Memories of a childhood book that has a Native American character

There are times when I was growing up, where few and far between, there was a Native American portrayed in pop culture. (wow, same problem today!) I can count on my hand how many times I saw a Native American character on TV, in books, in movies ect. It was not a lot. 

The other day, I remembered a book with a Native girl. I couldn’t remember the name of the book (for a while there I thought it was Babysitters Club) but when I did a search, I found out it was not BC. So I searched and I searched and I searched. All I could remember is that it was about a group of girls either in Junior High or High School. I remember the Native girl being shy, beautiful and possibly Chipewyan. I also slightly remember that she might have been a model. I remember a very 80’s cover to the book, and I remember loving the series. 

Well, late last night, I finally found out what the series is. GIRL TALK!!!

The Native Characters name is Allison Cloud, I can’t find what Nation she is from. 

My point in this, is that when I was young there wasn’t many Natives portrayed in books, and this was a modern Native character. She was a normal High School student who went through normal everyday things that a teenager does. Now, are these the most intelligent books ever written. NO. But I like the fact that such a popular book (in the 80’s) featured a Native American character.

Kalli Edmo, designer, boxer and Miss Shoshone-Bannock 2010.
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Kalli Edmo, designer, boxer and Miss Shoshone-Bannock 2010.

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Disney’s Pocahontas Re-Imagined As Ruthless Avenging Warrior and as a man

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Here are 5 other Disney Princesses as Warriors http://www.buzzfeed.com/kmallikarjuna/6-disney-princesses-re-imagined-as-ruthless-avenging-warrior

More Gender Swap Disney Characters: http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/14/Gender-Swapped-Disney-Characters/#!EGulK

Is it bad that I think the male version of Pocahontas is totally hot?

necklace, Mama Longlegz aka Summer Peters (Ojibwe)
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necklace, Mama Longlegz aka Summer Peters (Ojibwe)

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Shoni Schimmel (Umatilla Nation) drafted by the WNBA

She will be playing for Atlanta Dream!!!

The first Australian Indigenous Fashion Week starts today!

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Indigenous fashion is being celebrated in Australia this week! I cannot wait to see photos of the design talents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

More Here: http://www.aifw.com.au/

And a great interview with Indigenous Model Samantha Harris Here: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26976147

imageAnother post about Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders coming soon 

WOW! WOW! 
Irene Bedard
Irene Bedard is an acclaimed Inupiat & Inuit actress, who has starred in films for 20 years, has been nominated for a Golden Globe, and is a survivor of domestic violence (and frequently speaks out on the subject). 
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I think this photo needs to replace the one I used in Top 30 Hottest Native Women.. WOW!!!

WOW! WOW! 

Irene Bedard

Irene Bedard is an acclaimed Inupiat & Inuit actress, who has starred in films for 20 years, has been nominated for a Golden Globe, and is a survivor of domestic violence (and frequently speaks out on the subject). 

Via ofcolor-fashion

I think this photo needs to replace the one I used in Top 30 Hottest Native Women.. WOW!!!

Jude Schimmel named Top 10 College Women 2014 by Glamour Magazine

University of Louisville, sociology major

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At age four Schimmel started shooting hoops with her big sister, Shoni, on the courts of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, where she grew up.

More Here: http://www.glamour.com/inspired/2014/04/jude-schimmel-top-10-college-women-2014

Juno Award Winners, A Tribe Called Red featuring Northern Voice

'Sisters'

Not only do is K. Devery Jacobs (Rhymes of a Young Ghoul) in the video but I believe I see a Yukon face in there??? (MS?)

William and Kate doing the Hongi!!!

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Princess Kate and Maori elder Lewis Moera

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Prince William 

The Hongi is a traditional Māori greeting

Here is Princess Diana doing the same thing on a trip to New Zealand 

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And one last one of Kate (with Maori elder Hiria Hape)

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