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Recognizing Indigenous Veterans on Memorial Day

This year on Memorial Day, we pay homage to the veterans who have served… and celebrate the opening of the new National Native American Veterans Memorial at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.

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Celebrating Billy Mills, Native Athlete and Advocate

Billy Mills became the first Native American to win the Olympic Gold Medal for the 10,000-meter run in 1964… on March 6, South Dakota Celebrates Billy Mills Day to recognize his achievements.

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Remembrance of Native Traditions on Memorial Day

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 […]

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Memorial Day & Military Service: A Native Tradition

Native Americans have fought alongside the United States over the decades in many world wars and armed conflicts around the world.

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A Good Day to Remember Veterans

In keeping with their mission, DAV Charitable Service recently granted $6,000 to National Relief Charities (NRC) to help us provide nutritious food to elderly Veterans in Mission, South Dakota, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

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Veterans Day Important in Indian Country

Native Americans have a long-standing record of proud military service in behalf of the United States of America. In addition, American Indians have a higher rate of military service than any other ethnic group in the United States. To some people, this is surprising. To others, it seems contradictory given the historical treatment of indigenous […]

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Honoring American Indian Veterans

One American Indian veteran “enlisted because in 1827 his tribe had signed a ‘peace and friendship’ treaty with the U.S. government and promised to come to the military assistance of the U.S. should it ever be needed. Despite the fact that the U.S. had broken every promise made to his people, his tribe was still honoring the treaty they signed.”

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