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2002 Native American News Highlights
—The Kennewick Man Hearings resume as eight scientists sue the government to study 9000-year-old bones that Native American tribes claim.

November 10, 2002

On this Veteran’s Day, as we prepare to embark on yet another war, it’s
becoming increasingly clear that the aging right-wingers of yore are
determined to leave a legacy of “Dominance” to their descendants and the
world. It behooves us, we aging left-wingers, to answer their “Clarion Call”
with a call to leave a legacy of our own.

2002 Archives
July 12, 2002

Spirit is a touching movie I had to go and see four times. This is the story of the Wild West as told from the heart of a mustang stallion during the encroachment of the Euro-Caucasians in the natural world west of the Mississippi.

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July 7, 2002

KEYWORDS: Windtalkers American Indian movies Indian sterotypes movie reviews movie review Native-themed movie war movie AUTHOR: Rob Schmidt, Blue Corn Comics “Windtalkers” is arguably the biggest Native-themed movie since “Smoke Signals,” which was arguably the biggest since “Pocahontas.” But critics are saying it’s something of a bomb–and they don’t mean “da bomb.” Comments from some […]

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June 30, 2002

Do not accuse MGM of taking advantage of the current war climate to market
this film. The original release date was supposed to be June 29, 2001. The
surviving codetalkers are not getting any younger, and if the general
public is going to hear about them, it is past time.

2002 Archives
June 25, 2002

KEYWORDS: Gathering of Eagles Custer SD South Dakota peace retreat prayer vigil American Indian spirituality Canyon Calm vision of Lakota leader Black Elk Black Hills religions and spiritual beliefs sacred fire terrorism in America talking-stick circles purification lodges music storytelling traditional singing dancing AUTHOR: Lynn Taylor Rick, Staff Writer, Rapid City Journal At perhaps no […]

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June 25, 2002

KEYWORDS: reading education conference U.S. Department of Education’s Reading First Initiative successful readers five critical areas of reading instruction American Indian and Alaska Native students SOURCE: Alliance for Education and Community Development, Inc. Press Release To be held at: The Westin at Horton Plaza 910 Broadway Circle San Diego, CA 92101 Phone (800) WESTIN-1 AUGUST […]

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March 19, 2002

Keywords: Leonard Peltier AIM NYM american indian activists native american activist leonard peltier appeal Source: The Associated Press, FARGO, N.D. The Associated Press FARGO, N.D. — American Indian activist Leonard Peltier has appealed a judge’s decision to uphold the two murder sentences imposed on him in 1977. Peltier claimed he never had the chance to […]

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March 18, 2002

Keywords: american indian pow wow native american pow wows indian dance Souix Indian events things to see and do in South Dakota wacipi Mdewakanton Association dakota sioux tribe how to say dance in the dakota sioux language Mankato US-Dakota conflict kids pages dakota 38 38 Dakota warriors executed in Mankato Mdewakanton Dakota SOURCE: Canku Ota(Many […]

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March 18, 2002

LIMA, Peru (AP) – Explorers have found the extensive ruins of an Inca village, complete with human remains, sprawled spectacularly across a mountain in southern Peru, the expedition leaders said Monday.  The ancient settlement clings to the slopes of a rugged peak in a region of the Andes Mountains where the Incas hid after the […]

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March 12, 2002

Keywords: Native Youth Movement NYM American Indian Movement AIM native youth movement chapters Turtle Island NYM chapter native american activist american indian activists indigenous rights causes issues Indian land apache navajo pueblo Gathering of Nations Pow Wow assimilation warrior nations tiwa tewa youth warriors red nations mexica Source: International Press Release 3 New NYM Chapters […]

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March 12, 2002

Skins (Drama, color, no rating, 1 hour 27 minutes)

A story of conflict and eventual reconciliation between two Oglala Sioux brothers, “Skins” exposes the largely invisible reverse side of American prosperity by humanizing the scourge of alcoholism in dirt-poor Indian communities.

2002 Archives
March 12, 2002

Author: Karen Klinka, The Oklahoman DALE — Students at J.D. Jackson Elementary School in Dale think they are among the hundreds of young letter writers who persuaded General Mills to put Jim Thorpe’s likeness on Wheaties cereal boxes. Grace Thorpe, 80, daughter of the legendary Oklahoma-born athlete, says the Dale students may be right. Thorpe […]

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March 12, 2002

“Waasa Inaabidaa…We Look In All Directions” is a powerful in-depth portrayal of the second largest tribe in North America: the Anishinaabe/Ojibwe (Chippewa) nation.

The six-part series invites viewers through a portal of rich historical and contemporary scenes, never before seen on television, to experience Ojibwe life in the upper Great Lakes region.

2002 Archives
March 12, 2002

Keywords: Anishinaabe nation Ojibwe Indians Chippewa tribe television programming TV documentary historical and contemporary scenes never before seen on television Ojibwe life in the upper Great Lakes region Ojibwe culture from pre-contact to contemporary times WDSE-TV Duluth/Superior public television environment education family systems economic survival leadership governance ojibwa language ojibwe oral tradition health medicine tribal […]

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March 8, 2002

Keywords: native american artist jewelry makers american indian art Made a lot of mistakes, stumbled, fell, got bloodied some in the rough and tumble, competitive world of art. But just maybe THIS journey is almost at it’s end. Tommorrow(Sat 03-09-2002)have an appointment with a local art gallery to begin negotiation to show my art therein…AHO! […]

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February 28, 2002

Author: Matt Baney, Argus Leader FLANDREAU – In a hundred diminutive towns like this, scattered in every corner of the nation, there are high school basketball teams frolicking through unusually successful winters. When such a charmed season bursts into being, it beguiles most anyone caught in its wake. Old memories are awakened and dusted off. […]

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February 23, 2002

The popular prime-time situation comedy “Dharma and Greg” chronicles the life of the mismatched couple of the New Ager, Dharma and her attorney husband, Greg. In a recent episode, viewers were treated to vignettes of Dharma and Greg’s lives prior to their meeting, and how they just missed meeting each other numerous times—proof that theirs was a love meant to be.

