Author Archives: Tristan Picotte

The Significance of Feathers in Native Cultures

Across America, there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to feathers, headdresses and what they mean to the Native cultures…

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Legend of the Full Sturgeon Moon

For generations, Native Americans have marked cycles of the moon, like the Sturgeon Moon, to signify certain times of the year.

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Honoring Native Veterans on National Code Talker’s Day

August 14 is National Navajo Code Talker’s Day… we remember the honor they brought to themselves, their people and their country.

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Dream Catchers in Native Culture

The origin of dream catchers is hard to pinpoint, but they appear likely related to the history of two cultures: the Ojibwe and the Lakota. So, is it cultural appropriation for others to use them?

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History of the Hopi People

We’re taking a look at the diverse culture and history of the Hopi people — known as “the Peaceful Ones.”

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An Elder Reflects on the Rosebud Reservation

{On the PWNA blog]: Irene Young, an elder of Rosebud, shared more about Rosebud’s history – what it is, what it has been and what she’s seen change over the years.

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Honoring Our Connection to the Land on Earth Day

PWNA assists tribal communities by focusing on sustainability, recognizing the land and water of Mother Earth are part of the solution. By caring for Mother Earth, we ensure that we, and future generations, can live off the land. What can you do to make a difference this #EarthDay?

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World Water Day: Water Scarcity for Indigenous Peoples

This year, World Water Day focuses on “leaving no one behind” without a reliable water source and water as a basic human right for all.

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The Native American History of Groundhog Day

Discover how Groundhog Day has ties to Native American history, both in the hometown of Punxsutawney Phil and the groundhog in general.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Native American Rights

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, remember that King’s actions aided Native Americans more than most of us know. He advocated for the desegregation of Native Americans and inspired much of the modern-day advocacy for Native rights.

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