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.
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.
After having read Robert Miller’s book Reservation ‘Capitalism,’ Economic Development in Indian Country, I realized we as Native communities have some work to do around cultivating the importance of entrepreneurship in the larger guise of economic development.
While there is undoubtedly earnest attempts by a few mainstream media sources to report on American Indian issues adequately, a great deal of these mainstream narratives has only reinforced the perceived realities of American Indian communities.
Although there may be some argument with regards to the ability of any journalist in embedding themselves in a community and telling a story appropriately, the truth is, the authentic voice of Native peoples in telling their own stories is an exhibition of sovereignty in itself.
A review of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s 2015 book “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”
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.
April Tinhorn’s storytelling has woven three traits together: indigenous traditions, interpersonal listening, and intuition.
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.
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.
Language does not solely exist as a collection of words. For Native peoples, language is a foundational pillar of the culture itself.
For the Winnebago Tribe and its people, the pursuit of energy independence continues to take place on their rooftops, in their fields, and on every inch of their reservation where a solar panel can successfully operate.