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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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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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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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Jesuit on the Red Road: A Conversation with Fr. Patrick Twohy

American Indian Republic sits down for a video interview with Fr. Patrick Twohy, a Jesuit priest who has lived with and served the Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years.

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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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A Conversation with Navajo Presidential Candidate, Trudie Jackson

A Conversation with Navajo Presidential Candidate, Trudie Jackson.

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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.