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Category: Culture

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Why Native Entrepreneurs Must Continue to Ask, Why Not Us?

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.

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Finding Our Voice: The Challenges of Journalism and Media in Indian Country

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.

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Tribal News is Tribal Sovereignty

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.

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Reflecting on the Way We Tell History in ‘An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States’

A review of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s 2015 book “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”

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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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Keep the Culture Alive

Language does not solely exist as a collection of words. For Native peoples, language is a foundational pillar of the culture itself.

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Sovereignty and Sustainability Over the Land

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.

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“Indian” Roles

Cinema’s ability to dictate and guide popular culture has without a doubt perpetuated an inaccurate depiction of what it looks like and what it truly means to be an American Indian living in today’s society.

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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.