VIEWPOINTS

The Land of Disenchantment
New Mexico's motto, "The Land of Enchantment," suits the state well. With breathtaking colorful deserts, mesas, and mountains as well as stunning sunsets and a deep multicultural heritage, New Mexico has a unique aura that draws thousands of visitors annually. Read More...

Dance Your Own Dance
On March 17, 2009, I had just returned to my dorm room from my 12:30 class.  I decided to get online and do a search using Google.com. I typed in “Native American dances” and clicked on the ‘image button link’ to look at some images of Native American dances and groups. Read More...

 

TRIBUTES


Remembering a Dear Friend

Roseline Wilson Ebaugh, Diné
November 27, 1959 - May 4, 2009
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A Life Lived

Shepard John Nedeau, Chippewa Cree
January 24, 1941 - March 20, 2009.
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NAJA SPECIAL COVERAGE

Native American Journalists Association Celebrates 25 Years
The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) will celebrate its 25th anniversary during its national convention in Albuquerque, N.M., from July 30 to August 2, 2009. NAJA has strong roots and has been one of the leading media organizations for journalists of color. READ MORE...

Pueblo News Pioneer Remembered

The Pueblo News first rolled off the presses on February 22, 1974. Published by the All Indian Pueblo Council in Albuquerque, N.M., it was initially a bi-weekly. The paper focused on national, state, and local news affecting New Mexico Native communities, and it was well received by the Native population. Read More...

 

Editor to Twitter Poet

Journalists consider him an icon. Others remember him as the man who stumped President George W. Bush with the sovereignty question. Mark Trahant, former editorial page editor for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, will be the Native American Journalists Association’s (NAJA’s) keynote speaker for their 25th anniversary conference this summer. Read More...

 

NEWS

A New Kind of Homelessness: Native American students in Albuquerque Public Schools
To many of us, homelessness is a middle-aged adult male, down on his luck, trying to find a place in life. But in Albuquerque, N.M., there is a new kind of homelessness emerging. Read More...

 

New Mexico Tribes Take on ABCs of Finance
Assets, collateral, market value and principle. As recently as 10 years ago these financial terms did not mean a whole lot to tribal members in New Mexico. Today, these financial terms are sweeping across tribal lands throughout the Land of Enchantment. Read More...

 

Native American Job Opportunities with Tribal and State Agencies
The economy is on almost everyone’s mind these days.  Many people are cutting back on non-essential items, not spending as much, and just hoping their jobs are secure enough to ride out the recession. Read More...

LIFESTYLES

Diné, Puerto Rican Ballet Dancer Leaps His Way to the Top 
Somewhere in New York City, Jock Soto is on his toes doing a pirouette. He awes those he dances for with his shape, but it’s his exotic look that makes him breathtaking. Read More...

Def Rare
A new generation of Native American hip-hop artists are focusing their talents and energy to promote healing, spirituality and an eco-friendly lifestyle among Native youth. One such group Definition Rare, based in Gallup, N.M., has taken their message across the country by participating in events that promote environmental justice. Read More...

Field to Feast Table: Pueblos Plant Traditional Gardens for Better Health
Most Native Americans enjoy food and feasting. Family and community gatherings center around the table, and it gives folks a chance to visit and appreciate the abundance of the seasons. Read More...

Golf Pro Helps Native Soccer Club
Funded mostly by the Notah Begay III Foundation, the San Felipe Soccer Club started in the fall of 2005. Notah Begay Sr., who is Diné and the managing director of Native American youth sports for the foundation, says, “It grew too fast! Read More...


Dawn of Nations Today Volumn 4; Issue 1; May 2009, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Dawn of Nations Today is a special edition published by the Native American Studies Department, University College, University of New Mexico
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