South Dakota has been hit with yet another blizzard last night. This severe storm has brought low temperatures of -35 degrees with the wind chill factor. Tonight’s low is expected to be -60 degrees in many areas of Western South Dakota. These temperatures are expected to last through Tuesday evening, with more snow expected over […]
Do you know any youth that love to read? I have a “YOUTH DREAM TEAM” free reading project if you want to check it out. You can visit the link below to learn more about it. I provide my unpublished manuscript to youth via email attachment; they read it and send me their review via […]
In response to a message about my movement to change the name of Minnesota’s Rum River, a message that was sent to Gene Amondson, the 2008 Presidential nominee for the National Prohibition Party, I received a supportive call from him. We talked about the work we are doing to bring back Prohibition as well as establish dry states, counties and cities, etc. In respect to keeping him updated on the progress of my Rum River name-change movement and associated movement to bring back Prohibition, Amondson told me to call him whenever I would like to. Amondson is an international speaker and he has been on the John Stewart Daily Show once and on the Oprah show twice.
AUTHOR: Wilma Mankiller Now, as the campaign has narrowed to a general election, my hope for the future of this country and its policies toward tribal governments and individuals only grows. I know we have an advocate in Sen. Barack Obama, who unveiled his First Americans platform while the campaign was still in its infancy […]
AUTHOR: Jerry Reynolds / Indian Country Today McCain entered the presidential campaign with considerable standing in Indian country – not bad for a Republican on overwhelmingly Democratic turf. But even prior to the rapprochement with Reed, a number of announcements and positions had compromised his support in some quarters and led to a re-evaluation in […]
AUTHOR: Claudia Parsons Most of the past 400 years have been miserable for the Mashantucket Pequot. Almost annihilated by English settlers and the smallpox, the survivors were enslaved and scattered. Reduced to just a few dozen members by the 1970s, they grew lettuce and tapped maple syrup, living in poverty in trailers on a scrap […]
Internet access is being restored to the Office of the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) via the BIA’s network following a recent court order. This means that Indian Affairs, BIA and BIE employees will soon be able to communicate by email with […]
The Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commissioners haveacknowledged that Minnesota committed ethnocide andgenocide against Native Americans during its early history. “Minnesotans pride themselves today on living in astate that is forward-thinking and compassionate. Wehave become a haven for refugees from countries wheregenocide still occurs. We recoil at the holocausts ofWorld War I and II, and the more recent […]
AUTHOR: Bill Brown Something new is coming to Zion Canyon this summer. The people who brought you the Zion Canyon Art and Flute festival, are now proud to present the first Zion Canyon Native Flute School. The school will be held in conjunction with the Flute festival, said Betina Lindsay, organizer of the festival and […]
Hillary Clinton unveiled her proposal to provide increased opportunity and improve the quality of services for South Dakota’s Native American community today. Her plan, grounded in the principle of tribal sovereignty, focuses on job creation, improving the quality of health care and combating crime. “For seven years, the Bush Administration has failed to live up […]
The Iroquois Indian Museum will present “Baseball’s Leagueof Nations: A Tribute to Native American Baseball Players,” opening in April and running through December 2008. An opening reception and benefit party for the museum will be held April5 from 3 – 6 p.m. Baseball’s League of Nations is a multicultural tributeto American Indian baseball players past […]
AUTHOR: Connie Cone Sexton Will feds pick ‘Piestewa Peak’?Board to vote on idea as 5-year wait ends. It’s not too late to voice your opinion, but time is running out. Five years after the issue set off a political storm in Arizona, a federalpanel will consider renaming Squaw Peak after fallen soldier Lori Piestewa. The […]
Decades of experience accompanied the first Powwow Idol contest winners. Yet, they have been performing together less than a year. Standing Horse, a Rapid City-based group, came out on top in a seven-month national online contest involving drum groups from the United States and Canada. The contest goal was to find the best unsigned drum […]
Joshua International has given a casting call for a feature film to be shot in 2008. This period piece is set in Tennessee and North Carolina in the mid to late 1700’s, the beginning of the Cherokee removal. This screenplay is based on an 8 1/2 year study. The film is Part 1 of a […]
NIEA Job Description: Project Coordinator Deadline- *EXTENDED* March 10, 2008 The National Indian Education Association is seeking resumes from highly motivated individuals to work on a full time basis as Project Coordinator that will coordinate and facilitate a new organizational initiative focused on high school reform. Tasks and Duties: The Project Coordinator will be responsible […]
AUTHOR: Jonny BearCub NativeEnergy is searching for innovative photographs and images of renewable “Energy in Action” to promote clean and renewable energy sources. NativeEnergy is sponsoring a photography competition for Native students attending a tribal college in the United States. Contest winners will be awarded scholarship and prize money to further their education and pay […]
Independant Aboriginal films from around the world are being hosted on a new Canadian website. Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and his co-producer Norman Cohn grabbedworldwide attention for their film Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) when it wona medal at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, but neither expected theaccolades and attention to trickle down to others telling […]
Reg Seeton Filmmakers take note; if you’re looking for an actor to hold up yourWestern, call Steve Zahn. With that out of the way, the long awaitedprequel to the popular Lonesome Dove books-turned-mini-series debuted onCBS on Sunday, January 13. After eighteen years, the Pulitzer Prize winning mind of Larry McMurtry comes to life again in […]
It’s been nearly 20 years since Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones introduced television viewers to the charismatic Texas Rangers Augustus “Gus” McCrae and Woodrow F. Call.
Based on the characters featured in the Larry McMurtry novel of the same name, 1989’s “Lonesome Dove” set the standard for the TV miniseries. His prequel to that classic tale is “Comanche Moon.” It promises to spark a similar reaction from viewers when the first of three parts airs Sunday on CBS.
The patch of ground isn’t much to look at. Surrounded by sagebrush and tall, dry grass on a hillside just south of the Idaho state line, there’s no water – and the only access is a two-track dirt path. But looks deceive.
The parcel, just shy of 5 acres, is the resting place of more than 200 Northwestern Shoshones, including Sagwitch, the chief who led survivors of the 1863 Bear River Massacre into the Mormon Church.
On December 19, 2007, Russell Means and the Lakota Freedom Delegation, also known as Lakotah Oyate, went to Washington, D.C.and hand-delivered a letter, signed by the Delegation, to the U.S. StateDepartment claiming that the Lakota Indian Tribe was declaring that alltreaties between the tribe and the U.S. have been withdrawn or canceled.They also held a […]