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Are you Indian enough? The Hierarchy of Aboriginal people.

Are you Indian enough? The Hierarchy of Aboriginal people. by Steve Julian You ever hear the terms, redbone, apple, nosebleed, wannabe, Mooneyash, wemittigozhi,waabishkizi, baakwaayish, and wiisaakodewinini? Probably not. If you are an Indian you may not appreciate other Natives saying those things to you. There is a real battle going on in Indian country and … Continue reading

3rd Annual Nagaajiwanaang Ojibwe Language Immersion Camp

When: Thursday, June 23 at 9:00am – June 26 at 2:00pm Where: Kiwenz Campground Sawyer, MN Everyone is invited to attend the 3rd Annual Nagaajiwanaang (Fond du Lac’s) Ojibwe Language Camp set for Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, 2011 and it will be held at the Kiwenz Campground in Sawyer, MN. Ambe, Ojibwemodaa! … Continue reading

Pomo Language Regional Assessment Meetings

Pomo language assessment is critical for determining curriculum, training, documentation and resource needs for Pomo tribal communities. The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) is currently assessing the status, needs, commitments and goals necessary for Pomo language preservation. With your help, CIMCC will produce a status report that will guide our revitalization strategies. We … Continue reading

The Faceless & Forgotten…

Last week I went into Seattle for a job interview. No big deal, hit the ferry, cross the water and hit the pavement. Nothing new really. As soon as I got out of the terminal I saw an Indin couple with a little sign, not sure what it said, I didn’t really care, I just … Continue reading