Author Archives: Tristan Picotte

California Native American Day

Instead of Columbus Day, we celebrate the survival of our cultures and the beauty in the uniqueness of Indigenous peoples… and we remember our ancestors who did not [survive].

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National Aviation Week and Native Americans in Aviation

National Aviation Week… Whether pilot, astronaut or engineer, we celebrate these Native Americans for their leadership and contributions to aviation.

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Postponing Pow Wows and Other Traditions to Protect Native Health

Pow wows are currently a cause for concern as tribal communities continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Recognizing the Important Role of Fathers in the Native Home

Father’s Day is June 21, and we’re recognizing the critical importance of Ates (Lakota for Fathers) in the development of young minds and hearts.

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COVID-19 and its Impact on Students

Most students didn’t receive a COVID-19 relief check to help with the travel and relocation they were forced into, the leases they must still cover, or the food and other supplies they need now that they’re away from school.

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Honoring Native Americans and All Who Served, this Vietnam War Veterans Day

The Vietnam War was surrounded by controversy in the midst of the civil rights movement… Today we recognize all who served – including the 42,000 Native American soldiers.

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Spring Equinox in Native American Cultures

The spring equinox is recognized by many Native cultures for the purposes of practicality and ceremony.

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President’s Day: Supporting Native American Communities through Action

President’s Day: While not all presidents have advocated for Native American communities, there are those who have championed tribes and supported policies to ensure fair treatment. Here’s our summary.

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If You’re Traveling This Thanksgiving, Remember To Be Kind

As we embark on Thanksgiving, the busiest travel time of the year, let us remember the importance of kindness toward others around us.

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Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

Accepting that Columbus performed horrible actions toward indigenous people and not the history taught in school has led to a shift that celebrates not Columbus Day but the survivors of his actions.

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