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Do Native Americans Celebrate Christmas?

There often arises the question among non-Native Americans as to whether or not Indians celebrate Christmas. Well, the simple answer is yes, many of us do celebrate Christmas. But, to understand the complete answer, one must look at the question through the lens of history. For centuries before any European contact, Native Americans held in […]

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Native Americans Giving Back: Chaske Spencer

Inspiring a belief in a brighter future and shining a light on a path to change is no small undertaking but one Native American celebrity has taken it on:  Chaske Spencer. Lakota Sioux, Chaske Spencer (pronounced Chess-kay) was born in Oklahoma and grew up on reservations in Montana and Idaho. Breaking the mold by being […]

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

How do I as a civilian even begin to talk about this? It’s a heavy thing and a lot to wrap my head around… the meaning of National POW/MIA Recognition Day for Native Americans. A few days ago, I was walking in the rain with my dog on a cold morning on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. […]

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The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934

In our recent blog post on Black Elk, a holy man and healer of the Oglala Sioux, we mentioned how the early reservations were before the Indian Reorganization Act… no food, inferior shelter, meager provisions and uncaring superintendents. In today’s topic, we explain the changes brought about by the Indian Reorganization Act and how they […]

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Native American Chiefs & Leaders Series: Pontiac

Chief Pontiac was an Ottawa leader who united tribes in the Great Lakes region to fight against the British. He was the mastermind behind the plan for “Pontiac’s War” in 1763-64 and Pontiac stood for what was right, no matter the cost.

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The Controversy over Keystone XL Pipeline

There is still much talk about the Keystone XL Pipeline and the controversy surrounding the construction of this transcontinental oil behemoth. Some argue for its construction as they say it will create pipeline jobs and boost local economies from Canada to Mexico, while others say no price tag can cover the harmful emissions and catastrophic […]

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