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

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

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

3. Miles Thompson Makes NLL Pre-Season Debut, Proves He’s Ready for the Pros

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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

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A damaged nuclear-waste container at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Laurence H. Tribe, Cape Wind’s latest opposition

11. Heed the Higher Calling of Indigenous Rights


1. Indigenous Rights Denied

Mexican Zapatista National Liberation Army
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Mexican Zapatista rebels are showered with rose petals as they arrive to the Nativitas forest in Xochimilco, Mexico, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Friday September 12, 1997.

2. Montreal Massacre’s 25th Anniversary Unites Canadians Against Violence Toward All Women

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A monument to the 14 female nursing students who were victims of the 1989 massacre at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, in Quebec.

3. Video: A Personal Story of Cultural Genocide and Childhood Removal

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A woman named Becky tells a very personal story of cultural genocide and removal.

4. 4 Native Women Athletes in the Hall of Fame You Might Not Know About

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Ryneldi Becenti (Navajo) was one of the first Native American women to play in the WNBA.

5. He Was a Father, a Soldier, a Gold Mine: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 2

Mervyn Hillis in Vietnam

6. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Eliminating All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Seeking environmental justice for Indigenous Peoples and others through the elimination of discrimination at CERD in Geneva.

1. Tribal Nations Conference Will Emphasize Outreach to Native Youth

2. HUD’s Castro to Lead Economic Development Discussion at White House Conference

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HUD Secretary Julián Castro

3. No Surprise, But We All Should Matter

4. House Passes Pearce Native American Housing Bill, Moves to Senate

5. Adios, ‘Ugg A Wugg': Native Composer Updates Song for NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’

Mary Martin and Sondra Lee in a publicity photo for the 1954 ‘Peter Pan’ Broadway musical. Lee has stated that she will not watch Thursday’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ and is disappointed the musical number ‘Ugg a Wugg’ has been changed.

6. USDA Announces Broadband and Infrastructure Support for Indian Country

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

7. Peel Watershed: Yukon Judge Sides With First Nations in Historic Ruling

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The Peel Watershed in Canada’s Yukon Territory, is not too far from Alaska.

8. Navajo Nation Purchases 65 Acres of Land, Revises Criminal Codes

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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly (left)

9. It’s Wednesday, and A Tribe Called Red Will Burn Your Village to the Ground (for Free!)

10. Mining Company and Execs Charged With Clean Water Act Felonies in Alaska

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Some of the mining waste that got XL Platinum Inc. and five of its executives indicted for felony violations of the Clean Water Act

11. Blackhorse: The Hate Mail I Receive is Hostile, Aggressive, Racist and Sexist

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Amanda Blackhorse has received stacks of hate mail since she became a prominent figure in the change the name campaign.
The Superstition Mountains in Tonto National Forest, sacred to the San Carlos Apache Tribe, is the subject of yet another incarnation of a bill that would allow copper mining.
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Twitter user @nickeloden1497 joined the wave of people on Wednesday using the hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite to discuss Native American genocide.

1. Smudging the Colonizer’s Lens: Artists Challenge Old Imagery With ‘Regarding Curtis’

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Detail of Hopi Maidens (acrylic, 2010) by Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo). Courtesy Arizona State Museum.

2. Cherokee Artist Donald Vann Receives Diploma 46 Years After Enlisting For Vietnam

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee artist and veteran Donald Vann was presented a high school diploma from his former Stilwell High School Superintendent Neil Morton 46 years after leaving school to enlist.

3. Mohawk Woman To Help Lead Canadian Pan Am Games Team

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Waneek Horn-Miller was selected as an assistant chef de mission for the 2015 Pan American Games.

4. Video: Cherokee Elder Rufus King Tells Us About His Childhood

Cherokee Elder Rufus King
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Cherokee Elder Rufus King talks about his childhood, a time when kids wore patched up pants, and made their own toys.

5. Klabona Keepers Ordered by Court to Stop Blocking Imperial Metals Mine

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Tahltan elders and families go to court to save Tl’abãne from Red Chris Mine, owned by Imperial Metals Corp., which owns Polley Mine, whose dam breach sent billions of gallons of toxic waste into pristine British Columbia waterways.

6. Bridging Two Worlds: Sharing My Native Culture While Helping in Uganda

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Sydney Farhang working with the youth of Uganda.

1. Christmas Trees Meet Native Art in Santa Fe

2. Thanksgiving, Hope and the Hidden Heart of Evil

Giving and giving thanks are simply Native beliefs. When asked to give, the Dakota say ‘Are we not Dakota and alive?’

3. Northwest Tribal Wetlands, Recycling Projects Benefit from $31.8 Million EPA Grants

4. Thanksgiving Hoop Tournaments Bring Grieving Communities Together

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5. TV Personality Suzanne Roberts Gives $2 Million to Indian Health Programs

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Talk show host Suzanne Roberts was captivated by her work on the Navajo Nation 50 years ago. Today, at 93, she is donating $2 million to American Indian Health.

6. Rooney Mara’s Tiger Lily Could Not Be Less Native. That’s a Problem

Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily on the ‘Pan’ Poster released this week.

