Native Traditions

Year Begins Sadly for Mashpee Wampanoag

January 4, 2011

Author: Heather Wysocki

Source: The Cape Cod Times

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110104/NEWS/101040315/-1/NEWSMAP

One link to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's past and another to its future are gone.

 

Alice Lopez, 49, the tribe's housing department director, died unexpectedly at her home Sunday, while Laurie "Cal" Green, 91, a former tribal elder and historian, died...

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Indian Church, Archdiocese Clash Over Mass Elements

December 13, 2010

Author: Rose French

Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/faith/111828634.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DU2EPaL_V_9E7ODiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr

Buffalo hide adorns the altar. Sage is burned to help cleanse the heart, soul and mind. Ojibwe and Lakota languages are used in many of the prayers and songs. Traditional Indian elements like these...

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Buddhist Monastery In Bolivia to Host About 100 Monks Next Year

December 3, 2010

Author: Andrew Dunn

Source: The Buddhist Channel/StarNews Online

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,9715,0,0,1,0

In a patch of woods tucked off a Bolivia road, the monks are building teepees. Each one is formed from a few of the spindly pines that fill their 22 acres. In a few months, they will be guest accommodations of a spartan sort.

 

In June, the Wat Carolina Buddhist monastery, the only temple in...

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Sacred Run And Sacred Paddle Provide Solemn Memorial for Massachusetts Natives

December 1, 2010

Author: Donna Laurent Caruso

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/national/Sacred-run-and-sacred-paddle-provide-solemn-memorial-for-Massachusetts-Natives-110477189.html

“I hope our ancestors regain some of their pride stripped from them here on this island that is now a sewer treatment plant for the City of Boston. I am honored they...

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Thanksgiving Symbolizes Native Generosity And Kindness

November 22, 2010

Author: Gale Courey Toensing

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/Thanksgiving-symbolizes-Native-generosity-and-kindness-109207679.html

When the first immigrants from Europe arrived on the North American shores, they were homeless and hungry. They survived thanks to the generosity and kindness of Native peoples, who helped them through the first...

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Native Leaders Building Business, Cultural Relationships In Turkey

November 12, 2010

Author: Valerie Taliman

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/Native-leaders-building-business-cultural-relationships-in-Turkey-107318783.html

When Turkish Airlines’ inaugural Flight 8 from Washington, D.C. to Istanbul touched down recently, a unique delegation of Native leadership and U.S. Congressmen were among the 202...

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First Nations Fest Highlights Native American Films

November 9, 2010

Author: Josh Larsen

Source: The Lisle Sun

http://lislesun.suntimes.com/news/2208128-418/native-film-nations-festival-american.html

For all the gains made by minority voices in front of and behind the camera, one group often remains misrepresented when it comes to the big screen: Native Americans.

 

The First Nations Film and Video Festival, coming to DePaul University’s Naperville campus...

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On an Indian Reservation, a Garden of Buddhas

October 31, 2010

Author: Jim Robbins

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/us/01monks.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

On a rural American Indian reservation here, amid grazing horses and cattle, a Buddhist lama from the other side of the world is nearing completion of a $1.6 million meditative garden that he hopes will draw spiritual pilgrims.

 

 

“There is something pure and powerful about this landscape,...

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American Indian and Christian Beliefs Blend At Michigan Church

October 29, 2010

Author: Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Source: The Huffington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/29/american-indian-and-christian_n_775645.html

Smoke wafts upward as the Rev. Mike Peters blows on the Knick-Knick, a sacred herbal blend of spearmint leaves, red willow bark, sage, sweet grass and bayberry bush.

 

"As the smoke goes up, the Creator's...

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First Nations Rally for Indigenous Education Funding And Support

October 13, 2010

Author: Gale Courey Toensing

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/First-Nations-rally-for-indigenous-education-funding-and-support-104571019.html

First Nations chiefs, elders, students and thousands of their supporters called on the Canadian government to increase funding and support for indigenous students’ education.

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Hundreds Celebrate Native Americans' Day

October 11, 2010

Author: Nick Penzenstadler

Source: The Rapid City Journal

http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/article_b477a172-d57c-11df-8f2c-001cc4c03286.html

Many at the Crazy Horse Memorial Monday compared the giant sculpture’s progress to the state’s relationship with Native Americans. Tangible progress has been made, but a mountain of work remains.

 

“Today we had young people from lots of area...

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Native Repatriations Nearly Complete In Nebraska

October 9, 2010

Author: Joe Duggan

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/article_1f4da392-d41b-11df-82d6-001cc4c002e0.html

They drove more than 400 miles from Oklahoma to fulfill an obligation to people they never knew.

 

Upon their Sept. 10 arrival in Lincoln, eight citizens of the Pawnee Nation checked inventory records against boxes of Native bones at the...

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'Genius Grant' a Boost to Linguist as She Revives a Native Language

September 28, 2010

Author: Laura Collins-Hughes

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/09/28/reviving_wampanoag_earns_linguist_a_genius_grant/?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed5_HP

First she cried. Then she found out about the money and nearly fainted.

 

Jessie Little Doe Baird was overcome at the news that her 17 years of linguistic work —...

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