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Category: Culture

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Examining Business in Indian Country in ‘American Indian Business: Principles and Practices’

The topic of Indigenous business practices and principles is a subject far from that of the mainstream Western peripheral, and American Indian Business works to both acknowledge its place in the broader business spectrum as well as highlight its particularities.

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Steps to Combating Colonialism in the Tribal Workplace

When does such Westernized thought processes find themselves emerging within Native mindsets, particularly in the workplace? Also, does the detached nature of an individual further add to the colonized perception of their own community’s value?

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Tommy Orange’s Debut Novel There, There

A glimpse at the urban Native experience unearthed for the masses.

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Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: A Conversation with Dr. Ellen Moore

American Indian Republic had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Moore to discuss the process of writing her latest book titled Journalism, Politics, and the Dakota Access Pipeline: Standing Rock and the Framing of Injustice.

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The Medicine of LGBTQIA2 Visibility and Inclusiveness

As I continued to navigate this communal silence, I recognized my unquestionable duty to step forward as a queer Indigenous woman and make myself available as a resource to others.

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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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A Home for Our Multi-Faceted Matriarchs: The Native Women’s Business Summit

As indicated by Native Women Lead (the brilliant founders of the NWBS) and derived from 2017 American Express State of Women Owned Businesses Report, 1.4% of all businesses owned by women were comprised of American Indian/Alaskan Natives.

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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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The Powerful Last Testament of Russell Means in ‘If You’ve Forgotten the Names of Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way’

Means and Johnson do a credible job in comparing and contrasting both natural and human-made systems of law, further emphasizing the fundamental differences that have led to the combative history shared between Western and Indigenous societies.

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Gathering of Wellness 2019

How a handful of Native athletes are creating a space for health and wellness during Gathering of Nations.

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Indigenous Philosophy Meets Philanthropy in Edgar Villanueva’s ‘Decolonizing Wealth’

Regarding finance and its connection to colonialism, we have to contemplate the structural practices of philanthropy itself, especially in the context of a Western-based implementation.

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Reviving Dihiya (River Cane)

River cane is a plant that was once considered a vital cultural and survival resource for most Southeastern Native American tribes. Today, river cane, a species of bamboo, is nearing endangerment, which leaves the continuation of numerous cultural practices severely threatened.