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The powwow includes several dance contests, a drum contest and an art contest. Native American crafts are for sale including beads, bracelets, peace pipes, bone-handle knives, dreamcatchers, skins and furs, silversmiths and more. Food trucks are offering Saponi stew, Indian tacos, collard sandwiches, ...
The church was opened with a Native American Welcoming Song thanks to the West Virginia Committee of Native American Ministries. Though West Virginia has one of the smallest populations of American Indians in the nation, there are many tribes still remaining and practicing traditions. “Native people ...

Money from casinos has lifted many Native American tribal economies and made some tribes rich. Take the Shakopee Mdewakanton in the state of Minnesota, for example. Its gaming operations earn tribe members $1 million a year. But the road to casino riches can be rocky, as the Mashpee Wampanoag ...
The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders say will .... and the Trump administration have taken aggressive action and will continue to do so to improve the health and well-being for all American Indians and ...
MAHWAH - A 16-foot colorful totem pole made a visit to the township Saturday at a ceremony where members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation prayed and sang and hoped to bring awareness to the struggles of Native American tribes across the country as they stand against fossil fuel projects. More than ...
But the American Indian alternative has been slow to develop. When Sherman began working in Minneapolis restaurants in 1986, he said, “I could walk a few blocks, and find Italian, Korean, French — but no Native restaurants.” He thought about starting one but found Native cuisine to be uniquely difficult.

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico's largest city is reviving a task force to address Native American homelessness after a homeless man was shot and killed last month. Albuquerque ... A 2014 survey showed 75 percent of homeless Native Americans in Albuquerque had been physically assaulted. Facebook ...
One area that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke should now turn his attention to is the morass of bad policies that have for years restricted opportunity for Native Americans on their own lands. According to Terry Anderson, senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, “In 2012, the Department ...
Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck and other members of The Primaries Project recently took a closer look at voting patterns in last month's Illinois primary, and specifically, the 3rd Congressional District where incumbent Blue Dog Democrat Dan Lipinski was challenged by a more progressive candidate, Marie ...
The town of Pembroke is located in North Carolina's Robeson County and is home to the second-largest tribe of Native Americans in the state, the Lumbee. The Lumbee number .... To understand life as a Native American in the South during the twentieth is to understand segregation. More to the point, ...
Ali and his middleman, Mohammad Manasra, were the first jewelry dealers ever to be charged with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act, which since 1935 had made it a federal crime to misrepresent artwork as being Native American-made. First-time violators can face fines of up to $250,000 and five ...
11, 2018, the Missouri House of Representatives is currently considering a bill, HB 1384, that would drastically restrict who can market art in Missouri as American Indian-made. If enacted, the law would prohibit a multitude of American Indian artists from describing their art as it is, including the numerous ...
The Native American Budget and Policy Institute, formed in late February at the Tamaya resort on the Santa Ana Pueblo, aims to create a dynamic ... Using a network of academics, policymakers and tribal elders, the Institute wants to strengthen the influence of Native Americans in policymaking at the local, ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures indicate the increase in that period was higher for Native Americans than any other group, jumping to roughly 22 deaths for every 100,000 people in metropolitan areas and nearly 20 for every 100,000 people in non-metropolitan areas. But the statistics ...
Hundreds of Native Americans danced, socialized, and enjoyed honoring their heritage at the Lawilowan American Indian Festival Saturday at Shippensburg University. ... In addition, the festival offered food, and nearly 25 vendors sold a host of Native American jewelry, clothing, and other items.
The business and its owner, he said in an email, "have supported Native American artisans for decades, maintain good relationships with them and provide the most important outlet in the area for Native Americans to sell their work. Al Zuni and Khalaf deny that they have ever attempted to pass off or have ...
Second, to be male, poor, and either African-American or Native-American is to confront, on a daily basis, a deeply held racism that exists in every social institution. This experience is a direct result of centuries of vilification and pernicious narratives that portrayed African-Americans and Native-Americans ...

Patrick Mapel tearing down the Tongva fire ring and arbor from the Gathering of the Elders at the Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro. The department of park and recreation has insisted that the structure and the history of the Tongva mural be removed since it violates a California State policy.
Native American youth are increasingly using social media to counter harmful stereotypes about Indians that persist in the media and popular American culture. "I think here in the United States, we are pretty much an afterthought," said journalist Tristan Ahtone, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma ...
Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is rejecting a Massachusetts newspaper's suggestion that she take a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage. "I know who I am and ... Warren sought to move past questions about her background last month in an address to the National Congress of American Indians.
Known for his artwork that challenged the public perception of Native Americans and indigenous cultures, the highly regarded performance and installation ... In 2005, he was selected as the first Sponsored Artist of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presented at the 2005 Venice ...
For this installment of the Undark Five, LaPier and I discussed the Willow Alliance, as well as challenges for Native Americans in STEM fields and the fundamental differences between indigenous ... UD — When scientists working in Native American communities avoid religion, what could they miss out on?
The Stillwater Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC) will host a free performance by the New Native Theatre (above) Sunday 2 p.m. March 11 at ... requiring Minnesota school districts and tribal schools with 10 or more Native students to have an American Indian Parent Advisory Committee.
I do not think that Native Americans are offended by sports teams named after their tribes or the color of their skin. The Seminole Indians have never expressed concern over Osceola riding his horse and driving a flaming spear into the ground at Florida States' football games. Our guilt over our Forefathers' ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Three local Native American actors are portraying famous historical figures in a new History Channel series. The four-part docu-series is called "The Men Who Built America: Fronteirsmen." Melissa Kramer, Robert Mesa and Robert Chess appear in the episode on the Lewis ...
About 1.2 percent of older Title III beneficiaries are American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Title VI programs are specifically targeted at older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. These programs play “a huge role” in the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native elders, in many ...
GRAND FORKS -- A University of North Dakota professor soon will be leading one of the most prominent outlets in the country for Native American news. ... Nation and, after going dark for a time in September, is now being relaunched under the new ownership of the National Congress of American Indians.
But as Megan Gannon reports for National Geographic, the Florida Department of State announced last week that it had unearthed an Early Archaic Native American burial ground off the coast off Manasota Key. Archaeologists have thus far identified the remains of six individuals, but they suspect that many ...
Critics have called the statue racist and disrespectful, saying it promotes genocide, portrays Native Americans as inferior and relies on inaccurate stereotypes. (Among the specific critiques: that the person depicted in the statue is styled like a Plains Indian rather than a member of any California tribe.).
Perversely, Native American ownership of black slaves came about as a way for Native Americans to illustrate their societal sophistication to white settlers. ... The “Americans” exhibition currently on view at the American Indian Museum sets out to erase popular myths about Native American history, bringing ...
A group of Native Americans look at a sailing ship in the bay below them. (Credit: Corbis/Getty Images). From the time Europeans arrived on American shores, the frontier—the edge territory between white man's civilization and the untamed natural world—became a shared space of vast, clashing ...



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