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American Indian

1. a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, or South America, having Mongoloid affinities, notably straight black hair and a yellow to brown skin
2. of or relating to any of these peoples, their languages, or their cultures
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While Brown's classic work was a pessimistic outlook, the death of the American Indian, he prodded many minds and hearts to learn more about Native Americans and, most importantly, to want redress for them.
"American Indian Myths & Mysteries" divides its chapters into two groupings: the Historical Mysteries and the Mystical Mysteries.
A 2014 study by the American University Washington College of Law found American Indian mascots "resulted in lower self-esteem, sense of community worth, and views of students' own potential."
In new data published March 2 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers reported that the suicide rate has been increasing among American Indians and Alaska Natives since 2003, with a rate of 21.5 suicides per 100,000 people as of 2015, according to data from 18 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System.
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In chapter 2, "Representing Indians: American Indian Performance and Activism in Urban America," Rosenthal describes the emergence of American Indian performers in roles from live performances to becoming American Indian actors.
Culture and education are two priorities for American Indians. Through the prodigious efforts of tribal leaders grew the tribal college movement, and from there tribal colleges and universities are adhering to strengthening tribal culture and education without assimilation, but through the importance of regaining a cultural identity (American Indian Higher Education Consortium, 1999).
* For American Indian or Alaska Native students demonstrating their commitment to serving these populations through careers in healthcare, including social work, dentistry, and counseling.
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Then, the Congress of the American Indian Association decided to formally approach implementing an American Indian Day in the United States.
In this major collection, Hoffman (English, Athens Technical College, Georgia; founder, American Indian Literatures and Cultures area, American Culture Association) spearheads multi-disciplinary contributors in highlighting American Indian peoples and their diverse cultures and countering pop culture stereotypes--e.g., that all tribes have successful gaming enterprises.

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