The Muscogee Creek Nation (currently located in Oklahoma) is demanding that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (currently located in Alabama) halt plans to build a mega-casino on sacred land in Wetumpka, Alabama.  The site for the new mega-casino is located on the Muscogee Creek Nation’s ancestral land–specifically, a grave siteRead More →

(by Kathryn Holt) The research on this subject is from pictures taken by Edward Curtis in the 1800s from a Tluwulahu Mask. In several Coastal cultures the loon was considered sacred and was thought to embody the spirit of old allies, signified by the haunting wailing sound of its cries. TheRead More →

Northwest Coastal Native Americans were highly skilled in carving canoes, weaving baskets, hats and making bentwood cedar boxes for storage. The various Northwest Native American peoples held a potlach to commemorate status, celebrate dedications and mark events to celebrate and/or confirm ancestry. On this bentwood box sketch a bear andRead More →

Striking images of the Pine Ridge reservation have hit the streets in a collaboration between photographer Aaron Huey and visual artists Shephard Fairey  and Ernesto Yerena. The three posters are bringing Tribal concerns into the public eye, attracting attention in the blogosphere, and instigating a contemporary conversation about sovereignty. Huey’sRead More →