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1. Illustrator Skewers the Washington Team, Thanksgiving With Cover Art

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The New Yorker’s December cover, illustrated by Bruce McCall, satirizes the Washington football team and Thanksgiving holiday.

2. Alaska Native Rapper Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence With ‘Wake Up’

3. From Briny Wastewater to Fracked Oil: Bakken Saturated With Spills, NYT Finds

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This July 15, 2014 aerial photo shows discolored vegetation, lower left, leading from a pipeline where an estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater spilled from an underground pipeline at Bear Den Bay along the Missouri River near Mandaree, N.D.

4. Suzan Shown Harjo Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom in White House Ceremony

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President Barack Obama places the Medal of Freedom, the U.S.’s highest civilian honor, around the neck of Suzan Shown Harjo on November 24, 2014.

5. Minneapolis Strip Club’s Tasteless Thanksgiving Ad Draws Planned Nov. 26 Protest

6. Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Buys Oklahoma City Embassy Suites Hotel

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The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has purchased the 236-room Embassy Suites Oklahoma City as part of its strategy to diversify its business holdings.

7. White House Blog Post: Responding to Sexual Violence in Indian Country

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Attorney General Eric Holder

8. Many of These 17 Thanksgiving Tweets Are Awful, Some Are Spot-On

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Twitter user @karsonkeeney shared a photo of more holiday cultural appropriation.

9. BIA’s Ugly, 19th-Century Attitudes Toward Native Land Rights

10. ‘Wounded Knee: A Line in the Sand’: Documentary to Show Never Seen Footage

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Reporter Kevin McKiernan is pictured with Tom Bad Cob and Oscar Bear Runner during the 1973 occupation.

11. First Kitty Litter, Now a Typo? Santa Fe New Mexican Investigates LANL Radiation Leak

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Leaky, radioactive drums of nuclear waste.

12. The Yavapai-Apache Nation Is Protecting Its River and Its People

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The Yavapai-Apache Nation uses gaming revenues from its Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel to develop its communities

13. Homicide, Suicide, Violence, Abuse and Neglect on the Rez

14. Internet Access Will Be a Game-Changer for Indian Country

15. The American Indian Hall of Fame Finds a New Home

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The Loretto in Kansas City, Missouri, is the future site of the American Indian Center of the Great Plains.

16. Merida Guilty in Choctaw Corruption Case

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Bidding preferences and overcharges went into building the Choctaw Casinos.

1. Thanks for Kids Dinner Will Be a Celebration for All Ages

Cheyenne River Thanks for Kids Dinner Elders
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An image from a previous Thanks for Kids Dinner. This year will feature Learning Circles where elders can teach younger generations.

2. 10 Early Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

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The National Network to End Domestic Violence has compiled a list of what red flags might pop up to indicate your partner is abusive, or can become so.

3. Domestic Violence: Every Ending Has a Beginning, and That’s a Good Place to Start Healing

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Domestic abuse can be psychological and emotional as well as physical, and it often sneaks into a relationship, disguised as love—or a bad mood.

4. The Ring of Truth: Turning Stone Is Becoming a Mecca for Boxing

5. Outrage: Human Rights Violations Continue Around the World

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Oil sludge from one of the hundreds of waste pits that Texaco left in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

6. Ponka-We Victors: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

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7. How Congress Made Environmentalists Public Enemy #1

8. National Center, DOE Partner in Minorities in Energy Initiative

9. Native American Heritage Month Family Day at Greenwich’s Bruce Museum

Native American Heritage Month Family Day at Greenwich's Bruce Museum

10. American Indian Heritage Month Quizzes and Crosswords

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1. Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act: Landmark Legislation or Hollow Victory?

2. Arizona’s Indian Gaming Phenomenon

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Valerie Spicer, executive director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association, told EXPO attendees: “This has been a banner year for Indian gaming in Arizona.”

3. Stealing Children: A Look at Indigenous Child Removal Policies

Margaret Jacobs A Generation Removed
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Margaret Jacobs, professor of history and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, has just published a second volume based on her research.

