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And the winner is…Bindi Irwin

1. Native Hip Hop Artists Abroad! Frank Waln and Nataanii Means in Paris

Native hip hop artists Frank Waln and Nataanii Means in Paris – Also with dancers Lumhe Sampson and Samsoche Sampson and filmmakers Sydney Freeland and Steven Paul Judd

2. Native Recipes

3. How to Steal a Nation—Twice

4. Rare, Traditional Arts Making a Comeback at Tribal Colleges

Sherri LaChapelle Basket Strips College of Menominee Nation
Courtesy College of Menominee Nation
Sherri LaChapelle, an instructor in the Black Ash Basket Making Workshop at the College of Menominee Nation, demonstrates the hard work involved in creating strips for baskets.

5. Video: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Defeat of Keystone XL

Sue Ogrocki/AP
The Keystone XL pipeline, known as the Black Snake among indigenous and grassroots activists, is no more.

6. End-Run on Native Rights—Will It Work?

Jesse Short Bull
Tuned in: During a KILI radio program on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Beverly Pipe On Head and Cornell Conroy used Lakota and English to call on fellow tribal members to participate in the 2014 election.

7. Turning Over a Few New Leaves: Salads By Season—Focus on Northern Plains

Wild Rice Pumpkin Parsnip Toss
Photo by RoseMary Diaz
There are so many possibilities for fall ingredients. This wild rice, pumpkin and parsnip toss is just one option.

8. 30 Years of NIGA: Tribal Gaming’s Unique History and Purpose

Sharon House has practiced law since 1983 specializing in Indian law.
Courtesy NIGA
Sharon House (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) has practiced law since 1983 specializing in Indian law.

9. Meditation & Healing Music

10. Tibetan Healing Sounds


Oh No! Kim Zolciak-Biermann Forced to Withdraw From Dancing with the Stars After Mini-Stroke

Kim Zolciak, Tony Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars

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Nick Carter, bindi Irwin, Paula Deen

Due to Ankle Injury


When I was young

There were many things I wanted to master

Some I knew would be easy

Others I knew I could fail at

I was determined to find a way

That I could float on air

First i decided to run

And that I did

I would run like the wind

So fast that it never felt like

My feet never touched the ground

The exhilarating arrival at each finish line

Was like the first bite out of my moms sweet apple pie

Time passed and the run was no longer fun

So it was time to dedicate my time to being solely on my toes

For years I

Stood in

First position

Second position

Third position

Fourth position


Fifth position

Then the words






Temps levé

Sissonne fermeé

Sissonne ouvert


Sissonne emboité

Were all I could think about

Til one day with my brother

Practicing martial arts

I broke my ankle and that

Was the end to my floating on air

So I picked up a pen

I put it paper and started to write

A poem each day

And found my home

Floating On Air© 2015

by Felina Silver Robinson

1. Running Wild: 5 Native Track Teams of Champions

Courtsey of Rod Stanopiewicz
Jordan Lesansee of Albuquerque Academy.

2. DU’s Zach Miller Ready to Take on Notre Dame

AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via AP
In this March 7, 2015, photo, University of Denver’s Zach Miller,
right, takes on Notre Dame’s Garrett Epple during the Pioneers’
11-10 win in Denver. Miller, a Native American who grew up on
the Allegany Indian Reservation in western New York, has helped
to lead Denver to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament
against Ohio State Saturday in Denver.

3. How One U.S. President Became a Native Advocate

Associated Press
President Richard Nixon

4. Domination and Diversity: Galileo’s Lesson for Canada

5. In Response to War of the Words: ICWA Hearings Reignite Ancient Battle Over Indian Children

6. How Far Can a Dandelion Seed Fly? Ask a Native American

7. SMH @Adam Sandler #Wake Up and Smell the Refreshing Aroma of Equality!

8. Oglala Sioux Water Supply Director Honored with John W. Keys III Award

Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation
Focused on high quality drinking water, Frank Means receives the
John W. Keys III Award. Pictured, from left, are: David Rosenkrance
)Bureau of Reclamation Dakotas Area Office Manager, John Yellowbird
Steele (President Oglala Sioux Tribe), Means (Director of the Oglala
Sioux Rural Water Supply System), Bud Stiles (Bureau of Reclamation retired).

9. Trafficking in Native Communities

A review of community impact data taken from four formal studies
demonstrates the disproportionate impact the commercial sex trade
has on indigenous communities in both the United States and Canada.

10. Four States Sue U.S. Interior Over ‘Too Strict’ Fracking Regulations

A fracking well.
Grand Council 1898 Haudenosaunee Confederacy
Six Nations Confederacy Council at Grand River 1898.
NAJA 2014 Student Project
NAJA is crowdfunding to encourage student journalists to cover the 2016
presidential race.