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Three Indigenous Women Represent at New York Couture Fashion Week

Three Indigenous Women Represent at New York Couture Fashion Week

by Jamilah King on September 5 2013, 12:18PM

Sho Sho Esquiro, Lyn Kay Peters, and Linda Lavallee get their moment to shine.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation

Unprecedented Number of HIV Cases in Navajo Reservation

by Jorge Rivas on May 20 2013, 1:45PM

The chances for survival after an AIDS diagnosis were lower for Native Americans than any other racial group.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Watch Maria Tallchief, Barrier-Breaking Prima Ballerina, Perform 'Firebird'

Watch Maria Tallchief, Barrier-Breaking Prima Ballerina, Perform ‘Firebird’

by Channing Kennedy on April 16 2013, 1:27PM

The New York City Ballet’s first Native American prima ballerina passed away on Thursday at age 88.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Tribe Called Red Brings Dubstep Powwows to SXSW

A Tribe Called Red Brings Dubstep Powwows to SXSW

by Jorge Rivas on March 15 2013, 5:25PM

Ottawa based Native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red will play South by Southwest on Friday and Saturday nights.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Navajo Nation Plans to Become First Tribe to Manage Its Own Medicaid System

Navajo Nation Plans to Become First Tribe to Manage Its Own Medicaid System

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2013, 12:01PM

The Navajo Nation is on its way to becoming the first tribe to manage its own federally funded medicaid program.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Here's What the Super Bowl Farmer Ad Left Out

Here’s What the Super Bowl Farmer Ad Left Out

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2013, 11:16AM

There is growing ethnic and racial diversity among farm operators nationwide, and the percentage of women operators is up.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Native American Flash Mob Round Dance Takes Over Mall of America

Native American Flash Mob Round Dance Takes Over Mall of America

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2013, 1:44PM

The flash mob was part of a series of actions to call attention to a recent bill (C45) passed by the Canadian Parliament.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Victoria’s Secret Sexy Native American Headdress Runway Disaster

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 4:22PM

And November is Native American History month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Northeast Tribal Lands Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 5:44PM

Northeastern tribes say they need both federal and non-governmental agencies to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Russell Means Voiced the Most Powerful Scene of Disney's 'Pocahontas'

Russell Means Voiced the Most Powerful Scene of Disney’s ‘Pocahontas’

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 3:22PM

Little did they know that in 1969, Means was part of a group of American Indians that occupied Alcatraz Island to call attention to the nation’s history of injustices against its indigenous peoples.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Russell Means, Oglala Sioux Activist and Actor, Dies at 72

Russell Means, Oglala Sioux Activist and Actor, Dies at 72

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 2:09PM

Means credited his organization the American Indian Movement with bringing Native Americans a sense of pride.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Woman Starts Native American Fashion Mag

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Woman Starts Native American Fashion Mag

by Jorge Rivas on October 18 2012, 8:37AM

Kelly Holmes says she founded “Native Max” magazine after getting tired of thumbing through issues of “Seventeen” or “Vogue” and not seeing models that looked like her.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Gap Pulls 'Manifest Destiny' Shirts After Outrage, Twitter Response

Gap Pulls ‘Manifest Destiny’ Shirts After Outrage, Twitter Response

by Jorge Rivas on October 15 2012, 6:11PM

When McNairy heard his work was promoting “a belief that has resulted in mass genocide” he took to Twitter to stir the controversy even more.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, /NOW

New Video Aims to Mobilize Rural Native Youth to Register to Vote

New Video Aims to Mobilize Rural Native Youth to Register to Vote

by Aura Bogado on September 11 2012, 2:45PM

A new video aims to mobilize rural Native youth to register to vote. Watch and share it now.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Utah's Athletic Director Goes on YouTube to Ask if Native Logo is Offensive

Utah’s Athletic Director Goes on YouTube to Ask if Native Logo is Offensive

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 2:21PM

The University of Utah’s team is named after the Ute Indian Tribe and the athletic director wants your feedback on headdresses and tomahawks at games.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Black Hills Sacred Site Auction Cancelled

Black Hills Sacred Site Auction Cancelled

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2012, 1:53PM

Pe’ Sla is an area in the Black Hills of South Dakota (just west of Rapid City, South Dakota, United States) that is considered by the Lakota Sioux people to be the Center and heart of everything that is.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

American Indian Synchronized Swimmer Takes Spot at Olympics

American Indian Synchronized Swimmer Takes Spot at Olympics

by Jorge Rivas on July 9 2012, 10:24AM

Mary Killman and her partner Maria Koroleva are the two athletes who will bear the load of representing the U.S. in the synchronized swimming events at the Olympic Games in London this Summer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Native American Mascots Banned in Oregon Schools, Board of Education Rules

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2012, 12:01PM

The new policy, in the works for six years, is one of the strictest in the country.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Sports

Lakota Indians Block 'Keystone XL Pipeline' Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff

Lakota Indians Block ‘Keystone XL Pipeline’ Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff

by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 7:17AM

Five Lakotas on Pine Ridge Indian land in South Dakota were arrested Monday after attempting to block two tarsands pipeline trucks from entering their land.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Navajo Nation Sees Alarming Rise in HIV/AIDS Infections

Navajo Nation Sees Alarming Rise in HIV/AIDS Infections

by Jorge Rivas on January 6 2012, 10:50AM

Poor education is partly to blame, with some tribal members learning about HIV and AIDS only upon diagnosis.

Topics: Health, /NOW

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