Author Archives: Tristan Picotte
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].
National Aviation Week… Whether pilot, astronaut or engineer, we celebrate these Native Americans for their leadership and contributions to aviation.
Pow wows are currently a cause for concern as tribal communities continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic…
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.
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.
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.
The spring equinox is recognized by many Native cultures for the purposes of practicality and ceremony.
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.
As we embark on Thanksgiving, the busiest travel time of the year, let us remember the importance of kindness toward others around us.
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.