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Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn sat with a panel from ICTMN in September while in New York.
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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.
Photo: Teresa S. Thompson
Actor Jeremiah Bitsui accepts his award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series at 2014 Red Nation Film Festival. Photo: Teresa S. Thompson.
Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council President Cyril Scott, in aqua shirt, at the People’s Climate March on September 21 in New York City.
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.
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.
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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
Louis Riel’s grave in Manitoba
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.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
U.S. Marine and Native American Fred Vigil plays his traditional flute at a Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Veterans Day Celebration.
Courtesy Lakota Women Warriors
The Lakota Women Warriors at the 2014 Black Hills Pow Wow. Left to right: Kella With Horn, Lisa Jendry and Brenda White Bull
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Pictured, from left, Veteran Marvin Cochran and guests of Cherokee Nation’s Veterans Day program salute during the posting of the flags.
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?
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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
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Decorated soldier Philip Favel reminisces about serving during World War II.
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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.
Poppies traditionally commemorate veterans, especially those who did not come home, for Remembrance Day.
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.
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.
Mauritius does not often come up on our radar, but this time-lapse video shows why it should.
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, right, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel present the 2014 Dynamic Woman of the Year Award to Dr. Karen Goodnight, Goldsby, during the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Culture Awards ceremony Thursday, October 2, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, in Sulphur, Oklahoma.
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This monument to veterans on the Westbank First Nation was designed and built by Colville artist Smoker Marchand.
New Zealand Maori sharing in the sacred act of hongi.
8. Native American Rock Music
Elvis Old Bull was one of Montana’s greatest basketball players.
Notah Begay III receives the Golfers Who Give Back Award from Golf Digest’s Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde.
The endangered Florida panthers habitat is under siege, the latest threat being a potential power plant.
Photo by Stephen Dunlap Photography. Image source: facebook.com/TruLifeFitness
LaRita Laktonen-Ward hopes to become the first Alaska Native woman to win Natural Olympia. Photo by Stephen Dunlap Photography. Image source: facebook.com/TruLifeFitness
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Left to right: Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdaine 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.
Story Clark developed the app Travel Stories GPS
The New York Times profiles the work of Dr. Ana Navas-Acien at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Navas-Acien has found a link between drinking-water arsenic and heart health by studying data from an ongoing survey of American Indians drinking water from private wells in the Dakotas and the Southwestern U.S.
Model Leilani Dowding posted this photo to Facebook with the caption, ‘I just got massacred by a cowboy Note Fur is FAKE!!!’ She appended the hashtags HalloweenCostume, happyhalloween, americanindian, and halloweenMakeUp.
Paulette Jordan wins an Idaho legislative seat.
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Winnipeg’s mayor elect Brian Bowman celebrates his victory in the civic election on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
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Detail of ‘Redskin: Proof of Kill, Purchase, and Commodification’ by Micah Wesley. Oil, Acrylic, and Enamel on 12 pieces of cardboard; installation at the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History.
Jay Schroeder played for the Redskins from 1985-87.
Lakota elders Phyllis Swift Hawk, Marie Randall, and Carol Iron Rope-Herrera oppose cultural trespassing and appropriation, and believe the way to learn about spirituality is to be taught by someone who has studied in a hands-on way, rather than through a book.
Navajo families from the Hopi Partition Lands walked to Navajo Council chambers on October 30 to tell President Ben Shelly about the confiscation of their livestock from Hopi Partition Land.
Election judges have to be versatile in Alaska: As Kristi Logusak (left) looks on, Desiree Green holds Clara and Kendall Wassillie’s baby, so mom and dad can vote.
Tony Tiger, Bacone art director, talks with young artist Skyla Sikora about printmaking and the faculty art show at Merritt D. Betts library.
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Mitigation is our way out of the climate mess, if we act now, scientists say.
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Young men of the Northland Eagles Hand Drum Group performed an honor song written for the 2014 Capitol Christmas tree.
Togiak voter support specialists Stephanie Poulsen, left, and Angel Aoiojiak, using VHF radio (a kind of village-wide party line) to announce a potluck later this evening to celebrate Election 2014. They’ll spend the day helping elders and others get to the polls.
And the winner is … Guess which Canadian city has the highest aboriginal population?
Revered activist Winona LaDuke, Ojibwe, addresses a crowd of at least 3,500 people outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 2 , 2014 in protest of the Washington team name.
James Pine(left) and Zuya White Plume after running the NYC marathon on November 2, 2014.
Cherokee Elder Joe Grayson tells a Halloween tale.
Ghostly space sounds from NASA set the tone for a hair-raising Halloween.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, shops at Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week. Election dolls with messages of support for candidates and ballot measures. The AFN board endorsed Sen. Mark Begich for re-election. (The dolls are sold by Ursla Irvin from Chevak, Alaska.)
Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
A judge on Wednesday denied the two juveniles accused in the fatal beating of two Navajo homeless men in Albuquerque to have all non-felony charges tried in juvenile court.
Justin Tang, AP
People gather around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial as they mourn the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard at the memorial on October 22. He was buried in Hamilton, Ontario, with full honors on Tuesday October 28.
Protesters hold up signs during a Redskins protest last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman
The author’s mother, Phoebe Ward Hopper, wearing the button blanket and headband she made herself and wore to the annual ANS/ANB conventions in Alaska. Unfortunately, the front of the headband with the eagle design is not visible. (Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman)
American University Queers and Allies offer appropriate Halloween costume tips.
QB Tyler Bray shows kids football drills at the Sports Pavilion on October 28 in Lawrence, Kansas as part of NFL Play 60 and Indian Health Service Haskell Diabetes Prevention Program.