cultural preservation

PBS "We Shall Remain": Teaching Teenagers

Made up of 45 Cherokee teenagers, the Cherokee National Youth Choir sings almost exclusively in Cherokee. The choir performs traditional Cherokee music, gospel, patriotic music translated into Cherokee, and children's songs...

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Akwesasne

Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Akwesasne

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s (SRMT) Environment Division is investigating the impacts of climate change on the resources, assets, and community of Akwesasne and is developing recommendations for actions to adapt to projected climate change impacts. This plan is a first step in an effort to…

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Declaration of Tsawwassen Identity & Nationhood

Declaration of Tsawwassen Identity & Nationhood

We are Tsawwassen People – ‘People facing the sea’, descendants of our ancestors who exercised sovereign authority over our land for thousands of years. Tsawwassen People were governed under the sÉ™niw (advice) and guidance of siË€em (leaders), sciË€eÉ« (highborn women) hiwaqÊ· (headmen), and…

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Best Practices Case Study (Economic Realization): Osoyoos Indian Band

Best Practices Case Study (Economic Realization): Osoyoos Indian Band

The Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) is located in the interior of British Columbia. They are a member community of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. The Band was formed in 1877 and is home to about 370 on-reserve band members. The goal of the OIB is to move from dependency to a sustainable economy like that…