Articles on traditions, customs, and worldview.
Crow Fair Today
Today, the identity of the Crow People is strengthened through the reunion of tribal clans as well as traditional dances and rodeo.
Diabetes in Indian Country
Native Americans suffer from the highest rates of diabetes than any other race. Ultimately, knowledge is power and through this we can create a healthy pathway for the future generations that follow after us.
Honor your Elders -- for it is from them we learn about our past, our culture, our traditions, our history.
Hear The Elders
It is always good to remember the old ways and to pass on those treasured teachings of the Elders.
Idle No More - The Battle Cry of First Nations
New voices cry out the same messages our Ancestors cried out centuries ago. Today, the voices of First Nations are being heard all over the world. The movement known as “Idle No More” is a gathering of like minds and spirits that have had enough. These voices have been ignored for too long.
Legend Of The Jingle Dress And Dance
The legend of the Jingle Dress and the Jingle Dance
Lesson of The Elders - Use Only What is Needed
For decades America has been a "Throw-Away" society. It is time for us to embrace and apply the Lesson of our Elders and cure the illness of wastefulness.
Native American Ten Commandments
Did you know that in any Native American language there was no word for religion? The ancient wisdom of these ten sacred truths were given as gifts from the Great Spirit and passed down through the generations. For Native Americans these principles were a way of life, not a religion.
Pendleton Blankets - A Circle Completed
It took almost a century, but Pendleton Woolen Mills completed a Circle. It began with designers inspired by their customers. Now the customers are the designers.
Totem poles, their symbolic meaning, the peoples who carved them and the Pacific Northwest tribes.
Traditional Cherokee Wedding
The traditional Cherokee wedding ceremony, whether it is the old or the modern one of today, is beautiful.
Traditional Native American Weddings
Spring is a time of new beginnings, rebirth, and love. It is a time of promises and new unions. It is a time for tradition and ceremonies. It is a time for traditional weddings.
Web 2.0 - Empowerment for Tribal Nations
To those in the digital world, unyielding signal strength, maximum speed, and endless connectivity all add up to power. A larger form of power is found in the relationship with Web 2.0 technologies which transforms our ability to communicate with each other and effect or create change.
What is in an Indian Name? Native American Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Native American Site Map
As a child, I longed for an “Indian” Name. As an adult, I long for my “Natural” Name, the one which provides recognition of my connection. A name is not a constant, but it does have power. As we grow and change, so can our name.
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