Author Archives: Tristan Picotte

Honoring Native Americans and All Who Served on 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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President’s Day: Supporting Native American Communities through Action

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.

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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 Talkers 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 Cultures

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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