Native American Concerns on Potential Exploitation of Their DNA

By Arvind Suresh | 2/3/15 Until the advent of genetic genealogy, knowing your ancestry meant combing through old records, decoding the meaning of family heirlooms and listening to your parents and grandparents tell you about the “good old days.” For anthropologists and archaeologists interested in going back even further in time, the only reliable means […]

One of the most powerful moments in Oscar history

The unbelievable story of Why Marlon Brando rejected his 1973 Oscar for ‘The Godfather’ Melia Robinson Newsweek The Godfather was not too pleased with the Academy. The man who made offers others couldn’t refuse once refused the movie industry’s heftiest honor. On March 5, 1973, Marlon Brando declined the Academy Award for Best Actor for his […]

Identity, Indians and THE MIX

As Adoptees we need to be flexible, open to the new, to synchronicities, to unlikely possibilities and to seeing the extraordinary opportunities we have, to deal with the losses, the traumas of adoption, to be who we want to be.  Identity, that ‘thing’ we have taken from us in adoption which is replaced by a […]

Two comet impacts altered North America’s history

Sandia National Laboratory Richard Thornton Native American History Examiner March 2, 2014 A thousand years ago the coasts of North America and Western Europe were devastated by the impact of an object or objects from space. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed by a combination of superheated steam and supersonic particles in North America, […]

Project 562: photographing citizens of tribal nations

Courtesy of Photog Matika Wilbur- Jenni Parker, right, and granddaughter Sharlyse Parker of the Northern Cheyenne tribe pose in Lame Deer, Mont., in August. By Simon Moya-Smith, Staff Writer, NBC News She sleeps on couches, dines with strangers and lives out of her car. Still, Matika Wilbur does it for the art and for the […]

champions for change: Native youth

Five Native American “Champions” Call for Change Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (IPS)  – It’s Sarah Schilling’s usual manner of greeting when she meets other members of her tribe: “Aanii Sarah Schilling n’diznakaas, which translates to ‘Hello, Sarah is my name’ in English,” she said. “The language is called Anishnaabemowin, the Odawa native […]

Child Abuse leaves distinct gene activity patterns

  Abuse during childhood is different. A study of adult civilians with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) has shown that individuals with a history of childhood abuse have distinct, profound changes in gene activity patterns, compared to adults with PTSD but without a history of child abuse. A team of researchers from Atlanta and Munich probed […]

Dancing the World into Being | Common Dreams

Dancing the World into Being | Common Dreams. If we are not, as peoples of the earth, willing to counter colonialism, we have no hope of surviving climate change. Excerpt: Naomi: Can you tell me a little bit about the name of your book, Dancing On Our Turtle’s Back, and what it means in this […]

Tim Wise on Catholic Church slaughter of Native people

Anti-racist activist blames Catholic Church for slaughtering American Indians in speech at Catholic University By Timothy Dionisopoulos, on Feb 22, 2013 Renowned anti-racist activist Tim Wise claimed that the Catholic Church is in part responsible for the slaughter of Native Americans in a speech funded by and hosted at a Catholic university on Wednesday. Tim Wise […]

visionary insight

Local Documentary Focuses On Native Americans In Media By Will Wadley February 25, 2012 MISSOULA, Mont. — A local documentary that follows a group of Native Americans working in the film industry premiered Saturday at the Wilma. “Visionary Insight,” created by Longhouse Media, drew crowds on the final weekend of the Big Sky Documentary Film […]

FACES: Bristol Bay Native Corporation tv commercial in Alaska

Click here: BBNC information and link to commercial HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO EVERYONE EVERYWHERE…LARA/TRACE

Did you know? #AmericanIndiansIdentity —Seventy-eight percent of Natives live off tribal reservations but many live in counties close to reservations, particularly throughout the West, including Oklahoma. —The majority of Natives live in 10 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. —The population of multi-racial Natives jumped by more than […]