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1. Mother and Son Overcome Adversity to Earn Master’s Degrees Together

Lila Bruyere, 61, and her son, Shawn Johnston, 37, fought back from addictions and will become the first mother-son duo to graduate from the same program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
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Lila Bruyere, 61, and her son, Shawn Johnston, 37, fought back from addictions and will become the first mother-son duo to graduate from the same program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. They will both receive their master’s degrees from the faculty of social work’s aboriginal field of study program on October 31, 2014.

2. Walmart Takes Twitter Beatdown Over ‘Fat Girl Costumes;’ Pocahottie Still OK

Walmart.com’s ‘fat girl costumes’ page is one of the all-time lowlights of e-commerce.

3. Children in the Crosshairs: Alaska Native Grandmother Fights ICWA Ruling

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Familial bonds are paramount among the Tununak, as in most Native cultures. More than 90 percent of the tribe’s village was wiped out during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, and just 400 Tununak remain today.

4. Our Brothers and Sisters: 6 Sacred Animals and What They Mean in Native Cultures

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The turtle is but one of many sacred animals throughout Native cultures.

5. Rosebud Sioux Member to Head 1st Tribal Lending SD Branch

6. The Federal Drug Administration Continues to Ignore Tribal Governments

7. Thorpe Family Considering Appeal of Ruling on Jim Thorpe’s Remains

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8. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Seen From Space Hovers Over Four Corners

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan
The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009 (dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher).

9. Going Door-to-Door in Rural Alaska in Search of Voters

AP Photo/Gregory Bull
Gabe Tegoseak, right, talks to Harold Snowball as he goes house to house for Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, in Barrow, Alaska. Tegoseak walks the ice-slicked streets, knocking on doors, looking for votes.

10. Destroying the Specter of Breast Cancer in Native Communities

11. Money Koch Bros. Stole from Tribes Could Swing Mid-Term Elections

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South Dakota Democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland interacts with Native communities along his campaign trail. Weiland is in a too-close-to-call race with Republican Mike Rounds and Independent Larry Pressler.

12. ☆ 3 HOURS ☆ NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE ♫ Baby Bedtime Sleeping Music ~ Best Lullaby Sleep Songs


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

AP Photo/ Evan Vucci
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

Rich Pedroncelli/AP
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

Talonbooks
‘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

U.S. Centers for Disease Control
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

Courtesy April Monroe Frick/Free the Fairbanks Four

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

REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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

University of Louisville
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

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

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

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
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

Kernit Grimshaw
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

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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. ‘The R Word’, a Tom the Dancing Bug Cartoon

copyright Ruben Bolling

2. Take Back the Night Rally: Sexual Assault is NOT an Ojibwe Tradition

Michael Meuers
Red Lake will hold a Take Back the Night Rally October 22.

3. 5 More First Nations Musical Artist Award Winners to Watch For

Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards

4. Video: How Acidifying Oceans Are Ruining Shellfish Farms

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Taylor Shellfish Farms in Washington State is one of many such enterprises seeing the effects of ocean acidification.

5. Native Women Aim to Make Waves in NM Political Arena

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New Mexico State Capitol

6. Support This Warrior’s Right to Walk the Red Road

7. BIA Head Kevin Washburn Speaks to ICTMN About One of the Toughest Jobs in Government

Cliff Matias
Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn sat with a panel from ICTMN in September while in New York.

8. Texas Native Community to Protest Redskins At Dallas Cowboys Game

9. Battle Continues for Peel Watershed in Yukon Courtroom (Video)

Marten Berkman
Mining companies are leering over the Peel Watershed, the largest pristine wilderness in North America and a storehouse of coveted minerals and other resource deposits.

10. Matthew McConaughey Says ‘Keep Redskins,’ Cites Hamburgers & Westerns

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Matthew McConaughey, an Academy Award-winning actor, says keep Redskins.

11. Key Thoughts From KeyBank: Financial Education Success in Indian Country

12. Chickasaw Softball Coach

13. From Carlisle to Hollywood: A Conference on Graduates and the Movies

Student body assembled on the Carlisle Indian School grounds.
Courtesy Marc Wanamaker/Bison Archives

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

Courtesy Wallace Family
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

Courtesy Kathy Foster
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

Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
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

Courtesy Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
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

Pechanga Resort & Casino
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. Native Groups to Protest Sunday’s Redskins Game in Arizona

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A young man protests the R-word in Dallas,Texas during the Redskins/Cowboys game in 2013. Protests are planned for this weekend ahead of the Redskins/Cardinals game by several Native American groups.

