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Ohútkȟaŋ Origins No. 134

While doing research for Ohútkȟaŋ/Origins, and learning about the Lakota, I learned about the relationship between humans and the animal kingdom, as well as the reverence and respect given to those in the animal kingdom by humans. 249 more words

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DNA

11% Native American… I blinked a few times and reread the results of Mom’s recent DNA test with my heart in my throat. Grammy (Mom’s mother) was right…she had done some genealogy research and shared stories of our French Canadian heritage, as well as a Native American ancestor in the family tree. 480 more words

Attawapiskat youth ready to fight for survival after suicide attempts: ‘We are all scared for them’

ATTAWAPISKAT , ONT.  — Robert Sutherland was heading to bed last Saturday night when there was an urgent knock on his door.

“We need you at the hospital for security,” the 27-year-old man was told. 815 more words

News

Small-Business Success Story: Native American Natural Foods Inc.

Kiplinger’s spoke with Karlene Hunter, 63, cofounder and CEO of Native American Natural Foods Inc., a natural food company located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Kyle, South Dakota, about how she got her company off the ground. 522 more words

Reblog - “You can’t do that! Stories have to be about White people”

Young Writers of Colour by Darren Chetty I’ve spent almost two decades teaching in English primary schools, which serve multiracial, multicultural, multifaith communities. I want to explore two things I have noticed.

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Dee Brown's book, "Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee"

“We rarely know the full power of words, in print or spoken.  It is my hope that time has not dulled the words herein and that they will continue through the coming generation to be as true and direct as I originally meant them to be.”  -Dee Brown in the forward to his 2001 edition of “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” which he first wrote and published in 1971.   384 more words

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The Gathering of Nations: Dancing as Cultural Memory

Image: Albuquerque Journal

This past weekend, April 29-30th, the Gathering of Nations, the largest annual powwow in North America, took place Albuquerque, New Mexico, which welcomed thousands of people into the WisePies Arena (more well-known as “The Pit”).   512 more words