“On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a Promise.”

Yesterday, we as a nation watched as the United States Supreme Court held that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Indian Reservation was never disestablished. We celebrate as the United States upholds the Treaty with the Muscogee Creek Nation and the government’s promise. Until yesterday, Oklahoma has governed as if Indian reservations in Oklahoma did not exist. […]

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Open Letter to NFL Commissioner Goodell and R*dsk*ns owner Dan Snyder

Image Courtesy of IllumiNative July 8, 2020  Dear Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell,  As Native American youth, we live and thrive well beyond any caricature or stereotype. We look toward a future where we only see ourselves manifested in power and brilliance. Yet, for decades, Native American youth have lived in the shadows […]

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“Merciless Indian Savages”

Some reflections as families come together during this long weekend in what is recognized as a federal holiday; The Fourth of July:   The Declaration of Independence was adopted on the Fourth of July in 1776. We, as Americans, are all too familiar with the statement from the Declaration which states “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men […]

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Creative Native Call for Art – Submissions Open

For the 3nd year, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is excited to launch the Creative Native Call for Art!    ABOUT CREATIVE NATIVE  Creative Native is a call for art that supports young Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old by providing them an opportunity to receive national recognition, funding for art supplies, and award of $200. An […]

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