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Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal landFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Museum hides truth about invasion of tribal land (01/23)
'Millions were spent on replica ship used to invade Native nations.'
Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C.Filed Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. (01/03)
American University initially took no position on the 9-foot-tall wooden statue but changed course after hearing from an FBI-affiliated group.
Sycuan Band unveils museum located at site of ancestral villageFiled Under: Education
Sycuan Band unveils museum located at site of ancestral village (01/03)
The Sycuan Cultural Resource Center and Museum displays artifacts uncovered at the village of Matamo.
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitolFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol (11/30)
Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes?
Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural centerFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center (10/19)
A new exhibit is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.
Native activists question focus of human rights museum in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada
Native activists question focus of human rights museum in Canada (10/06)
'It’s the Great Canadian Myth on display,' one activist told The New York Times.
Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in IllinoisFiled Under: Environment
Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois (09/13)
The Lake County Discovery Museum is following the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Native Sun News: Lakota artists recount legend of the Black HillsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Lakota artists recount legend of the Black Hills (07/07)
The Great Race, a story of the formation of the Black Hills in South Dakota, an ovate shaped range of hills and mountains that clearly resemble a modern racecourse, was recorded in written format by Oglala Lakota author James LaPointe.
Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for serviceFiled Under: Opinion
Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service (06/21)
When researching the names and personal histories of these Scouts, the researcher discovers that the Scouts themselves are hard to track.
Native Sun News: Sioux Indian Museum affected by city proposalFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Sioux Indian Museum affected by city proposal (06/07)
Were the Journey to be moved to the outskirts of town, to a decentralized site, it would lose its duality of place as a conveniently accessible events center and community and cultural centerpiece.
Native Sun News: Major changes eyed at museum with tribal itemsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Major changes eyed at museum with tribal items (06/06)
Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender wants to convert The Journey Museum & Learning Center into a housing and community support services facility.
Doreen Wonda Johnson: National Code Talker Museum needed in D.C.Filed Under: Opinion
Doreen Wonda Johnson: National Code Talker Museum needed in D.C. (05/10)
Our freedom is the direct result of the sacrifices of our Navajo Code Talkers during the Second World War.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognitionFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition (04/27)
One Lakota artist is beginning to reap the benefits of over twenty years of work having landed the cover of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Magazine.
Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectorsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectors (04/22)
Collectors, academics and museums are trying to ensure Indian ledger art from the 1800s can be appreciated in its original format.
Native Sun News: Indian artists create tipi for Wyoming museum Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Indian artists create tipi for Wyoming museum (03/25)
Curators at the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum were excited to erect a tipi, designed and inspired by Bilford Curley Sr., Northern Cheyenne elder and society man, and painted by Jim Starkey, Cheyenne River Sioux.
Chickasaw Nation helps restart work on troubled Indian museumFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | Trust
Chickasaw Nation helps restart work on troubled Indian museum (03/16)
The tribe has agreed to contribute $15 million for construction and up to $14 million for operations of the stalled American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.
Rare quiver and arrow from 1800s donated to museum in AlaskaFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education
Rare quiver and arrow from 1800s donated to museum in Alaska (03/15)
The Alutiiq quiver, which is made out of red cedar, and arrow were handed down through a family for generations.
EJ Montini: Fritz Scholder was a genius who redefined 'Indian' artFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
EJ Montini: Fritz Scholder was a genius who redefined 'Indian' art (03/14)
Fritz Scholder was an art phenomenon and many of the pictures in the Phoenix show come from a time when he rocked that world.
Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditionsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions (03/14)
The arrival of the horse on to the great plains put in to motion a series of historical incidents that led to the rise of one of the most powerful nations North America has ever known
James Pepper Henry: Gilcrease Museum showcases tribal artistsFiled Under: Opinion
James Pepper Henry: Gilcrease Museum showcases tribal artists (02/29)
Given my family and cultural ties to the area, and personal connection to Gilcrease, the opportunity to return to Oklahoma and work for this amazing institution was not to be missed.
Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independenceFiled Under: National
Seminole Tribe showcases long-lost declaration of independence (02/08)
The tribe hadn't seen the document since it was hand-delivered to then-president Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 1, 1954.
Sycuan Band converts tennis club into museum and cultural center Filed Under: Education | Sports
Sycuan Band converts tennis club into museum and cultural center (01/28)
The cultural center and museum will house the tribe's artifacts and share the tribe's history.
