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Native American Day & Columbus

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the National Relief Charities Blog . Living in South Dakota you learn a lot of things. For example, I learned that in 1990, South Dakota was the very first state in the nation to recognize Native American Day instead of Columbus Day — sending a significant...
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“Indians are Persons” Under the Law

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the National Relief Charities Blog . Would you ever question whether American Indians are people? Of course not… and yet, this was actually argued in a court of law. It all started with the forced exodus of the Ponca Tribe to Oklahoma, after their homelands...
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A Trail of Togetherness for Hopi Elders

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the National Relief Charities Blog . In 1974, the US government re-designated some of Hopi’s land to the Navajo, forcing many Hopi people to abandon their long-time homes, yet another trail of tears. Some of the Hopi resettled in a new community – Yuwehloo...
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Native American, American Indian or Indian?

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the National Relief Charities Blog . Recently, I was in Maryland for my father’s 60th birthday. It was the first time in almost a year that my entire immediate family was together. As a souvenir for my two young nephews, I brought them t-shirts from where I...
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Getting to Know Lori Favela

November 25, 2013
This interview with Lori Favela (Yanton Sioux) originally appeared on the blog Native Voices @ the Autry . What is your favorite thing about playwriting? Playwriting offers me the opportunity to be creative. What is your least favorite thing about playwriting? There are hurdles to overcome with...
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Spotlight on First Look Series: Measure for Measure

November 25, 2013
This interview with Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) originally appeared on the blog Native Voices @ the Autry. Excitement is in the room as we begin our second First Look Series workshop of the season. Described as "Blazing Saddles meets Shakespeare," Measure for Measure: A Boarding School Comedy is...
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Anger Turned Inside: The Fight For Native Families

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the blog lara (author-blogger) . I am honored to take part in the Moms Rising Blog Carnival and bring awareness to "Raising the Voices of Native Americans." I wrote a blog post "Anger Turned Inside: The Fight for Native Families" to coincide with a documentary...
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Ask For Directions

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the blog Bad NDNS . I wrote this poem as a reminder to myself that we are never alone, that within us are countless years of experience and wisdom from our Ancestors - if we can just remember to ask for help! Our DNA is a map made of stories. A genealogy of...
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Job Shadowing My Father, and My Path to Tenure

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the blog Beyond the Mesas . Earlier this summer the University of Illinois granted me promotion to associate professor with indefinite tenure in American Indian Studies & history. Since then, I've been thinking a lot about my path to tenure, and the road I...
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Making Knowledge Out Of Sound: The Enduring Legacy Of The American Indian Flute

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the website The Flute Portal . I want to share what has been shared with me over my career in a good way and try and touch the souls of young people that stories matter. As a cultural outreach & world flute artist I try and bring the universal language of...
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