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1. Cherokee Citizen Leads Tribal Health System to National Recognition

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Cherokee Nation citizen James Martins, of Afton, talks with Northeastern Tribal Health System CEO and fellow Cherokee, Kim Chuculate, during a regular visit to the clinic.

2. A Family Tradition of Military Service Leads Birdwell to the VA

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Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) met the new Director of the Office of Tribal Government Relations for the Veterans Affairs Department, Stephanie Birdwell in March 2011.

3. $19 Million NIH Grant Aims to Draw Natives Into Biomedical Research

4. On Ebola & ISIS: A Flaming Chariot Called Fear

5. Oneida Indian Nation’s SavOn Stores Raise Over $7,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association

6. Alaska May Have the World’s Largest Voting Booth

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A new video urges Alaska Native voters to get to the polls. And early. “Get Out the Native Vote” reminds people that they can vote until November 4th in one of the 128 newly established voting sites across the state.

7. Trickster Art Photo: Romero’s Ceramic Coyotes

8. Duane Champagne’s Orwellian Form of Self-Determination

9. Video: Parched Southwest Tells ‘the Story of Water’

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Even without climate change, ‘the story of the Southwest is the story of water,” says climate scientist Gregg Garfin in this video about the Southwest chapter of the National Climate Assessment released in 2014.

10. Deconstructing the Doctrine of Discovery


1. Life Is Worth Living: Walking to Prevent Suicide During Native Heritage Month

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Rayna Madero is challenging everyone to walk one mile a day for suicide prevention throughout the entire month of November.

2. Mr. McConaughey, You’re All Wrong, All Wrong, All Wrong About the Redskins

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Actor Matthew McConaughey, right, stands with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder during NFL football practice at Redskins Park, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

3. EPA Grants to Drought-Stricken Southwest Tribes Total $43 Million

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The dried-out bed of Lake Mendocino, California, in February 2014. The state is gripped in its worst drought in recorded history.

4. Skwachàys Lodge Combines Native Culture and Social Good

Hans Tammemagi
Skwachàys Lodge is an Aboriginal-art hotel and represents a unique milestone for indigenous people. It is located in Vancouver, Canada.

5. Two Weeks to Go and Races Come Down to Turnout in SD, Alaska and Wisc.

6. There’s a War Going On! Janet Rogers Writes Dispatches From the Front Lines

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‘The white and purple image on the cover reflects the Iroquoian use of wampum, day and night, peace and war, life and death, and Janet carries the wampum and the message.’

7. Don’t Panic About Ebola, IHS Says: Get Your Flu Shot

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Portion of CDC flier urging American Indians to get vaccinated from the flu, a much bigger danger than the Ebola virus.

8. Evidentiary Hearing Scheduled November 10 in Fairbanks Four Case

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9. NIGA-Blue Stone Create First Guide to Tribal Economic Development

Blue Stone Strategy Group Chairman Jamie Fullmer at the United Tribal Leaders Summit, North Dakota, September 2014
10. Why the US Should Put Native Tribal Sovereignty in a New Constitution

1. Canada Reels in Shock and Grief as Murdered Soldier Identified and Harper Condemns Attack

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Armed RCMP officers approach Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014.

2. Video: Partial Solar Eclipse Dims Midday, Sunset Skies Across Turtle Island

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A typical partial solar eclipse.

3. Jude Schimmel Is All Smiles on Media Day; Gearing up for Start of Season

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U of L Seniors, Bria Smith (21), Shawnta’ Dyer (12), Sheronne Vails (3), Sara Hammond (00), and Jude Schimmel (22) pose for a photo during media day on October 20, 2014.

4. In 1927, an Indian Team Played the Champion New York Football Giants — and Won

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Still from ‘Playground of the Native Son.’ Source: indieinfilms.com

5. Cherokee Citizen Canaan Duncan Named to Oklahoma 30 Under 30 List

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Pictured, from left, are: Cherokee Nation Government Relations Executive Director Courtney Ruark-Thompson, Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson, Cherokee citizen and 30/30 Next Gen honoree Canaan Duncan, and former Congressman Dan Boren.