Mary Pember: A confusing and disappointing mascot exhibitFiled Under: National | Sports
Mary Pember: A confusing and disappointing mascot exhibit (11/11)
Despite the impressive exterior signage announcing the new 'Mascots' exhibit at the National Underground Freedom Center, the exhibit itself is tiny and confusing.
Denver Art Museum maintains strong commitment to Native artFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Denver Art Museum maintains strong commitment to Native art (10/28)
The museum pays particularly close attention to contemporary Indian artists through its exhibitions and a residency program.
Exhibit features photos of tribal leaders and Abraham LincolnFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Exhibit features photos of tribal leaders and Abraham Lincoln (09/18)
Tribal leaders, military generals and ordinary civilians sat for portraits in the Washington, D.C., studio of Alexander Gardner.
First treaty after Declaration of Independence was with tribesFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National
First treaty after Declaration of Independence was with tribes (09/14)
Despite the significance of the Treaty of Watertown of 1776, the United States did not acknowledge the existence of the tribal signatories for more than 200 years.
Clara Caufield: Story helps bring Indian rodeo to large audienceFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Clara Caufield: Story helps bring Indian rodeo to large audience (09/07)
Around Memorial Day this year, I penned a feature story about a young Crow cowgirl, Michelle Walking Bear.
Portland Art Museum to return medicine bundles to Crow TribeFiled Under: Education | National
Portland Art Museum to return medicine bundles to Crow Tribe (08/06)
The sacred items will be had been donated to the museum by a collector.
Navajo Nation Museum dubs second film in Dine languageFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Navajo Nation Museum dubs second film in Dine language (07/21)
The cast for the dubbed version of Finding Nemo features 11-year-old Quinton Kien.
Lakota Country Times: Journey Museum hosts young artistFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Journey Museum hosts young artist (07/21)
The Journey museum in Rapid City is playing host to a young emerging Lakota artist.
Museum in New York to display U.S. flag given to Iroquois in 1800sFiled Under: National
Museum in New York to display U.S. flag given to Iroquois in 1800s (07/07)
The presentation flag features the familiar stripes on the U.S. flag, plus an image of an eagle.
Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in PeruFiled Under: National | World
Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru (06/22)
Representatives of four Quechua communities will build the Q’eswachaka Bridge on the National Mall.
Hopi Tribe trying to stop yet another auction of sacred propertyFiled Under: Law | National | World
Hopi Tribe trying to stop yet another auction of sacred property (06/02)
The Katsina Friends were sold for about $44,000 amid a silent protest from two women who were removed from the auction house in France.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to honor Civil War veteransFiled Under: National
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to honor Civil War veterans (05/21)
The Marquette Regional History Center is hosting an event titled Remembering and Honoring the Civil War Ogichidaa.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds reburial ceremony next weekFiled Under: Environment
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds reburial ceremony next week (05/15)
The tribe will be putting 43 ancestors to rest. The remains were being held by three museums and institutions.
Lakota Country Times: Museum features work of ledger artistFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Museum features work of ledger artist (05/15)
The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, will feature an exhibit of ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr.
Designers take inspiration from Native cultures for new worksFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Designers take inspiration from Native cultures for new works (05/14)
Pamela Love cites the late Hopi designer Charles Loloma as an influence while other designers appear to take on a more generic Native tone.
American Indian Cultural Center and Museum stuck in limboFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
American Indian Cultural Center and Museum stuck in limbo (05/08)
The facility sits unfinished in Oklahoma City and needs another $80 million before it can open to the public.
Pechanga Band to reclaim collection of ancestors and artifactsFiled Under: Environment
Pechanga Band to reclaim collection of ancestors and artifacts (04/30)
The collection includes more than 50,000 items that were taken from the first village of the Luiseno people.
Museum named after famed Pueblo woman artist closes doorsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Museum named after famed Pueblo woman artist closes doors (04/15)
The Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts was the only facility in the U.S. devoted solely to Native women artists.
Review: Beauty over context in museum exhibition on Plains artFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Beauty over context in museum exhibition on Plains art (04/14)
The sins of Western culture as regards to its Indian policy scarcely rear their ugly head. They are alluded to through asides in secondary material and discrete videos.
