Native Voices in Utqiagvik, Alaska
There are 229 federally recognized native villages in Alaska. With its rich history in indigenous culture, diverse landscapes ranging from a boreal rainforest to an Arctic desert resting along the icy ocean at the top of the world, Alaska lays claim to some of the most varied social traditions as well as the people who call it home. By comparison, the large state of Texas could fit nearly three times into the geographical Alaskan boundaries, yet it remains one of the least populated places in the United States with just over 733,000 residents according to the 2020 census report. Of those residents included more than 119,000 Native Alaskans recorded their permanent home within Alaska—and that was in an informal count more than 20 years ago. Today, the Native Alaskan population has expanded throughout the vast territories yet little is said of the worlds that build the engaging bridges of these groups.
From the roots: Indigenous restaurants use native ingredients for delicious dishes
Fry bread with green chile and muttonEmerson Fry Bread Facebook. (PINAL COUNTY, AZ) Arizona attracts curious travelers far and wide for the magic of the desert, with its resilient nature and majestic terrain. What one can find, even today, is that the unique relationship to the land and the resilient spirit is still alive, especially among those native to the area.
Colorado Board works to remove “squaw” from landmark names
The Flatirons Mountains from Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado.Photo by Harrison Fitts / Pexels. (Denver, Colo.) The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board plans to rename more than two dozen sites to remove the derogatory word “squaw” from their names.
Federal Government to rename 660 mountains and rivers including 28 Colorado landmarks with an Indigenous slur
The Federal Department of the Interior has suggested new names for geographic sites that have a derogatory word for Indigenous women in their names. The new proposal stands to affect 660 place names that use the term “sq___”, according to figures from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Oregon's Trail of Tears: Exploring Amanda's Trail and a dark Oregon history
My love for the Oregon wilds and the American west generally is a bittersweet thing: there is an immensely troubled history of our acquisition of our public lands that often came at the great suffering of the native peoples whose lands were lost. In this video, I explore an area that was used to march native peoples who attempted to escape their reservations, and now holds a shrine commemorating one of those victims otherwise lost to history. A beautiful place with a tragic past.
Missing Since 2019 - Have You Seen Rashell Hammond?
Rashell Hammond(Photo: NamUs) Rashell Elizabeth Hammond went missing on August 15, 2019. According to NamUs, she was last seen leaving her home in Mosca, Colorado. Rashell left without any of her personal belongings, including her phone, identification, and her medication for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Despite the fact that she owned a car, she left on foot. Even her dog was left behind as she disappeared down the street.