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Home on the range: communal hunting in the American west

Communal bison hunts were used by Native Americans for upwards of 11,000 years on the great plains to procure meat and other goods for the winter It’s still morning, a slight chill in the air. You feel the rumbling of the earth before you even see the mass of bison pounding across the prairie toward the precipice, and toward you. Show More Summary

Oregon tribes sue state over destruction of sacred site

Native American tribe elders in Oregon are suing the state based on claims that it destroyed a sacred site to expand a highway. Hereditary Chiefs of the Klickitat and Cascade … Click to Continue »

Native American lawmakers want Confederate monument removed

Native American lawmakers in Montana are calling for the removal of a memorial to Confederate soldiers in the state's capital city. The granite fountain in Helena's Hill Park has been … Click to Continue »

A dispatch from the path of totality: the 2017 solar eclipse in Ravenna, Nebraska

Ravenna, population 1,400, sits on the plains of central Nebraska, and almost on the center line of the path of totality for the upcoming Great American Eclipse. Nebraska native Shane Pekny reports on how this small town is preparing for the big event.

Construction expected to start soon on new Capitol monument

Virginia state government is removing two magnolia trees and closing sidewalks on Capitol Square as it prepares to build a new monument to honor Virginia's Native Americans. The Virginia Department … Click to Continue »

Native American Water Rights: Who Prevails - States, Feds, Tribes? The Case of Maine's Tribes

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Our AWRA Policy Committee had its regular concall a few days ago. Always fascinating - Andrew Graham and Glenn Terrell not only do a great job stimulating conversation and action but also manage to herd the cats. Towards the end of the call it became obvious that some Native American...

Required Reading

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, the Calibri typeface's controversies, finding lost languages, the missing Native American bodies of the Effigy Mounds National Monument, Malcolm Gladwell hate's McDonald's fries, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.

‘Porn’s New King’ sentenced to over 14 years in prison

5 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A Los Angeles man once dubbed “Porn’s New King” was sentenced Friday to over 14 years in prison after cheating a Native American tribal entity and pension fund investors of tens of millions of dollars. Jason Galanis, 47, was sentenced to 14 years and five months in prison by U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams in...

Army: Exhumed remains don't match 19th century Indian child

Remains unearthed at a Pennsylvania Army base don't match the Native American child thought to have been buried there after dying at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in the … Click to Continue »

Man dubbed 'Porn's New King' gets over 14 years in prison

A Los Angeles man once dubbed "Porn's New King" has been sentenced to over 14 years in prison after cheating a Native American tribal entity and pension fund investors of … Click to Continue »

Another Public Sculpture Criticized For Mucking With Native American Culture (And This One's In A Rather Odd Spot)

This past spring, Sam Durant's Scaffold at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis drew enough criticism that the piece was disassembled entirely. (At least they held off on burning it.) This month, the dispute is over Del Geist's Bowfort Towers, a piece, meant to pay tribute to Blackfoot culture, that the city of Calgary has […]

Terrifying Encounter With A Skinwalker

Paranormal researcher / author Rosemary Ellen Guiley recently forwarded the following article from her website, Visionary Living:In Native American lore, especially throughout the American Southwest, skinwalkers are sorcerers who shapeshift into animal form at night and practice their black arts.J.G. Show More Summary

A New Memorial Will Soon Honor the Heroism of Native American Veterans

For design ideas and funding, the National Museum of the American Indian turns to its community

WATCH: Native American rapper embarrasses racist artist in rhyme battle

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the word ‘savage,’ a Native American rapper utterly embarrassed a racist opponent during a rap battle. Navajo Nation — Dine’tribe” — rapper Phrase Frazier battled “racist rhymer Pyrex,” Indian Country Today reports. Frazier...

Carlos Luna drawings depict Latin American culture beyond skin deep

last weekArts : Artdaily

Weaving together the artistic roots of his native Cuba with influences from Mexico, Carlos Luna?s art explores the layers of personal and popular stories that have shaped his world. In Deep Line Drawings, on view August 8 through December...Show More Summary

"Native Fashion Now" exhibition enters final weeks at the National Museum of the American Indian

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York will soon close the final showing of the first large-scale traveling exhibition of contemporary Native American fashion, celebrating indigenous designers from across the United States and Canada, from the 1950s to today. Show More Summary

A century after deaths, Native American students return home

Three Native American children named Little Plume, Horse and Little Chief died about 135 years ago while attending a government-run school in Pennsylvania. On Monday, a team of experts made … Click to Continue »

Don Baylor, 1979 American League MVP and first Colorado Rockies manager, dies at 68

Former major league baseball player and manager Don Baylor, who won the American League MVP award in 1979, died Monday at the age of 68, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The Austin native had been battling multiple myeloma since 2003. Baylor was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the second round of the 1967 MLB draft and went on […]

Episode 2 of the Constitutional podcast: “Ancestry”

In 1879, a case came before a judge in Omaha that asked the question: Are Native Americans considered human beings under the U.S. Constitution? That the answer to such a question was unclear gives some indication of the tumultuous and fraught relationship at the time between tribes and the U.S. government—a relationship still riddled with challenges and […]

Trump is breaking the federal government's promises to Native Americans

When Republicans made yet another unsuccessful attempt to take away healthcare from millions of Americans last month, Native Americans, specifically Alaska Natives, worked to ensure that Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted against the plan, sealing its defeat. They fought against the “skinny repeal” because...

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