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Ireland Pays Tribute to Choctaw Nation’s Kindness

Ireland Pays Tribute to Choctaw Nation’s Kindness | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
By creating an empty bowl symbolic of the Great Irish Famine formed from the seemingly fragile and rounded shaped eagle feathers used in Choctaw ceremonial dress, it is my aim to communicate the tenderness and warmth of the Choctaw Nation who provided food to the hungry when they themselves were still recovering from their own tragic recent past.
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The great potato famine of Ireland was during the middle of the nineteenth century, a period when "the red savages" of the Americas were being hunted and hounded like animals by the more sophisticated and cultured Euro-Americans. So much for stereotypes.

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Canada’s high court sides with First Nations in land rights case | Al Jazeera America

Canada’s high court sides with First Nations in land rights case | Al Jazeera America | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Case involving indigenous tribe could have far-reaching effects on logging and fracking
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It is good to see that Canada's top court has respect for Native Americans. It is also good to see that the First Nations are prepared to enter into new treaty negotiations. Hopefully common ground that is good for all can be found, but also hopefully that will not include damaging the environment.

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More than 150 years after brutal slaughter, a small tribe returns home | Al Jazeera America

More than 150 years after brutal slaughter, a small tribe returns home | Al Jazeera America | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
After losing much of their ancestry, the Wiyots are learning their traditions in preparation for a renewal ceremony
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A small step in a good direction.

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Review: ‘The Plains Indians,’ America’s Early Artists, at the Met

Review: ‘The Plains Indians,’ America’s Early Artists, at the Met | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
This show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art includes about 130 pieces of some of the earliest surviving art by Native Americans.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Be sure to check out the slide show, which is a small but fabulous sample of the shoe.

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2014 - A Time for Country Music - Talk of the Environment & Native Americans

2014 - A Time for Country Music - Talk of the Environment & Native Americans | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it

I am so delighted to have my good friend Deb Krol on the show this week. I learn from her every time we talk and I am excited to share that conversation with our listeners. We are also having Phil Harris join us for another visit and some great music from The Freeway Revival Band. This will be a great show.

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Looking forward to a great show. On It Matters Radio we bring you the very best, and this week's show is no exception.

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First indigenous map of its kind; U.S. map displays “Our own names and locations”

First indigenous map of its kind; U.S. map displays “Our own names and locations” | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
By Monica Brown, Tulalip News Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian, has taken it upon himself to create a map that shows the Tribal nations of the U.S. prior to European contact. The map is of the co...
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Modern Americans tend to forget that there were thriving cultures throughout not only what is now the U.S. but also the entire hemisphere before Europeans came with their guns and diseases.

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