By Native American Journalists Association with the Michigan State University School of Journalism
*100 Questions, 500 countries: A advisor to local the United States* is through the local American reporters organization as a part of the Michigan nation collage tuition of Journalism sequence in cultural competence.
This advisor has sections on tribes, reservations, sovereignty, treaties, federal workplaces, casinos, schooling, language, faith and culture.
The advisor is meant for individuals in company, faculties, areas of worship, govt, medication, legislation enforcement, human assets and journalism—anywhere you will need to understand extra approximately groups. we are hoping this consultant works for those who simply have questions on the folks round them.
Who is an American Indian?
Where did American Indians come from originally?
Why are local peoples often called Indians?
Which is right: American Indian or local American?
How many American Indians and Natives are there?
What are the explanations for emerging population?
Why does the govt check with such a lot indigenous humans in Alaska as Alaska
Natives rather than as American Indians?
Are local Hawaiians thought of American Indians?
What is a tribe?
How many tribes are there?
Which is the most important tribe?
Are Indian tribes and Indian international locations the same?
What powers do the tribes, as international locations, hold?
What form of governments do the tribes run?
What is the tribal council?
What is a reservation?
Why is it referred to as a reservation?
Hoe many American Indians continue to exist reservations?
How a lot land do tribes hold?
What is Indian Country?
What are the dwelling stipulations in Indian Country?
What is tribal sovereignty?
What is sovereign immunity?
Do states have jurisdiction over American Indians or their land?
Do American Indians need to obey an analogous legislation as non-Indians?
Are Indian american citizens U.S. citizens?
Can American Indians vote?
Do local american citizens pay country or federal taxes?
What are treaties?
What agreements did the treaties contain?
Why did eu settlers input into treaties with the tribes?
Why did the tribes conform to the treaties?
Are local americans stricken by the reasonable Care Act?
Are treaties nonetheless valid?
Do treaties supply local americans designated rights today?
Are treaties being challenged?
What enterprises characterize tribal interests?
What does the Bureau of Indians Affairs do?
Do American Indians have the best to carry non-compulsory office?
Do local americans serve within the U.S. militia?
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Language Q77: Do American Indians communicate their very own language? A: the majority of Indians converse English as their major language, notwithstanding a few be aware of their local language in addition. while Europeans first arrived the following, approximately 350 Indian languages have been spoken. Q78: what number American Indian languages are nonetheless spoken? A: the appropriate quantity is unknown. it truly is anticipated that approximately 2 hundred languages are spoken. local American languages are labeled geographically instead of linguistically, given that they don't belong to a unmarried linguistic family members, as Indo-European languages do. Q79: that are the commonest languages? A: there's no average American Indian language. a host are spoken usually by way of better tribes, similar to Navajo (spoken by way of 80,000) and Ojibwe (spoken via 40,000). Q80: have been there written Indian languages? A: prior to ecu cost in North the United States, Indian writing was once in pictographs, resembling the birch-bark scrolls inscribed by way of the Ojibwe. publicity to written eu languages, together with their direct learn, ended in numerous teams constructing their very own types of writing. Q81: Are American Indian languages carrying on with to die out? A: certain. greater than a 3rd are spoken simply by way of elders and should now not live to tell the tale to the subsequent iteration, in keeping with “The guide of North American Indians: Language. ” a few languages are recognized to only or 3 audio system. Q82: what's being performed to maintain American Indian languages? A: Tribes have written language books and feature created instructing instruments for Indian colleges. a few languages are taught in universities. In circumstances the place the variety of audio system has faded, language could finally die out. bankruptcy 10. faith Q83: Is there an American Indian faith? A: there are various local American traditions and ideology one of the greater than 500 tribes. in lots of tribes, ideals are an essential component of everyday life and aren't thought of a part of a faith reliant on an establishment for worship. Prayers have taken a number of varieties, together with songs and dances and acts reminiscent of sprinkling tobacco or corn meal. within the nineteenth century, local americans misplaced a lot of their spiritual customs as colonists pressured them to transform to Christianity. Colonists despatched local childrens to challenge faculties and banned a few Indian ceremonies. Q84: what percentage American Indians determine themselves as Christians? A: within the Nineties, greater than two-thirds of local american citizens pointed out themselves a minimum of nominally as Christians. Others mix Christian ideals with their local religions or perform separate faiths. Q85: Are local americans unfastened to perform their local faith? A: till the Thirties the U.S. attempted to prohibit local American spiritual rituals, together with the Ghost Dance, solar Dance and peyote prayer conferences. In 1978, Congress handed the yank Indian spiritual Freedom Act, an legit expression of goodwill towards local American spirituality. many spiritual practices as soon as thought of at the verge of disappearing have been revived. those comprise pipe ceremonials, sweat motels, imaginative and prescient quests and solar Dances.