AUTHOR: Mathew Brown They tried casinos on the Crow reservation. The one designed to bring in the biggest crowds, Res-a-Vegas, went broke within a year and has been converted to a fireworks stand. But now the Crow are convinced a really big jackpot lies below the surface: coal.
Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has stated his opposition to H.R. 2824, an attempt by his fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA) to sever government-to-government relations with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma because of an on-going dispute between the tribe and the “Cherokee Freedmen.”
AUTHOR: Carson Walker A South Dakota billionaire banker has pledged a$5 million matching grant to the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, thelargest ever in the mountain carving’s nearly 60 year history. T. Denny Sanford of Sioux Falls, a longtime supporter of the project thathonors American Indians, initially wanted to remain anonymous but allowedhis name to be […]
Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama opposes the dumping of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, a sacred site, and co-sponsored the Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 2007.
Of the three front-running Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Barack Obama is the only one with a permanent place on his Web site for America’s indigenous peoples.
The revocation of the 15th century papal bull, Inter Caetera, will definitely announce before the world community that the Vatican no longer supports the principle of subjugation that it promulgated five and a half centuries ago. The Roman Catholic church will be demonstrating its seriousness about respecting the rights and dignity of all peoples. The revocation of Inter Caetera will be an extremely important spiritual and symbolic gesture of peace and healing in creating a culture of peace on earth.
The first class of inductees entered the Montana Indian Athlete Hall of Fame on Friday night. The hall of fame is brainchild of Don Wetzel Sr., a former Browning and University of Montana standout and coach, who with his father decided that Montana’s standout American Indian athletes needed recognized. Most of the seven inductees were […]
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to announce that the scholarship program will be continued for 2008. In 2007 they had one winner from Arkansas and one from North Carolina. For this scholarship you must write an essay of less than 1,000 words on one of two proposed subjects. You do NOT have to […]
I wanted to alert you to an important opportunity for our
youth. The Gates Millennium Scholars program, established
in 1999, was initially funded by a 1 billion dollar grant
from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of GMS
is to promote academic excellence and to provide an
opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial
need to reach their highest potential.
Thirty-three bills are currently before Congress that will affect the Cherokee Nation. Some members of Congress are even going so far as attempting to terminate the existence of the Cherokee Nation as a federally recognized Indian Nation under Bill H.R. 2824.
The essence of Bill H.R. 2824 is to sever United States’ government relations with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma until such time as the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma restores full tribal citizenship to the Cherokee Freedmen disenfranchised in the March 3, 2007, Cherokee Nation vote and fulfills all its treaty obligations with the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.
Michael Blake, who wrote the novel Dances With Wolves in 1988 and later the 1990 screenplay for Kevin Costner’s movie by the same name, has now completed a screenplay based on his latest novel, The Holy Road, which is a sequal to Dances With Wolves. The movie is expected to go into production soon.
Navajos showed up on three television channels simultaneously the last Sunday in October, and the spurt of Navajo celebrity isn’t over yet. Billy Luther’s documentary “Miss Navajo” aired Tuesday, Nov. 13, on PBS. And Elsa Johnson, a Navajo cultural consultant for the film and television industry, recently worked on an episode of Morgan Spurlock’s “30 […]
Norman Akers (Osage), Mario Martinez (Yaqui), Larry McNeil (Tlingit), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Flathead Salish) and Marie Watt (Seneca) — artists who often utilize traditional American Indians motifs in unexpected ways — were selected by the U.S. State Department and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian to have their work showcased overseas in U.S. embassies worldwide, introducing foreign audiences to the richness and variety of contemporary American Indian art.
The 4th Annual Southwest Native American Film Festival will beheld at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) and the Coconino Center forthe Arts (CCA), Oct. 5 and 6 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The film festival is a unique showcase ofcontemporary Native American video, film and animation made by Indigenousfilmmakers from throughout the Southwest. This year’s festival […]
AUTHOR: Paul Halvey The two-headed creature is an archetypal character in folklore. Often representing choice or opposing views, it is present in tales across cultures. American Indian culture is no exception. So how would a two-headed being perceive the 13th annual Harvest Pow Wow? The event this weekend at Naper Settlement features performances of American […]
AUTHORS: Lynda V. Mapes and Jonathan Martin It was about 6:30 on a beautiful summer morning, with gray whales all around, when Wayne Johnson decided he had waited long enough: It was time to hunt whales again. Within minutes Saturday, Johnson and four other Makah tribal members were on the downtown dock at Neah Bay, […]
The camera slowly dollies in on the stern face of actor Kevin Geer. About
30 cast and crew members crammed into the third floor of the Watkins
Community Museum of History look on.
“This is not a prison. There are no walls. No fences. But there is a
clock,” Geer scolds. “You will learn to respect time.”
“Respect” and “time” are key words on the set of “The Only Good Indian,” a
film that takes place in the early 1900s when respectful treatment of
American Indians was at an all-time low.
In a program designed to provide financial support for California Native
American students statewide, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians provides a
scholarship program unique in the state. Seven Indian students will be the
recipients of this innovative effort this Friday when the Morongo tribal
council presents them with $70,000 in scholarship funds.
A non-federally recognized American Indian tribe on Friday defended its recruiting of Hispanic illegal immigrants to the tribe under the promise that joining would keep the immigrants from being deported.
But advocates and federal officials condemned the practice as a scam, saying the group was defrauding people desperate to stay in the country of hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars while giving them false hope.
