sang the song with his son, his daughter, and Star's two daughters.

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Explore Native – Native American Heritage Month Contest

Explore Native will show you ways to Explore Native American Culture during Native American Heritage Month.

Whether you are a Pow Wow dancer, a Native American scholar, or just someone interested in Native Culture, Explore Native will provide you new ways to learn about this vibrant culture through Pow Wows, music, history, and business.

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

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 changed that by honoring veterans and speaking his Cherokee Language.

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2018 Indigenous People’s Day – October 8, 2018

The list of cities and states celebrating Indigenous People's Day instead of Columbus day continues to grow.  According to Time Magazine, there are now more than 60!. Berkely, California was the first to adopt Indigenous People's day in 1992.  Since then the movement has spread across the country.  Let's hope this continues to grow for years to come.

Many of these locations have schedule celebrations starting Friday, October 5th and going through Tuesday, October 9th.  Take a look at the list below to find a celebration near you.  The celebrations feature concerts, lectures, dancing and more!  Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas will be headling the celebration in Los Angeles, California.

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Horse and Rider Regalia Parade – 2018 Gathering of Nations

The Gathering of Nations has announced a special contest for their 2018 Pow Wow.

Honoring the Spirit of the Native American Horse Culture a parade and contest will be held daily during the Pow Wow.

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The Beaded Hat Tutorial – The Red Road Beader

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

A bit of bitterness leaves its stain I write this to you. I was never the best at anything in my life growing up, there seemed to always be someone better than me at sports, school, art, and pretty much anything else that I chose to pursue. But that never stopped me from trying my hardest at everything, I figured if I wasn’t naturally talented enough the only way to compete on the same level would be to work harder than everyone and truly dedicate my life to mastering my craft.

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2018 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow Tickets On Sale

Tickets now on sale!

Keep reading to find out how to enter to win FREE tickets for the 2018 Gathering of Nations.

Albuquerque, N.M. – November 17, 2017 – Beginning Wednesday, November 22, The Gathering of Nations limited is making advance tickets available for a very special pre-sale. Advance tickets for the Powwow and the Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentation will become available on the Gathering of Nations website,

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Native American In the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held February 9-25 in PyeongChang.  Four First Nations athletes will compete for Canada at the Olympic Games.  They join a long list of Native athletes to compete at the Olympics.

Let's cheer on these indigenous athletes.

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 Canada’s new television series “Taken” focuses on Missing Murdered Indigenous Women

A new television series Taken brings focus to the many missing and murdered Indigenous women throughout Canada. The series is hosted by Lisa Meeches and each episode focuses on a different woman's story.

Click the link below to see more info on the series and where to tune in.

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Photos of Gathering of Nations 2018 Grand Entry

Enjoy these photos from the 2018 Gathering of Nations Grand Entry on Friday 4/27 12 pm.

The arena was packed and the energy was flowing as dancers flowed in like water, spiraling towards the center. The room was filled with beads and feathers, dance sticks and parfleche belts and purses, jingles and shawls. It was an incredible sight to see.

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Canadian Children’s Book Teaches Natives Willingly “Moved out” For Europeans

Facebook erupted after one mom brought an issue to the public's attention.

She bought her 8-year-old an educational book on Canadian curriculum and was horrified at what she found. The section on Canadian history wrongfully explained that when European settlers landed in the Americas they needed a place to stay so “the first nations people agreed to move” and willingly gave up their land.

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Grizzly Bear Dance Featured in NY Times Video

Laura Grizzlypaws and the Grizzly Bear Dance was recently featured in NY Times video series about dancing around the world.

Always cool to see Indigenous culture featured in mainstream media!

Native Gymnast Ashton Locklear Comes Forward As A Survivor in Powerful Instagram Post

Most are familiar with the trial of Dr. Larry Nasser and his abuse of women and girls in the US Olympic gymnast team etc, but even now women are still finding the strength to come forward and voice their stories of survival.

On her Instagram page, Olympic Gymnast Ashton Locklear used her public platform to join the ranks of survivors from Nassar's ugliness. See her incredibly brave post below..

We support you Ashton Locklear!

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8 Celebrities You Wouldn’t Have Guessed Are Native American

Native American culture and heritage lines spectrums from valleys to dense cities, and is prevalent in all walks of life—many musicians, CEO’s, and actors all have ties to the nation’s first people, and it’s not uncommon for some to find out their extraordinary lineage later in life.

Over 5 million people across the United States are of Native American descent, and many celebrities come from lines of deep Native American ancestry—and are especially proud of their heritage.

Here are 8 stars you wouldn’t have thought harbored even a trace of Native American pedigree.

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