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1. On Oklahoma, Efforts to Save House of Last Comanche Chief

2. Mayan Hieroglyphics Found in Guatemala

3. Liquid Gold Delivered From a Treasure Chest on Wheels

4. American Indian mother of two dies in police custody after her repeated pleas for help ignored

Sarah Lee Circle Bear

5. Native American civil rights activist found dead in Mississippi jail cell

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6. Kimberly Stewart Wears Native American Headdress on New Reality Show

Photo published for Kimberly Stewart poses in nothing but a Native American headdress

7. Question for Christians: Will Saying Sorry Be Enough?

8. Gov. Inslee Continues to Impress With Native Appointments

Seth Brickey, at 20, is quickly making a name for himself in state politics.
iStock Diet Soda Ice
Diet soda, while lower in calories than regular soda, is not a healthy choice.
Via Associated Press
Cecil the lion, a beloved fixture in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, was
gunned down by an American trophy hunter on July 6.
A shot of the work in progress at Church and King streets in Toronto.
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Ray Halbritter, CEO of the Oneida Indian Nation, receives a thank you gift
after speaking at EXPO ’15 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., from Tracy Stanhoff,
president of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce California.

By Felina Silver Robinson

Brookline Village 2012

I’ve been a resident in the town of Brookline Massachusetts since the age of 3. I’ve seen businesses come and business go.  There was such a sense of timelessness when I was young. It was obvious that people cared about spending quality time with family, neighbors and friends. Each main street lined with stores so invitingly enticing you just had to stop in, but making the choice of which one it would be was no easy task. Local Butchers, Fish Markets, Woolworth’s, Bakeries, Family Restaurants and Florists are just some of the examples of the potential array of choices. Today, much of the feeling of a carefree atmosphere has slipped away as the feel of commercialism has a slight edge. Nonetheless, Brookline will always be a visually appealing, welcoming community.

But it’s clear that business is now a very large part of the towns current makeup. Overpriced parking meters, permit parking and violators of permit parking make it difficult for both residents and visitors alike to enjoy their leisure or business throughout the town. One thing is certain, and that’s the fact that Brookline offers a vast number of storefronts to choose from scattered about the town. Many of its corners are quite picturesque. No wonder many parents strive to find homes in the area to raise their young. There are a number of parks placed throughout the town of Brookline that will draw you in. If you need daycare for your child(ren), don’t worry, Brookline has you covered. The school system has made great strides through the years facing new challenges each day with the likes of Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and Post traumatic Stress issues making it that much harder to reach our children in today’s classrooms. But if support is what our children need, then that is what they will get. There are  a lot of services throughout the town to connect families to that have a child(ren) in need. Brookline has also become home to many doctors in the Longwood medical area therefore further benefiting the residents of the town. As I finish writing this opinion it feels as though I’ve written an ad for potential residents of the town of Brookline. If that is what it is, that is what it is.

One last observation would be that it’s nice to see a town that takes such pride in its appearance and what it values. The Town of Brookline has embraced all those willing to call the town their home, helping everyone find their own niche. It’s hard to imagine Brookline before the 60s when you certainly wouldn’t have seen the melting pot that there is here today. As someone with mixed blood including being 1/2 Native American, I can say that I’m proud to live here today accomplishing something that wouldn’t have been possible before my birth. Thank you for a place to call home and it’s nice to see that it’s “business as usual in the small town of Brookline Massachusetts©.”

These three laws are among a host of measures that will go into effect Thursday to kick off the new year.

New Mass. Laws for 2015: Minimum Wage Hike, Wine Deliveries, Hold-Open Gas Clips

1. The Life and Times of Dick Motherfucker

2. Student and Business Owner: Check Out Morsette’s Cedar Rose Collection

Lori Morsette: Lori Morsette’s jewelry ranges from simple to elegant.

3. Former Office Manager to Sentenced for Embezzling From Tribes

4. Photo: People + Rights = Living Forests, Bringing Attention to Climate Change

Courtesy Amazon Watch/Spectral Q
Hundreds of Indigenous Peoples and their allies used their bodies to create a human banner on Agua Dulce beach in Lima, Peru parallel to the UN COP20 climate summit to demonstrate the importance of guaranteeing territorial rights in addressing climate change.

5. Top Native Athletes to Watch in 2015

6. Arctic Drilling Co. Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crimes

The Arctic drilling rig Kulluk, stranded off a remote Alaskan island in 2012.

