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What is a Native American? How can we be defined?

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Our Stories Connect Us to Place and People

Indigenous people have always been some of the best storytellers, and recently...

6 Anthems by Queer and Two-Spirit Indigenous Artists to Pump You Up

Music is powerful medicine – especially when it’s coming from people who...

I Strengthen My Nation: Caitlin

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in partnership with We R...

Connecting to Our Land is Connecting to Our Culture

Our relationship with the land is a huge part of our culture...

History Through a Native Lens

Timeline Overview This timeline of historically traumatic events was authored by Karina...

Culture is Prevention

Mixed Identity

I belong to two different tribes: to the Shoalwater Bay Indian tribe...

Native Pride

It is not documents that define us, but rather what is undocumented....

Aurora / Connection

Dealing with Stereotypes and Racism

Most of us know that racism and stereotypes suck. Some of us...

How Does a Person Become Resilient?

A number of factors contribute to a person’s ability to be resilient...

Defined by my Ancestors, Not Dead Presidents

Identity

JeMarie is a seventeen-year-old Californian of Native American descent, specifically Iroquois, Choctaw,...

What I am Thankful for

What I am Thankful For Tribal Ways I am thankful for our...

Elder Teachings

562

562: A photo project documenting all 562…now 566 tribes in the United...

A Native Candidate’s Story

When Barbara Vicknair (enrolled citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians...

MMIWG (Murdered Missing Indigenous Women and Girls)

Constance Owl

Hi everyone. I am Constance Owl, an enrolled member of the Eastern...

Culture is Prevention

Culture is Prevention: Native youth and elders explore underage drinking. Filmed at...

WRN Ambassadors

Represent We R Native

Erika Ramirez

My experience at the NIHB Native Youth Health Summit, was one of...

I Am Indian Country

Respect, honesty, love, bravery, humility, truth and wisdom are our cultural values....

Sequoia Dance

I Am Native. Sequoia Lynn Dance (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, age 17) This is...

iLL Mind Of Ghost Dog: The Most Dangerous Native

As you ladies and gents read the title of my blog, “The...

Imelda Martina Sanchez

I am Imelda Martina Sanchez. I am a Native and Mexican American...

REPRESENT

Kayla Gebeck, Red Lake Ojibwe, studies linguistics and Native American Studies at...

Maria Martinez

Yah’teeh shi eya Maria Mary Martinez ye’she Ashihii nishlii haclishnee ba’sh’chiin, tlogi...

Native Identity: Stereotypes

When I first started college in Seattle, Washington, I started making a...

Represent – Computer Medicine

Mattie Harper, Bois Forte Ojibwe, is a Ph.D candidate in Ethnic Studies...

Native Youth Voting

Many of us have grown up listening to the adults around us...

Poetry Slam: I Know this to be True

I know this to be true – that I do not like...

We Are Still Here

What is today’s young Native American’s life like? What are the challenges...

Tiffany Benally

I am a young mother and wife. I was born in Fort...

Smudging

Have you ever been at a powwow or a ceremonial gathering and...

Identity-Proud Native American

A video poem that honors Anishinaabe heritage. The poem illustrates a young...

Tribal Sovereignty

After over 300 years of history, the question of Indian tribal sovereignty is...

Identity-Smoke Signals

  A funny clip from the movie, Smoke Signals. How to be...

1/2

Monika lost her identity…but her identity never lost her. Instead of feeling...

Jaecie’s Story

Who’s important in your life? Who makes you happy? Jaecie gives us...

Around Here

Miss Indian Nations

A short conversation with Shanoa Pinkham (Yakama), 2011 Miss Indian Nations.

Asema Is Sacred

I’m in foster care and I’m a Native, but I want to tap into my Native side and was wondering how would I be able to do so?

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