This episode also features Navajo actress Geraldine Keams as a sweat-lodge leading medicine woman—and she literally has the last laugh on the couple.

2002 Archives
February 15, 2002

Keywords: native americans on television First Peoples TV first run documentaries native american TV TV series concerning tribal peoples Native films Lighting The Seventh Fire by Sandra Sunrising Osawa sacred sites Backbone Of The World George Burdeau religious freedom Peyote Road Fidel Moreno dramatic films government attempts to destroy tribal cultures Where The Spirit Lives […]

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February 14, 2002

Keywords: environment global impact Dakota Minnesota and Eastern Railroad Surface Transportation Board Powder River Basin in Wyoming Great Sioux Nation Treaty land Cheyenne River Valley air pollution Pine Ridge Reservation Rosebud Reservation South Dakota Oglala people Author: Charmaine White Face ‘Nearly Universal Opposition’ was one of the headlines in a newspaper describing the people’s response […]

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February 14, 2002

KEYWORDS: FAITA First Americans in the Arts faita first americans in the arts FIRST AMERICANS IN THE ARTS native american actors american indian actresses FAITA awards FAITA scholarship for american indians achievements of native entertainers Molly Culver Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a TV Series Irene Bedard Henry Kingi Lifetime Achievement in Stunts Rita […]

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February 2, 2002

Author: James HagengruberBillings Gazette Staff Writer Keywords: Indians fight racism Winona LaDuke native american quotes Indian Country tribal politicians Little Big Horn College Crow Agency Chief Dull Knife College Lame Deer Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations buy posters wolf poster animal art free wolf picture. Fight racism by studying hard and speaking up, former vice-presidential […]

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January 29, 2002

Author: Steve Young

Last summer, in the countryside near Oglala, Leonard Little Finger held a lock of hair in his hands and knew the agony of Wounded Knee.

He and six others had just returned from New England, where they had claimed a lock that reportedly had been cut from the scalp of his great-great-grandfather, Chief Big Foot, more than a century earlier at the Wounded Knee massacre.

2002 Archives
January 22, 2002

AUTHOR: Patrick Z. McGavin Bristling with anger, humor and a deep sadness, Chris Eyre’s second feature “Skins” is a torrent of moods, feelings and scorched fury. In examining a struggle of acceptance and reconciliation between two brothers, the film acknowledges a culture whose scarred past and uncertain future remain inchoate and incomplete. “Smoke Signals,” Eyre’s […]

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January 15, 2002

Source: WorldSong Entertainment PRNewswire/ Press Release The World Largest Concert, recently taped on November 1 & 2, 2001 at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah, is led by the International Youth Choir of Utah, and features special guest Native American (Jicarilla Apache) singer-songwriter Matthew Andrae (WorldSong Entertainment Co-Founder), performing songs for peace. WASHINGTON, […]

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January 13, 2002

The show “Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life” at the George Gustav Heye Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian lays to rest any idea that the tourist items were mostly made-for-the-trade tchotchkes.

Done with a vital design sense and extraordinary handcraft, they are part of a long line of Iroquois beadwork that goes back hundreds of years to a time when beads made from shells and bird bones were used instead of the tiny glass cylinders first brought to North America by European explorers in the 16th century.

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January 12, 2002

AUTHOR: Rob McDonald Spokesman Review The Colville tribes completed a deal this week to purchase a veneer and lumber mill in Omak that closed 18 months ago. The reopening of the mill is expected to be a big boost to the Okanogan County economy, which is in dire straights. Colville Indian Power and Veneer will […]

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January 9, 2002

SOURCE: Press Release
Indian Trust.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­ Thomas N. Slonaker, the senior official entrusted by Congress with overseeing reform of the Individual Indian Monies (IIM) trust, told a federal judge today that two Interior Department Secretaries and their top aides filed misleading reports with the court and did virtually nothing in the past two years to comply with orders from Congress and the judge to provide Indian trust beneficiaries with an accounting of their money. 

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January 8, 2002

When a filmmaker’s directorial debut is as noteworthy and successful as Chris Eyre’s 1998 award-winning Smoke Signals, it raises a high level of expectation for his next project as well as some trepidation.

2002 Archives
January 4, 2002

SOURCE: Victor Rocha Just a reminder that ABC/DISNEY is still looking for Native Actors for their showcase. So far both Fox and ABC are setting up showcases. From what I hear at SAG, the other networks are following along. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop a data base for Native Actors. So if you […]

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January 4, 2002

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, applauded President Bush for signing legislation into law that incorporates his effort to extend a direct housing loan pilot project for Native American veterans.

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January 1, 2002

AUTHOR: Jerry ReidOneida Nation In a major effort to increase the presence of Native Americans on television, NBC and the Oneida Nation have established a talent search for Indian actors, comedians and writers. Information and updates about this uniqueopportunity are now available on a new web site. Oneida Nation Homelands – The Four Directions Talent […]

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January 1, 2002

AUTHOR: Sadie Jo SmokeyThe Arizona Republic © 2002 The Seattle Times Company Shan Redhouse-Baldwin grew up wondering why Native Americans on TV had blue eyes. “We used to have a lot of questions for my mom,” says Redhouse-Baldwin, 28, a Navajo who grew up in Arizona and Utah. “They used to film Westerns in Monument […]

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