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Stanford Powwow celebrates Native American history, culture via Santa Cruz Sentinel

  • “The gatherings — marked annually by Native Americans throughout the U.S. — are an opportunity for people to join in dance and song, while renewing friendships and celebrating the rich culture of American Indians.”

Native Americans Keep Grasslands Traditions Alive With Dance via CBS Denver

  • “For hundreds of years Native Americans have expressed themselves through clothing and dance. In those traditional dances, every piece of clothing and every move has a deep significance, honoring a particular idea or way of life. “When the villagers moved, we were very nomadic tribes,” said Grace Gillett, the executive director of the Denver Pow Wow.”

National Native American Veterans Memorial to be Erected in Washington via U.S. Department of Defense

  • “A memorial to Native American veterans will be erected on the outside grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The anticipated dedication of the National Native American Veterans Memorial is Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020, according to Rebecca Trautmann, project manager of the memorial.”

Native American Dem leader running for congressional seat via KOB4

  • “The former leader of the New Mexico Democratic Party is officially running for an open congressional seat and hopes to become the nation’s first Native American congresswoman. Debra Haaland announced her bid Tuesday after recently filing a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission to run for the state’s 1st Congressional District.”

Objects returned to Native American leader Massasoit’s burial site in Warren via Providence Journal

  • “Members of the Mashpee tribe were joined at the gathering by those from the Pocasset Tribe, the Chappaquiddick Wampanoag, Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe, Troy (Fall River) band of the Wampanoag, Assonet Band of the Wampanoag, the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to listen to speakers, join in prayer and hear honor songs. Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell celebrated that his people were “victorious” in helping correct the desecration.”
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