indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Health Coverage for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth

Filed Under: Education | National
More on: elders, montana, native sun news, northern cheyenne, ohio, tribal colleges, youth
     
   

Northern Cheyenne tribal members with gifts from the Lippon School. Photo by Clara Caufield

Jewish school donates blankets and coats to Northern Cheyenne
By Clara Caufield
Native Sun News Today Correspondent
nativesunnews.today

LAME DEER, Mont. –– For the second year, Chief Dull Knife College language and cultural instructor Burt Medicine Bull with the Cheyenne name of “Appearing” and his students on the Northern Cheyenne reservation had the opportunity to gift tribal elders and children with warm blankets and coats donated by the Lippon School in Ohio.

The gifts are part of a cultural exchange program between Chief Dull Knife College and the Lippon School, a Jewish school, which like CDKC emphasizes religious or traditional studies and language studies. The exchange program, in its sixth year, was initiated by long-time tribal lawyers, the Chestnut family from Seattle, Washington who are of the Jewish faith. Medicine Bull a follower of the traditional Cheyenne ways said “We have a lot of similarities with the Jewish people, especially our dedication to preserving our unique languages and cultures.”

Each year, CDKC sends ten 7th and 8th grade students from the reservation to the Lippon School for a week long cultural exchange project, an effort closely superintended by Medicine Bull. “We select students who are traditional dancers, academic achievers and good ambassadors for the Cheyenne people,” he said. “It gives them exposure to the outside world.”

In return, Lippon school students come to the Northern Cheyenne reservation for a week each spring. During their visit they attend a sweat lodge meet; tour local historical sites such as the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Deer Medicine Rocks and a historic buffalo jump; are introduced to the Tribal Council and even to bead working.

This year’s CDKC students who helped with the blanket and coat distribution included Anna Crow (White Buffalo Woman); Ghive Ortega (Day Woman) and Misty Hopfins (Yellow Hair Woman).

“We are very happy about the donations from our sister school, an expression of generosity which will be highly appreciated by those who receive these gifts,” Medicine Bull commented.


For more news, visit the Native Sun News Today website: Jewish school donates blankets and coats to Northern Cheyenne

(Clara Caufield can be reached at acheyennevoice@gmail.com)

Copyright permission Native Sun News


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds (5/24)
Northwest tribes slam Trump's budget for cuts to Indian programs (5/24)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget (5/24)
Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports jury conviction of non-Indian offender (5/24)
YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (5/24)
Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes (5/24)
Eastern Cherokee chief questions fairness of impeachment hearing (5/24)
Another guilty plea in theft of gaming funds from Winnebago Tribe (5/24)
Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut (5/24)
President Trump confirms Indian Country's worst fears with budget (5/23)
Office of Special Trustee pitches lower budget as 'taxpayer' savings (5/23)
Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm our people (5/23)
Two more spills of oil from Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota (5/23)
Native woman in skirt and sandals wins ultramarathon in Mexico (5/23)
Brothers from Huichol Tribe murdered as drug war rages in Mexico (5/23)
Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project (5/23)
Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project (5/23)
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino (5/23)
Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes (5/22)
Landowners on 2 reservations in Nebraska receive buy-back offers (5/22)
Human Rights Complaint: 'We are only letting the white people in' (5/22)
Mark Trahant: Funds for Indian health in danger under Republicans (5/22)
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language (5/22)
Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can't reveal your unique tribal history (5/22)
Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Peltier remained in prison (5/22)
Tiffany Midge: A response to winning the cultural appropriation prize (5/22)
André Cramblit: Treasure your aunties and uncles for their histories (5/22)
Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute (5/22)
Eastern Cherokee leaders open impeachment hearing against chief (5/22)
Top Interior pick contradicts Trump on 'race' and Indian programs (5/19)
Arne Vainio: Expressing gratitude for the people we have around us (5/19)
Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response (5/19)
Quapaw Tribe secures EPA grant for cleanup of contaminated lands (5/19)
Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy (5/19)
Indian Country braces for worst with Trump's planned budget cuts (5/18)
Bipartisan task force announced to look into Indian Health Service (5/18)
Lawmakers push to renew Special Diabetes Program for Indians (5/18)
Albert Bender: Police slaughter of Native people rages unabated (5/18)
Steve Russell: There's a downside to impeaching Donald Trump (5/18)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant goes on trial (5/18)
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays money to address federal audit (5/18)
House passes bill to extend federal recognition to Virginia tribes (5/18)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.