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An Indian Art Rising

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At the Planet IndigenUS Festival in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 200 participants form
the famous Hiawatha Belt of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. 2009

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white buffalo
700 children and teachers from 8 Flathead Reservation schools take the shape of
"Big Medicine," a white buffalo who lived on the National Bison Reserve near the site of this event. He was born in 1930 and lived for 26 years. See front page story.
The white buffalo is sacred to many Indian Tribes. (see the beautiful myth of
White Buffalo Calf Woman).

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skybear
Dream Bear - The bear is the totem of United Auburn Indian Community in
central California. An aerial art ceremony was created on their annual Community Day whereyouth embodied the powers of the bear by walking into the center of the spiral. Summer, 2008

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apache color

apache star
The Jicarilla Apache Tribal Schools perform as individual beads in a
traditional morning star design. 8 tipi skins form the points of the star.
Dulce, New Mexico, 2007

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longmayyourun
850 students and teachers enact the planned removal of Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington which is scheduled to be removed in 2008. This will free the White Salmon River and restore 14 miles of salmon and 33 miles of steelhead spawning habitat. See the story and video. For detailed information on the planned restoration of this important river visit this website.

> salmonsun
Students carry salmon on sticks as they ran upriver through the freshly breached dam. This project was sponsored by the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute of the Confederated Tribes ofthe Umatilla Indian Reservation and Columbia River Keeper.

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skyhorse TThe Sky Horse - May 2004, Harrah School, Yakama Indian Reservation
This design of a running horse pays tribute to the wild horses in the region as well as the prominent natural horse design formed by rock and snow on the east facing slope of nearby Mt. Adams.
"The Sky Horse was truly a gift for the heavens above!"
-Lynn Gellerson, 3rd grade teacher

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native salmon
165 students and staff from the Paschal Sherman Indian School in Washington, form a giant salmon. Project led by new Sky Captain, Kara Sisk. April, 2007