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Rock Your Mocs 2020

Rock Your Mocs 2020 (RYM 2020) is here! The annual week-long campaign brings together tribes across the country – and globe – to show off their moccasins and honor Native American ancestors and Indigenous peoples as an extension of American Indian Heritage Month.

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California Native American Day

Instead of Columbus Day, we celebrate the survival of our cultures and the beauty in the uniqueness of Indigenous peoples… and we remember our ancestors who did not [survive].

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National Aviation Week and Native Americans in Aviation

National Aviation Week… Whether pilot, astronaut or engineer, we celebrate these Native Americans for their leadership and contributions to aviation.

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COVID-19 Shines a Light on the Digital Divide in Indian Country

While we are all seeing the impacts of COVID-19 to Indian Country as they relate to availability of food, water, health care and other necessities, I have been watching the impact from another angle too – the digital perspective.

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Recently in Native News

We’re sharing the most important COVID-19 updates from March, as well as a few headlines from Indian Country.

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National Homemade Bread Day and the History of Frybread

Nov. 17 is National Homemade Bread Day, and bread is one food that knows no cultural bounds. However, this day is also a reminder of the darker history behind Indian frybread.

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National Preparedness Month in Indian Country

This National Preparedness Month, it’s reassuring to know we’re implementing a new emergency preparedness model in Indian Country and empowering the tribes to respond locally at a moment’s notice when disaster strikes.

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Labor Day and Native American Employment Disparities

Labor Day: We hope employers will consider hiring Native Americans to foster a new generation of American labor and build a brighter future for all Americans.

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Legend of the Full Sturgeon Moon

For generations, Native Americans have marked cycles of the moon, like the Sturgeon Moon, to signify certain times of the year.

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Dream Catchers in Native Cultures

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?

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