Author: TheCoopz

Looking Back: Housing Structures Among Native American Tribes

Looking Back: Housing Structures Among Native American Tribes

The grand tapestry of Native American life is woven with threads of innumerable tribes, each with its distinct cultural, social, and environmental landscapes. Tribes like the Cherokee, Lakota, Iroquois, Hopi, and many others have carved out unique identities through centuries of adaptation, survival, and innovation. Their housing structures stand as a testament to their enduring…

Paving the Way: $71 Million Investment in Clean Energy for Tribal Homes

Paving the Way: $71 Million Investment in Clean Energy for Tribal Homes

In a significant advancement toward sustainable development and energy self-sufficiency, the U.S. Department of the Interior has unveiled an impactful initiative: a $71 million investment aimed at electrifying tribal homes through clean energy sources. This measure, integral to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, aims to equip tribal communities with modern energy solutions, markedly improving…

Abenaki Identity in Vermont: An Ongoing Cultural Debate

Abenaki Identity in Vermont: An Ongoing Cultural Debate

In Burlington, Vermont, a dynamic dialogue continues at the University of Vermont, where engaged audiences come together to dissect and debate the complexities of Indigenous identity, focusing on the Abenaki tribes in the region. This discussion isn’t new; for many years, the legitimacy of Vermont’s four state-recognized Abenaki tribes has sparked intense debate and rigorous…

Native American History in Utah

Native American History in Utah

In the rugged, expansive landscapes of Utah, a story as old as the hills themselves unfolds – the tale of its original inhabitants, the Native Americans. For thousands of years, before the whispers of modern civilization touched these lands, five main groups – the Utes, Goshutes, Paiutes, Shoshone, and Navajo – called this place home….