The Aaniiih tribe’s worldview is embedded in its language, explains Sean Chandler Ph.D., interim academic dean at Aaniiih Nakoda College on the Ft. Belknap Reservation in Harlem, Montana. That worldview, he says, values community well-being over individual accomplishments. “The word for chief, ‘Nakya,’ embodies our attitude toward leadership accomplishment.
This past July, Walter Lamar attended North American Indian Days in Browning, Montana while his son Wasey traveled to the Mandree Powwow in Mandree, North Dakota. Both had cameras in hand. Walter is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation and a descendent of Wichita Tribe. Besides Blackfeet Wichita,...
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s multi-year fight to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline focused international attention on the Lakota people’s spiritual teachings to protect their first medicine, Mni Wiconi, sacred water. Despite ongoing lawsuits by tribes to stop the flow of oil, Donald Trump signed an Order...
I think over again my small adventures
My fears, those small ones that seemed so big
For all the vital things I had to get and reach
And yet there is only one great thing
The only thing
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.
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