Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

Native Dance- ImamsuatNative Dance: Imamsuat

Imamsuat is a multi-generational group of Sugpiaq (Alutiiq) people from the Alaska and Lower Kenai Peninsulas, Kodiak and Afognak Islands in Alaska.  Members of the group are also from the Inupiaq culture of the Bering Sea.  The group was formed to preserve and promote Sugpiat culture through dance, song, and stage performances and to educate the world about our people, values and traditions.

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35 Responses to Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

  1. Yahtc says:

    “Chata Indians”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkPpHGJcDeE&feature=player_detailpage&list=FLilVgFiG4T8Ui-OLxcMiSkA

    Uploaded on Apr 13, 2009 by katrinaroadhome
    The mainstream media ignored the plight of Native Americans after Katrina.

  2. Yahtc says:

    “Ancient Black Americans”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=FLilVgFiG4T8Ui-OLxcMiSkA&v=fxGX7Bmon5I

    Uploaded on Mar 29, 2008 by Adam Griffith
    Documentation on indigenous blacks in North America BEFORE slavery.

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    You can find the latest Native American news and political issues at this site:

    http://www.nativetimes.com

    • Yahtc says:

      “Native leaders upset by effort to overturn ruling”

      http://www.nativetimes.com/index.php/news/environment/9237-native-leaders-upset-by-effort-to-overturn-ruling

      Excerpt:

      ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A decision by Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration to try to overturn a subsistence and water rights ruling is an assault on rural Alaska, according to the largest statewide Native organization in the state.

      Rosita Worl, chairwoman of the Alaska Federation of Native’s subsistence committee, called the state’s actions “a reckless attempt to unravel the precedents set by the lower courts and through administrative procedures.”

      “Too much time, energy and precious funding has been wasted in the state’s ongoing attacks on subsistence,” she said. “Enough is enough.”

      The organization, also known as AFN, called a news conference Tuesday to voice its frustration with the state’s decision to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The state contends the appeals court improperly upheld Interior Department rules enforcing federal subsistence fishing rights on navigable rivers that otherwise would be owned and managed by the state, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

  5. Yahtc says:

    Lakota Dream Song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jYvjPqOOA_E

    Published on May 26, 2012 by TheLonelyBearClub
    All pictures are copyrighted to the original artists, and the song belongs to the Lakota people.

  6. Yahtc says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1pX6FBSUyQI

    published on Jul 19, 2012
    In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. “When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator… As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn’t get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it’s one of those dreams that bothers you night and day.”

    Now, four years later, embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. “We can’t blame the wasichus anymore. We’re doing it to ourselves. We’re selling drugs. We’re killing our own people. That’s what this ride is about, is healing.” This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.

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    Video

    Native American-Chief Seattle-Navajo speech-Spirit of earth-Washington 1854

  9. Yahtc says:

    “Black Indians • An American Story (Full Documentary)”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3EhobHu_Xq0

    Published on Mar 25, 2013

    James Earl Jones narrates a stunning and informative documentary “Black Indians: An American Story”, which explores issues of racial identity between the mixed-descent peoples of both Native American and African heritage. James Earl Jones is himself a Black Indian.

  10. Yahtc says:

    Hopi Harvest Dance:

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  16. dreamer says:

    Great Spirit Prayer

    “Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind,

    Whose breath gives life to all the world.

    Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom.

    Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.

    Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice

    Make me wise so that I may understand the things you have taught my people.

    Help me to remain calm and strong in the face of all that comes towards me.

    Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

    Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others.

    Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me.

    I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy

    Myself.

    Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.

    So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

  17. Yahtc says:

    Chief Joseph

  18. Yahtc says:

    Here is a link to an alphabetical master lists of Native American Tribes and languages. (Each tribe that is listed can be click on for information.)

    http://www.native-languages.org/languages.htm#alpha

  19. Yahtc says:

    Thank you so much for creating this page, SG2!

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