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As part of our continued effort to inform readers of the news and culture of Native American communities across the country, Partnership With Native Americans has compiled our favorite stories from the month of September. Stay up to date and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for more headlines.

 Sioux Falls’ first ever Native American Day Parade to bring traditional dancing, regalia downtown via Argus Leader

  • “One of the men responsible for getting Columbus Day changed to Native American Day in South Dakota will be honored during the first-ever Sioux Falls Native American Day Parade next month. Tim Giago, a prominent member of the South Dakota journalism and Native American community who was paramount in working with Gov. George S. Mickelson to make Native American Day a state holiday in 1990, will be the grand marshal of the 2018 Sioux Falls Native American Day Parade on Monday, Oct. 8. The parade, to start at 10 a.m. on 14th Street and Phillips Avenue and work its way north along the city’s traditional parade route, will highlight both modern and historical Native American cultures from South Dakota tribes, said parade organizer Richie Richards.”

Texas A&M receives grant to help repatriate Native American artifacts via The Eagle

  • “Texas A&M University has received a grant as part of a $1.64 million National Park Service effort to return ancestral remains and sacred objects to Native American tribes and organizations. ‘This is an opportunity to engage in good-faith collaboration and proactive engagement with Native American groups and tribes,’ said Heather Thakar, the project’s director. Thakar is an assistant professor of archaeology and the curator of the Anthropology Research Collections. ‘The ultimate goal is to facilitate consultation that increases successful repatriation to Native American groups,’ Thakar said.”

NCAIED Announces 2018 Native American “40 Under 40” Award Recipients via Native Times

  • “The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) is pleased to announce its 2018 class of “Native American 40 Under 40” award recipients. Nominated by members of their communities, this prestigious award is bestowed to individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and have made significant contributions in business and their community. The National Center is celebrating the 10th anniversary of these awards.”

Native American artist leads community art project via Methow Valley News

  • “A Native American (Kiowa-Choctaw) artist, Judd is known for art that combines iconic Native American images and lore with modern pop art. He works in a variety of art mediums from acrylics to Rubix cubes and specializes in engaging communities in collective art pieces. He is known for writing and directing award-winning movies and music videos. Judd’s visit to the Methow Valley is sponsored by Methow Arts, as part of a regional program that will take place during coming months called “Beyond the Frame,” which explores what it means to be native in North Central Washington.”
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