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    One of the primary characters of Navajo mythology and religion is Changing Woman who grows old and young again with the seasons.

    Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we
    share the Earth. More

    In Native American legends, people relied on the symbolism of animals to guide them through life and impact their decisions. Learn Meaning of a Dog Totem

    Native American harvest festivals traditionally take place in the late summer or fall.  [Photo of a Green Corn Dancer]

    There were some twenty well-defined types of native dwellings, varying from the mere brush shelter to the five-storied pueblo.

    Short History of Native American Beadwork P.S. Isn’t this piece amazing? Truly a work of art. [Courtesy of]

    There are many people who want to uncover where they came from and find out if they do have a long Native American ancestry.

    Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz Island

    Nakina Mills and Amanda Carlow of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are among American Indian health activists from South Dakota, Washington and California states, taking part in the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week, Oct. 5-13.
    Mills, a five-time participant, and Carlow, a first-timer, joined colleagues in preparing for the culmination of a year-long program, the 12th annual Swim from Alcatraz Island to the South End Rowing Club on the San Francisco Shore.

    Tohono O’odham Nation was looking for off-reservation casino

    The Tohono O’odham Nation told a fellow tribe it was interested in an off-reservation casino more than a decade ago, Chairman Ned Norris said.
    Norris said the tribe brought up the idea to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in the mid-1990s. A site was finally purchased in 2003 with funds from the Gila Bend Indian Reservation Replacement Lands Act.

    Town meeting for Lac Vieux Desert Band off-reservation casino

    The town of Wakefield, Michigan, is holding a public meeting tomorrow to discuss an off-reservation casino for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.
    Town supervisor John Cox supports the project at the Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort. He believes it will create jobs and revenue for the region.

    Eastern Shawnee Tribe considers casino at ancestral Ohio site

    The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is interested in gaming on its ancestral land in Ohio but nothing is set in stone, Chief Glenda Wallace said.
    The tribe acquired a 50-acre parcel in 2011 to re-establish its presence in west central Ohio. A casino, hotel and a resort are on the table pending discussions with the local community.

    Navajo Nation court still mulling decision in presidential case

    The Navajo Nation Supreme Court promised a prompt ruling on a petition to remove presidential candidate Chris Deschene from the ballot.
    The court heard two hours of arguments on Monday in a dispute that’s being watched across the country. Chief Justice Herb Yazzie said the “complicated nature” of the case called for “due deliberation” so a ruling won’t be available immediately, The Farmington Daily Times reported

    Alaska Natives ready for conference and election

    The Alaska Federation of Natives was formed in October 1966. The first gathering was a three-day meeting of 400 people representing 17 Native organizations.
    “We had the AFN Convention in the fall of ‘66, and we thought it was going to be a small group of us initially,” Willie Iġġiaġruk Hensley recalled in an oral history.

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