Author Archives: Tristan Picotte

Recognizing Indigenous Veterans on Memorial Day

This year on Memorial Day, we pay homage to the veterans who have served… and celebrate the opening of the new National Native American Veterans Memorial at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.

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World Fair Trade Day: Remember Native Americans

The 2021 fair trade theme is “Build Back Fairer” and rallies around the impact COVID-19 had on our trade system… Fair trade is critical to Native American businesses too.

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Rainmaking Around the World

Rainmaking ceremonies are an important cultural tradition for Indigenous people around the world. This tradition is steeped in bringing life-giving water to the earth…

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Celebrating Billy Mills, Native Athlete and Advocate

Billy Mills became the first Native American to win the Olympic Gold Medal for the 10,000-meter run in 1964… on March 6, South Dakota Celebrates Billy Mills Day to recognize his achievements.

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Black History Month and the Contributions of Afro-Indigenous Americans

February is Black History Month… Today’s Afro-Indigenous culture is most prevalent in tribes such as Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Wampanoag, among others.

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Celebrating the Native Voice in the 2020 Elections

The 2020 elections were one for the history books… marked with 14 Native American candidates running for seats at the national level.

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Early History of Christmas in Native American Communities

Today, Christmas is celebrated in many diverse ways and is considered one of the most celebrated holidays throughout the world. So, how did the early Native Americans celebrate Christmas?

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Rock Your Mocs 2020

Rock Your Mocs 2020 (RYM 2020) is here! The annual week-long campaign brings together tribes across the country – and globe – to show off their moccasins and honor Native American ancestors and Indigenous peoples as an extension of American Indian Heritage Month.

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National Diabetes Month & Diabetes in Native Communities

Diabetes affects 423 million people worldwide… and diabetes among Native Americans is twice as likely as it is among whites. And why is this?

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Back to School Update

It’s been a little more than five months since I first wrote about how COVID-19 affected my spring semester of college… {For the fall semester,] I want to share what our new normal looks like.

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