Fr. Michael Oleksa – What was the Native Alaskan Experience of God Before Christianity?



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This is the second episode from my interview with Orthodox writer, speaker, storyteller, and Archpriest, Father Michael Oleksa…

In this episode, Father Michael discusses the native Alaskan experience of God before the the #Orthodox #Christian mission to #Alaska began.

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The Destruction of Native Americans by Alcohol by Michael J. Veldhuis



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D.O.A….I came back!
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How has the federal government, in a systematic way, destroyed the Native Americans?
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Native Peoples of Oklahoma – Christianity and Native People – 2.1.5 Traditional Practices



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“Native Peoples of Oklahoma” is a free online course on Janux that is open to anyone. Learn more at

This course is a general introduction to the history, cultural traditions, and current condition of many of the 38 Native American tribes who reside in Oklahoma. To increase awareness and appreciation of the manners in which the Native American population of Oklahoma contributes to the unique character and capacities of our state, through cultural values, political relationships between sovereign governments, social relations in a diverse place, and enriching artistic expressions. Learners will further understand the roles that indigenous people in Oklahoma have played in national and global contexts.

Created by the University of Oklahoma, Janux is an interactive learning community that gives learners direct connections to courses, education resources, faculty, and each other. Janux courses are freely available or may be taken for college credit by enrolled OU students.

Dr. Dan Swan is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Associate Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Joshua Nelson is Associate Professor in the Department of English.

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Chaco Canyon New Mexico Pueblo Native American City



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Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park hosting the densest and most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the United States’ most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas.[2]
Between AD 900 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Ancient Pueblo Peoples.[a] Chacoans quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber from great distances, assembling fifteen major complexes which remained the largest buildings in North America until the 19th century.[2][4] Evidence of archaeoastronomy at Chaco has been proposed, with the “Sun Dagger” petroglyph at Fajada Butte a popular example. Many Chacoan buildings may have been aligned to capture the solar and lunar cycles,[5] requiring generations of astronomical observations and centuries of skillfully coordinated construction.[6] Climate change is thought to have led to the emigration of Chacoans and the eventual abandonment of the canyon, beginning with a fifty-year drought commencing in 1130.[7]
Composing a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the arid and sparsely populated Four Corners region, the Chacoan cultural sites are fragile; fears of erosion caused by tourists have led to the closure of Fajada Butte to the public. The sites are considered sacred ancestral homelands by the Hopi and Pueblo people, who maintain oral accounts of their historical migration from Chaco and their spiritual relationship to the land.[8][9] Though park preservation efforts can conflict with native religious beliefs, tribal representatives work closely with the National Park Service to share their knowledge and respect the heritage of the Chacoan culture.[8]

California Native Perspectives



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California Indians talk about historical perspectives of the Mission era.

Featuring (in order of appearance):
Vincent Medina, Ohlone, Assistant Curator, Mission Dolores
Joseph Myers, Pomo, Board of Directors, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
Andrew Galvan, Ohlone, Curator, Mission Dolores

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6 Misconceptions About Native American People | Teen Vogue



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7 Native American girls debunk the common misconceptions about their culture.

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Calvin Standing Bear & James Torres – Native Church Event



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Calvin Standingbear & James Torres – Red Tail Chasing Hawks, performing “Fly Eagle Fly” live at an Indian church. If you would like Calvin & James to perform at your event please
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Christopher Columbus | Native Americans | One Word | Cut



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Nathan Jackson, Alaska Native Artist | Totem Pole | Thames News



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Nathan Jackson is an Alaska Native artist. This footage shows him working on a wood piece for the Dulwich Horniman Museum.

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Thames News was the flagship regional news programme of Thames Television, serving the Thames ITV region and broadcast on weekdays from 12 September 1977 to 31 December 1992.

Northwest Native Art: ArtTalk Symposium Session 2



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Session 2 of the Burke Museum’s ArtTalk Symposium: Conversations on Northwest Native Art includes paper presentations on Northwest Coast art history & Indigenous methodologies, including:

1) Mique’l Dangeli, Tsimshian, PhD, “Tsimshian Art Historian Dance Group Performances as Art History in Motion”

2) Megan Smetzer, PhD, Art Historian, “Copper Seaweed & Woven Octopus Bags: Shgen George & the Art of Resilience”

3) Emily Moore, PhD, Art Historian, “The Return of Kaats’: Two House Posts by Nathan and Stephen Jackson”

This symposium was made possible by support from the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington. Recorded March 28, 2015 at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall.

Fr Michael Oleska Session 1 on Alaskan Native Culture and Stories



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Orthodox Cruise to Alaska 2014: Fr Michael Oleska’s opening session on Alaskan Native Culture and Stories