As told by Joseph Chasing Horse Author Unknown Delivered and Submitted 11/23/93 “CRY OF THE EARTH” General Assembly, United Nations, New York September 1962 Re-submitted 11/23/93 by the Grandson of Monongye, Manuel Hoyungowa, Messenger from Sovereign Hopi Nation and Prophecy Message of Monongye,... As women of the Mohawk Nation and as progenitors of future generations of the Haudenosaunee, it is our duty and responsibility to ensure that the lands are secured for future generations. As our women dance the Women’s Dance, we are constantly reminded of our... BIG MOUNTAIN, AZ – A 13 year old boy participating in the Sundance held at Big Mountain was reportedly the victim of sexual assault at the hands of one of the dance participants. According to the boy, he and his brother and a medicine man went to sleep in a... Research compiled, October 19, 1990 by Johyn Westcott and Paul Apidaca William B. Newell, a Penobscot Indian and former chairman of the Anthropology department at the University of Connecticut, says that the first official Thanksgiving Day celebrated the massacre of... By Donna Hales, Staff Writer Muskogee Daily Phoenix Cherokee councilors voted Thursday night in an Executive and Finance Committee meeting to dismiss a civil lawsuit against former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller. The suit involved about $300,000 in... Cherokee Nation Councilors formally request that Oklahoma congressional representatives begin an investigation to find out what role if any Bureau of Indian Affairs and Interior officials had in the Cherokee Nation crisis. The written formal request was sent to... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “P” Pace – Osdatlegi Pack – Gaquenvdi Package – Gaquenvhi Packages – Digaquenvhi Packed – Gaquenvnvhi Packet – Gaquenvhi Packing – Gaquenvsgv Paddle –... Cherokee Word List L Under Attack By National Park Service – A Human Rights Tragedy From the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, Native Rights Alliance The following article appeared in the October 22, 1996, issue of The Christian Science Monitor. If you are interested in further information... Of June 26th, 1998, Washington D.C. From the LPDC Leonard Peltier Defense Committee The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee met with Leonard Peltier Support Groups on June 26th in Washington DC to strategize for Leonard’s release. We met for several hours in a... U.S. Department of the Interior News NAIIP News ~ Friday, September, 1, 2000 FLAGSTAFF, Arizona – Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt today announced an agreement which will end a long controversy and result in the closing of the White Vulcan mine, located... Ya’a’tee It will be a little while till I can get the next VFH out to you,…. Unfortunately I’ve had a damaged leg that has put me behind schedule, so in the meantime Roberta has asked me to send the following statement to you all. It is a from... 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... By Vine Deloria Jr. 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... 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...This is the most up-to-date information on the opinion survey as of today (I still have a couple hundred more to input). For those of you that have already completed the survey, thank you very much. For those who have not, please take a moment to voice your opinion...Poll Still Shows Cherokees Do Not Support Cherokee Chief Joe Byrd Survey and update provided by: Barry Landeros-Thomas This is the most up-to-date information on the opinion survey as of, Monday, October 5, 1998. For those of you that have already completed the... 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... 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... 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.... **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... Ya’a’tee I have occasionally received criticisms that these writings of mine are too lengthy. Without wishing to go into a critique of “sound-bite” culture, or a discussion of the difference between being informed and being well informed, I... A May 10, 2001 letter circulated on the Internet from Caroline Tohannie, a Navajo residing on the HPL in the Tonalea area, to Marsha Monestersky requested her help in restoring the Tohannie’s only water source, a local windmill. Tohannie alleged that the Hopi... Big Mountain, AZ – Yesterday, Friday, August 17, 2001, at approximately 5:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, the Office of Hopi Lands, Hopi Range Management, Resource Enforcement Services, Hopi Tribal Police, Navajo County Sheriff, and U.S. Department of the... “Hopi Tribal staff stuffed the Tree of Life into a woodchipper and haul the other remains away in trailers” Camp Ana Mae, the well-known site of Sun Dances , home to Louise Benally and her children at the foot of Big Mountain, Arizona has been bulldozed by... Popular Cherokee Recipes By Lorraine Jacobs Author UnknownFeatured on a poster hanging on a wall at
