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A Field Guide to Native Poetics

A Field Guide to Native Poetics

April 17, 2019 | First Nations - Poetry

April is National Poetry Month and First Nations Development Institute is delighted to feature a blog by Joan Naviyuk Kane, who has authored seven books and chapbooks of poetry and prose: The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife, Hyperbo...

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Honoring Our Connection to the Land on Earth Day

Honoring Our Connection to the Land on Earth Day

April 17, 2019 | Partnership with Native Americans

April 22 is Earth Day, a day of environmental awareness and activism across the world. Earth Day began as a protest in 1970 against the industrial progression of the world and the increasingly adverse impact on the environment and wildlife population. It w...

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Sister Community Program Connects Cherokees across the Country

Sister Community Program Connects Cherokees across the Country

April 9, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Notes From The Chief

Relationships make the world go round. And that’s exactly why the Cherokee Nation’s Community and Cultural Outreach Department helped foster connections between at-large Cherokee communities and local nonprofit groups within the tribe’s bounda...

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Governors Report - March

Governors Report - March

April 2, 2019 | Absentee Shawnee Governor's Report

Hello Fellow Tribal Members, I hope everyone is staying well as the flu and other illnesses are hitting the community hard. I want to get started by thanking everyone who attended the Community Meeting on January 26, 2019, at the Multipurpose Building...

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Chahta Ohoyo Celebrated During Womens History Month

Chahta Ohoyo Celebrated During Womens History Month

April 2, 2019 | Choctaw Voices

March is National Women’s History Month in America. The Choctaw Nation has a rich history, filled with powerful Chahta ohoyos, who have helped shape the Choctaw Nation into what it is today. Throughout our history, the Choctaw people have held women in hi...

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CPN Veterans Report - March

CPN Veterans Report - March

April 2, 2019 | CPN Veterans Report

Bozho(Hello), I wish I had received this information back in December before we had our snow and ice storm. However, winter is not over, and we have a chance of more before spring is here. Cold can cause extra strain on your heart, and ...

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Lumbee woman Alexis Jones wins Golden Ticket on American Idol

Lumbee woman Alexis Jones wins Golden Ticket on American Idol

March 27, 2019 | Corinne Oestreich

If you haven't been following American Idol this year, it might be time to start. The University of North Carolina senior Alexis Jones who also happened to be Lumbee was given a Golden Ticket after her stunning renditions of “Spotlight” by Jennifer ...

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Cherokee Graduates Can Share Tribal Pride Through New Stole Program

Cherokee Graduates Can Share Tribal Pride Through New Stole Program

March 26, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Notes From The Chief

Osiyo -  A new program will allow Cherokee Nation citizens graduating from college the opportunity to show their tribal pride. The Cherokee Nation Stole Program, administered by Cherokee Nation’s College Resource Center, offers graduates a special ho...

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 World Water Day: Water Scarcity for Indigenous Peoples

World Water Day: Water Scarcity for Indigenous Peoples

March 20, 2019 | Partnership with Native Americans

World Water Day was established to recognize the importance of fresh, drinkable water around the world. With so many communities – including entire countries – without a reliable source of water, this year’s theme of “leaving no one...

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180th Anniversary It Is A Time To Reflect And Look Forward

180th Anniversary It Is A Time To Reflect And Look Forward

March 19, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Notes From The Chief

Osiyo - On March 24 we commemorate the 180th anniversary of the end of the infamous Trail of Tears with a National Day of Remembrance. On this day in 1839, the last detachment of our ancestors’ forced removal from their homelands in the southeast reg...

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