Author Archives: Tristan Picotte

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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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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