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Native Americans

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Elizabeth Cook

on 13 May 2014

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Native Americans
Challenges and Tragedies
- Loss of Native land to settlers
- Loss of culture

- High poverty rates
- Alcohol and Substance abuse
- High suicide rates among youth and adults
Continuous Challenges
Presence of discrimination
Evolving Culture
Education is a necessity
Organizations Under the National Congress of American Indians
Local Tribes
Religion and Laws
Campaigns for Mascot Removals
Mike Rave
Executive Director of Administration
Wakąja Hikikarac
- Thunder Clan
Caxšep Hikikarac
- Eagle Clan
Rucge Hikikarac
- Pigeon Clan
Wonağire Wąkšik Hikikarac
- Hawk/Warrior Clan
Hųc Hikikarac
- Bear Clan
Šųkjąk Hikikarac
- Wolf Clan
Cexjį Hikikarac
- Buffalo Clan
Wakjexi Hikikarac
- Water Spirit Clan
Hųwą Hikikarac
- Elk Clan
Ca Hikikarac
- Deer Clan
Waką Hikikarac
- Snake Clan
Ho Hikikarac
- Fish Clan
Ho-Chunk Clans
"Red Apple"
Native American father and white mother
Bear Clan
Combat War Veteran
Married with two daughters
Persuasion within the Ho-Chunk Community
Constant change in leadership
Leaders' words are taken seriously
Job opportunities
Financial Education Challenges
Traditional vs. Non-traditional
"Who you are in the Nation matters"
The Ho-Chunk Nation
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
, including art, stories, songs or rituals, and language, is very
Protection of culture
Importance of language
Efforts to revitalize
Publicity advantages and disadvantages
Native American Culture
Most Native Americans live in urban areas
Rhetoric and Persuasion
"R-Word" Protest
Lauren Baca, Lizzie Cook, Emily Milas, Kaitlyn Peskie
40 years
Hate Speech: dictionary defined racial slur
Supported by over 100 Native American organizations, religious and civil rights organizations, and professional organizations such as American Psychological Association, the American Sociological Association, and the American Counseling Association
2013 - "over the past 25 years, 28 high schools in the country have stopped using the "R-word" as their mascot."
1968: Inspiration from Civil Rights Movement

What is a federally recognized tribe?

What are inherent powers of tribal self-government?
This Act became law on August 11, 1978 (Public Law 95-341, 42 U.S.C. 1996 and 1996a) and has been amended once. The description of the Act, as amended, tracks the language of the United States Code except that (following common usage) we refer to the “Act” (meaning the Act, as amended) rather than to the “subchapter” or the “title” of the Code.
American Indian Religious
Freedom Act
Association Organizations
Bering Straits Native Corporation
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
NANA Corporation
National Indian Child Care Association
Native American Fair Commerce Coalition
Native American Indigenous Ministries
Michigan Economic Development - Tribal Business Development
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Bureau of Indian Education
Regional Intertribal Organizations
Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians
Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET)
Alaska Federation of Natives
Alaska Inter-Tribal Council
All Indian Pueblo Council
California Association of Tribal Governments
California Tribal Business Alliance
Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes
Eight Tribes Intertribal Council
Great Lakes Intertribal Council
Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association
Intertribal Council of Arizona
Intertribal Council of California
Intertribal Council of Michigan, Inc.
Intertribal Council of Nevada
Intertribal Council of Northeast Oklahoma
Intertribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes
Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leader's Council
Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association
Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations
United South and Eastern Tribes
United Tribes of Michigan
United Tribes of North Dakota

National Indian Organizations
75+ organizations
Branding and Symbols
Native American History
Religious Rituals
Pow Wows
Peyote use

- Tribes all across the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico
- Defined trading, culture, tradition
- Settlers came early 1600's
- Slowly started taking land
- Pushed Native Americans into reservations
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