the Tribal Office in Window Rock, Arizona. R. P. Gough, Attorney for the Estate Administrator of the Estate of Tasunke Witko, a.k.a. Crazy Horse, Mr. Seth H. Big Crow, Sr., was very pleased with the recommendation of Administrative Law Judge Allen E. Giles to the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety for the... Ya’a’tee Once again, things have been real busy here, and I’ve had a hard time getting this out, so please excuse if some of the “news” is a little out of date. It was gratifying to hear of the demonstrations and public outreach on behalf... Ya’a’tee Things are starting to quiet down round here now, so I have had the chance to read the local papers from the past month or so, and am somewhat disturbed by some of the propaganda being churned out by the Hopi Tribal Council. Most of it is simply... Ya’a’tee Judging by the amount of visitors we are getting here recently, its my guess that a lot of you are focussing on the Altar right now, so I wanted to get something out quickly, so please excuse me if this issue is a bit scattered. Communications... Early in the morning on August 17, Hopi Tribal staff were already hard at work. In a definitive act of asserting Hopi jurisdiction over its land, the Hopi Tribe dismantled the site referred to as “Camp Anna Mae”, where a recent Sundance as well as other... ENOUGH! Statement by Leonard Benally in response to desecration of sacred Sundance Grounds site. To all the people Indigenous and non-indigenous people, On August 17th at 5:00 a.m. this was a disgrace, humiliating, and disregarded our right to pray which is supposed... Prophecy Message Delivered and Submitted 11/22/93 at the “Cry Of The Earth” General Assembly, United Nations, New York Submitted by Martin Gashweseoma Hopi Caretaker of the Sovereign Hopi Nation For The Great Spirit, Massau’u We come here from the... 1969 Fellow citizens, we are asking you to join with us in our attempt to better the lives of all Indian people. We are on Alcatraz Island to make known to the world that we have a right to use our land for our own benefit. In a proclamation of November 20, 1969, we... “To be used as mascots…” Editorial from the People’s Voice The following was written in answer to the Greeley Tribunes question; Should Eaton High School change its team mascot because of concerns expressed by American Indians? To all human... 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...Poll Still Shows Cherokees Do Not Support Cherokee Chief Joe Byrd Survey and update provided by: Barry Landeros-Thomas Sunday, August 9, 1998 This is the most up-to-date information on the opinion survey as of, Sunday, August 9, 1998. For those of you that have... Birth of the Cherokee Constitutional Crisis Chronologies, timelines, news stories and press releases about the Cherokee Nation constitutional crisis began with the serving of the search warrant at the tribal complex on Feb. 25, ignoring the action or inaction that led... 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 –... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “A” Abandon – Diyohisdi Abandoned – Duyosvgi Abase – Eladi igvnododi Abasement – Eladi nanvenehv Abate – Adadisvsedi Abated – Unadadisvselv Abatement –... Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Cherokee Method for Tanning Hides Mose Owl described this method. Step 1. Make a lye solution by putting one gallon of hickory ashes in a... Poem by Mary Ann Pont Native American Acorn Recipes Popular North American Indian Recipes Deposition Summary Of: James Hamilton, Attorney (Swidler & Berlin Law Firm, Washington, D.C.) February 2, 1998. 1. Hamilton has no experience in Indian law. He is a litigation and criminal law expert. p.5, line 2-20 2. Swidler & Berlin has no one else in their...http://www.thepeoplespaths.net/Cherokee/LegalDocuments/JAT9729B-Ragsdale-v-CNbyrd.pdf IN THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CASE NO. JAT-97-29-B WILLIAM PATRICK RAGSDALE, SHARON WRIGHT, BRIAN BLAIR, GREG CHUCKLUCK, BAXTER PATTON, MIKE DAWES, VINCE...Official Statement Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, Monday, November 13, 2000 “When it comes to groups that claim to be Cherokee tribes or nations, let the buyer beware. Across the United States, more than 200 groups claim to be some sort of Cherokee nation, but the... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “V” Vacancies – Tsusiwa Vacancy – Udlanvdvi Vacant – Usiwa Vacation – Unatsowesolvsdv Vague – Nuwelisdvna Vain – Nulisgediyvna Valley – Ugedaliyv Valuable... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “B” Babble – Utsati gawonisgi Babies – Tsunasdii Baby – Usdi Bachelor – Asgaya udal nigesvna Back – Gasohi Backbite – Usonv aduhisdodi Backbone – Gatesge... who has returned to the lake... Tappan, NY (ICC) – The following statement was produced during the opening of the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations on December 10. These statements were agreed to by Indigenous leaders from all parts of the world... From: Bobby Castillo American Indian Movement email@example.com American Indian Movement Autonomous Confederation GENEVA, SWITZERLAND OCTOBER 24, 1996 ON THE OCCASION OF THE MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS OPEN-ENDED INTERSESSIONAL WORKING GROUP CONSIDERING THE DRAFT... (Organized February 3rd, 1950) Cherokee * Chickasaw * Choctaw * Muscogee Creek * Seminole “NAGPRA Policy Statement” Of July 10, 1998 This policy statement has been agreed upon by the following tribes of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized... “Treatment of Native American And Funeral Objects In The United States” Marie Samuel, Vice President Yachay Wasi – NGO/DPI, NYC – Cuzco, Peru (Member of the NGO Committee on the UN International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.)