Madison Hammond: The first but not the last


Jessie Taken Alive-Rencountre, Hunkpapa Lakota, won the Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award for her first book, “Pet’a Shows Misun the Light” in 2017. Since then, she has published three other children’s books. His latest work is called “Rainbows in December”.

Madison Hammond, Navajo and San Felipe Pueblo, is the first Indigenous player in the National Women’s Soccer League. Hammond started her career in 2020 playing for OL Reign, and before that she played at Wake Forest University. She is currently a defender for Angel City FC.

Red Lake Ojibway painter Robert DesJarlait began his career as an artist in 1984. He is the author and illustrator of several curriculum units for Native education programs in Minnesota. We discover his latest works.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that Vietnamese-era veterans in Alaska will have the opportunity to reclaim land.

  • In Washington state, a Snoqualmie chief speaks out to protect his tribe’s hunting and gathering rights.

  • In Oklahoma, Enoch Kelly Haney, an Indigenous artist, Seminole Chief and former lawmaker, has died at 81.

  • Schools in the University of California system will offer free in-state tuition to Native students from federally recognized tribes living in the state.

  • A new exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum highlights some of the initiatives taken by Indigenous peoples.

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