6. Run, Run, Run! Todd County Falcons Ready to Defend Dakota Cross Country Title

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Kelsie Herman, Rosebud Sioux, of Todd County High School is going to the South Dakota Class A Cross Country Championship Meet ranked No. 1 in the state in the 4000-meter, with a time of 15:01.00.

7. Protecting a Key Native American Site from Erosion

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Powhatan in a longhouse at Werowocomoco (detail of John Smith map, 1612)

8. Canada Parliament on Lockdown as Gunmen Open Fire in Ottawa

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Police converge on Parliament Hill after one or more gunmen opens fire, shooting a uniformed soldier guarding the War Memorial in Ottawa and then entering the Parliament building. Lawmakers and Prime Minister Stephen Harper were moved to safety.

9. Who’s Your Favorite Native Musician? 2014 NAMMYs Ballot Is Online, Vote Today!

Photo by Kim Acosta. Source: nativeamericanmusicawards.com
Tony Duncan performs onstage at the 2013 NAMA ceremony. Duncan won Artist of the Year. Photo by Kim Acosta. Source: nativeamericanmusicawards.com

10. Fight the Power: 8 Contemporary Heroes and Leaders of Native Resistance

Suzan Shown Harjo, Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, has been fighting for Native justice for decades.

11. Navajo High Court’s Delayed Decision Keeps Deschene in Race for Now

12. The Role of Latin in Empire and Colonization


1. Nevada and Southern California Tribes Net $10.4 Million in Grants From EPA

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Water-cleanup and related projects will get the lion’s share of some $10.4 million in grants going to Nevada and Southern California tribes.

2. Eastern Cherokee Band Forbids Fracking on Its Sovereign Lands

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina have passed a resolution prohibiting fracking on their sovereign lands.

3. Naked Faux Savages and Neo-Racism in Berlin

Captain Jacobsen, a play that recently premiered in Berlin, is receiving mixed reviews some of which are calling it neo-racism.

4. Juliette Lewis Offers Words, Poetry, and Music in Memory of Misty Upham

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Juliette Lewis’ handwritten farewell to Misty Upham, posted to Instagram.

5. Horse Lovers Share Vision to Develop Native Bronc Riders

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Philip Whiteman, Jr. during one of his rides.

6. American Indian Motion Picture Awards, Coming to a Television Near You

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Poster art for the 2013 AIFF by Steven Paul Judd, featuring Will Sampson leading a who’s who of Native talent. Can you name all the others depicted here?

7. 1964 Centennial Indian Princesses Gather for Anniversary Reception

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Aloha Callac-Jones competed against 21 other women 50 years ago, and won the crown.

8. Thompson Brothers Sign With Nike

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Miles, Jeremy and Jerome Thompson smile after allegedly signing contracts with Nike.

9. Hector Vazquez Top Chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino

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Hector Vazquez was recently named executive chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort

10. Inside the Dirty-Tricks Playbook of Jack Abramoff

11. Cultural Tourism to Be Introduced at AFN Annual Convention

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Ashley Akpik and the Tagiugmiut Dancers of Barrow perform an Inupiat dance at the opening of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Several thousand Alaska Natives from around the state are expected to attend the three-day event.

12. Native Cooking: Mixing Up Something New With Cranberries

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A coastal Washington cranberry bog.

13. Voters Could Stop Keystone XL Pipeline through South Dakota Senate Race

14. Vote ‘I’ for Indian: Big Tax Break for Natives

15. Time for the Tribal National Park to Properly Honor Native Culture


1. AIM Co-Founder Dennis Banks Remarks on Tragic Death of Misty Upham [Video]

Dennis Banks, seen here with family friend Tracy Rector (left), Robert Upham, and an unidentified relative, stopped by the memorial gathering for Misty Upham on Friday night.
2. James Roger Madalena: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

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New Mexico State Representative James Roger Madalena
3. Orionid Meteors Sparkle and May Explode: Halley’s Comet Says Hello

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Orionid meteors are among the most beautiful of the year, and we’re in the midst of them.
4. Not Your Mascot Minnesota to Protest ‘Redskins’ During Vikings Game

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People supporting a name change listen as Virgil Ortiz of Laguna Pueblo speaks at the Anti-Redskins protest rally on October 11, 2014. Ortiz is an Professor at Arizona State University.
5. Suicide on Reservations and the Need for More Studies

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“There are many warning signs we have to look out for, like people talking about taking their own lives.”

