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Songs Born From Tragedy: Honoring the Missing and Murdered

My sister’s suffering and my family’s grief became my guides, but I find that MMIWG songs have served to light my path.

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Taco Truck Challenge

Off the Rez, Seattle’s first and only Native American food truck to date, faced off against thirteen other competitors for the ninth annual 107.7 Taco Truck Challenge over Cinco de Mayo weekend.

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Healing: A Hidden Yucca Ball

“I always wanted to be a culture teacher from second grade,” Kevin Belin recalled. He fulfilled his childhood dream last year, having earned his B.A. in Secondary Education at Fort Lewis College. Now, as the Navajo Culture and Language teacher at T’iis Ts’ózí Bi’Ólta’ in Crownpoint, NM, Belin is in his element.

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Walls of Bitterness: Why Indigenous Christian Worship is Essential

Though Christian worship has been controversial in Indian Country for decades due to colonization and forced assimilation, more indigenous people than ever before are in agreement with its teachings due to the Bible’s universality.

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A Conversation with Navajo Presidential Candidate, Trudie Jackson

A Conversation with Navajo Presidential Candidate, Trudie Jackson.

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Myths and Stereotypes Persist in Education

Teachers, officials, and even professors are still apt to prolong myths and stereotypes about Native Americans, which in turn, contributes to the systematic erasure of indigenous people.

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The Business of Storytelling for Indian Country

April Tinhorn’s storytelling has woven three traits together: indigenous traditions, interpersonal listening, and intuition.

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The Art and Spirituality Connection in Traditional Tlingit Carving

Wayne Price, Tlingit master wood carver, will soon begin carving a healing totem for a women’s shelter in Juneau, AK. “I heal others through art,” he said.

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Lessons Learned: Apache Street Artist Paints in Paradise

Kaplan Bunce, Apache wood-worker, and a mural artist, was born and raised in Washington State. Since he moved to Kaua’i, Hawaii over a decade ago, Bunce has experienced a steady affinity with Hawaiian culture.

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Energy Sovereignty Projects Loom on the Horizon for Spokane Tribe

This summer, Sovereign Power, along with the Spokane Indian Housing Authority, will begin building a community-scale solar project.

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Healing and Wellness with Herbs – The Story of Quw’utsun’ Made

Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth, founder of the Native-owned business Quw’utsun’ Made, was taught at a young age to engage in traditional practices.

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Symptoms of Eroding Treaty Responsibility to Indian Health Care

Providing Native Americans with even basic health care has been an ongoing struggle between the federal government and sovereign tribes since the treaty times.