Navajo Nation to host Largest Indigenous Pride Parade

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – From June 28 to 29, the Navajo Nation gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit community will host the largest Indigenous Pride in the country in Window Rock, Arizona. To mark its 50th anniversary, all events will acknowledge and honor transgender women of color and the Stonewall riots that occurred in New York City. Continue reading

Sacred Sites Bears Ears and Gold Butte Designated as National Monuments

Today, President Obama signed a proclamation designating the sacred sites, Bears Ears and Gold Butte, as National Monuments. Bears Ears, sacred to the Diné, Hopi, Ute, and Zuni houses numerous ceremonial sites, ancient cliff dwellings, rock art and contains numerous cultural artifacts. Gold Butte, sacred to Paiute’s also contains numerous sites of historical and cultural significance. Continue reading

Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler is a fast-rising star By Brandon Ecoffey*

Finding accurate portrayals of Native people on any media format is often a difficult task to accomplish. In the world of sports where any deviation from the norm seems to be both a marketing opportunity and a chance to exploit, the Professional Golf Association has quietly employed two Native Americans as knowledgeable experts, unique personalities, and not as caricatures. Continue reading