One of the most intriguing wampum belts of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy is one known by many names: the Remembrance belt, the Defeat of the French Record belt, the Peacemaker belt, the Prophecy belt, and—to keep life simple—the Peacemaker Prophecy belt.
How many times have native peoples recommended the inclusion of long-term traditional knowledge as the primary rationale for managing and monitoring of federal lands? Did we mention our cultural structures are closely linked to environmental conditions?
I enjoy a piece of warm frybread as much as anyone.
But I know that this supposedly “traditional” food was first made from U.S. Government commodity lard and flour, and that it’s unhealthy.
In the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century, it’s not easy to drop everything and tend to your tribal traditions. Sometimes, if you respect your ancestors, you have no choice.
There isn’t a day that goes by in Indian Country that we don’t hear something about the Seven Generations.
Let me just say I am a fan of the Irish. Not a lick Irish, but I love the Irish, their music, their tragic sense of humor, resilience—and their food. Well maybe not the food, and I’m not much of a drinker, so not even a Guinness.
The Oscars seem to produce a Sacheen Littlefeather moment every year, and this year Patricia Arquette, accepting the little gold guy for Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood, departed from t
On October 6, 2014, in a packed Seattle city hall council chambers room, the Seattle city council voted unanimously to rename the second Monday in October, the federal holiday Columbus Day, to Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the city of Seattle.
Baton twirlers, fancy cars and pretty pageant girls with Christmas-colored sashes. These are the things I remember seeing when I went to a Columbus Day Parade a few years back. But of course, those weren’t Christmas colors.
He looks like he could be 60, but Baron is probably about 75 years old. No one knows exactly when he was born and neither does he. “We need you again for our drum group, we need to practice for the powwow,” said Baron.
The recent government shutdown illuminated our country’s deep concern for its official national monuments. When federal personnel erected barricades blocking access to cultural icons in Washington, D.C., the public protest was immediate and loud.
Dear Tribal Leader:
As dawn broke over the Atlantic on October 12, 1492, a perilous ten-week journey across a timeless ocean gave way to encounters and events that would dramatically shape the course of history, and be forever regarded by Europeans as the “discovery” of America.
As the chairman and vice chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, we offer this Columbus Day message on behalf of the 184 tribes that form our organization.