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Continuing our goal of keeping you informed of Native American news and culture from across the country, Partnership With Native Americans has compiled our favorite stories from the month of March. Stay up to date with more articles by following us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018. via The New York Times

  • “When Deb Haaland was a child, she would rise early on this state’s sun-beaten tribal land, sling a water jar around her waist and climb the mesa overlooking her pueblo. It was as high as she ever thought she would go. Now, she is among a historic number of Native American women running for elective office. None has ever served in Congress, but that could change this year if Ms. Haaland wins.”

Biggest Fake Native American Art Conspiracy Revealed via National Geographic

  • “The Zuni people rely heavily on hard-won earnings from handmade jewelry and crafts. The tourism department of Zuni Pueblo estimates that 80 percent of working adults there make arts and crafts for sale. Yet it’s getting harder and harder for them to make a living.”

Branch returns to her Navajo roots via Harvard Law Today

  • “That confusion as to why the world changed when you crossed the Navajo Nation boundary line was a driving question for my youth and my life,” says Branch. It propelled her to study law and policy. And three years ago, at age 36, it led her to become Attorney General of the Navajo Nation.”

Navajo Rug Gallery Weaves Ancient Art And New Technology Together With Bitcoin via Forbes

  • “Navajo weavers today are carrying on a 300-year-old tradition of weaving blankets and rugs. Their unique upright loom uses a traditional weaving technique that cannot be mechanized. The loom is warped with one continuous wool thread and the weft is woven through it, one thread at a time. “It is a very time consuming and meticulous process,” Getzwiller explains, “Small rugs can take a full week to weave, while larger Navajo rugs can take years to complete.”
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