Generosity of Spirit: A Tribal Holiday Tradition

Giving runs deep in the heart of Indian country — particularly during the holiday season.

The benefactors of tribal giving are most often families in need. From gifts and services ranging from modest to substantial, tribes are helping to feed their hungry neighbors, and giving children the priceless joy of opening a gift on Christmas morning.

The below list of 10 tribal donations represents just a small sample of the myriad acts of generosity performed by tribes this holiday season.

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Blending Western Education and Traditional Values

Aurelia Yazzie graduated from Navajo Technical University with a Master of Arts degree in Diné Culture, Language & Leadership on December 9. She is the second student to earn the degree from NTU, and she likes how the program blends Western education with traditional values and thought.

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Divest Now! Joint Statement Regarding the Next Stage in the Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline

When people with few resources take on big money, it’s an uphill battle. Big money can afford to lose short term but gets stung when consumers divest.

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A Moose on a Roof? Native-Style Christmas Nativity Scenes

As many cultures around the world celebrate the Christmas holiday, one prominent element is the Nativity scene. Here are Nativity scenes Native American style!

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Are You There, Christmas? It’s Me, Carol

I don’t know about you, but I’m still waiting for the NDN versions of the holiday classic movies. There are many, many adaptions of A Christmas Carol, all with extra special twists. SNL did a version with the hilarious Alec Baldwin lampooning Trump. I hoped that Donald “Scrooge” would be visited by the ghost of president past, Richard Nixon, who’d dispense some useful and sage advice. But alas, he was visited by Putin instead.

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