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    Comanche Nation recognizing Code Talkers with new gravestones

    The Comanche Nation and the Comanche Indian Veterans Association are providing new gravestones for the tribe’s Code Talkers.
    Some 14 tribal members served as Code Talkers during World War II. They used the Comanche language to transmit unbreakable messages.

    BIA holds final meetings on reforms to federal recognition process

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is holding two final meetings this week on the Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process.
    The sessions take place over telephone on Wednesday and Friday. Both are open to the public.

    Native American Stories of Four Bears

    Women’s Traditional Dance in Native American Cultures

    Made in Native America.

    Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress of Tuscarora descent. She was considered one of the most beautiful women of her day.

    Teepees were centers for living & social interaction, and sometimes arranged in special ways for ceremonies and rituals.

    Although Native American clothing may share certain characteristics, each tribe had its own distinct clothing and typical garments.

    Decision calls Indian payday lender’s arbitration a ‘sham’

    Attorney Liz Kramer discusses the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a payday lender that was based on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota:
     In a victory for advocates who worry that the odds are impossibly stacked against consumers in some arbitral fora, the Seventh Circuit found that a class of borrowers did not have to proceed with arbitration conducted by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota “because the arbitral mechanism specified in the agreement is illusory.”

    There are several categories that individuals of Cherokee ancestry fall into. Learn how to Explore your #CherokeeAncestry

    Native American Legend of the Love flute

    Native American shields were a very important article to Native men; not only because of the physical protection, but also because of the spiritual protection it provided. [Photo courtesy of @NativeArtsTrading]

    The Hopi (peaceful ones) people have the longest authenticated history of occupation of a single area by any Native American tribe in the US.

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