Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Students participating in the Teaching Crow course enjoy a laugh during a language exercise. About 40 people signed up for the summer institute this year.
For many people, the difficulty of speaking a language may be far more disparate than its teaching. In communities troubled with limited resources and Native languages classified as “threatened” or “endangered,” the Language Conservancy offers assistance.  The non-profit organization, formed in 2005, provides...
This table shows the last 7 of 13 language disruption levels as defined by Ethnologue, an International language database. The Crow language is labeled as threatened, or 6b.
“Indigenous languages have been the victims of especially destructive historical pressures whose effects are only now starting to be fully realized,” the Language Conservancy website states, “Given current trends, an estimated 90 percent of the world’s 6,000 languages will become extinct or near-extinct in the next 100...
Trista Fog in the Morning (wearing sunglasses) hugs Trixy Phelan last Thursday morning after they gave emotional speeches in support of their cousin, Roylynn Rides Horse, who was assaulted and burned in April. The family’s prayers will be answered, Fog in the Morning said, “when [Rides Horse is] home with her kids, when she’s able to hug her babies.”
Their T-shirts said “Walking By Faith” and “Justice for Roylynn”. Their stated target was violence on the Crow Reservation. Their numbers were more than 100 last Thursday as they marched down Highway 212 toward Apsaalooke Veterans Park. Two months earlier, a 28-year-old mother of six – Roylynn Rides Horse...
Crow Sen. Eric Birdinground of the Center Lodge District (far left) speaks last Thursday afternoon during the rededication of the Awe Kualawaache Care Center in Crow Agency as tribal officials, board members and princesses look on.
“I think the past Vice Chairman said it best,” said Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote as he explained why Crow Agency’s Awe Kualawaache Care Center is important to his people: “‘Our hope is that we bring our elders home here.’“Before, they were taking them to Billings or other places. Now, we have the...
7th Cavalry reenactors ride over the Medicine Tail Ford in Garryowen, the historic location for the Real Bird Reenactment depicting the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Medicine Tail Ford will play host to the Real Bird version of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn at 1 p.m. on June 24, 25 and 26 in what Gary Stewart – who plays Col. George Armstrong Custer – calls “an exciting, thrilling and captivating event.” The historic Garryowen location, state Real Bird brothers Jimmy,...
Cora Wood
The 7th annual Big Sky State Games National Anthem Contest winner is Cora Wood. The fourteen, soon to be fifteen year old, from Crow Agency will be a freshman at Hardin High School this fall. Wood began performing at age five, and began singing the National Anthem at rodeos at age seven. Since then she has had the honor of performing the...
Students participating in the Teaching Crow course enjoy a laugh during a language exercise. About 40 people signed up for the summer institute this year.
This table shows the last 7 of 13 language disruption levels as defined by Ethnologue, an International language database. The Crow language is labeled as threatened, or 6b.
Trista Fog in the Morning (wearing sunglasses) hugs Trixy Phelan last Thursday morning after they gave emotional speeches in support of their cousin, Roylynn Rides Horse, who was assaulted and burned in April. The family’s prayers will be answered, Fog in the Morning said, “when [Rides Horse is] home with her kids, when she’s able to hug her babies.”
Crow Sen. Eric Birdinground of the Center Lodge District (far left) speaks last Thursday afternoon during the rededication of the Awe Kualawaache Care Center in Crow Agency as tribal officials, board members and princesses look on.
7th Cavalry reenactors ride over the Medicine Tail Ford in Garryowen, the historic location for the Real Bird Reenactment depicting the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Cora Wood

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Crow Sen. Eric Birdinground of the Center Lodge District (far left) speaks last Thursday afternoon during the rededication of the Awe Kualawaache Care Center in Crow Agency as tribal officials, board members and princesses look on.
“I think the past Vice Chairman said it best,” said Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote as he explained why Crow Agency’s Awe Kualawaache Care Center is important

Obituaries

Jewell Medicine Horse-Williams
Jewell Medicine Horse-Williams, “iichiin baxxapaa bia” (Medicine Horse Woman) went to the Other Side Camp on May 29, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Fresno, Calif.
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