FARGO – Kolvyn Hopkins is a determined young man.
The 17-year-old senior at Fargo’s North High School is laser-focused on becoming the second person in his family to get a high school diploma.
Born in New Town, N.D., on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, Hopkins has lived 15 of his 17 years in Fargo and West Fargo with his mother, who is a single parent. His mother has a high school diploma, but didn’t go to college.
“We grew up really poor. She always told me that when I grow up, not to live like her,” Hopkins said. “She always motivated me to do well in school.”
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By Marian Accardi – Decatur Daily Staff Writer
DANVILLE — Jessica Diemer-Eaton sits on the ground, cutting slices of the bread she’s just prepared and handing out samples to visitors surrounding her. Her husband, Mark Eaton, pulls a hot stone from under the burning logs and puts a slab of venison on it to cook.
Diemer-Eaton had used an ancient Iroquois variety of white corn, dark Cherokee Trail of Tears beans and a pinch of salt and wrapped the mixture in corn husks before boiling the concoction.
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By VacationIdea Staff
Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art offers engaging and dynamic exhibitions about many diverse subjects from the West. Everything from the histories of pistols and motorcycles to understanding the experiences of minorities (Native Americans, African-Americans, and women) in the American West are featured at the museum.
Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Western and Native American cultures through a variety of mediums, including films, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. The museum also offers visitors a variety of educational programs, cultural exchanges, and family-friendly year-round events to stimulate their understanding and appreciation of Western culture.
ROGERSVILLE — Cherokee people were active traders at the Thomas Amis historical settlement site dating back more than 235 years ago, a tradition that some tribe members rekindled this weekend.
On Saturday, Jake and Wendy Jacobs hosted the first ever monthly Big Creek Cherokee Artisan Market at the Big Creek Welcome Center across from the Amis Mill Eatery just south of Rogersville.
Capt. Thomas Amis was one of the few white settlers who befriended and traded with the Native Americans.
– The Observer
The CWU Friendship Gathering and Pow Wow will bring Native American culture to the CWU campus so students and community members can learn about local tribes.
“People need to know natives are still relevant,” said La’Shawnda Mason, Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) employee and a junior biology major.
The event is funded by a $6,000 grant from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, which the school has received for the last three years. The grant money is used to fund everything from food to the drums that will be played during musical performances.