Tag Archives: Lakota

Native American Beliefs: “The Great Mystery”

Many Native American beliefs — ranging from beliefs about nature and animals, to traditional customs and ceremonies — are cause for discussion among non-Native peoples. Also discussed are the various spiritual and religious beliefs of Native American tribes. I want to speak to one specifically, the Native American belief in “The Great Mystery.” When non-Natives consider “The […]

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What International Day of Peace Means to our Tribal Partners

On the International Day of Peace, PWNA partners cite Lakota values and education as a year-round pathway to peace.

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Important Books for Better Understanding Native Americans

Do all Indians live in tipis? Where can I find a medicine man who will teach me? What can I learn about Crazy Horse, the man?

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Two Worlds: Native Language Meets Technology

Native American language preservation meets technology… The journey that began some seven years ago to save the Wukchumni language reflects all we have been discussing in our “Walking in Two Worlds” blog series.

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Leon Hale, Walking in Two Worlds

When I think about the idea of “walking in two worlds,” I consider everything that encompasses. Does it mean that I am two people? Does it mean that I am a fragmented person? Perhaps it means both, or neither. At any rate, I had the honor of visiting with Leon Hale, an elderly man from […]

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Mary Mitchell, Walking in Two Worlds

Last week we kicked off our “Walking in Two Worlds” blog series by talking about maintaining physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance in everyday life. Maintaining this kind of balance is critical for Native Americans living one life in two worlds. There is the world of contemporary time and place defined by the mainstream culture, […]

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An Interview with Dana Lone Hill

“It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” but sometimes a single voice can tell a story too.  Native American author Dana Lone Hill is one of those voices and now is your chance to win an autographed copy of her new book, “Pointing With Lips.” Hurry, the contest ends October 16! For […]

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An Interview with Dana Lone Hill

A powerful voice from Indian country, Dana Lone Hill recently released her first novel, “Pointing With Lips,” which is set on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Check back this fall for more information about our book contest and giveaway!! In the meantime, Dana granted us an interview to share with readers everywhere. This Lakota author is […]

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Native Chiefs & Leaders: Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse was “a gentle warrior, a true brave, who stood for the highest ideal of the Sioux.” He was not a rash, hotheaded warrior who wanted revenge at every possible turn… he wanted the best for his people

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Native American Film Series: “Skins”

Skins is as close to experiencing life on Pine Ridge, while also doing justice to the people and culture it represents.

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