Traditions

History

From first contact, to the government policies of assimilation, relocation and genocide, to exploring how something that happened hundreds of years ago can cause specific health problems in our communities, to the process of nation building, and revitalizing our native languages, we’ll explore some of these topics and more.

Resiliency is in Our Blood

Resilience has become a bit of a buzzword in Native Country. A...

History Through a Native Lens

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

Defined by my Ancestors, Not Dead Presidents

National Native American Heritage Month

A little proclamation from the prez in honor of National Native American...

Indian Policy Timeline

  Indian Policy Timeline (The Indian Experience) Federal Policies Toward Native Americans...

Elder Teachings

A Native Candidate’s Story

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

iLL Mind Of Ghost Dog: The Most Dangerous Native

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

My Culture

We R Quileute

Assimilation, Relocation, Genocide

Since first contact, Native Americans have been given three choices — which...

California Genocide

Genocide is a strong word denoting a planned extermination of a racial,...

We Are Still Here

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

Historical Trauma

To better understand historical trauma, think about boarding schools – which are...

History

The history of relationships between Native Americans, Europeans and other immigrants continue...

1/2

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

Indian Boarding Schools

In the late 1800s, Native Americans were losing the U.S-Indian wars, particularly...

Residential Schools

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a program was set...

Family

Shante’s grandma has been there for her through thick and thin. She...

The Urban Relocation Program

In the last half of the 20th Century, a government program that...

Trail of Tears

In the early 1800s, the Cherokee tried to assimilate, along with their...

How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes

  A traditional Tulalip story of how the chipmunk got its stripes....

Identity-Geronimo E-KIA

Geronimo was a product of his environment. A human. One with flaws....

Hi Auntie, my grandma’s family is Choctaw and honoring ancestors is important to us. I want to wear their regalia to keep the traditions of my family alive. However, I was told because I’m White and too removed, that I can’t. What are your thoughts?

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