4. What a Scene! Glamour and Talent at the 2014 AIFF Awards

5. Young Dancer at 2014 Indian Festival in Stone Mountain

6. Navajo Presidential Election Not Until 2015 Now

Demonstration of a Native being Nativer than you (see item no. 2 on list).

7. San Manuel Joins Morongo, Card Clubs and Amaya in Push for Online Poker

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8. The Black Snake Hears a Song: Declaring War on the Keystone Pipeline

9. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Revitalization Is Good Medicine

10. Popular Indian Mortgage Program Now Costs More

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1. Sky Woman, Turtle Island, and the Great Celestial Tree Get a Movie (It’s About Time!)

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An image of Sky Woman riding the back of the turtle that becomes Turtle Island in the Iroquois Creation Story. Source: facebook.com/IroquoisCreationFilm

2. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Creates Conservation District With USDA

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The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that cements the formation of a natural resource conservation district.

3. Washington State Official Joins Northwest Tribes in Urging Oil Train Regulation

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This derailment and explosion of a train carrying Bakken crude in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada in July 2013, killed 47 people. Northwest tribes and the State of Washington say, ‘No thanks.’

4. Turning Stone Resort Casino Unveils ‘Next Big Thing’ in Retail Luxury and Entertainment

5. Hey, Matt Lauer! Help the Little Wound School Buy a Wrestling Mat

6. History: Remembering Impact of Alcatraz Occupation on 45-Year Anniversary

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American Indians play ball games outside the prison wall on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco during their occupation of the island in this November 26, 1969 photo. The sign reading “INDIANS WELCOME,” is one of the few physical reminders that 45 years ago a group of American Indians clung to the barren, bony slopes of Alcatraz for 19 months, winning the attention of the world and igniting a passion for civil rights.

7. ICTMN Exclusive: Interior’s Mike Connor Discusses Tribal Land Buy-Back Program

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor pictured with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

8.  Oregon Man’s Design Selected to Honor Code Talkers on copy Coin

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Tom Rogers designed the 2016 copy Native American coin.

9. You Won’t Believe How Many Rubik’s Cubes This Guy Solved While Running a Marathon

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Espinoza fell short of his personal goal, but crushed the old world record. Source: facebook.com/PhillipEspinoza

10. Sioux Mother to Return to Court in Latest Fight for Her Abused Sons

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Audre’y Eby’s sons going to a doctors appointment with their friend, Manape LaMere, on Winnebago Reservation, November 27, 2013.

11. Toward Disestablishing the Doctrine of Christian Domination


1. Native Music’s Big Night! 20 Photos from 15th Annual NAMA Awards Ceremony

2. 4 Mistakes Made in Children’s Literature About Natives, and Books That Fix Them

3. Tribal Leaders Meet to Discuss New Tax Law, Express Concerns on Implementation

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Tribal leaders present at the Tax Summit on November 14, 2014.

4. Upper Peninsula Electric Rates Expected to Rise 30 Percent By December 1

5. Video: Watch Lakota Song Unhinge Sen. Warren After Keystone XL Vote

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Greg Grey Cloud being led away from Senate chambers by police after bursting into a Lakota song following the narrow defeat of legislation that would have enabled construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

6. Moai Than Meets the Eye: More Proof Bering Strait Theory is Wrong

Moai Ahu tongariki Easter Island
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Moai facing inland at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island. These moai were restored in the 1990s by a Japanese research team after a cyclone knocked them over in the 1960s.

7. Navajo Gaming’s Derrick Watchman Named One of Arizona’s Top CEOs

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Derrick Watchman, CEO of Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, stands in the entryway of the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort east of Flagstaff, Ariz.

8. Native American Song Follows Senate Keystone XL Vote, Singer Arrested

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9. It’s Nearly Thanksgiving: Try One of These 6 Recipes From the College Fund

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This image of another variation on sweet potato soup is from TheVegan8.com, which provides 8-ingredient vegan recipes.

