Native Traditions

First Peoples Festival Featured Indigenous Culture In a Cityscape

September 1, 2010

Author: Gale Courey Toensing

Source: Indian Country Today

http://www.indiancountrytoday.com/home/content/First-Peoples-Festival-featured-indigenous-culture-in-a-cityscape-101642723.html

The Montreal First Peoples’ Festival – the city’s signature celebration of indigenous peoples art, history and cultures – took place in a brand new outdoor festival...

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Native Americans Barred From UK Over Passports

July 15, 2010

Author: Nina Chestney

Source: Reuters UK

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE66E2WQ20100715

A team of native Americans hoping to compete at the world lacrosse championships in Manchester has been refused entry to Britain because they are travelling on tribal passports.

The Iroquois men's team, whose ancestors are credited with founding the game 1,000 years ago, have been forced to forfeit their first match on Thursday as they await...

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Native Americans Barred From UK Over Passports

July 15, 2010

Author: Nina Chestney

Source: Reuters UK

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE66E2WQ20100715

A team of native Americans hoping to compete at the world lacrosse championships in Manchester has been refused entry to Britain because they are travelling on tribal passports.

The Iroquois men's team, whose ancestors are credited with founding the game 1,000 years ago, have been forced to forfeit their first match on Thursday as they await...

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Six Nations Passport More Than Travel Document, Say Users

July 15, 2010

Author: Joanna Smith

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/836532--six-nations-passport-more-than-travel-document-say-users

A passport is more than a key to the world — it is an expression of national identity, say members of the Six Nations Confederacy who have been using their own special travel document for years.

That is why members of the Iroquois...

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Six Nations Passport More Than Travel Document, Say Users

July 15, 2010

Author: Joanna Smith

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/836532--six-nations-passport-more-than-travel-document-say-users

A passport is more than a key to the world — it is an expression of national identity, say members of the Six Nations Confederacy who have been using their own special travel document for years.

That is why members of the Iroquois...

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Mashpee Powwow Promotes Heritage

July 4, 2010

Author: C. Ryan Barber

Source: Cape Cod Times

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100704/NEWS/7040325/-1/NEWS01

Bill Pocknett remembers.

He remembers the powwows of 50 years ago — intimate gatherings of friends and family members who would stay in each other's homes or pitch tents in backyards. He remembers the dancers who competed simply for enjoyment and dinners later at night...

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At Snoqualmie Falls, Prayers Rise With Mist

June 21, 2010

Author: Lynda V. Mapes

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012175246_snofalls22m.html

Mist cruises through the air in great clouds, twining through the branches of a giant cedar and falling in crystal drops, renewing the cycle of life.

The falls are held sacred by the Snoqualmie Tribe, particularly the mist, believed to unite the worlds of heaven and earth. Its cool touch is...

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Pagans to Pray for Earth's Healing From Oil Spill

June 18, 2010

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Beliefnet/Religion News Service

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/06/pagans-to-pray-for-earths-heal.php

Bonfires, drum circles, dancing, candlelit meditation and other ceremonial rituals help usher in the summer solstice at the annual Pagan Spirit Gathering, now in its 30th year in the United States.

Along with celebrating the longest day of the year on Monday (June 21), this...

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Redding Mayor Pushes Prayer Diversity

May 15, 2010

Author: Scott Mobley

Source: The Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/may/15/mayor-pushes-prayer-diversity/

Redding Mayor Patrick Jones wants to diversify City Council invocations.

Police chaplains currently deliver these prayers, which essentially are entreaties to some higher power for guidance at the beginning of a council meeting.

The council on Tuesday will consider Jones’ proposal to open...

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Cape Wind Deal Offers Tribes Millions

May 1, 2010

Author: Patrick Cassidy

Source: Cape Cod Times

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100501/NEWS/5010321

The federal and state government upped the ante this week in betting that Cape Wind is a winner.

When U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm Wednesday he more than doubled a multimillion dollar financial mitigation offer for local Indian tribes...

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