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Student Suspended for Speaking Native American Language

After a 12-year-old Menominee student spoke her Native language during class, she was suspended from playing in that night’s basketball game, and memories of past boarding school atrocities ...
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A Look at the Indian Education Summit Through Videos

A Look at the Indian Education Summit Through Videos | T7 News | Scoop.it
Every year the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit brings members and advocates of Native American education to Washington, D.C. The gathering provides an in-depth ...
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Murkowski Sees Iditarod as National Educational Tool

Murkowski Sees Iditarod as National Educational Tool | T7 News | Scoop.it
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) sees the Iditarod as more than just “The Last Great Race.” She sees the 1,000-mile sled dog race as an opportunity to educate students all over the country about ...
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Museums work to return Native American remains, artifacts to their original places

Museums work to return Native American remains, artifacts to their original places | T7 News | Scoop.it

In the basement and back rooms of Kingman Museum, the remains of people from long ago wait to return home.

 

One of the items Kingman wants to return is a mummified human head originating from the Alaskan Tlingit tribe.

 

Yahne said it was sent to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg from a missionary named Esther Gibson about 100 years ago. The inventor of Corn Flakes and proprietor of the Battle Creek Sanitarium gave it to the museum.

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New Tlingit encyclopedia baffling to scholars, speakers | KCAW

A new encyclopedia of the Tlingit language has teachers in Sitka scratching their heads. The massive work by New Zealand scholar Sally-Ann Lambert is extraordinarily detailed, and the product of years of effort.

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Native Science and Western Science: Possibilities for a Powerful Collaboration

Leroy Little Bear delivers the Spring 2011 Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture and Community. Recorded March 24, 2011 at the ...
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Travelling Through Layers: Inuit Artists Appropriate New Technologies | Soukup | Canadian Journal of Communication

When the time came a few years ago to find an Inuktitut term for the word "Internet," Nunavut's former Official Languages Commissioner, Eva Aariak, chose ikiaqqivik, or "traveling through layers" (Minogue, 2005, n.p.). The word comes from the concept describing what a shaman does when asked to find out about living or deceased relatives or where animals have disappeared to: travel across time and space to find answers. According to the elders, shamans used to travel all over the world: to the bottom of the ocean, to the stratosphere, and even to the moon. In fact, the 1969 moon landing did not impress Inuit elders. They simply said, "We've already been there!" (Minogue, 2005, n.p.). The word is also an example of how Inuit are mapping traditional concepts, values, and metaphors to make sense of contemporary realities and technologies.

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The Science Of Storytelling - Forbes

The Science Of Storytelling - Forbes | T7 News | Scoop.it
Our childish taste for make-believe, it seems, is a little more serious than we thought. Laura Dietz, Times Literary Supplement “Why storytelling?
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