10. Brian Cladoosby Lays Out NCAI’s Priorities in Time for Lame Duck Session

Brian Cladoosby: “As Congress opens the lame duck one of the first issues will be the Keystone XL Pipeline.”

11. A Decade of Class III Gaming in Okla. Pumped Billions Into Economy, Boosted Education

 Confetti flies during the grand opening of the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on August 3, 2009.
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Confetti flies during the grand opening of the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on August 3, 2009. On Monday, November 17, 2014, at Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, the Cherokee Nation and neighboring tribes celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the passage of Class III tribal-state gaming compacts.

12. Election of Walker and Mallott Is Historic on Several Levels

Bill Walker (right) is the first independent to be elected governor in Alaska’s state history. Byron Mallott, Tlingit, is the second Alaska Native to be elected lieutenant governor.

13. Let’s Stay Focused on Self-Determination for Our Nations


1. Seriously Funny: Comedy Duo James & Ernie Have a Message for Native Youth

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Ernest Tsosie III, left, and James Junes combine comedy and youth activism. Image source: Facebook.com

2. Watch This Squirrel Snatch a Camera and High-Tail It Up a Tree, Filming

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This is what it looks like to be preyed upon by a squirrel. Nightmares not included.

3. Morongo Tribe Donates 10,000 Turkeys for Thanksgiving to Those in Need

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Volunteers help distribute turkeys as part of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians annual Thanksgiving Outreach Program

4. From Dirt Roads to Fiber Optics: FireKeepers Hits the Jackpot

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FireKeepers Casino Hotel

5. Native American Heritage Month: 13 Books for Children From StarWalk Kids Media

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The organization KidsWalk Media has compiled a list of books great to share with children during Native American Heritage Month.

6. Internet-Breaker Kim Kardashian Gets Glam on Aboriginal Land (With Permission)

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Kim Kardashian in a photo from an instantly-famous shoot she did for Paper magazine. Source: papermag.com

7. Listen Now: Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Starts Today

Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit
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The Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit is a free online series, and it starts today.

8. Lyle Thompson Named 2014 Person of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine

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Lyle Thompson was named Person of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine on November 17, 2014.

9. We Need Diverse Books: Join Twitter Chat With Children’s Literature Expert Debbie Reese on November 18

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The website that aims to address the lack of diversity in children’s literature narratives will host Debbie Reese, publisher of the website American Indians in Children’s Literature, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday November 19.

10. The Ghosts of Colonial Bolivia

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11. Urban Native Education Alliance Gets Grant for Circle Of Strength Program

Native Warriors Basketball Program
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UNEA’s Native Warriors basketball program will be the catalyst for improving health, self-esteem and educational achievement of urban Native youth.

12. Welcome, Oglala Lakota County! The Story Behind the Story

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South Dakota state representative Kevin Killer, Oglala Lakota, holds the new bumper sticker designed by Jesse Short Bull to announce the renaming of the county that overlaps much of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. On November 4, voters decided in favor of a ballot measure Killer was instrumental in putting on the ballot. The jurisdiction will now be called Oglala Lakota County, named for the people who live there.

13. Federal Government Must Protect Native Children From Violence


1. Reporter Says Obama Awarded Medal of Freedom to Support Anti-Redskins Movement

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Reporter Megan Finnerty (left) says Suzan Harjo’s Medal of Freedom award represents the president’s nudge toward changing the Washington football team’s name.

2. Video: Cherokee Elder Joe Fourkiller Recalls His Childhood

Cherokee Elder Joe Fourkiller
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Cherokee Elder Joe Fourkiller shares some stories from his childhood.

3. Meeting Economic Development Challenge in Indian Country

William “Mike” Lettig, Executive Vice President and National Executive of KeyBank’s Native American Financial Services segment.

4. Mike Williams Races Toward Recovery

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Mike Williams Sr. writes about mushing and the Sobriety Movement for Alaska Natives in a new book, available May 2015.

5. I Love Ancestry: Responsibility, Honor and Truth

6. Native American Heritage Month Activities and Resources