... “Remarks by Clem Ironwing, Sioux, during a public Mascot/Identity Committee hearing.” – November 11, 1996 In the spring of 1996 Wichita Unified School District 259, Wichita Kansas, formed a Committee on Desegregation. This committee made a unanimous... Northern Cheyenne Nation, Two Moons’ Camp Rosebud Creek, Montana October 5, 1980 It has been brought to the attention of the Elders and their representatives in Council that various individuals are moving about this Great Turtle Island and across the great... FILED FEB 25, 1998 2:05 PM CHEROKEE NATION JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL BEFORE THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL THE CHEROKEE NATION IN RE: TRIBAL FUNDS INVESTIGATION CASE NO. JAT 98-04 JESSUP J. BRYANT, Petitioner, vs. JOE BYRD, individually, & as Chief Financial... Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Pigments and Dyes Pigments and dyes produced by Native Americans using organic materials are not nearly as brilliant as those we have become... Poem by Sondra Ball Cherokee Culture Notes Edited and Revised: August 27, 2000 Fact Sheet Author Unknown Edited by: Wendell Cochran, Tahlequah, OK Woven Fabrics and Basketry Very few examples of pre-history Cherokee textiles and weaving have survived due to the hot damp climate of the... Written by Marilou Awiakta
"Recited at the "Memphis Gathering
for Unity" honoring the Sunbow5 Walkers." TUCSON – At dawn there is the scent of coffee and pinto beans, the sound of Spanish language television and the dampness of the swamp cooler in the Sonoran Desert heat. Outside, a relative sleeps in the cool beneath the trees. When Jose Matus, Yaqui ceremonial... Sought by Cherokee National Holiday Committee Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, News TAHLEQUAH, OK – The Cherokee National Holiday committee is seeking nominations for the fifteenth annual National Living Treasures awards. The awards will be presented during the 50th... “History, Rights, Joint Use, HPL” Provided by the Hopi Tribe All of the land within today’s northeastern Arizona was once a part of the Hopi tutsqua, the ancestral and sacred homeland of the Hopi. It is estimated the tutsqua covers over 18 million... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “J” Jack – Tsegi Jacket – Gasalena Jackrabbit – Utanatsisdu Jail – Didasdudi Jailor – Didasduhvsgi Janitor – Galitsode agatiya January – Unolvtani Jar –... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “H” Habit – Iyadvnelidasdi Habits – Iyunadvnelidasdi Hack – Agvhaluyv Had – Ayehv Hag – Unegilvdi agayvli Hail – Ganesosgv Hair – Usdiyegv Hairy –... Ya’a’tee Its been a while since I have sent anything out, and there is a lot to tell you, so I am splitting this VFH into 2 more-manageable sections. This first part consists of recent statements from Dineh and Hopi resistors. These people are... “This tree is a prophecy. That’s what the Hopi rangers don’t understand. This tree is the fulfillment of a prophecy. This is the end of the 4th world in Hopi prophecy. The name of the 5th world is the World of Glittering Trees.” — Joseph... By Richard L. Allen, EdD Research & Policy Analyst Cherokee Nation Greetings: The Cherokee Nation is overwhelmed with those charlatans who fraudulently claim to be shaman, spiritual leaders or descendents of a Cherokee princess. Such individuals make such claims... “Lakota spirituality is the one thing that must not be stolen.” Notes From Indian Country, By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) It seems to me that the spirituality (religion) of so many Indian tribes has become diluted by overexposure and by flagrant abuse by... IN THE JUDICIAL APPEALS TRIBUNAL OF THE CHEROKEE NATION FILED FEB 17 1998 4:45 PM IN THE MATTER OF THE ) DISTRICT COURT OF THE )No. JAT-AD-98-01 CHEROKEE NATION ) ORDER In May, 1997, District Judge Tina Jordan, without the consent or approval of the Judicial Appeals...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 )...November 5, 1998 The Annual Funding Agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs for fiscal year 1999 has been executed by Chief Byrd and by Kevin Gover for the BIA. This Annual Funding Agreement reveals the embarrassing restrictions imposed... English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “R” Rabbi – Tsusi alitsadohvsgi Rabbit – Tsisdu Raccoon – Gvli Race – Tsunadalenvda yvwi Rack – Atlodi Racket – Unoyvgv Radiant – Dulvsadv Radiator –... by Charmaine White Face Wednesday October 2, 1997 There are a great many good people in South Dakota who truly want to begin healing the wounds of the past between the tribes and the white people. Efforts are always being made to have discussions on racism, or to...