tag: languages

debhaaland
It was a historic day for Indian Country as Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) finally got her confirmation hearing to be Secretary of the Interior.
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This year the Cherokee Nation is celebrating the bicentennial of the syllabary invented by Sequoyah.
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Tribal communities are worried about the toll COVID-19 is taking on elders and what that means for tribal language and culture.
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The National Institutes of Health says early intervention and speech therapy are key to helping children with speech and language disorders learn to communicate.
joebideninauguralwelcome
A land acknowledgment from Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and a song from Claudette White and the Quechan Hurav Singers set the stage for Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
pleiades
Watch the stars and your direction home will be revealed.
sequoyah
Two hundred years ago, the brilliant statesman and inventor Sequoyah presented the Cherokee syllabary to the Cherokee Nation.
steveemery
Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.
Meadowlark
According to Lakota oral tradition, the tasiyagnunpa speaks Lakota.
debhaaland
In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
cherokeenation
I believe in the vaccine and the science behind it. I am 100 percent confident that it is safe and will be successful at containing the virus.
cherokee
The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.
anthonyfauci
Lakota leaders continue to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in their territory.
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Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) discusses Indian issues as he delivers his final speech on the U.S. Senate floor on December 8, 2020.
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Lakota people are falling through the cracks due to lack of understanding on all sides.
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COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
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In Native languages, some of our favorite words and phrases pack much more meaning than any English translation can encompass.
crowlanguageconsortium
With fewer and fewer fluent speakers of the Crow language, advocates for revitalizing it hope a free online dictionary can aid people already working to bolster their skills and make learning the language more accessible.
“The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage” by Gerry Robinson continues to earn accolades.
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The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is reimagining Pueblo Harvest Restaurant as the Indian Pueblo Kitchen, an innovative teaching kitchen and restaurant centered around Indigenous cuisine education and exploration.
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Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
oglalalakotaveteransmonument
My childhood, adolescent, and war experiences led me to perceive the world as cruel and impersonal.
winfieldrussell
Winfield Russell, also known as One Bird, served the Northern Cheyenne people in many different capacities throughout his life.
joanneshenandoah
Creation myths form the core of a national identity.
uscapitol
With the control of the U.S. Senate at stake, Native voters are playing a pivotal role in important races in North Carolina, Arizona, Montana and Alaska.
“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
angelasimpsondayschool
In January 2020, Canada began accepting claims emerging from a billion-dollar settlement with survivors of Indian day schools.
nativeamericanlanguagesact
Please join the National Coalition of Native American Language Schools and Programs for a webinar on the Native American Languages Act.
donaldtrump
Just days after their boss bashed Indigenous Peoples Day, members of the Donald Trump administration tried their best to portray the president as someone who cares about the interests of America’s “first” inhabitants.
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“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.
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As Lakota people, we struggle to experience even a fraction of what “white privilege” provides for the bigot in this country.
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It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
blackhillspowwow
If Native Americans’ Day can remind us of just one thing, it should be to emphasize that strong and healthy relationships between the tribes and the state is just as important now as it was 30 years ago.
ocetisakowin
We as Native people have a humongous task of relearning our cultural teachings.
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The Navajo Nation is working to ensure residents of the reservation stay safe during the pandemic and to increase tribal participation in the 2020 Census.
melanieconnors
For the Ojibwe people, the healing power of the annual wild rice harvest transcends the pandemic.
debhaaland
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act, a bill that seeks healing for stolen Native children and their communities.
uscapitol
Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
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Our ancestors told us to always think seven generations ahead and conduct ourselves accordingly.