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Kiowa Tribe Builds Its First Tribal Park, Creating a Permanent Home for Sacred Rituals

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Culture

For more than 50 years, members of the Kiowa Gourd Clan have performed their annual Gourd Dance in a public park in southwestern Oklahoma, but a new bridge over the park forced them to come up with a new site. With help from a local contractor, Kiowa tribe members built a new location for the sacred practice: a park with a dance arena – on tribal land.

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Former Boarding School Now a College that Welcomes Native American Students

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Education

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is filled with signs of its past and future, as students who are members of Native American tribes fill its halls.

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Kiowa Tribe Princess Balances the Demands of Her Position – and Still Does Homework

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Culture

Alyssa Granado is like many 18-year-olds in the Kiowa Tribe, balancing the demands of school with time for family and friends. Except that she’s the tribe’s princess.

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Native American Dancers Join Colorado Powwow

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Oklahoman Hopes for Another Big Catch

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Water

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For Oklahoma Cherokees, Public School Consolidation May Mean Losing Ties to Culture

Region: Tribal NationsUnited States

Topics: CultureEducation

In one Oklahoma town, a state budget crisis and low enrollment have reignited rumors that the local public school will be shut down. The closure might save money, but for the community’s Cherokee population, there’s much more at stake.

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Wish Upon a Dandelion

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Kiowa Tribe’s Language, Culture Revitalized in Classroom

Region: Tribal Nations

Topics: Education

The Kiowa Tribe's language had been slowly dying out, but a revitalization program is sponsoring programs of storytelling, singing and language instruction to pass on the language to Kiowa youths. Using a federal grant, the tribe will train 25 teachers to educate students at a variety of age levels, as well as hold regular singing sessions and storytelling evenings.

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Featured Photo: Annual Pow Wow at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

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Feature Photo: Tribal Nations: Adoptee Powwow

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