Deposition of Charles A. Gourd

Deposition of Charles A. Gourd

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOUR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA SWIDLER & BERLIN, CHARTERED ) 3000 K STREET, N.W. ) SUITE 300 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20007 ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) Civil Action ) Number PAULA HOLDER ) CIV-97-676-B TROY POTEETE ) BARBARA SCOTT )...
Begaye Met With Big Mountain Families

Begaye Met With Big Mountain Families

On Saturday, August 25, 2001, along with Navajo Nation Council Speaker Edward T. Begaye and other Navajo officials, I visited the Navajo families at Big Mountain to discuss with them the destruction of the Sundance ceremonial ground by the Hopi government. As you...
Cherokee Information & Resources

Cherokee Information & Resources

“It should be remembered that hundreds of people of African ancestry also walked the Trail of Tears with the Cherokee during the forced removal of 1838-1839. Although we know about the terrible human suffering of our native people and the members of other tribes...
Cherokee Word List F

Cherokee Word List F

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “F” Fable – Kanohesgi Fabricate – Galosvsdodi Face – Ukadv Faces – Dunakadv Facilities – Gvtanidasdi Fact – Yadvna udohiyu Faction – Dunadatlugv Factor –...
Cherokee Word List A

Cherokee Word List A

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “A” Abandon – Diyohisdi Abandoned – Duyosvgi Abase – Eladi igvnododi Abasement – Eladi nanvenehv Abate – Adadisvsedi Abated – Unadadisvselv Abatement –...
Message of Thanks from the LPDC

Message of Thanks from the LPDC

Leonard Peltier Defense Committee Dear Friends and Supporters: In recent years the case of Leonard Peltier has received increasing worldwide attention. This is largely due to the teamwork and cohesive efforts of the LPDC and their network of strong supporters. For...
Violation Against Sacred Ceremony

Violation Against Sacred Ceremony

Statement from Chief Arvol Looking Horse: I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nation would like to offer a statement concerning the violation against the Sacred Sundance Ceremony at Big Mountain, Arizona. The Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle...
Snoqualmie Tribe needs your help!

Snoqualmie Tribe needs your help!

The Snoqualmie Tribe is in Washington State They are an unrecognized tribe. When the Washington Tribes were herded on to reservations, the Snoqualmie people stayed near the Snoqualmie Falls. It has been their millenia old responsibility to care for their...
AFN Open Letter To The United Nations

AFN Open Letter To The United Nations

Wachiya! Greetings! Bonjour! [Short traditional greeting in Cree] Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues May 13 2002, New York City, New York I am honoured to have the opportunity to address this historic occasion, the first meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum...
Cherokee Word List Q

Cherokee Word List Q

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “Q” Quack – Kawonu nigawesgv Quail – Guque Quake – Alitelvhvsgv Qualified – Yeliquu iyadvnehi Qualify – Tsagadanilvtsv Qualities – Iga tsosda Quality – Iga osi...
Cherokee Word List N

Cherokee Word List N

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “N” Nab – Adaniyvdi Nag – Adalisganosedi Nail – Yvgi Naked – Uyelvha Named – Dagovgi Nameless – Nidudohvna Namely – Digovhi Names – Dunadov Naming...
Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition

Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition

Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Ancient Cherokee Marriage Tradition When a young man wished to marry a Cherokee woman, he consulted her parents, whose consent was necessary....
How To Obtain Eagle Feathers

How To Obtain Eagle Feathers

“With additional information about Hawk feathers.” Information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. According to federal regulations, only enrolled members of federally recognized tribes can possess eagle feathers. Non-Indians (defined as anyone who...
UNHRC Big Mountain Statement to the World

UNHRC Big Mountain Statement to the World

By Roberta Blackgoat & Kee Watchman Item 15: Indigenous Issues United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Fifty-eighth Session Written intervention by the Big Mountain Sovereign Communities & from the Big Mountain Resistance Movement: Thank you Mr. Chairman,...
Happy New Year From Uncle Jake

Happy New Year From Uncle Jake

Note From Uncle Jake Davies Author of Views From The Hogan Ya’a’tee, Konnichiwa, hello I hope all is well with you and yours, and that the new year brings much more of what you wish for. I apologize for the paucity of my communications this last year,...