1. Misty Upham’s Father Says Her Death Was an Accident, but Alleges Mistreatment by Police

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2. NCAIED Salutes Its 40 Under 40; Announces National Economic Summit in Las Vegas

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“40 Under 40″ award recipients were honored at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee on October 8.

3. Misty Upham’s Friend Juliette Lewis Demands Inquiry: ‘This Is Not a Suicide’

4. OK Tourism Is Thriving; Struggles to Rev Up Its Reputation in the State

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Basket making at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, Oklahoma.

5. Lakota Hero Lyle Eagle Tail Awarded Posthumous Carnegie Medal of Valor

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Lyle Eagle Tail, right, died last year at age 28 while trying to save 16-year-old Madison Wallace, left, and her 6-year-old brother Garrett from the foamy Big Sioux River. Both have been given posthumous awards for valor by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

6. Viejas Casino & Resort Earns Two More Guinness World Records

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Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians Tribal Chairman Anthony Pico is presented the Guinness Book of World Records plaques by Alex Angert, the official Adjudicator for GWR.

7. Enough Already! Too Many Tweaks to the Right-of-Way Proposal

8. Body in Washington ID’ed as Misty Upham, Family Criticizes Police as Unhelpful

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Misty Upham at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of ‘August: Osage County at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

9. Election: What’s With Kansas? Native Vote Could Provide An Answer

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Verna Simon visiting the Get Out the Native Vote display table that was manned by Marzha Fritzler at the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

10. LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant Shoot Hoops for a Good Cause at Pechanga Resort & Casino

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The Los Angeles Lakers shoot some hoops in a practice session at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, California on October 16, 2014. The Lakers Youth Foundation raises money for some of the kids on the reservation.

11. Salaita Awarded $5,000 AAUP Foundation Academic Freedom Grant

12. The Beauty That Was My Mother


1. Breaking: Body Found in Washington Believed to Be Misty Upham

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Misty Upham arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of ‘August: Osage County’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

2. Search Continues for Misty Upham; Father Responds to Media Coverage

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Actress Misty Upham currently has short hair, as in this photo posted to Facebook August 11.

3. ‘The Rez Sisters': 28 Years Later, More Relevant Than Ever

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‘The Rez Sisters ‘celebrates Native women, with all their flaws and complex relationships.’

4. AIANTA Wants You! Preparations Underway for World’s Leading Travel Show

5. ICTMN Environmental Writer Terri Hansen on Diversity Travel Fellowship to ScienceWriters2014

ICTMN correspondent Terri Hansen will use her Diversity Travel Fellowship to this conference to encourage Native journalists to focus on science writing.

6. Student Newspaper Bans R-Word, Braces for First Amendment Fight

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Members of The Playwickian staff review its papers before distribution.

7. Back From Near Extinction: Kootenais Open First Ever Hatchery for Burbot and Sturgeon

Jack McNeel
Tanks for holding burbot are designed to separate fish of different sizes, as they are a very predatory species and will eat their own.

8. Gift of the Harvest—the Art and History of Ricing

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Fred Ackley Jr, right, appears in Wisconsin Media Lab’s video about ricing.

9. San Manuel Pow Wow Has Huge Prize Money, Awesome Singers & Drums

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A young fancy shawl dancer walks by hung photographic murals of powwow dancers from previous years, during the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ Annual Pow Wow.

10. Stunning photos from the 25th Native American Festival at Moundville Archaeological Park

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From Choctaw, MS, a group of youth from the Mystic Wind Stickball Players put on a high paced intense traditional game of stickball with ancient mounds as their background for onlookers at the 25th Moundville Indian Festival in Alabama

11. Sleep With One Eye Open, Sandman has Entered Minn. Congressional Race

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Ray “Skip” Sandman has his sights set on the 8th Congressional District in Minnesota as the Green Party candidate.

12. Rep. Lisa Johnson-Billy to Encourage Native Women to Run on Radio Show

Rep. Lisa Johnson-Billy, Chickasaw, is encouraging Native women to enter the political scene whether federal, state or tribal.

13. Invader-States Hijacked UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples