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NAJA members elect board members; board selects executive committee — Native American Journalists Association

Francine Compton was elected to first term as president; Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton elected as vice-president for second term.  Members of the Native American Journalists Association elected Graham Lee Brewer (Cherokee Nation), Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (Diné), and Pauly Denetclaw (Diné) to the NAJA … Continue reading

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Mississippi Flag Commission Ballot Recommendation – September 3, 2020

I noticed last night that several media outlets reported the Magnolia Flag, now known as In God We Trust Flag, had been submitted to be on the November ballot: https://ballotpedia.org/Mississippi_State_Flag_Referendum_(2020). What flag will Mississippi vote on? At the election on … Continue reading

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25 Best Native American Fiction Books — The Bibliofile

Native American Fiction, especially those books authored by Native American authors, has surprisingly few popular entries, but there are a lot of good ones if you’re on the lookout. Most of these novels are historical fiction, but there’s a couple … Continue reading

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Mississippi Flag Final Two Poll – August 26, 2020

I noticed last night that several media outlets had announced the final two Mississippi flag choices –https://news.yahoo.com/shield-magnolia-final-two-options-193950318.html. One has a magnolia and one is the Great River Flag mentioned in my last post on the subject: Mississippi Flag Final Five Poll. … Continue reading

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Mississippi Flag Final Five Poll

I noticed last night that several media sites were giving the curren poll results for the Final Five on the Mississippi flag. You can vote at: https://www.mdah.ms.gov/flagpoll-top5. I saw the article on the Clarion Ledger – Mississippi flag poll: Preliminary … Continue reading

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NAJA announces 2020 class of Native American Journalism Fellows — Native American Journalists Association

The Native American Journalists Association selects three fellows for an innovative virtual curriculum NORMAN, Okla. – The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has selected three fellows to participate in the Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF) class of 2020. With the … Continue reading

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2013 Honors: Chester Nez (Navajo Code Talker) – YouTube Video American Veterans Center

I saw this on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ZWxTiiBBs Direct link: 2013 Honors: Chester Nez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4ZWxTiiBBs (around 3:34 minutes long) He was the last surviving member of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers. He passed away in 2014: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/130862886/chester-nez.

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IndigiMatch A Native American memory matching game for young ones – Kickstarter Campaign Ends Early Morning July 29, 2020

This Kickstarter project –IndigiMatch A Native American memory matching game for young ones: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1532301108/indigimatch ends This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 29 2020 9:00 AM CDT (roughly bit under 63 hours remaining). … Continue reading

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Archives as resources for revitalizing First Nations languages — Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Karyne Holmes The preservation of First Nations languages is crucial for the survival of the unique identity of each nation and community. The ability to speak your language strengthens your connection to your ancestral heritage, community, and land and … Continue reading

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First Nations cradleboards: understanding their significance and versatility — Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Elizabeth Kawenaa Montour Cradleboards are still an integral part of the cultural practices of First Nations peoples. I experienced using a cradleboard for my family when we received one from my mother-in-law. It was not new, the paint was … Continue reading

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