NextGen Native

The founder, Celeste Kimimila Terry (Oglala Lakota) sat down and had a talk with Dennis Worden the creator of NextGen Native back in 2015 when Thinking Indigenous launched. Since then Dennis’ work has continued to inspire us here at Thinking Indigenous, as well as the listeners of his podcasts. This type of media is important, and really speaks volumes of the many indigenous professionals making a difference in their communities. NextGen Native is a website for the NextGeneration of Native professionals. It is about what they are doing, and what ideas or energy drives them. It is about improving yourself …

Adams 12 Five Star Native Coders

Thinking Indigenous is working hard to connect with the communities it encounters. Our efforts are providing indigenous youth access to resources and education that will cultivate skills they can share and adapt to their respective tribal communities. On Monday, the students of the Adams 12 Five Star School District Title VII Native American Education Program were able to create their own soundboards. With a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B along with a Bare Conductive PiCap the students were able to see how this tiny device operates and reacts to touch. Teamed with Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint, students were able to …

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Northwest 10th Annual Indian Storytelling Festival

Stories live in our DNA. Stories reveal our Native culture. Our traditional stories connect us to our ancestors. It helps us carry on our lineage and it shows that our culture continues to live. Stories help keep us connected to our communities. They give us guidance and direction from the example of our ancestors. Stories are meant to teach us lessons and they show us how to create balance within ourselves and in the world. It is important to understand those stories of our ancestors, those who have endured many trials and those who have suffered great loss. These stories …

July 2015 Update

Be sure to check out the Lakota Language Game – New words and phrases will be added shortly! Please contact Arthur Jacobs if you’re interested in having him develop a game for your language! star@sonic.net http://nativelanguages.co/ July was a wonderful month for Thinking Indigenous, so many new changes will be occurring much quicker within the next few weeks! We will be announcing our newest member of the web development team later this month. Since everyone deserves an awesome announcement post, I will hold off on revealing their name just yet! There’s a few things that we will mention in this update …

Lakota Language Game Exploration

Thinking Indigenous is proud to announce the developing partnership with the developer of the Native Languages: Lakota Language Game!   Thinking Indigenous is proud to announce our partnership with Arthur Jacobs; an independent game designer. He has been coding/scripting for 20 years, volunteers at Native News Online and has designed the Lakota language game! Arthur is easily able to provide the same program for other native languages, and it works on mobile devices. He has worked with other programmers to implement the design and to bring us a wonderful platform for vocabulary building, and listening to words – save the language! The game …

Donation Button Activated via PayPal

  Please understand that all $5 donations will go untouched until the organization is a registered 501(c)3. The funds raised will go to projects proposed by the youth members of AIYN. 🙂 This is such an exciting opportunity and the first proposal is a great one that I cannot wait to announce! If you wish to donate to site maintenance and the fundamental starting steps of AIYN, such as registering the organization – (firstly THANK YOU!), please send an email to discuss: donations@thinkingindigenous.org  

Profile Fields

  Working on some website infrastructure for the user profiles: Current Goals (old & new): There is a lot of work to do to prepare for the White house gathering in a couple weeks, I am so excited to share this vision with all the native youth!

Forum Access & Legal ‘Stuff’

We are looking to start working with educators of traditional and general education – For basic online courses offered free to our network members! This is estimated to be one of the divisions that will take a longer period of time to develop.  (This will be a very exciting feature!) Thank you so much for following the current developments of Thinking Indigenous. – It cannot be emphasized enough that if you are interested, this is an opportunity to be a participant in building the foundation of a vast international movement for indigenous youth, starting with you! Feel free to reach …

Seeking Network Affiliates

We are reaching out to various organizations in an attempt to build network affiliates for the youth!If this is your first visit to Thinking Indigenous here’ s what it’s all about, very briefly: Thinking Indigenous is a platform to promote the work of native youth organizations, and professionals making a huge impact in their community. Thinking Indigenous is also a professional – social network for Indigenous youth looking to broaden their network and easily access resources and support in a professional pursuit of their own! The network’s decisions will be made by the youth, for the youth and their respective …

Indigenous Arts Site Creation

Currently working on the development of the Indigenous Arts feature page! It is something that I hope will provide inspiration, resources, tips and an opportunity for youth to network with other professional indigenous artists through an effort to pursue their own careers. Keep checking in for new changes, and feel free to join if you are ready to begin making a positive difference in your community through a collective of ideas by many other indigenous youth!