Author Archives: Tristan Picotte

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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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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