Researchers at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska, have discovered some interesting DNA inside the corpse of a native baby who died about 11,500 years ago. According to the researchers, and their research partners in Copenhagen, Denmark, this DNA represents the first solid evidence of a people who have only existed in theory until now. The [ Read On… ]

For several years, Native Americans have protested the Cleveland Indians’ use of a mascot called Chief Wahoo. This mascot was depicted as a Native American with a very wide grin showing his teeth. Many viewed it as a cartoonish depiction that belittled Native Americans and their culture. Under pressure from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob [ Read On… ]

For years, Native Americans have been frustrated over the commercial use of symbols and references to their cultures. Many teams and organizations have dropped their references to Native American cultures. The next team on the list to do this will be the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians is a baseball team that is based in [ Read On… ]

There are a number of film festivals that are showing films portraying the Native American experience, made by Native Americans. The Vision Maker’s Media Festival The Vision Maker’s Media Festival will be held in Nebraska in April. The opening night of the event will be Friday, April 20th, 2018, at 7:30 pm. It can be [ Read On… ]

The planned closure of an Arizona coal plant has local Native Americans worried about their economic future. The Navajo Generating Station near the tiny town of Page, Arizona, is a major source of jobs and incomes for the Navajo tribe. Even though it will probably take years for the coal plant to be decommissioned, tribal [ Read On… ]

A recent news article posted on http://www.independent.co.uk featured the topic of Native American culture being appropriated on the runway. A Lebanese designer named Zuhir Murah showcased his new spring/summer 2018 couture fashion line in hopes to “celebrate” Native American designs and artwork. The title of the collection is called “Indian Summer”. There was seemingly a [ Read On… ]

Believing that opioid manufacturers and ditributors are to blame for the opioid crisis in America, three Native American tribes sued them for hiding and minimizing the addictive properties of opioids and other prescription drugs. The following tribes are suing: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Santee Sioux Tribe and Wahpeton Oyate. Some of the drug manufacturers that [ Read On… ]

The non-profit Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque is currently hosting the 38th Annual Native American Student Art Show. The two-month-long exhibition showcases the finest Native art from Pueblo students across New Mexico. Submissions are open to Pueblo students from kindergarten to 12th grade, and awards based on age and medium are given by a [ Read On… ]

As the end of 2017 is looming on the horizon, many people are planning how and where to ring in or welcome in 2018. Ironically, for most people who live in the portion of the world known as the United States of America, New Year’s Day arrives as the clock strikes 12P.M., but Native Americans [ Read On… ]