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What Standing Rock Teaches Us About Sacred Activism

"Native American spirituality” doesn’t begin to explain it. They are kin, related to each other and to the mountains, waterways, caves, skies, and trees. The post What Standing Rock Teaches Us About Sacred Activism appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first." Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican administration since it took … Click to Continue »

Children's Books So White? The New Book Count Is Out

While the population of the U.S. is 38 percent people who identify as African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander, books written or illustrated by people from those categories clocked in at just 427 out of 3,400 children's books published in 2016.

Investors Urge Banks To Support Rerouting Dakota Access Pipeline

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A group of more than 120 investors on Friday told 17 banks financing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that the project should be rerouted away from a Native American tribe’s reservation. “We are concerned that if DAPL’s projected...Show More Summary

Dakota Pipeline: What Makes a Place 'Sacred' for Native Americans?

Plans for construction of the Dakota Access pipeline pass through sacred land for the Native American tribe, Standing Rock Sioux. What makes a place or mound sacred?

American Girl Makes Another Move Toward Diversity With Its Korean and Hawaiian Dolls

Following the exciting announcement about American Girl releasing its first boy doll, we have more momentous news to share. The iconic doll makers are continuing their move toward more diversity by releasing Native Hawaiian and Korean...Show More Summary

MU Professor First in Nation to Develop Medical Curriculum Tailored to Native Americans

Of all racial minorities, Native Americans have the most dramatic health inequalities in the U.S., including significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and substance abuse. Melissa Lewis, Ph.D., assistant...Show More Summary

MU professor first in nation to develop medical curriculum tailored to Native Americans

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Melissa Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the MU School of Medicine, led the first project in the nation to develop a mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health.

Native Americans brace for impact as EPA undergoes changes

In the past few weeks, EPA workers have worried about political threats to the agency under the Trump administration. Tribal leaders say changing environmental protections would affect them first. Continue reading ? The post Native Americans brace for impact as EPA undergoes changes appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Buffalo Jump in Ulm, Montana

For as many as 2,000 years before Lewis and Clark took to the West, Native American tribes commanded the plains. As is often pointed out, buffalo were essential to life for these tribes. Hunting such massive creatures without guns was no easy feat, but the Buffalo Jump was as effective as it was harrowing. It went like this. Show More Summary

‘Scalped’: Alex Meraz Cast As Lead In WGN America Drama Pilot

Alex Meraz (Suicide Squad) has been cast as one of the leads in WGN America's drama pilot Scalped. The project, which will feature a predominantly Native American cast, was written by Doug Jung (Banshee) based on the DC graphic novel series written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by R.M. Show More Summary

What makes a mountain, hill or prairie a ‘sacred’ place for Native Americans?

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

By Rosalyn R. LaPier, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies and Native American Religion, Harvard University. A woman holds Pope Francis’ head during his meeting with representatives of indigenous peoples at the Vatican on Feb. 15, 2017....

‘I am ashamed’ — Store owner who voted for Trump closes amid ‘Day Without Immigrants’

After the Yemen native and Muslim American voted for Donald Trump, and after Trump tried to ban citizens of several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., Algazali sent a rather ordinary photo of his son dressed in traditional...Show More Summary

Medicine Rocks State Park in Ekalaka, Montana

It’s not hard to see why Native American tribes considered the ancient sandstone pillars of the Medicine Rocks in southeastern Montana sacred. The remote landscape is both peaceful and beautiful, covered with strange geological rock formations. Show More Summary

How robots could help chronically ill kids attend school

Over the past century, American schools have integrated an ever-more-diverse group of students. Racial integration is most prominent, but it's not just Native Americans, blacks and Latinos who have been brought into public education....Show More Summary

50 Years of Indigenous Fashion at the National Museum of the American Indian

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Native Fashion Now brings together works by 67 designers and artists from the US and Canada who are melding generations-old practices and contemporary couture.

Native Tribe Objects to Trump’s Wall

President Trump’s proposed “Great Wall” across the U.S.-Mexican border presents particular problems for a Native American tribe whose traditional lands straddle the line, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein The traditional lands of the Tohono O’odham Nation cover…Read more ?

Expediting the Dakota Access Pipeline Was ‘Unlawful,’ Say Native American Tribes

Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline suffered another blow last week. Meanwhile, the Standing Rock Sioux says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and President Trump broke the law when they allowed the pipeline to move forward before completing the authorized environmental impact statement.

Pope Francis Appears To Support Standing Rock Sioux

Pope Francis appeared on Wednesday to back Native Americans seeking to halt part of the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying indigenous cultures have a right to defend “their ancestral relationship to the earth”. The Latin American pope, who...Show More Summary

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