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Native Actors Walk Off Set of “Ridiculous Six”

The Ridiculous Six team is suggesting it knows what a “Native American” is, what the stereotypes are, and how to parody them. Do they? Or do they merely reflect mainstream culture’s definition and perception of Native America?

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Honoring Native Youth: Preventing Youth Suicide

The rate of suicide among American Indians/Alaskan Natives aged 15-34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.

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Two Worlds: Native Culture Preservation

“I think a lot of people think about indigenous cultures as ancient or backward. But what I’ve found is that Iñupiaq culture — think about how innovative that culture was to be able to survive to now.” – Sean Vesce, E-Line Media Indigenous innovation is a declaration of survival written by the creative utilization of […]

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Two Worlds: Native Language Meets Technology

Native American language preservation meets technology… The journey that began some seven years ago to save the Wukchumni language reflects all we have been discussing in our “Walking in Two Worlds” blog series.

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Two Worlds: Open Internet for Native America

Last Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission released the Open Internet Order in wake of the commission’s decision to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility. While the new rules are detailed in some 400 pages of the Open Internet Order, according to the FCC the “…rules are designed to protect free […]

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Mary Mitchell, Walking in Two Worlds

Last week we kicked off our “Walking in Two Worlds” blog series by talking about maintaining physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance in everyday life. Maintaining this kind of balance is critical for Native Americans living one life in two worlds. There is the world of contemporary time and place defined by the mainstream culture, […]

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Walking in Two Worlds

What does it mean for a Native American to “walk in two worlds” and does it apply to other cultures in the U.S.?

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Staying Warm on the Reservations

How could it be that in 2014 a woman on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota froze, when the state has grown from the seventh to the third largest of U.S. crude oil producers? While the passing of Debbie Dogskin and the oil boom in North Dakota may seem unrelated, consider the thousands […]

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Native Youth Know How to Improve Public Health & Safety

Today at Arizona’s Indian Nations and Tribes Legislative Day, five talented and energized youth groups are presenting how they are going to make their communities safer and healthier. With the “Native Youth Know” partnership standing behind them, the five youth groups will receive the funding and support to make that possible. The Native Youth Know […]

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Native Americans Giving Back: Jana Mashonee

Learn about Native American artist Jana Mashonee and “American Indian Christmas,” her NAMMY award-winning CD with 10 Christmas songs sung in different Native languages. Jana generously allowed us to use her music in our holiday video and giving projects.

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