2. An American Indian in China

3. ‘Modernize the Columbia River Treaty,’ Religious Leaders Urge U.S. and Canada

Via Washington State Catholic Conference
The Columbia River treaty needs to be modernized, religious and indigenous leaders in the Northwest and British Columbia say.

4. Diversity of Native American Business on Display in Milwaukee

5. A Voice of Reason in Connecticut’s Anti-Fed Rec Wilderness

Bridgeport, Connecticut Mayor Bill Finch is going against his state’s norm by applauding the Bureau of Indian Affairs proposed new regulations for the federal acknowledgment process.

6. Glory Days! Rare Video of Jackie Pierson, Contestant on ‘Biggest Loser’

7. Meet Shoni Schimmel! 30 Northern Cheyenne Kids Hit the Jackpot!

Rodney Harwood
The Northern Cheyenne group that traveled to Pablo, Montana to see Shoni Schimmel at Kootani-Salish College 157

8. Un-Build It, and They Will Come: With Dams Gone, Chinook Return to Upper Elwha

Mark Swanson/YouTube
Stilll from a video shot by a reader of the Peninsula Daily News of salmon spawning in Olympic National Park, finally able to swim all the way up the Elwha River in the wake of dam removal.

9. Q’orianka Kilcher: Te Ata Is ‘Most Challenging Role I Have Ever Taken On’

Photo by Brian Daffron.
Q’orianka Kilcher all smiles on the set of Te Ata. Photo by Brian Daffron.

10. Bakken Gas Flares Away, as Nationwide Propane Shortage Kills With Hypothermia

Jim Wilson/The New York Times/Redux
Flares burning waste gas at a well in McKenzie County, N.D., in the Bakken shale oil field.

11. Election: Wisconsin Mining Is The Issue Stirring Native Voters

Campaign picture via Facebook
Wisconsin state Senate candidate Paul DeMain. DeMain is president and CEO of Indian Country Communications and editor of News From Indian Country.

12. Traditional Teachings Are Not in the Public Domain


1. Attention Native Filmmakers, Artists, Techies: Tribeca Film Institute Wants You

2. Classic ’70s Posters: Ganienkeh, the Mohawks Who Took the Land Back

Source: Ganienkeh.net

3. Sovereignty Without Compromise, Since 1974: The Story of Ganienkeh

Source: Ganienkeh.net
Photo from the ‘Moss Lake’ location of Ganienkeh in 1974. Source: Ganienkeh.net

4. Leading Native American Business Summit Kicks off in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

5. Native Youth to Attend Cape Town Summit

American Friends Service Committee
George Soctomah Neptune, a Passamaquoddy citizen from Motahkmikuk (Indian Township), will travel to Cape Town, South Africa as part of a youth delegation from the American Friends Service Committee to attend the Global Youth Indaba: Leading by Example.

6. Keres Energy Team Signs With EMAT in a Move of Sustainability Innovation

Tim Chavez, Keres’ President and CEO and member of the LLC

7. ‘Unspeakable Poverty of Loss': Intergenerational Trauma and the Bakken Oil Fields

Greg Bull/Associated Press
The Bakken oil fields, origination point of the Sandpiper oil pipeline proposed by Enbridge Corp. to Wisconsin, through Anishinaabe territory.

8. Shoni Schimmel Visits Flathead Reservation; ‘Be Proud to be Native!’

Rodney Harwood
Shoni Schimmel walks through a crowd of children at Salish Kootenai College before speaking to more than 500 people.

9. 10 Common Ailments Eased By Native Remedies

Wikipedia
Yerba mansa is a multi-purpose medicinal herb.

10. Morongo Law Enforcement Chief Honored as Nation’s Top Tribal Cop

Courtesy Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Mike Levine, Morongo Law Enforcement police chief, was recently named Police Chief of the Year

11. Bianca Jagger on Mother Earth: ‘Our Children’s Children May Never Know This Beauty’

Courtesy IFIP
Pictured, from left, are: Pei-Un Yee, IFIP Executive Associate; Bianca Jagger, BJHRF; Evelyn Arce, IFIP Executive Director.

12. Do Other Countries Celebrate Columbus Day?