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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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Ojibwe/Cree Author Kimber Acosta releases new book: Break Through

Ojibwe/Cree Author Kimber Acosta releases new book: Break Through

February 27, 2019 | Corinne Oestreich

Kimber Acosta has recently released her newest book Break Through! She is Turtle Mountain Chippewa and Cree, and the following statement describes both her work in media and her newest book!  Author, world renown photographer, producer, and news anchor, K...

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Thomas Ryan Redcorn Featured in Washington Post article

Thomas Ryan Redcorn Featured in Washington Post article

February 7, 2019 | Corinne Oestreich

Putting Osage women in control of their own images   Photos like these of Osage women have a complex history. Like many Americans, Osage women in Oklahoma in the early 1900s loved to put on their best clothes and have their portraits taken. The photos were...

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Native American Tribal Nation Mini-Lesson: Chickasaw Nation

Native American Tribal Nation Mini-Lesson: Chickasaw Nation

December 19, 2018 | Corinne Oestreich

Though November is over, and Native American Heritage month is done, the celebration of our heritages never stops. So I will be continuing with a few more Tribal Nation Mini-lessons. Today's mini-lesson is on the great Chickasaw Nation. Traditional Chickasaw t...

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Native America Tribal Nation Mini-Lesson: Seminole Nation

Native America Tribal Nation Mini-Lesson: Seminole Nation

November 26, 2018 | Corinne Oestreich

Today we are going to learn a little about the Seminole nation! The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma's ancestral lands are in Florida. During the Second Seminole War of the 1830s, 3,000 Seminole and 500 Black Seminole were forced to move to Oklahoma. The Black Semi...

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Native America Tribal Nations Mini-lesson: Caddo Nation

Native America Tribal Nations Mini-lesson: Caddo Nation

November 26, 2018 | Corinne Oestreich

Today's mini-lesson is on the Caddo Nation in Oklahoma. While the Caddo reservation is in Oklahoma, traditional Caddo territory covers the Southeast part of Oklahoma, the North East corner of Texas, the Northwest corner of Louisiana, and the western half of Ar...

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Native America Tribal Nations Mini-lesson: Kiowa Nation

Native America Tribal Nations Mini-lesson: Kiowa Nation

November 26, 2018 | Corinne Oestreich

  Today's Mini-lesson is on the Kiowa Nation! The red splotch in the image above is the traditional lands of the Kiowa nation people. For most of the 18th and 19th centuries, the Kiowa couldn't be bothered by European Settlers. The Kiowa and Comanche con...

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Native American Tribal Nations Mini-Lesson: Modoc Nation

Native American Tribal Nations Mini-Lesson: Modoc Nation

November 26, 2018 | Corinne Oestreich

Today we are going to learn about the Modoc Nation in Oregon and Oklahoma. No that wasn't a typo. The Modoc nation's original tribal lands were in what is now known as Klamath Oregon and extended down into Northern California. The Modoc existed just south of t...

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