Topic: Cultural Awareness and Revitalization

How the destruction of the Buffalo (tȟatȟaŋka) impacted Native Americans

The bison's (Buffalo's) value among Native American tribes, particularly the Plains tribes, remains priceless. Its life and near extinction closely mirror North America's indigenous—for without the Bu...

Read More

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Every November since 1990, the United States celebrates Native American Heritage Month. The commemoration of the month provides a platform for Native Americans to share traditions, music, crafts, and ...

Read More

Chief Standing Bear's legacy, civil rights leader of his time - Part 3

“That hand is not the color of yours, but if I prick it, the blood will flow, and I shall feel pain. The blood is of the same color as yours. God made me, and I am a man." -Chief Standing Bear, Ponca ...

Read More

Chief Standing Bear's legacy, civil rights leader of his time - Part 2

"At last, I see a rift in the rocks. A little way beyond, there are green prairies. The swift-running water, the Niobrara, pours down between the green hills. There are the graves of my fathers…" - Ch...

Read More

Chief Standing Bear's legacy, civil rights leader of his time - Part 1

“I seem to be standing on a high bank of a great river, with my wife and little girl at my side. I cannot cross the river, and impassable cliffs arise behind me. I hear the noise of great waters; I lo...

Read More

Native American Animals: the Elk, a Protector and Relative

Native American tribes hold the elk, wapiti (Shawnee and Cree) or Heȟáka (Lakota), in high esteem and consider him a relative—a relative who brings strength, endurance, and patience. Tribal Nations ea...

Read More

Dakota Access Pipeline Update

“Mní Wiconí” (Water is Life) finds new breath. On July 6, 2020, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled in favor of the Standing Rock...

Read More

Native American Animals: the Bear (Mato) is a gift to Mother Earth and her people

Most Native American tribes revere the bear. Like the turtle, each tribe’s cultural view of the bear varies; however, at the core, the bear represents authority, good medicine, courage, and strength. ...

Read More

Celebrating the power of Native women and Native mothers

The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman One summer a long time ago, the seven sacred council fires of the Lakota Sioux came together and camped. The sun was strong, and the people were starving, for the...

Read More

Subscribe to Our Blog

We believe healing starts with a vulnerable recounting of where one has been, where one is today, and where one wants to be tomorrow. That’s why we share stories.

Subscribe Now

Tune Into Our Podcast

Hear the voices and stories of prominent Native American leaders across multiple industries as they share how their struggles, victories, and strong connection to their heritage helped mold their character and guide them to success.

 
WATCH TODAY