WHAT: Lakota Hemp Days
WHEN: August 21-23, 2007
WHERE: Manderson, South Dakota
ADMISSION: $20.00 for all three days
Lakota Hemp Days is a celebration of the sovereign right of the Oglala Lakota to grow Industrial Hemp on Pine Ridge. KIZA PARK is nourished and surrounded by Wounded Knee Creek, and is where the family of Oglala rancher Alex White Plume planted Industrial Hemp from 2000 to 2002.
WHAT:Free benefit concert for the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society in South Dakota, a battered women’s shelter for native american women.WHEN: August 12, 2007, 5:00p.m.WHERE: Custer Lutheran Fellowship Church, Custer, South Dakota Faith leaders, tribal officials, and musicians from two states are battling tribal domestic violence, teen suicide, and sexual assault by supporting the nation’s […]
WHAT: Sauk-Suiattle 2007 Pow Wow and Celebration WHEN: AUG 24-26th, 2007 WHERE: Darrington, WA Sauk-Suiattle 2007 Pow Wow and Celebration AUG 24-26th, at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival Grounds, one mile south of Darrington, WA, on Hwy 530, plenty of showers, toilets, and water. Free camping, tipi poles, Salmon Feast and Veteran”s Honoring on Saturday. Powwow […]
National Powwow hosted by Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Tens of thousands of people will gather in Washington for a three-day celebration of American Indian dance and culture at the largest pow wow on the East Coast. The National Powwow, hosted by the Smithsonian Museum’s National Museum of the American Indian, will take […]
AUTHOR: by Amanda May Whistle When Sitting Bull drew Self-Portrait in Battle in 1874, two years beforethe Battle of Little Bighorn, he drew himself not only as he was, but alsohow he saw himself spiritually. Sitting Bull proclaimed he’d had a vision of US soldiers being defeated as they tried to overtake the sacred Siouxterritory. […]
There is a dire emergency at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Owyhee, Nevada. It’s a very isolated reservation on the Nevada/Idaho border. One of the many fires that have been burning out of control in the west devastated this little village and people have been suffering without water and electricity for 8 day now […]
During July and August in Montana there are one or more authentic northern pow wows every weekend that are open to the public. They all provide a glimpse into the culture of the Northern Plains Indians as well as a good time for all. The only question is, do you want to take the high […]
AUTHOR: KIM BRIGGEMAN of the Missoulian WHAT: 109th Annual Arlee Celebration Pow Wow WHEN: July 3-9 WHERE:Arlee Powwow Grounds, Arlee, Montana ADMISSION: Free PUBLIC: The Public is welcome CAMERAS ALLOWED: Yes, except for a few very sacred dances where they are prohibited. These instances will be announced. SPECIAL RULES: No alcohol, drugs, motorcycles or unleashed […]
Federally-recognized tribal governments are in a better position with the United States than ever before. And because of that, I am concerned that the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is trying to break a treaty signed in 1866 with the original Cherokees. It is dangerous to try and break a treaty. It opens doors for Congress to abolish their government-to-government relationship with the tribes.
It took 100 years and dozens of visits to Washington, but the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina crossed their most significant hurdle yet Thursday in their ongoing quest for full federal legitimacy.
After hours of debate that pitted North Carolina congressmen and Indian tribes against one another, the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to give the Lumbee a status that could bring hundreds of millions of tax dollars in housing, education and health benefits.
AUTHOR: Scott Richardson What: The ninth annual Intertribal Pow Wow will be Saturday and June 3. The event will feature dancing, arts and crafts vendors, music and food. Where: Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park, near LeRoy, Illinois When: June 2-3, 2007 Times: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday June 2, and 10 a.m. to […]
What:CAMAS PRAIRIE HOMECOMING Where:FAIRFIELD, IDAHO When: May 27-28, 2007 The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce are hosting the Camas Prairie Homecoming May 27-28, to give a welcome home to Tribal members of the Fort Hall Bands of Shoshone and Bannock, the Shoshone-Paiute of Duck Valley Indian Reservation and extending an invitation to […]
“I went out there expecting — on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest — to see poverty at level 10,” said Head Coach Jay Corwin. “But the poverty level on the Pine Ridge reservation would probably score a 50. It was nothing I ever imagined I’d see in the United States — not in my lifetime.”
AUTHOR: Amy Maestas, Herald Staff Writer Contemporary folk/acoustic rock duo the Indigo Girls famously said years ago that they are activists first and musicians second. Their words have trailed them since that declaration, and Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have lived that attitude. On May 21 in Shiprock, N.M., the Indigo Girls will be throwing […]
AUTHOR: Jordan Bartel Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Institution seems tailor-made as a celebration site for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Its many museums and festivals often celebrate the cultural group through individual exhibits or performances. So throughout May, the Smithsonian will devote much of its calendar to recognizing Asian Pacific Heritage Month with everything from martial […]
Tags on the rocks read “TSK,” short for Too Sick Krew, an offshoot of another gang. They have been embroiled in a four-year war with rival gang TCK, or Thugs Causing Kaos, that has been blamed for homicides, drugs and stolen vehicles.
Gang tags were spray-painted on at least eight large basalt boulders at the edge of the Petroglyph National Monument but none of the ancient petroglyphs was damaged, the monument’s superintendent says.
The silver metallic paint had been removed from all but three boulders at the top of a ridge by Tuesday, and monument Superintendent Joseph Sanchez said the cleanup should be completed by Thursday at the latest.
WHEN: June 23 & 24, 2007 WHERE: Ballfield beside the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, Crossville, TN WHAT:1st Annual Powwow on the Plateau ADMISSION: Adults–$5, Children age 5-12–$3, Ages 4 and under– FREE, Seniors (60+)–$3, All Active Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMTs –FREE Pow wow dancing, drumming, arts & crafts, and various demonstrations by different artists […]