SMSC Announces Scholarship Recipients at the University of Minnesota
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) recently announced nine new recipients of the SMSC Endowed Scholarship at the University of Minnesota for the 2014-2015 academic year. This scholarship program is designed to recruit and retain talented American Indian students with demonstrated financial need.
Revitalizing Food: Oglala Lakota Chef Serves Pre-Colonization Menu
Before there was fry bread, there were sage, white pine, chokecherries and wild buffalo.
Before Europeans unloaded wheat and sugar cane and introduced beef to Turtle Island, Natives hunted and fished. They planted potatoes, squash and corn, and they flavored their food with purslane, rose hips and dandelion.
Steven Paul Judd (Choctaw/Kiowa).
If you read this, sit up straight, get up and have a good stretch, drink a glass of water, make sure you took any meds you might need, rest your eyes and look out of your window into the distance for some seconds, do some hand exercises to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from working too much on the computer.
Stay healthy, nerds.
10 Back to School Items to Show Your Native Style
It’s back to school time again! Whether you’re in college, high school or elementary school—or if you need to fork out the dough for the student in your life—maybe they all would like to show a bit of Native style at school.
Unless There’s A SD Surprise, Keystone XL Pipeline Will Be Senate’s First Bill
It’s now 40 days until Election Day, but if you add up all the polls then this campaign die is already cast. The Republicans won, picking up seats in the House and enough to capture the Senate.
The Federal Government and American Indians
As research for this essay on the Bureau of Indian Affairs, I visited the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). I found virtually no information useful for my project.
I stopped by the museum information desk on the way out and said something to the effect, “There is very little here about the relationship between Indians and the federal government, yet that relationship is central to the story of American Indians over the last two centuries.” A few months ago, I emailed a similar complaint to the head of the NMAI, and he did kindly respond to me.
"Victim blaming actually invites more crime." - lacigreen
(via SHE ASKED FOR IT.)