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1. Tats Incredible: The Revival of Indigenous Ink

2. Gold King Mine Could Have Been Prevented

Courtesy La Plata Office of Emergency Management
The Animas River as it appeared on August 6, 2015, a day after a contractor working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally let loose three million gallons of toxic sludge. The river flows through the Southern Ute Tribe reservation.

3. Dem 2: Hijacked by ISIS

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as Bernie Sanders, left, and Martin O’Malley prepare before a Democratic presidential primary debate, Saturday, November 14, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.

4. Native Fashion Movement Celebrated at Peabody Essex Museum

Native Fashion Desert Heat Orlando Dugi
Courtesy Orlando Dugi, Sante Fe
Dress designed by Orlando Dugi, Navajo. Cape and dress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012. Paint, silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers. Hair and makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Mona Bear.

5. Indians Still Lagging on Home Ownership

6. Obama Doesn’t Understand American Indian History

7. Treaty Rights Triumph: First Nation Peel Watershed Protectors Win Against Yukon Government

The Yukon government wants to allow up to 80 percent of the pristine Peel watershed developed for mining and other interests. Four First Nations say no.
8. Native American Indian Spirit of Meditation

1. The Anti-Disenrollment Chorus Sings, Part 1

2. Photo: NMAI New York Screened MTV’s ‘Rebel Music’

3. Department of Justice Sides With Natives, Files Lawsuit Against SD for Discrimination

4. ‘A Place to Stand’: Baca’s Astonishing Life Story In Theatres

Alysa Landry
“A Place to Stand,” a documentary by the same name as Jimmy Santiago Baca’s memoir is playing in select theaters.

5. ‘Drill Them to Hell and Back’ Billboard Spurs Outrage in Indian Country

A billboard, which depicts a dark-haired woman lying on her back next to a pile-driver states “Screwpiles, We Drill them to Hell and Back,” has caused outrage in Indian country.

6. Fighting Racism at Yale: Native Students Push for Dialogue

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Yale University students and supporters participate in a march across campus to demonstrate against what they see as racial insensitivity at the Ivy League school in New Haven, Connecticut on November 9, 2015.

7. The High Life: Expansion of Viejas Casino & Resort Wows Guests

Diana Saenger

8. Mashantucket Pequot Flag Flew Over CT Capitol for Heritage Month

Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler Wayne Reels
Christina Rose
Mashantucket Chairman Rodney Butler and Wayne Reels, Mashantucket Director of Cultural Resources, stand before the Connecticut State Capitol, where the Pequot Flag flew for the first time in history from November 2 to 9 for Native American Heritage Month.

9. Flute Music: Meditation Music for Shamanic Astral Projection, Healing Music

10. Rain and Native American Flutes

1. The First Nations Development Institute

2. PowWows.Com


3. Three days from now will be the 1st of 30 days to celebrate and honor Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month

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4. Putting the World Back Together

5. Lock ‘Em Up With a Hug: Native Detention Programs Connect Youth to Community

Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Center

6. Indigenous Leaders Look to Justin Trudeau for Adherence to ‘Obama Style’ Campaign Promises

Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press
National Chief Perry Bellegarde gave Justin Trudeau sweetgrass and a canoe when the then-candidate addressed the annual Assembly of First Nations gathering in Montreal on July 7, 2015. Trudeau promised to improve the relationship between the federal government and aboriginal people.

7. Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous 6” Trailer Released – Facebook Says “Meh”

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Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous 6” Trailer Has Been Released – Facebook Says “Meh”

8. Yakama Nation Given a Step Towards Self-Governance

9. More New Mexico Tribal-State Gaming Compacts Take Effect

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico, is owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache. The tribe also owns the nearby Ski Apache Ski Resort, as well other reservation-based enterprises.

10. Ethan Hawke Supports First Nations Against St. Lawrence Gulf Drilling

Ethan Hawke, second from left, attends the Mi’kmaq community’s water ceremony on the shores of Pomquet Harbour near Antigonish, N.S., on Monday to support the call for a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Colt Rowland Mason Fine Tulsa World
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Colt Rowland bows his head in prayer with Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine before the game on Friday, October 23.
Vincent Schilling
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden honored five Native artists at a reception in their home in Washington D.C.

Ken Taylor was 81

1. George Will Gets It All Wrong in His Attack on ICWA

2. Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Who’s Afraid of Human Rights?

3. Video: Cherokee Elder Talks Arrowhead Hunting and Fighting With His Brother

Cherokee Elder Jim McGee

Cherokee Elder Jim McGee talks growing up Cherokee and fighting with his brother.

Cherokee Nation

4. Totem Travels 1,300 Miles to Sites Threatened by Coal Terminals in Northwest

Jacqueline Keeler, Children pose on the 3,000-pound totem pole as it makes its way from Washington State to the Northern
Cheyenne Reservation on a journey protesting coal mines and rail terminals.

5. Native Oklahoma – Pilot TV Show

6. Brothers (Wayra)

Fort Nelson First Nation in northern British Columbia has won a key legal victory in getting a water-extraction permit for Nexen Inc. yanked

1. 20 More Glorious Portraits of Native Americans by Ryan Red Corn

Ryan Red Corn – portrait of Sahmie Joshevama, Hopi, recent graduate of Arizona State University.

2. Joyous Celebration: Feting Canada With Indigenous Song, Dance and Art

Hans Tammemagi
Indigenous culture was feted heartily in Victoria, British Columbia, in a three-day festival culminating in
National Aboriginal Day and kicking off 10 days of celebrations leading up to Canada Day on July 1.
Above, Andy Everson, Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, leads the Totem Tour.

3. Neil Young Rocks Monsanto

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Neil Young Barclaycard British Summer Time Concert, Hyde Park, London, Britain – 12 Jul 2014
(Rex Features via AP Images)

4. Native Cooking: Is It Chowder, or Chowdah?

iStock New England Clam Chowder
iStock – New England clam chowder containing milk or cream is just one way to enjoy this tasty meal.

5. Sacred Mountain Blockade: Protectors Halt Construction on Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea Protectors Halt Construction
Darren Miller Photography
Mauna Kea protectors managed to stop the Department of Land and Natural Resources from beginning
construction on sacred Mauna Kea “until further notice.”

6. 5 Things You Didn’t Think of as Native Technology

John Wiley/Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
The ancient Chumash were among many Indigenous Peoples with intimate knowledge of the cosmos,
and these cave paintings are literal illustrations of their astronomical expertise.

7. Too Many Hearings, Too Little Funding

iStock Youth Help Suicide Depression
Since December the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has lost 11 young people to suicide, and
at least 176 have attempted suicide in that time period.

8. Don’t Shed Tears for Us Poor Indians

9. More Drivin’ Than Ropin’: Navajo Roper Places Second in Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic

Aaron Tsinigine of Tuba City ropes his end of the steer while his partner Clay O’Brien Cooper waits his
turn in the 10th round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2014.
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Aaron Tsinigine of Tuba City ropes his end of the steer while his partner Clay O’Brien Cooper waits his
turn in the 10th round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2014.