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1. Christopher Columbus’s PowerPoint of Evil

2. Mercury in Fillings: Hidden Danger in Our Own Mouths

Liz Jeffords
R-L Senator Jim Jeffords, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works with his confidant Jeff Munger (Iroquois), who helped reduce dental mercury in U.S. waters by 48 percent in a measure that spread to 105 countries.

3. National Eyes on South Dakota

Republicans backing South Dakota Senate candidate Mike Rounds, left, could see the state go blue behind Democratic candidate Rick Weiland, right.

4. Columbus Need Not Apply: It’s ‘You’re Welcome Day’ in Canada, a.k.a. Thanksgiving

THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ingrid Misner, Artistic Impressions Photography
Gourmet Wild Rice Casserole, one of the many types of dishes with aboriginal roots consumed on Thanksgiving in Canada. Happy ‘You’re Welcome’ day.

5. Protesters March Against Redskins; Snyder Still Wooing Natives

Via Fox News
Redskins owner Dan Snyder sits in his box seats with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly

6. Tribes, Youth, Faith and Science Leaders Focus on Environment

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Youth meets faith meets science meets indigenous knowledge: These unlikely forces joined forces in Wyoming recently to study the environment.

7. ‘Indian Holocaust': A Poem for Columbus Day

Engraving by Theodor de Bry, from Bartolome De Las Casas’s ‘A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies,’ depicting atrocities wreaked by Columbus and his men on the idsland of Hispaniola.

8. Provocative Columbus Day Artwork by Artist Gregg Deal

‘Please feel free to download, share, print, make into shirts, use as your avatar, or whatever,’ says artist Gregg Deal.

9. The Rise of Indigenous Peoples Day

10. Navajo Fluency Could Change Landscape of Navajo Election, Deschene Out?

Courtesy Deschene2014.com
Chris Deschene has until October 19 to file an appeal or he’ll be out of the Navajo Nation Presidential election race.

11. Tiger Woods Inducts ‘Brother-for-Life’ Notah Begay III Into Hall of Fame

Stanford University
Notah Begay III is inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame in the Bing Concert Hall on October 11, 2014.

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. Native Humor: Natives Be Like… (or Do They?) 14 Funny Pictures That Went Viral

2. Photo: Stained Glass Artwork from Leonda Fast Buffalo Horse

3. Project Runway Shakeup: Korina Is Out! Kini Wins, Again

Source: facebook.com/projectrunway
Korina Emmerich, Puyallup, lost a showdown with Char Glover and was eliminated from ‘Project Runway.’ But she didn’t go quietly.

4. Jimmy Nelson Photographs Some of the World’s Last Indigenous Cultures

Jimmy Nelson
A Maori girl on New Zealand’s North Island in 2011.

5. Video: Watch Thousands of Walruses Forced Onto Alaskan Shores by Climate Change

USGS Video
An entire beach in northern Alaska is carpeted by walruses that cannot find ice to rest on in the open ocean.

6. CRYP Honors 8 Teen Interns at Community Harvest Festival Dinner

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Interns on hand to receive their certificates of completion at the 2nd annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner, from left in top row: Nathaniel Fast Wolf, Ryan Devlin (CRYP’s sustainable agriculture manager), Linsey LeBeau, Elijah Brown Wolf, Tana Charging Eagle, Bryanna Clown, Annie Sonnenberg (AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer). From left in bottom row: Tori Jensen, Kendron Bowker, Lisa Littleton.

7. Nike’s ‘Redskins-Themed’ Birthday for Kevin Durant Draws Ire From Native Group

Via Instagram
Nike’s “Redskins/Thunder-themed” birthday party for Kevin Durant is drawing ire from a Native American group.

8. Mohegan’s Northeast Wood Products Continues to Grow

Courtesy Mohegan Tribe
The Mohegan Tribe bought a wood-pellet production company in Ohio as part of an effort to diversify revenue amidst growing competition within the gaming industry.

9. Arizona Scorpions Add First San Carlos Apache Tribal Member to Roster

10. Brazil’s Proposed Mega-dam Auction Provokes Outrage, Indigenous Fight

Courtesy International Rivers
Tapajós River Basin

11. Ninth Circuit Court Panel Reaffirms ‘Discovery and Conquest’


1. Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Natives Donate Locks for Wigs at Pechanga Spa

Courtesy Pechanga Resort & Casino Spa
Inspired by a colleague’s courageous battle, Amber Curatola, Comanche, cut off most of her traditionally long locks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pechanga Resort & Casino is conducting a month-long campaign for hair donations.

2. Three Young Women Crowned Princess, Set to Represent the Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, left, and Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel, right, are shown with the 2014-15 Chickasaw princesses selected Monday night at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center. Selected to represent the tribe at events and functions through the United States over the next year are 2014-15 Chickasaw Princess Taylor Nicole Weems, Chickasaw Junior Princess Maegan Ann Carney, and Little Miss Chickasaw Jazlyn Renee Key.

3. Video: Fisherman Rescues Drowning Eagle in Nanoose Bay

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The bald eagle is pulled from a fisherman’s boat in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.