7. Tar Sands Opposition Unites Burnaby Leaders, First Nations, as 60 Arrested in B.C. Protests

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First Nations protesters on Burnaby Mountain

8. Purchase of Manhattan: Opera Tells History of Lenape and Dutch—Watch Clips Here

Purchase of Manhattan Church and Performers
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The “Purchase of Manhattan” concert opera was held November 20 at Marble Collegiate Church. Pictured at the podiums, from left, are Alexandra Loutsion, Stephen Powell and Brent Michaels David.

9. 6 Thanksgiving Myths, Share Them With Someone You Know

St. Joseph's Indian School Mailings

10. Reparations for Indigenous Victims of Napalm and Atrocities in Brazil

Courtesy Agencia Publica
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/11/26/reparations-indigenous-victims-napalm-and-atrocities-brazil-158026

11. AMERIND Says Be Aware of 4 Risks When Cooking That Turkey Tomorrow

12. Connecting the Dots on Climate Change and Economic Development


1. Get the Politicians Out of Immigration Reform

2. BIA Head Kevin Washburn Speaks to ICTMN About Bay Mills and the Need to Resolve Water Rights

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

3. South Dakota Native Election Victories—And What They Say About 2016

Courtesy Troy Heinert
In the upcoming South Dakota legislative session, beginning in January, newly elected South Dakota State Senator Troy Heinert, Rosebud Sioux, will be wrangling measures to improve life for Natives and others throughout the state. Heinert, formerly in the South Dakota House, is shown here at his day job as a rodeo pick-up man.

4. And the Awards Went to: Screen Natives Honored at Red Nation 2014

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Actor Jeremiah Bitsui accepts his award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series at 2014 Red Nation Film Festival. Photo: Teresa S. Thompson.

5. Rosebud Sioux Tribe Calls House Keystone XL Passage an ‘Act of War,’ Vows Legal Action

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Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council President Cyril Scott, in aqua shirt, at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York City.

6. New Study Shows Native Americans Traveled to Easter Island Before European Contact

Easter Island Moai
AP Photo/Karen Schwartz
This August 2012 photo shows heads at Rano Raraku, the quarry on Easter Island. The sculptures have bodies attached, but they are buried under the dirt and not visible. About 400 moai are here in various stages of carving. A new study indicates that Native Americans visited Easter Island before Columbus sailed to the Americas.

7. Choctaw Corruption Case Continues

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8. Will They or Won’t They? Leonid Meteors Could Sparkle or Fizzle

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If northeastern Turtle Island gets a break in the clouds, its inhabitants could see 15 to 20 meteors per hour emanating from the head of Leo the Lion after midnight.

9. Bob Hicks, Pioneering Advocate for Natives in Hollywood, Walks On at 80

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Chairman Bob Hicks at the First Americans in the Arts awards ceremony in the early 2000s, with Dawn Jackson, the organization’s vice chair. Image source: dreammerchantstudio.com/pages/Events/CINEFAITA.htm

10. Métis Hero Louis Riel Commemorated on Anniversary of Execution for Treason

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Louis Riel’s grave in Manitoba

1. President Shelly Salutes Past, Present And Future Navajo Veterans

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2. Veterans Day Tribute – Native Names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall

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A veteran looks at the names of those who died etched into the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Sunday, May 26, 2013.

3. Honoring Veterans III: Honor the Wind

4. Annual Veterans Day Celebration in Reno to Give Special Thanks to Women

US Marine Fred Vigil Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
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U.S. Marine and Native American Fred Vigil plays his traditional flute at a Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Veterans Day Celebration.

5. Lakota Women Warriors Add Culture to Oath of Military Service

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The Lakota Women Warriors at the 2014 Black Hills Pow Wow. Left to right: Kella With Horn, Lisa Jendry and Brenda White Bull

6. 5 Notable Native American Veterans

7. More Than 150 Attend Cherokee Nation Veterans Day Event

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Pictured, from left, Veteran Marvin Cochran and guests of Cherokee Nation’s Veterans Day program salute during the posting of the flags.

8. Pop Goes the History: What’s Wrong With Nazi-fied Nicki Minaj and Redface Gwen

Between Nicki Minaj’s Third-Reich imagery and Gwen Stefani’s Indian maiden in bondage, you have to ask—what the hell is going on with music videos?

9. Watch the Trailer for MTV’s ‘Rebel Music’ Featuring Frank Waln, Nataanii Means, Inez Jasper

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Lakota hip hop artist Frank Waln is one of several young Native talents spotlighted on ‘Rebel Music,’ which premieres online on Thursday. Image source: instagram.com/rebelmusicdoc

10. Video: First Nation Soldier Reminisces About World War II Service on Remembrance Day

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Decorated soldier Philip Favel reminisces about serving during World War II.

11. Indigenous Veterans Recognized Across Canada on Remembrance Day

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Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians Grand Chief Gord Peters exhorts Canada to unite and acknowledge all that First Nations and other Indigenous Peoples have contributed to Canada.

12. Remembrance Day Strikes Deeply as Canada Honors Soldiers Slain at Home

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Poppies traditionally commemorate veterans, especially those who did not come home, for Remembrance Day.

13. A Killer in Indian Country: CDC Talks Seat Belt Safety

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention take a look at how car seat and seat belt safety can keep everyone safer on the road.

14. Cherokee Citizen Wins Gold at World Traditional Wushu Championships

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Wade Blevins practices his weapons form while in China for the World Traditional Wushu Championships. He earned a bronze medal in that event, but gold in the bare-handed division.

15. The Forgotten People of the Other America

16. Suzan Harjo to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom