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When you talk about the homes of traditional Native Americans, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is a tipi. That’s because the tipi, although traditionally used primarily by Plains tribes, is what is most frequently depicted in shows, movies and other images. However, just as there […]

Home, Sweet Home: Tipis, Hogans, Wigwams and More


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Indigenous People Make History It has been a historical year for Native American voters and leaders in office. Six Native American candidates were elected to Congress in 2020–a record as only 23 Native Americans have served in Congress since the founding of the United States. Many Native professionals, like U.S. […]

Student Engagement Strategies for 2020






With Thanksgiving being tomorrow, browse through our videos on Native American Culture. The videos are in easy to consume form, covering topics such as traditions, hunting and surviving the seasons. Also, don’t forget November is Native American Heritage Month. If you’re searching for new ways to grab students attention, our […]

Where Can You Find Really Good Dakota and Ojibwe History ...



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Today’s educational resources are three videos on Native American history and traditions. One video focuses on the importance and use of eagle feathers in Dakota culture, while another spotlights the use of eagle pits, to acquire said eagle feathers. NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY – BY THE NUMBERS EAGLE FEATHERS EAGLE PITS […]

Native American History Videos


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"You're at work and a guy whips out his wallet with a big FBI badge and says, I want to ask you some questions." Spirit Lake Vocational Rehabilitation Project Director, Marshall Longie explains how a project went from management indicted on federal charges to a model of success for other social service programs. Advice: Be honest. They probably already know the problems. Focus on the daily successes. The key to recruiting people to your program is RESPECT, regardless of age or disability, show everyone the same respect you would your own family members.

Straight Outta Spirit Lake Dakota Nation


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Last week, 7 Generation Games flew to North Dakota to install our educational video games in five schools on two reservations. AnnMaria De Mars, CEO of 7 Generation Games, has explained MANY times the importance of being prepared for any situation because there are frequently situations that occur where technology just doesn’t […]

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