7. Washington Football Fans: ‘Go Back to the Reservation’; Hundreds Protest R-Word at FedEx Field

Photo courtesy Gregg Deal
A fan of the Washington football team observes protesters Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

8. EPA’s Coal Ash Rule a Good Start But Falls Short: Environmentalists

The Reid Power Plant, which all but abuts the Moapa Paiute reservation, has been emitting coal ash for decades. It is scheduled to close in 2017.

9. 2014: The Year in Arts and Entertainment, Part II

10. The New York Times Publishes Investigative Report About Fort Berthold Leadership

Associated Press
Tex G. Hall

1. Video: Hoopa Home Chef Cooks Up Cauliflower Pizza

Hoopa Home Chef Cauliflower Pizza
Hoopa Home Chef Meagen Baldy shows us how to make a healthy cauliflower pizza.

2. Sacred Blindness I: Only Half the World is Sacred?

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat, the front side of the main complex, photographed in the late afternoon, did not make The Daily Eight’s list of top religious destinations, but it should have.

3. Why Not Mandate Mandatory CSC Funding?

4. Keepers of the Earth Fund Awards More Than $220,000 in Grants for Indigenous Communities

Courtesy Seminole Sovereignty Protection Initiative
A grant from First People’s Worldwide allowed members of the Seminole Sovereignty Protection Initiative to restore a dilapidated Chickee; creating opportunities for future gatherings in the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

5. Pope Francis’s New Year’s Resolution: Tackle Climate Change

Alessandra Tarantino/AP
Pope Francis delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and to the world) blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, on Christmas Day.

6. Khloe Kardashian Under Fire After Posting Native American Headdress Photo


7. Native American Youth: Changing the Narrative (VIDEO)

8. Native Americans in Higher Education Are More Than Just an Asterisk


1. I Just Fixed The Redskins Problem! You’re Welcome

2. Yes, He’s Handsome — But He’s Not Your Model. 25 Photos of Natives in European Dress

3. Must See: This 16-Year-Old Singer from Alaska is Amazing
Byron Nicholai, Yup’ik, sings and dances for culture and community wellness.

4. Indigenous in Ecuador Struggle to Get Chevron to Pay Up on $9.5 Billion in Damages

5. Gaming Exclusivity Fees Dip for First Time in Oklahoma

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6. FCC: ‘Redskins’ Is Not Profane

7. Are American Indian Nations ‘Wards of the Federal Government’?

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar calls American Indian Nations “Wards of the Federal Government.”

8. Congress Moves to Protect Alaska Native Women

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) discusses his pending Safe Families and Villages legislation, which was approved.

9. AMERIND Risk, NAIHC to Host 2015 Annual Convention and Tradeshow

10. Boycott Ralph Lauren’s ‘Assimilation Aesthetic’

1. Relief at a Stiff Price II: Singing the Bear Song


2. Northern Arapaho File Lawsuit Over Large Employer Mand

Associated Press

3. Cascadia’s Locked Fault Means Massive Earthquake Is Due in Pacific Northwest: Seismologists

U.S. Geological Survey/AP Photo
The mechanics of a subduction zone.

4. BIE in Crisis: Underfunded Agency Can’t Do Its Job

National Indian Education Study 2011
U.S. Department of Education
This image was included in the National Indian Education Study from 2011, which found that American Indian fourth graders attending BIE schools had reading scores 22 points lower than AI/AN students in public schools.

5. Energy Revenues to American Indians Top copy Billion for First

AP Photo

6. Navajo Nation Buys Back 7 Sacred Masks at Controversial Parisian Auction

AP Photo/Francois Mori
A supporter of Native Americans holds a leaflet reading ‘Stop cultural genocide, Eve auction house must stop’ to protest outside of the Drouot’s auction house during the contested auction of Native American items in Paris, Monday Dec. 15, 2014. Navajo officials spent approximately $9,120 to buy back seven tribal masks put up for sale at a disputed auction despite the U.S. Embassy in Paris asking Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives to determine where they came from. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

7. Jude Schimmel Has Arrived! Lady Card Has First Double-Double of the Season

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Jude Schimmel No. 22

8. New Seattle Superintendent Will Meet With Native Reps

Courtesy Seattle Public Schools
Dr. Larry Nyland, Seattle’s new superintendent of public schools

9. The Colonial Semantics of the United States: ‘Our Nation’s Tribes

10. This Video Proves ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ Is Best Sung in Navajo

William P. Yazzie
William P. Yazzie sings ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ in Navajo.

11. If You Need an Indian… Actor and Artist Richard Ray Whitman Is Your Man

Richard Ray Whitman in a shot from the film ‘Winter in the Blood.’

12. Native American Night Before Christmas (2006)

13. Native American Christmas 2012

14. Western Christmas Ornaments