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Tribal Dance Off: Tekcno Pow Wow III

Tribal Dance Off: Tekcno Pow Wow III

Native American Traditional vs Hip Hop BreakersMaori vs Native American, and Hip Hop vs MaoriThe Maori, Break Dancers, and Native Americans. Each group cherishes the opportunity to share their culture through dance.The troupes included:Ko Ngati Hiona Maori Culture Group of Salt Lake City, UT…

October 06, 2014 11:32 amLoading…

Cultural miscommunication discussed at Riverton native education conference

CASPER, Wyo. — The Rev. Michael Oleksa has lived and worked with American Indians in Alaska for more than 40 years.

August 18, 2014 5:56 amLoading…

Family outreach taught in Native American education conference

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A principal walked into Brent Gish’s office in 2011, crying.

August 12, 2014 7:53 pmLoading…

Tribe: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names

HELENA — The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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Black farmer head wants part of Indian settlement

HELENA — The president of the National Black Farmers Association says he’s being stiffed by the attorneys behind a $3.4 billion government settlement with Native American landowners who asked him to lobby Congress to fund the payout.

July 02, 2014 7:15 amLoading…

Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

June 10, 2014 7:09 amLoading…
Quick-to-See Smith's paintings, prints use humor to inspire

Quick-to-See Smith's paintings, prints use humor to inspire

New Mexico artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith was thrilled when she discovered she could escape poverty and racism when she opened a book or picked up a pencil to draw.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos


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The origins of the Northern Cheyenne courtship flute

The origins of the Northern Cheyenne courtship flute

Northern Cheyenne courtship flute maker Jay Old Mouse describes how flutes were used in courtship by the tribe, and demonstrates a song.

April 25, 2014 12:30 amLoading…

North Dakota tribes' oil output rivals U.S. states

NEW TOWN, N.D. — Oil production on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota has become so large that it would rank among the top 10 oil producing states in the nation, a tribal leader said Tuesday.

April 23, 2014 12:44 pmLoading…

Wyoming tribe leaders blast U.S. Senate draft bill

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Tribe leaders are opposing a bill co-sponsored by Wyoming's congressional delegation regarding the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation.

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Tribal leaders criticize land buyback program

HELENA — Tribal leaders from Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington state told a congressional panel Thursday that they feel shut out of decisions being made in a $1.9 billion land-buyback program managed by the U.S. Department of Interior.

April 03, 2014 3:12 pmLoading…

Senate panel approves Little Shell recognition

HELENA — The Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians is moving closer to the federal recognition it has sought for 35 years.

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Bear Claw's legacy carries on with family, powwow

Bear Claw's legacy carries on with family, powwow

Bertha Bear Claw’s legacy is tough to describe, but there’s little doubt that it’s easy to see.

April 03, 2014 12:15 am Photos



Sandstone Gallery opens new show Friday

The Sandstone Gallery, 2913 Second Ave. N., is featuring new works by gallery artists photographer Phil Bell and watercolorist Linda Duncan in addition to works by guest artist Seidel Standing Elk.

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Fundraising campaign underway for suicide awareness

"Let’s Talk Billings" has launched a Montana teen suicide awareness fundraising campaign on

March 04, 2014 11:45 pmLoading…
Mixing Fancy Dance, hip-hop with Supaman

Mixing Fancy Dance, hip-hop with Supaman

Christian Takes Gun Parrish, aka Supaman, recently stopped by The Gazette’s Studio Enjoy to record a music video featuring his combination of Fancy Dance, traditional Apsaalooke music and hip-hop.

February 21, 2014 2:30 am Video Loading…
Studio Enjoy: Supaman - 'Prayer Loop Song'

Studio Enjoy: Supaman - 'Prayer Loop Song'

Montana hip hop artist Supaman performs his song 'Prayer Loop Song' in the Gazette's Studio Enjoy.

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American Indian Dance

American Indian Dance

Keegan Her Many Horses, a 16-year-old junior at Wyoming Indian High School in Ethete, performs a dance Wednesday at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper. Students from Wyoming Indian performed a selection of traditional dances at the event, which marked the closing of a…

September 04, 2013 7:00 pm
Gordon Belcourt 'leaves big shoes to fill,' says U.S. senator

Gordon Belcourt 'leaves big shoes to fill,' says U.S. senator

The leader who never shied from discussing the challenges plaguing Indian Country — including suicide and alcoholism — has died.

July 16, 2013 4:39 pmLoading…

Colleges must understand Native culture, speakers say at Pablo meeting

PABLO — American colleges and universities that are serious about recruiting and educating students from Indian tribes will go beyond creating Native American studies programs and centers.

June 01, 2013 8:06 amLoading…

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