Native American Traditions

Midway ISD offers to settle religious rights suit stating Cherokee student forced to remove eagle feather graduation cap

November 4, 2019
The Midway Independent School District has offered to settle a lawsuit alleging it violated the religious rights of a student who is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
During last year’s commencement ceremony, an assistant principal required the student to remove a graduation cap bedecked with traditional Cherokee beads and a sacred eagle feather, according to the lawsuit, which remains pending in 414th District Court.
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Medicine Leader

The English term “medicine man” is used to refer to a shamanistic spiritual leader in one of the Native American traditions. Although the term is considered outdated by most scholars since it only refers to one aspect of the activities of these ritual officiants, it is still commonly used by the general public.

Native American

Each of the many Native American nations has its own distinctive life-ways, although there are some widely-shared characteristics. most Native life-ways are primarily transmitted through oral traditions; they are oriented toward living in relation to a specific landscape; and they share a vital interest in the spirit world, in visionary and dream experience, and in th. transformative power of music and dance.

Navajo Times

Tribally owned weekly paper of the Navajo people.

The Myammia Center

A partnership between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with a focus on language reclamation and cultural revitalization.

American Indian Movement

A political advocacy group formally organized in the mid-1970s to shape public policy and promote Native sovereignty.

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