Colorado Springs Rodeo
Join One Nation Walking Together one week from today at the Colorado Springs Rodeo! The rodeo runs eight Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. There will be lots to do and see including the Pikes Peak Intertribal Dancers! Don’t miss out on the flute playing, singing songs, and dancing. Reserve your tickets at www.cosrodeo.com!!
June 15th, 22nd, 29th
July 6th and 27th
August 3rd, 10th and 17th
Annual One Nation Powwow
One Nation Walking Together sponsors an annual one-day Native American Indian Intertribal Powwow each July. This event is a celebration of Native history and culture and features Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, live wolf and birds of prey exhibits, children’s activities, Native vendors and food, and much more.
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This is a Traditional Powwow, where American Indians from all tribes join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. About 2,000 to 3,000 people attend annually. This is a great opportunity for non-Natives to learn and ask questions about American Indian culture, history, dances and music. Learn the meaning and significance of drums, songs and dances in Native traditions and culture. See the different regalia worn by dancers as they demonstrate some of the various Native dances. Native artisans will demonstrate their skills and exhibit their paintings, jewelry, beadwork, and more.
Natives, non-Natives, people of all ages and from all Tribes are welcome. Join us for a fun-filled and exciting day. Please bring a non-perishable food item to feed the hungry.
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“If you knew the conditions…”
Approximately 1.5 million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives live on designated reservations in the United States today. All but a few of these reservations are plagued with poverty, unemployment, homelessness, lack of medical care, and insufficient educational resources. Many experience historical trauma, discrimination and feelings of hopelessness. There is pervasive hunger. Some children’s only meals are those served while in school.
Suicide rates are more than double, and Native teens experience the highest rate of suicide of any population group in the United States via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death—and 2.5 times the national rate—for American Indian/American Native youth in the 15-24 age group.
Diabetes incidence is 177 percent higher, with the highest rate of type 2 diabetes of any specific population in the U.S. via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
The national graduation rate for American Indian high school students was 49.3 percent for the 2003-2004 school year, compared with 76.2 percent for white students via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
High school dropout rates for American Indian American Native youth are double the national average via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
Recent reports state the average life expectancy on the Pine Ridge Reservation is 45 years old while others state that it is 48 years old for men and 52 years old for women. With either set of figures, this is the shortest life expectancy for any community in the Western Hemisphere outside Haiti, according to The Wall Street Journal via American Indian Humanitarian Foundation.
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