By Alex Jacobs – IndianCountryMediaNetwork.com – Photo Alex Jacobs
Representing Native people from a Native perspective is what is important to Native American artist Luanne Redeye. She paints people she knows in spaces that are comfortable to them. She shows them exactly as they are—what they are doing, what they are wearing, and what surrounds them in their home. She feels she is representing the Native community and what makes, builds and describes the community. The community represented is usually her family and friends on the Allegany Seneca Indian Reservation in Western New York. She is a Seneca Nation and Hawk clan member.
By BRAD FUQUA Philomath Express – GazetteTimes.com – Photo BRAD FUQUA/Philomath Express
The Oregon State Board of Education approved the Philomath School District’s five-year agreement with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Thursday afternoon for the continued use of the high school’s Warriors and the middle school’s Braves.
“We really see this as being caretakers of very special mascots and images,” Paul Dakopolos, the school district’s attorney, told the state board. “I won’t repeat the fact that we have fully complied with the requirements of the law, but I think what’s important for you to understand is we’ve done so much more than comply. We’ve developed a very important and lasting relationship with the Confederated Tribes.”
By Mary Bergin, Midwest Features – PostCrescent.com – Photo Mary Bergin
Peace Pipe Lane. Wild Rice Avenue. Tomahawk Circle.
The Lac du Flambeau street signs hint at pride of heritage, and soon a rebuilt cultural space emerges for ceremonial dancing and other centuries-old traditions. It will give the average resident a new retreat and the average traveler a new reason to visit.
On an ordinary weeknight, all seems uneventful in the unincorporated Vilas County community. Kids play basketball and parents push strollers at Thunderbird Park. Fishing boats bobble gently as sun sets and a near-full moon rises.
By Jeremy Lazarus – RichmondFreePress.com – Photo Alan Michelson/Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission
Virginia’s Native Americans are moving closer to gaining their own monument in Capitol Square.
Eight years after the monument was first envisioned, a public groundbreaking ceremony for the Virginia Indian Tribute will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, on the State Capitol grounds at 9th and Grace streets.
Olympian Billy Mills, a founder and spokesman for the nonprofit Running Strong for American Indian Youth, is to be the featured speaker at the event.
By Cindy Foster – HSCNews.unm.edu – Image Not Credited
“From Kernel to Corn Pollen,” is the title of a two-day conference June 26-27 being hosted by the UNM Health Sciences Center for Native American Health. The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Representatives from Tribes, Pueblos, Nations and off-reservation health organizations are scheduled to share their experience and expertise on a range of American Indian health topics, including understanding government for health, using data and research to become better advocates for health, and transferring knowledge “leader to leader.”