Recently in Native News
Continuing with our practice of keeping you apprised of Native news and relevant articles, take a look at some of the stories that piqued our interest year to date. Stay up to date with more articles by following us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Women of Standing Rock aren’t backing down via USA Today
- “As thousands of Native Americans brought the Dakota Access pipeline protests to the Trump International Hotel’s front door on Friday, indigenous women were there, leading the way, just as they have been for generations. The Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C., is a continuation of a year-long battle between the Standing Rock Sioux and environmentalists against the government and pipeline corporations. Protesters held signs including, “Honor Our Treaties,” “Water is Life,” “Stand With Standing Rock” — and “Indigenous Women Rise.””
- “Native American symbols have long caught the eye of non-Native designers, who are inspired by the bold graphics of artisanal Native American patterns. Imitation and inspiration, though, raise the question of how to credit the source — and whose work is being represented. In Florida, one group of young Seminole seamstresses confronted one of the biggest names in fashion: Donna Karan. Jessica Osceola is a direct descendant of the 19th century Seminole leader, Osceola, an activist, college professor and artist.”
- “The recent signing of a bill that will help educate future generations about. House Bill 76, known as the Indian Education For All bill, was signed late last week by Gov. Matt Mead. It instructs state educators to consult with Wyoming’s native population, including the Northern Arapaho Wyoming’s native population was hailed as a “momentous occasion” brought on by years of work by advocates and Eastern Shoshone tribes, and create education materials that will be made available for use by the state’s 48 school districts.”
For Navajo Team, a Season of Change and Challenge via The New York Times
- “These Navajo teenagers are practitioners of “rez ball,” a pell-mell, pass-cut-and-shoot style of hoops. They deeply desire a state championship. They also are perched on that precarious cliff wall between adolescence and manhood, and that brings other questions and yearnings. The seniors study college catalogs and wonder if they should leave their starkly beautiful land of family and clans, a reservation that is bigger than West Virginia. Hope and fear jostle.”