Tag Archives: culture
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?
For centuries, us Lakota have carried our past through storytelliing, or oral tradition as we call it. Our stories tell the origin of entire nations, why animals looked or acted the way they did, and where or how entire cultural traditions originated.
Music is integral to Native culture… More programs like Teens for Music and recognitions like National Buy a Musical Instrument Day could benefit indigenous youth and other youth across the country.
New Year’s is a good time for looking back and looking forward. At the end, that’s all anyone tries for: reflection on the last year, and prayer for another good one. What will you do better this year?
Notable news stories on Native life from the month of June 2017. Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
What does your culture mean to you? Why do you practice your traditions? How do these tie into today’s society? In remembrance of tradition, culture, and values passed along many generations, I ask: How do you remember your culture? I have always questioned what kind of role my culture plays in today’s society, and how […]
Traditions in Native American culture have been caricatured and/or misunderstood by the American public. These could use correcting.
Native Americans place deep meaning in their ceremonial dress, with each and every bead holding significance. Halloween costumes are often caricatures of Native American dress.