Cherokee Nation Marshals

Apply For Emergency Hearing Before the Cherokee Nation’s Highest Court The original Cherokee Nation Marshals have requested that the Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal have an emergency hearing because they have been laid off. Jim Wilcoxen, attorney of...
Cherokee Domestic Crafts – Pottery

Cherokee Domestic Crafts – Pottery

Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Domestic Crafts ~ Pottery Mooney, ca. 1888, and Harrington, ca. 1908, described the Cherokee method for making clay pottery. The following...
Desecration of Sacred Sundance Ground

Desecration of Sacred Sundance Ground

BIG MOUNTAIN, AZ – Today (8-17-01) at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Office of Hopi Lands, Hopi Range Management, Resource Enforcement Services, Hopi Tribal Police, Navajo County Sheriff, and BIA impoundment trailers entered Camp Ana Mae, a sacred religious area...
North American Indian Historical Sites

North American Indian Historical Sites

Mounds, Pyramids, Related National and State Parks Regional Information & Sites | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kentucky | Minnesota | Mississippi | Montana | New Hampshire | New Mexico | North...
How Effective Was Navajo Code?

How Effective Was Navajo Code?

“One Former Captive Knows” By Tim Korte, Sanostee, New Mexico By the close of World War II, Army Sgt. Joe Kieyoomia shared something with the secret words employed by the Navajo Code Talkers: both were like granite against Japanese efforts to break them....
Cherokee Word List M

Cherokee Word List M

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “M” Ma – Etsi Machine – Gotlvnvdodi Machinery – Gotlvnidasdi Machines – Digvtanidasdi Machinist – Gotlvnvsgi Mad – Uhnalvhi Madam – Ageyv Made –...
Cherokee Word List I

Cherokee Word List I

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “I” Ice – Unesdala Ice Cream – Agadatlvda unesdala Idea – Adanvtedi Ideal – Ulilohi Idealize – Galvquododiyi Ideals – Tsulilohi Ideas – Adanvtesgv Idiot...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Supreme Court

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Supreme Court

Text of decision on jurisdiction in malt liquor case. The following is by and from, Bob Gough, Stu Kaler and Jonny BearCub Stiffarm, Attorneys for the Estate of Tasunke Witko. Email: Rpwgough@aol.com There have been numerous requests for the posting of the Rosebud...
Cherokee Word List P

Cherokee Word List P

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “P” Pace – Osdatlegi Pack – Gaquenvdi Package – Gaquenvhi Packages – Digaquenvhi Packed – Gaquenvnvhi Packet – Gaquenvhi Packing – Gaquenvsgv Paddle –...
ICWA Legislative Summary – 1996

ICWA Legislative Summary – 1996

Written by David Simmons National Indian Child Welfare Association, Staff Member The Congress began with renewed attacks on the ICWA from House of Representatives members Deborah Pryce (OH-R) and Todd Tiahrt (KS-R). Both introduced stand alone bills, H.R. 3156 and...
The View From The Hogan #XB

The View From The Hogan #XB

Ya’a’tee I’ve had difficulty getting the time to send out the latest VFH, so I add this addendum. The following is a statement made by Roberta Blackgoat just a few days ago. She would appreciate it if her words were distributed. Uncle Jake RELIGION...
Begaye On Bulldozing of Sundance Site

Begaye On Bulldozing of Sundance Site

Statement by the President of the Navajo Nation, Kelsey A. Begaye, on the bulldozing of HPL Sundance Ceremony site by the Hopi Tribe. Window Rock, Navajo Nation (Arizona) – The Hopi governmentĂ­s decision to bulldoze the Sundance ceremony site at Big Mountain is...
Cherokee Word List Y-Z

Cherokee Word List Y-Z

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “Y & Z” Yacht – Tsiyu Yam – Uladvhi Yankee – Unilutsvhi Yard – Sutlilodv Yards – Iyutlilodv Yarn – Uwani asti Yawn – Uhalogesgv Year – Sudetiyvda...
Cherokee Word List D

Cherokee Word List D

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “D” Daily – Tsugitsvnvda Dairy – Waga Diganegiedi Damage – Uyotsvhi Damaged – Ayostanvhi Damp – Gadulida Dance – Alasgida Danced – Unalasgisv Dances –...
Cherokee Clothing and Adornment

Cherokee Clothing and Adornment

Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Cherokee Clothing and Adornment The earliest description of southeastern Indian costumes might apply to the Cherokee was written by Adair (p....
Annual Florida Pow Wows

Annual Florida Pow Wows

**JANUARY January Annual Indian River Native American Festival Silver Sands Arena, 625 Tomoka Farms Road (C. R.#415) New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168 Contact: 904-424-0860 (Vendors by invitation.) **FEBRUARY February Annual Native American Inter-Tribal “Arts...
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