Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America

Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America

Written by Benjamin Franklin ~ 1784 Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs. Perhaps, if we could examine the manners of different nations with impartiality, we should find...

Objection To Motion, To Dismiss

By Joe Byrd And Brief Defendant Joe Byrd, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, has moved to dismiss the instant case on ground that the Cherokee Nation Courthouse, formerly known as the Cherokee Nation Capitol Building is not Indian country. Defendant Byrd argues...
Cherokee Word List O

Cherokee Word List O

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “O” Oak – Tsusga Oar – Digayawesdi Oath – Aselidodi Oats – Soquili unigisdi Obedience – Gohiyuhi Obedient – Uwohiyuhi Obey – Gohiyudiyi Obituary –...

Deposition of Chief Joe Byrd

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 )...
Cherokee Word List R

Cherokee Word List R

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 –...
Big Mountain Sun Dance 2001 Report

Big Mountain Sun Dance 2001 Report

“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...
Psuedo Shamans Cherokee Statement

Psuedo Shamans Cherokee Statement

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...
Spirituality of Many Tribes Diluted

Spirituality of Many Tribes Diluted

“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...
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 –...
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....
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 S

Cherokee Word List S

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “S” Sabbath – Unadodaquasgv Sack – Degalodi Sacred – Galvquodi Sacrifice – Alisgolvdodiyi Sad – Uwedolisdi Saddle – Gayahulo Saddle bag – Digitsadi Safe...
Cherokee Word List W

Cherokee Word List W

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “W” Wabble – Atsoasedi Waddle – Squala alasgvdi Wade – Aduhinvsdi Wage – Adatlosgi Wages – Gegaguyvehv Wagon – Daqualelu Wail – Asgonasdi Waist –...
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 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 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....
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 governmentís decision to bulldoze the Sundance ceremony site at Big Mountain is...
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...
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...
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 –...
Cherokee Word List E

Cherokee Word List E

English to Cherokee ~ Words and Phrases Beginning with “E” Each – Anisiyvwiha Eager – Uduladi iyadvnedi Eagle – Wohali Ear – Galeni Earlier – Igvyigesdodi Earliest – Igvyiditlvsdi Earliest convenience – Igvyi...
Why Won’t You Just Die?

Why Won’t You Just Die?

Guest column by Deron Marquez These words seem to be on the minds of many folk. As Tribal Nations establish their rightful positions, many seek to quash their endeavors. I often write and speak about the infamous “them”. This “them” is a...
One Indian Boys Life Is Turned Around

One Indian Boys Life Is Turned Around

Guest Column by Devery Fairbanks In the spring of 1982 I was fresh out of New Visions Treatment Center and staying at the American Indian Services (AIS) Men’s Halfway House in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was my first time in treatment and I must say it helped...
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