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Best places to experience Native American culture - CNN

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Best places to experience Native American culture
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(CNN) -- Think Native American culture has been co-opted by casinos, twisted by inaccurate films, relegated to the rez or buried with arrowheads?
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The Native culture has been forever changed with the arrival of Europeans but there are still some areas that are preserved and Native life lives on.  The article shows that while many tribes forever changed, some places were able to remain with their way of life and culture despite the forces against it. The places to visit and learn of Native culture are anywhere from New York to Nevada, encompassing many different tribes and different Native cultures.

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Healing the Dark Legacy of Native American Families - The Women's International Perspective

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Healing the Dark Legacy of Native American Families The Women's International Perspective PORTLAND, Oregon, U.S., Apr 29 2014 (IPS) – As a child, 78-year-old Yakama Nation elder Russell Jim was forced to go to a boarding school in Washington State...
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As a child, Russell was forced to attend a Boarding School for Natives and was not allowed to use his native language.  As a result he lost the language and could not speak it until at the age 78 he re-learned how to speak his native tongue and became reconnected with his Native culture.

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Native American students keep traditions alive while promoting higher education - StateHornet.com

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Native American students keep traditions alive while promoting higher education StateHornet.com Native American Studies Director Brian Baker has been collaborating with members of ENIT to host the annual Native American Culture Week in March, which...
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Native American college kids struggling to keep connected with their Native culture while in American colleges.  When the student Deserea went to college she was in culture shock not only because of her Native roots but also that of the size and amount of people in the college that she was not accustomed to.  She created a club as a support system to help her adapt to her higher education in 2003.  The lack of trust in the education is not uncommon for Natives as many have family that were in boarding schools. 

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Native American Teens: Who We Are

In the Mix is the Emmy award winning PBS documentary series for teens. What's it like to be a young Native American today? Teens from throughout the United S...
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A documentary based on Native American teenage life in today's society. The Native culture has changed dramatically due to the culture around them however there are still roots in the older part of their culture.  Making their culture "cool" in the eyes of the young people struggling with their identity.  There is also some information on misconceptions of how Natives live today and how they haven't "died out" as well as debunking stereotypes like all Natives are the same and come from the same tribe.  It's very clear that there is a lack of education in school. 

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"We Are Still Here" --- A Documentary on Today's Young Native Americans

What is today's young Native American's life like? What are the challenges they are facing? How the historical traumas influenced their life? This short docu...
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A short film on Native youth who are holding onto their culture but some didn't experience the culture until they were older. They talk about how they were different from the other kids and noticed when they started going to school.  This included being poorer and hunting and fishing for their own food.  Some of the younger people experienced concern that they weren't able to know their Native culture until they were older when they learned themselves about it.  Boarding schools were mentioned in regards to a part of the loss of culture and as a result there is ramped alcoholism. 

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Century-old Native American dress donated to UM - News & Observer

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News & Observer Century-old Native American dress donated to UM News & Observer Born in 1886, Sansaver was placed in the Fort Shaw Industrial Indian School as part of a federal policy aimed at assimilating Native Americans into the nation's...
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For education and awareness purposes, a century-old Native American dress was donated to a school in Montana.  The hope is that the dress will call attention to the awareness of Native culture and start a conversation that can be a positive influence on Native students.  This is not meant to be just an artifact but something to educate and encourage people and Natives in the school.

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Native American Students Encouraged to Pursue Higher Education - Twin Falls Times-News

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Native American Students Encouraged to Pursue Higher Education
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Speakers addressed poverty on reservations, the importance of Native American culture and how education is the key to a better life.
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As a result of Boarding Schools that many Natives were forced to attend, many Natives are distrusting of the American education system.  While many natives choose to go to higher education, the road isn't always easy and for one student a little encouragement and trust went a long way. He experienced a lot of culture shock when he first attended the school. He was able to connect to his culture within the school and feel comfortable. 

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Interdisciplinary Study in Native American Culture and Education

INT239: Interdisciplinary Study in Native American Culture and Education (online course with a one-week travel component) Cultural, Educational & Recreationa...
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A group of youth has set out to learn about the Native culture in particular The Seminoles in Florida.  The teens learn about what a tribe area may look like, the tools there, the nature involved, how and what was hunting and so on. 

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It's Okay To Make Fun Of Native Americans Because They're Not Real Anymore

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There's hardly any so who cares?(It's Okay To Make Fun Of Native Americans Because They're Not Real Anymore http://t.co/pWQlSMEcIv http://t.co/MFMYZrPdSn)...
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It is a real effect felt for those in the Native community to have racial slurs and a loss of culture as a result of boarding schools and other ways Natives were stripped of their way of life.  In the article, it says it is ok to make fun of Natives because they are no longer real.  As if they were imaginary or just looked at as an animal like mascots often are. While this may be a result of many things, it is clear that the lack of education in mainstream school of Natives does help to aid to this sort of behavior.

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The Betrayal of Native Americans » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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The Betrayal of Native Americans

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The American government has violated almost all if not all treaties it has negotiated with the Natives in America.  Canada is also not doing better with its treaties with the Native population.  The suicide rates among the youth of the Natives is five times greater than that of those that live in Canada. After the report was released showing the effects on the Native population, the government did not change and in fact, ignored the facts about the suicide in Natives.  Canada didn't take responsibility but neither did the US. 

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