Bois Forte Band set to recover sacred items uncovered in 1920sFiled Under: Environment
Bois Forte Band set to recover sacred items uncovered in 1920s (04/14)
The items belonged to the Midewiwin, a sacred society, and will be returned under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Review: Masterpieces of Native art at museum in New York CityFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Masterpieces of Native art at museum in New York City (04/08)
Curator Gaylord Torrence set an ambitious agenda for The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky – distill 2,000 years of artistic achievement by Plains Indians, with a particular focus on the changing culture of the last three centuries.
Lecture focuses on repatriation of tribal intellectual propertiesFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Lecture focuses on repatriation of tribal intellectual properties (03/25)
The Sam Noble Musuem in Oklahoma will host Trevor Reed, the director of the Hopi Music Repatriation Project, next week.
City in Michigan keeps collection of Indian items in basementFiled Under: Environment | Law
City in Michigan keeps collection of Indian items in basement (03/23)
The Con Foster Museum Collection reportedly includes 7,000 artifacts and may at one point have included ancestral remains.
Review: Indian art pieces taken from U.S. return home for exhibitFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Indian art pieces taken from U.S. return home for exhibit (03/13)
Some of the earliest surviving art by native North Americans left America long ago. Soldiers, traders and priests, with magpie eyes for brilliance, bundled it up and shipped it across the sea to Europe.
Indian skateboarding exhibit travels to Umatilla Tribes museumFiled Under: Education | Sports
Indian skateboarding exhibit travels to Umatilla Tribes museum (03/05)
The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is hosting 'Ramp It Up' from March 14 to May 25.
Qawalangin Tribe puts ancestors to rest in reburial ceremonyFiled Under: Environment
Qawalangin Tribe puts ancestors to rest in reburial ceremony (02/13)
The remains date back more than 3,000 years.
Editorial: Use tribal tax revenues for Oklahoma Indian museumFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Use tribal tax revenues for Oklahoma Indian museum (02/06)
Of the $80 million needed to finish the project, $40 million in private funding has been pledged if the state comes up with the remaining $40 million.
Opinion: Celebrate the Native origin of the Seattle Seahawks logoFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Celebrate the Native origin of the Seattle Seahawks logo (01/29)
Sometime in the 19th century, on the soggy, green coast of Vancouver Island, an artist sat down with some fresh cedar.
Oklahoma lawmakers debate future of unfinished Indian museumFiled Under: Education | National
Oklahoma lawmakers debate future of unfinished Indian museum (01/22)
The facility in Oklahoma City needs another $80 million -- donors have pledged $40 million if the state comes up with the rest.
Native Sun News: Tribes step up with donations for cultural centerFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Tribes step up with donations for cultural center (01/22)
Organizers of a Native American events center that will benefit Indians living in and around Sacred He Sapa is closer to becoming a reality.
Mashantucket Tribe names leader for museum currently on hiatusFiled Under: Education
Mashantucket Tribe names leader for museum currently on hiatus (01/07)
The $193 million facility is closed for the winter season, a first since 1998.
Dave Courchene: Spirit Tour aims to inspire us to walk togetherFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Dave Courchene: Spirit Tour aims to inspire us to walk together (12/29)
As the Original free and independent Peoples of this land, we have the distinction of being the roots of our homeland.
Navajo Nation sets auditions for roles in dubbed 'Finding Nemo'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Navajo Nation sets auditions for roles in dubbed 'Finding Nemo' (12/05)
The animated film is the second to be translated into the Dine language.
Editorial: Help needed to keep Mashantucket Tribe museum openFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Editorial: Help needed to keep Mashantucket Tribe museum open (12/04)
Newspaper calls on non-profits to help the tribe keep its state-of-the-art facility up and running.
Mashantucket Tribe to keep museum shuttered until May 2015Filed Under: Education | National
Mashantucket Tribe to keep museum shuttered until May 2015 (12/02)
The seasonal closure is a first for the $193 million facility.
Editorial: Oklahoma Indian museum benefits the entire stateFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Oklahoma Indian museum benefits the entire state (11/20)
Newspaper calls on lawmakers to approve funding to finish the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.
Oklahoma lawmakers look at ways to finish Indian museumFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Oklahoma lawmakers look at ways to finish Indian museum (11/11)
A Republican plans to introduce legislation to devote tribal tobacco and tribal gaming revenues to the project.
Review: Mechoopda Tribe shares its own story at new exhibitFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education
Review: Mechoopda Tribe shares its own story at new exhibit (10/09)
The Mechoopda Tribe collaborated with the Chico Museum on a new exhibit.

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