Native American

Local Native American poet talks trauma on national podcast

Tanaya Winder, an award-winning poet raised on the Southern Ute reservation, offered ways to nurture self-love in turbulent times during a new podcast by the American Indian Graduate Center. The...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council plans to weigh in on ‘Chief’ sign

Durango City Council plans to take a stand on the controversial “Chief” sign, but first councilors want to hear from those most affected. The sign, across from Toh-Atin Gallery, has drawn...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for removal, ‘Chief’ sign in downtown Durango vandalized

After petitions circulated last week both in support and in opposition to the “Chief” sign in downtown Durango, the large Native American caricature outside the Toh-Atin Gallery was vandalized with...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pro-‘Chief’ petition surfaces after calls to bring sign down

Those who want to keep the “Chief” sign up in downtown Durango have started a petition of their own to save the large caricature of a Native American man, receiving more than 1,500 signatures in...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances

In normal, non-pandemic times, this is the season when the thrumming notes of a ceremonial song, the rasping of metal sticks rubbed on notched wood and the swinging and flicking of colorful fringed...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill aims to address Native American voter disenfranchisement

FARMINGTON – A bill to protect Native American voting rights ahead of the 2020 presidential election is under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by members of the New Mexico...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Students: Fort Lewis College’s dark history needs to be addressed

For Native American students at Fort Lewis College, it’s not just about the panels on the campus’s Clock Tower that have recently drawn scrutiny for glossing over the dark part of the school’s...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislation aims to preserve 148 Native languages

FARMINGTON – The U.S. House on Monday passed a bill promoting the preservation of Native languages. The Esther Martinez Native American Languages Program Reauthorization Act was designed to help...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fort Lewis College re-examines its past

The symbolic heart of Fort Lewis College, the Clock Tower, presents a series of panels highlighting the school’s history – panels that have drawn scrutiny in recent years for seemingly glossing...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What does Thanksgiving really mean?

Thanksgiving approaches – that holiday in which we assemble beloved communities into oven-roasted spaces, decadent spreads of traditional dishes almost ensuring we’ll overeat. Meanwhile, on Cole’s...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Fort Lewis College celebrates fourth year of Indigenous Peoples Day

More than 60 people, from 6 weeks old and older, wove their way through Fort Lewis College during a solidarity walk Monday, the first of many college events celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day....

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artifacts taken from Mesa Verde are coming home

After more than 100 years in a museum in Finland, the ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park home are coming back to Southwest...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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