4. This Video From the People’s Climate March Will Inspire You

Dancers, one wearing the Haudenosaunee flag and holding hoops in his hand, shake a leg for saving the planet as marchers holding anti-oil banners look on.

5. Part of Aral Sea Dries Up: Biggest Environmental Disaster in Human History

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, from satellite data
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake on the planet, is just about dry, thanks to human intervention.

6. Jewelry Fit for a Supreme: Sotomayor Gets a Kenneth Johnson Necklace

Photo Courtesy Kenneth Johnson.
Kenneth Johnson presents Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with a custom necklace. Photo Courtesy Kenneth Johnson.

7. Tribal Judicial Systems Receive a Boost to the Tune of $87 Million

8. Pine Ridge Organization Finalist for $100K Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
The crew at Thunder Valley puts the final touches on the installation of solar panels.

9. Canoes Visit Seattle for Salmon Homecoming Celebration

Richard Walker
Adam Charles, holding his paddle, asks for permission for the Port Gamble S’Klallam canoe family to come ashore during Salmon Homecoming, on the Seattle waterfront.

10. Radiation Leak Linked to Los Alamos; Do We Really Want Biological Agents There?

11. Radon: The Invisible Killer In Native Homes Across Indian Country

Courtesy Minnesota Department of Health
What Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan did not know was how much radon she’d find when she tested her own home to see how the testing process worked. The number was shocking.

12. ‘She Fought So Hard to Live’


1. Connect the Dots: Mascots, Feathers, Termination … Domination

2. From Head-Ball to Hunter-Gatherers: The True Story of the Mashco-Piro

Fabio Jacob/Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
A withered rubber sphere used by the Mashco-Piro to play “head ball,” originally
collected by Shaco Flores

3. Will Scotland Go independent? And, if Yes, Is This a Future for Tribal Nations?

4. Award-Winning Convenience Store Chain Opens Its First Location in New York State

5. Radical New Way to ‘Museum’: A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center

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Executive Director of A:Shiwi A:Wan Museum and Heritage Center
Jim Enote explains one of the pieces to guests.

6. Almost $950 M in Cobell Trust Administration Class Payments Have Been Mailed

Elouise Cobell

7. Red Lake Is County Absentee Voting Site in State Pilot Program

Courtesy Michael Meuers
Members of the Red Lake Political Education Committee

8. Pedophile Ex-Priest Convicted on 24 Counts, Including Bestiality; Inuit

Victims Vindicated

Canadian Press
Former priest Eric Dejaeger after his arrest in 2011. He has been convicted
on a total of 32 counts ranging from rape to bestiality in Nunavut, where he
victimized Inuit children during the 1970s and ’80s.

9. Native American Music

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1. Annual Wild Rice Festival and Powwow Is Underway

2. Meanings Create and Shape Human Reality: The UN HLPM Outcome Document

3. Sunchoke Recipes: Wild Wonderful Fall Salad and Pickles

Wikipedia
Jerusalem artichoke flowers.

4. Tourist Porn: ‘Human Safaris’ Are Killing Uncontacted Peoples In Peru

Courtesy G. Galli/Survival
Uncontacted Mashco Piro Indians have been seen in the area on several occasions.

5. Strong Two-Spirit Leader Pruden Joins Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Courtesy Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
Harlan Pruden has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

6. 7 Best Experiences in Indian Country That USA Today Missed

Wikipedia.org
Garden of the Gods

7. Indigenous Peoples Cite Victories, Map Future on 7th Anniversary of U.N. Rights Declaration

8. Kiowa Lesson

9. Native American Flute – Northern Plains Courting Song on the Rivanna River

10. Native American Flute


1. Popular Native American Church & Peyote song videos

2. Diversity and Beauty of Native American women

3. Nuns Urge Pope to Rescind Doctrine of Discovery

Vatican Archives
One of the original Papal Bulls that decreed it was okay to take indigenous land and crush culture on Turtle Island.

 

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/09/nuns-urge-pope-rescind-doctrine-discovery-156819

  4. NFL Commish Roger Goodell Is Tone Deaf on Ray Rice, Redskins

Associated Press
Ray Rice

5. ‘Am I Next?’ Indigenous Women in Canada Ask Social Media

Holly Jarrett/Facebook
Holly Jarrett, cousin of murdered Inuit university student Loretta Saunders,
has begun a social media campaign to push for a national inquiry into the
issue of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.

6. Gil Birmingham, Tina Fey Post Selfie From Set of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

source: facebook.com
Birmingham called Fey an ‘inspiring queen of comedy.’

7. Don’t Just Say It—Do It

8. Gathering of the Tribes: Artists Celebrate Indigenous Origins

9. Tactics for the Lazy Investor: A Native Guide to Investing

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10. Indian Country Tourism Highlighted at Nez Perce Economic

Convening & Tradeshow

Courtesy AIANTA
AIANTA Executive Director Camille Ferguson presents book to NezPerce
Tribal Chairman Silas C. Whitman

11. Tex Hall Vying for Fourth Term as Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman

Gale Courey Toensing

12. The Supreme Court of Canada’s ‘Parasitic’ Aboriginal Activities