On May 29, 2014, the Navajo Nation Tribal Council voted to accept a $554 million settlement from the U.S. government for claims dating back to 1946 – starting the clock on a 120-day process of payment earmarked for September. It is and is not surprising that it has taken until yesterday for this news to […]
How do I as a civilian even begin to talk about this? It’s a heavy thing and a lot to wrap my head around… the meaning of National POW/MIA Recognition Day for Native Americans. A few days ago, I was walking in the rain with my dog on a cold morning on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. […]
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Lately, there has been much focus on sovereignty, a huge issue for tribes. And this is important in that it can perhaps bring to light the unique relationships that exist between the United States and the Indian nations. This starts with the need to understand just what “sovereignty” is and how that meaning is interpreted, […]
In my recent blog post on Black Elk, a holy man and healer of the Oglala Sioux, I mentioned how the early reservations were before the Indian Reorganization Act… no food, inferior shelter, meager provisions and uncaring superintendents. In today’s topic, I explain the changes brought about by the Indian Reorganization Act and how they […]
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A certain excitement comes with the start of a new school year. Like many students as summer begins to wind down, I started feeling the all too familiar back-to-school blues. The uncertainty of taking on a new role as a teacher for my second year at St. Francis Indian School was getting to me… still […]
The Washington Redskins football team has lost its trademark for its team name. Change the Mascot is urging everyone to encourage a name change and a mascot change for the Redskins.
In the movie “Tiger Eyes,” the story goes from loss to love and a clear understanding that no one person is alone. It is part of a series of films featuring Native actors and presented on the National Relief Charities Blog.
What we can learn from the life and quotes of Oglala Lakota holy man Black Elk. Discussed by Murray Lee, a blogger for National Relief Charities.