Native American

Wenona Singel and Dylan Miner photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is designed to carry a half a million barrels of oil each day across four states. We talk with two Native Americans from the MSU community who are watching the developments.


scenic shot
Courtesy / flickr/Punk Toad

One of Michigan’s most popular tourist areas is the subject of a lawsuit that could turn hundreds of square miles into an Indian reservation.


Cassandra Shavrnock photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Today is the traditional celebration of Columbus Day, but in East Lansing, the city council has decided to instead observe Indigenous People’s Day. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with two people involved in the observance.


Current Sports | 5/20/16 | #706

May 20, 2016
wizfan034 / Flickr Creative Commons

Washington Redskins Name Change, Popular Mascots, James Edwards, Lansing United, NHL Playoffs, Two Minutes For Ruffing, Jason Ruff, and Reflection Friday.


Nokomis Learning Center photo
Courtesy photo / Nokomis Learning Center

Current State's Peter Whorf takes us on a tour of the Nokomis learning Center in Meridian Township.


Michigan teacher works to preserve indigenous language

Dec 4, 2014
http://aisp.msu.edu/

Movements to revitalize Native American languages have been popping up across the U.S. in recent years. Tribes from Massachusetts to California are using federal funds to help preserve their native tongues. The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma has developed Cherokee language versions of Google, Wikipedia, and even Facebook.

1491s tap Native American heritage for laughs

Feb 25, 2014
1491s.com


The 1491s describe themselves as “a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire.” The five Native American artists create work that will make you snicker, but will also make you think.