Native Village Youth and Education News
January 1, 2009 Issue 193 Volume 4

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

Students Protest, Say Ute Nickname Breeding Racism
" Too many of us question the motives of the [University of Utah,)The U. has treated us with cold indifference for far too long," said Joel Arvizo, a doctoral student of Navajo and Chicano descent. Not all native students share the protesters' anger and disappointment."

The Few, The Chosen, and Proud Native Grammy Nods
This year's Grammy Awards nominees for Best Native American Music Album are Canyon Record's Black Lodge, Northern Cree and Kevin Yazzie, Producer Tom Wasinger with Silver Wave Records, and SOAR Corporation’s Bryan Akipa.

Chouteau Remembers Hightower
From the 1940s-1960s, Rosella Hightower, Yvonne Chouteau, Moscelyne Larkin and Maria and Marjorie Tallchief were known across the world as the "American Indian ballerinas."  Recently, Hightower died at her home in Cannes, France. She was 88.

Fighting for Respect
Female Boxer Mioshia “Yosh” Wagoner has returned from China, where she received the silver medal while competing in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.

A National Title Sets Bradford Apart From Other Stars\
" Oklahoma, America’s American Indian capital, the state’s brightest hero is 1/16th Cherokee, which in Tahlequah and beyond will make [Sam] Bradford more popular than Sequoyah."

Eiteljorg Lands 800 Piece Southwest Art Collection
A multi-million-dollar collection of nearly 800 objects, including the best of Southwestern pottery, jewelry and other objects ... will be the basis of a  book and 2010 exhibition.

Quilting Traditions
"To Honor and Comfortz"chronicles the history and diversity of Comanche Quilt Makers and other native artists who continue to create vibrant works of art, one stitch at a time.

Taiwan's aborigines Find New Voice
A Taiwanese soap opera which focuses on young aboriginals who move to urban communities is now being aired on the island's newly launched, first aboriginal television channel. The station claims to be the first indigenous television station in Asia.

Tarahumara Feat Inspires Awe
Ken Chlouber was 25 miles into an ultra marathon when he was passed by two other runners wearing sandals made from used tires, leather thongs and nails.  "Maybe I'm spending too much on shoes," Chlouber half-joked as the runners passed him.