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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

Rex Features via AP Images
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.
Courtesy PRCA
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.

1. One Heart – One Spirit (Movie Trailer) Coming Summer 2015

2. Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People Episode 1

3. National Aboriginal Day Brings Hope for Results From Truth and Reconciliation Report

Ken Gigliotti/The Canadian Press
Sunrise ceremonies will mark the start of the first day of summer, as well as National Aboriginal
Day, across Canada.

4. Video: National Aboriginal Day Celebrates First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cultures

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

5. Video: Dance Jam Kitchen Features a Healthy Take on Pad Thai

Dance Jam Kitchen Pad Thai
Make Waves Entertainment
Donnell Barlow, a member of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, and host of “Dance Jam Kitchen”
shows viewers how to make a healthier version of pad thai.

6. Summer Solstice: Sun Caresses Turtle Island With Golden Rays on Father’s Day

This multimedia exhibit at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New
Mexico illustrates the Sun Dagger at Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, ancient home of the
Pueblo. The originals have shifted, notes
Alysa Landry
Previously known as U.S. 666, this north-south corridor now known as U.S. 491 had various
nicknames to match its dangerous reputation.

8. ‘Beat Your War Drum Somewhere Else!’: The Ugly War Over a Racist Mascot


1. Wednesday, June 11, 2015 – VICE News Daily: Paris Auctions Anger Native American Tribes

2. Movie: Road To PaIoma (2014), Jason Momoas, Robert Homer MolIohan, Iisa Bonet

3. Poetics, Politics and U.S. federal Indian Law

4. Next Generation of Young Tribal Leaders: SAIGE Training Program

5. Study: Historical Trauma Plays Role in Youth Gangs

iStock Native American Man Gangs
Youth gangs on American Indian reservations and Canadian First
Nations reserves are more recently established, smaller and less
organized than urban youth gangs, leaving open the possibility that
timely prevention and intervention could be successful.

6. Protecting Native Children: Heitkamp Gets Big Bill Through Senate

“For generations, children on tribal lands have lived with the odds stacked
against them.” With the recent Senate passing of a Sen. Heidi Heitcamp
bill Native youth will have a fighting chance.

7. Get Ready for Wes Studi as Badass Native Antihero in ‘Ronnie BoDean’

Courtesy Steven Paul Judd
Wes Studi as Ronnie BoDean. ‘I wanted to make a picture with a
Native person where he wasn’t getting saved by a non-Native,’ says
director Steven Paul Judd. Photo courtesy Steven Paul Judd.

8. Leave Tar Sands Oil in Ground: 110 Scientists Invoke First

Nation Treaty Rights

Jennifer Grant/Pembina Institute
A mine in the Alberta oil sands of northern Canada. More than 100
scientists and other researchers have called for a halt to development there.


1. The Torture Report and the Indian Wars

2. Secretary Jewell to Tour Everglades, Approve Seminole Leasing Regulations

AP Photo

3. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Hosts Inter-Tribal Council Meetings

Courtesy George Tiger
Principal Chief George Tiger

4. Lummi Nation Asks Army Corps to Deny Permit for Coal Export Terminal

A typical coal train.

5. Video: Cherokee Elders Celebrate Christmas With Song and Dance

Cherokee Nation Elder Care Christmas
Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation recently held an Elder Care Christmas program in Tahlequah.

6. Shoni Schimmel’s Another Magic Johnson, Says Dream Coach Michael Cooper

Amy Morris
Head Coach of the Atlanta Dream Michael Cooper coaches rookie Shoni Schimmel during the 2014 season. Cooper has compared Schimmel to former LA Lakers star Magic Johnson.

7. Musique a la Rez! French Filmmakers Turn Lens on JJ Otero’s Native-Soul-Rock

Photo source:
Native-Soul-Rock musician JJ Otero brought some rez flavor to the French film project. Photo source:

8. Navajo Student Debates R-Word: We Are too Small of a Populous to be Infighting!
(L to R) Kyle Blackhorse, Analicia Salas, Megan LaRose, and Jared Massey pose in front of a 12 News van after meeting with News Director Mark Casey at the Phoenix TV station to discuss use of the term “R*dskins” during its newscasts.

9. Alberta Oil Sands Deposits Must Be Left in Ground to Avoid Catastrophic Warming: Study

Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press/AP
An Alberta oil sands installation.

10. Navajo Sci-Fi Film ‘Legends From the Sky’ Is in a Race Against Time

Protagonist Lyle, played by Edsel Pete, on the poster for ‘Legends From the Sky’

1. Part I: ‘You Guys Are All Still Alive?’ and Other Outrageous Things People Say to Natives

2. Edged Out: Johny Hendricks Loses UFC Title in Split Decision

Johny Hendricks, left, stares down Robbie Lawler at the weigh-in prior to UFC 181. Source:

3. Miles Thompson Makes NLL Pre-Season Debut, Proves He’s Ready for the Pros
Miles Thompson makes his NLL debut with the Minnesota Swarm in preseason opener against the Rochester Knighthawks.

4. New Mexico Fines Feds $54 Million for Radiation Leaks at Los Alamos and WIPP

Courtesy U.S. Department of Energy, via the Albuquerque Journal
A damaged nuclear-waste container at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

5. San Carlos Apache Leader Seeks Senate Defeat of Copper Mine on Sacred Land

Apache Leap is one potential sacred site being threatened by a provision added to the National Defense Authorization Act reauthorization that would allow a large copper mine project.

6. National Finals Rodeo Rookie Kassidy Dennison Making Run at Championship

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Kassidy Dennison

7. Topless Nicki Minaj Announces Tour Wearing Feather Headdress

8. Confronting Your Obstacles Face-to-Face: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 4

Carl Hillis, Jr. Army. 101st Airborne

9. First Nations Chiefs Gather in Winnipeg to Elect New Leader

Chris Wattie/Reuters, Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press, Facebook, via CBC News
Left to right: Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdain are all running for the position of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, in a special election to be held on December 10.

10. Obama’s Harvard Law School Mentor Takes on Cape Wind

Courtesy American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Laurence H. Tribe, Cape Wind’s latest opposition

11. Heed the Higher Calling of Indigenous Rights