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Get to know the regalia of a Fancy Shawl dancer in Samantha Goodeagle and Catherine Rosas' "Southern Fancy Shawl Dancer".

Christmas in the Clouds, written and directed by Kate Montgomery, is a Native American comedy of errors that humorously defies Native stereotypes on the big screen. “I wanted to create something that was just light and fun, and really celebrated the great sense of humor that is really central in the Native community,” says Montgomery. Set at a plush Tribal owned and operated ski lodge, Christmas in the Clouds combines multiple cases of mistaken identity and a cast of quirky characters that flies “in the face of stereotypes about Native American people.”

After watching Back to the Future Part II, a young girl and her stuffed teddy bear try to invent a real, working hoverboard.

During the first week of October, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Cooper Gallery in Morrill Hall opened "A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century," an exhibition showcasing modern Navajo textiles reflecting a culture balancing both tradition and change. The exhibit's opening coincided with the Textile

Six years ago Native voters helped elect Jon Tester to the U.S. Senate and four years ago they elected Denise Juneau to run the state's school system.

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Vision Maker Media joins our colleagues around the world in mourning the loss of renowned Maori filmmaker and festival patron Merata Mita, of Ngati Pikiao and Ngai Te Rangi.

Judi gaiashkibos (Ponca) talks with reporter Ben Kreimer about the historical significance of Chief Standing Bear and the annual Chief Standing Bear Celebrations occuring in May in Lincoln Nebraska.

Interviews conducted and edited by Ben Kreimer with assistance from Aden Marshall.

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The Crazy Horse Memorial, a 563-foot stature of Lakota warrior Crazy Horse, located outside of Custer, South Dakota, is the ideal setting to introduce the fundamentals of journalism to Native American youth. Not only are the Black Hills of South Dakota inspiring and beautiful but standing next to the 87.5 foot-tall face of Crazy House is magical. I’ve been going to the Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop for 5 years now and I can only imagine what the first time students must have thought and felt.

Recently, Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) spoke at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln during a leadership conference. She spoke about activism work and her fight against the problems faced by both Native and non-Native populations in American society.

You can listen to the speech and then add your comments below.

Filmmaker Milt Lee cannot stomach Hollywood’s compulsion to relegate Native Americans to one of two places - a pedestal of historic glorification that makes them all spiritual leaders, healers, etc. or as the poster child of the third world in America. He tackles this perception head-on in his latest documentary Video Letters from Prison, to be released this Spring.

Aboriginal Fashion Designer, Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dene/ Cree) shares her stories on why graduating high school is very important.

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