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AIS 270 A: Summer 2013 A-term Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast Instructor: Charlotte Coté, Ph.D. ( MTWTh 12:00 - 2:10 5 credits I&S SLN: 10048   This course introduces students to the indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast, extending from Southeast Alaska down along the coastlines of... Read more
AIS 340 A: Summer 2013 A-term The Health and Wealth of Native Nations Instructor: Dian Million, Ph.D. ( MTWTh 10:50 - 1:00 5 credits I&S SLN: 10049   "Many Indian people throughout the Americas say that a rich person is one who has many relatives. This philosophy... Read more
A forerunner in attending the Native Action Network, this article in Indian Country Online is a great source of summary of what Native Action Network for 2013. I had a great opportunity to attend the 9th Annual Native Action Network in Swinomish Lodge, Anacortes, Washington. The Native Action Network is designed to give young Native Women, between high... Read more
Robin Kimmerer
UW Biology's 2013 Mindlin Lecture Reciprocity and Restoration: Finding common ground between indigenous and scientific ecological knowledge Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY-ESF Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of indigenous peoples is increasingly being recognized by scientists and policy makers as a potential source of ideas for emerging models of sustainability, conservation biology and... Read more
Great montage of Native American histories that has brought us to present day Idle No More!! We are "bullet proof." Misha Averill is a senior at the University of Washington, majoring in American Indian Studies with a minor in Diversity. Her future aspirations include helping Native American communities through preservation of traditions, culture, language, and human rights. Misha has a special interest in Indigenous Rights and cross-culture interactions, and she hopes to attend law school... Read more
The First Nations group at the University of Washington has demonstrated "solidarity" in support for the First Nations people of Canada. The Idle No More campaign is in protest of Bill C-45, a law which would effectively terminate Indigenous peoples' rights in Canada. There is growing support from Native Americans in the United States and even international support around the world for the rights of Indigenous rights. In the following Youtube link, you will find a link to the "flashmob" or... Read more
Idle No More is worldwide! This is a grassroots movement that is taking on many forms, and staying relevant through social media. Please check out the facebook page search: "Idle No More" for more events, happenings, and news information! Check out these videos: Misha Averill is a senior at... Read more
We all have a reciprocal relationship with Mother Earth, for we care for her and in turn she cares for us! There is a need, more than ever to respect the resources of Earth. We shall not exploit the precious elements of Earth, no longer for they may run short in returning to us. I feel that this following image was too good not to share! Please join in the support for Idle No More! For more information please ... Read more
This is such an empowering and strong young lady, Zondra "Zoey" Roy, with kind words for the future. She has experienced and participated in many "Idle No More" matters; some including visiting chemical-contamination sites on the Canadian Reserve, Blockades, and joining in song with a hand drum. Zoey is an enthisiest for the rights of Indigenous peoples and challenges us all to "wake up" and recognize the future happenings. Idle No More is a grassroots movement that cannot go ignored. First... Read more
Tihei Mauriora! The Link between Māori Education and Constitutional Transformation in Aotearoa Monday, March 4, 2013   Please join us for a welcome luncheon and lecture with VERONICA MAKERE HUPANE TAWHAI visiting Māori (Indigenous) Fulbright Speaker from Aotearoa New Zealand     LUNCHEON:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm Miller Hall 212 University of Washington   LECTURE:  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Miller Hall 104 University of Washington  ... Read more