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December 12th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
This undated image provided by New Mexico Tourism shows farolitos, which are candles in paper bags, flickering against the night sky atop Santa Fe’s Inn at Loretto. The farolito lanterns, also called luminarias, are a New Mexico holiday tradition.
Christmas in New Mexico offers a great cultural mix of festivities and ethnic history in addition to what you might experience on any given day. No matter when you visit New Mexico, the state's cultural mix is part of the appeal. Spanish colonial history, Native traditions and Anglo and Mexican influences are seen year-round in everything from architecture to food. But the Christmas season offers...
July 9th, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Poverty Point 2
A move to grant special recognition to a historical treasure in north Louisiana has oddly enough, become entangled in Middle East politics. Poverty Point, a Native American landmark and a major part of American culture today in West Carroll Parish, is nominated for a spot on the World Heritage List, an international roster of sites that offer profound significance in world history. UNESCO, a...
April 17th, 2013
Written by Michelle Rindels - Associated Press in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
Native American Tribes Use Technology To Save Languages LAS VEGAS (AP) - In a conference room in a Las Vegas casino, about three dozen people are swishing their fingers across iPads, trying out test versions of new apps. But these are no Silicon Valley techies in town for one of the city's massive electronics shows. Many are from far-flung American Indian reservations, and their high-tech...
January 2nd, 2013
Written by Kristi Eaton - Associated Press in Latest News with 0 Comments
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The country's largest rural, nonprofit hospital system is hiring two traditional Native American healers to train medical staff in the Dakotas and Minnesota in an effort to better serve the American Indian patient population. Sanford Health is in the process of hiring a Lakota/Dakota and an Ojibwe to serve as consultants as part of a three-year $12 million Center for...
November 13th, 2012
Written by The Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Native headdress
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show, after the outfit was criticized as a display of ignorance toward tribal culture and history. The company responded to the complaints over the weekend by saying it was sorry to have upset anyone and that it wouldn't include the outfit in the show's...


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