Native Village Youth and Education News
January 1, 2009 Issue 193 Volume 1

Untitled (Man and Eagle), CAS 0370-1021
James Kivetoruk Moses, Eskimo
Untitled (Man and Eagle)
ca. 1963
Ink and photographic pencil on paper


" Peace... comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the Universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us." 

Hehaka Sapa   (Black Elk )  Oglala Sioux

Archaeologists Find Lost City of "Cloud People" In Peru
Archaeologists have discovered a lost city carved into the Andes Mountains in Peru by the mysterious Chachapoya tribe, which is also known as the "cloud people."

Indians Rejoice as Supreme Court Affirms Land Rights
Indians across Brazil are celebrating ... as the majority of judges in the Supreme Court ruled to uphold indigenous land rights in a key case. Indian representatives have called the decision ... "a great victory."

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Members Commemorate Sand Creek Ancestors
“The history of the Sand Creek massacre has been pushed aside – many of you don’t learn about it in your schools. But we can’t forget who we are or where we came from. These are homelands of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. This is where our old people lived. This is where we came from.” Otto Braided Hair, Northern Cheyenne

Ride to Honor Native Americans Killed in 1890
The annual Big Foot Memorial Ride honors the more than 250 men, women and children killed on  Dec. 29, 1890, by the U.S. 7th Cavalry in the Wounded Knee massacre. This year, nearly 80% of the riders are youth.

Tulalip Elder Celebrates Milestone
The first woman to serve on the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors ... A pioneer in leaving home to attend college ... Returning to the reservation to help her people ... And now, the oldest Tulalip elder at age 98.

Cherokee Rocket Scientist leaves NMAI a Gift
When she was 96 years old, Mary Golda Ross asked her niece to make her something very special: the first traditional Cherokee dress that Ross, the great-great-granddaughter of renowned Chief John Ross, would ever own.

Police Seek Help to Find Eagle Feather, Stone Pipe
The two duffel bags in Ottawa must have looked like a decent haul for a quick thief. One held camera equipment, but the other bag contained something far more important to its owner: a pipe and an eagle feather, ceremonial objects sacred in First Nations spirituality.

Native American Tribe Signs Friendship Treaty with Israel
The Sovereign Nation of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana has become the first Native American tribe to recognize, honor and welcome official representatives of the State of Israel

Crow Nation Horse Mounted Unit to March in Inaugural Parade
Two dozen Crow Nation members will ride paint horses single file down Pennsylvania Avenue following President-elect Obama's swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the Capitol.

Human Rights Declaration Reaches 60
"Only 20 countries have signed up to the international law on tribal peoples, whose rights are routinely violated. The very existence of many tribal peoples is under increasing threat."

Court Sides with American Indians in Voting Case
Judge Karen Schreier of Rapid City ordered Martin to redraw its city council district boundaries because the existing districts violated American Indians’ voting rights.