Archives For Education


1. Mother and Son Overcome Adversity to Earn Master’s Degrees Together

Lila Bruyere, 61, and her son, Shawn Johnston, 37, fought back from addictions and will become the first mother-son duo to graduate from the same program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Mat McCarthy/Wilfrid Laurier University
Lila Bruyere, 61, and her son, Shawn Johnston, 37, fought back from addictions and will become the first mother-son duo to graduate from the same program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. They will both receive their master’s degrees from the faculty of social work’s aboriginal field of study program on October 31, 2014.

2. Walmart Takes Twitter Beatdown Over ‘Fat Girl Costumes;’ Pocahottie Still OK

Walmart.com’s ‘fat girl costumes’ page is one of the all-time lowlights of e-commerce.

3. Children in the Crosshairs: Alaska Native Grandmother Fights ICWA Ruling

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Familial bonds are paramount among the Tununak, as in most Native cultures. More than 90 percent of the tribe’s village was wiped out during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, and just 400 Tununak remain today.

4. Our Brothers and Sisters: 6 Sacred Animals and What They Mean in Native Cultures

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The turtle is but one of many sacred animals throughout Native cultures.

5. Rosebud Sioux Member to Head 1st Tribal Lending SD Branch

6. The Federal Drug Administration Continues to Ignore Tribal Governments

7. Thorpe Family Considering Appeal of Ruling on Jim Thorpe’s Remains

Matt Rourke / Associated Press

8. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Seen From Space Hovers Over Four Corners

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan
The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009 (dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher).

9. Going Door-to-Door in Rural Alaska in Search of Voters

AP Photo/Gregory Bull
Gabe Tegoseak, right, talks to Harold Snowball as he goes house to house for Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, in Barrow, Alaska. Tegoseak walks the ice-slicked streets, knocking on doors, looking for votes.

10. Destroying the Specter of Breast Cancer in Native Communities

11. Money Koch Bros. Stole from Tribes Could Swing Mid-Term Elections

Courtesy rickweiland.com
South Dakota Democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland interacts with Native communities along his campaign trail. Weiland is in a too-close-to-call race with Republican Mike Rounds and Independent Larry Pressler.

12. ☆ 3 HOURS ☆ NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE ♫ Baby Bedtime Sleeping Music ~ Best Lullaby Sleep Songs


1. Painfully Funny: 6 Comedy Videos About Christopher Columbus

2. Proceeds From Anti-Redskins Swag to be Donated for Health, Wellness

Courtesy Ashley Fairbanks
One of Ashley Fairbanks’s T-shirts that are currently for sale to protest the Washington football team.

3. Cherokee Nation Companies Continue Support of Local Schools

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Students at Peggs Public School receive supplies collected and donated by CNB employee volunteers.

4. Video: Transparent-Headed Food Thief Trolls Ocean’s Depths

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
This transparent-headed food thief trolls the deep but was caught by underwater cameras in a rare sighting.

5. Land Thievery Redux: Bakken Oil Leases and Money Mismanagement

John Pepion
“Girl Lost in Man Camp,” a painting by renowned ledger artist John Pepion, depicts life in the Bakken.

6. Actress Misty Upham Missing; Last Seen on Muckleshoot Reservation in WA

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Misty Upham arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of ‘August: Osage County’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

7. Indigenous Leaders Celebrate Victory Over Columbus Day in Seattle

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Committee
Celebration after the vote passed by the Seattle City Council on Monday, October 6.

8. Cards Star Jude Schimmel Begins Season Without Big Sister Shoni

Associated Press
Jude Schimmel

9. Longtime ICTMN Contributor, Fogarty Named MFA Media Partner of the Year

Courtesy MFA
Jay Czar, executive director of MFA, presents Mark Fogarty with MFA’s 2014 Media Partner of the Year award at the 2014 New Mexico Housing Summit.

10. Photo: Sotomayor Gets Some Native Bling

11. Photos: 40th Annual Honolulu Inter-tribal Powwow

12. Early Voting for Crow, Blackfeet (And A Future Oglala Lakota County?)

Courtesy Western Native Voice
First time voter Abby Green, 18, with a ballot in Browning, Montana at the Blackfeet satellite voting office.

13. Task Force to Improve Quality of Life for ABQ’s Native Homeless

Kim Baca
Many Natives would rather take their chances on the streets of Albuquerque instead of going to a shelter due to distrust.

14. How Katie John Whipped Alaska to Protect Native Rights


1. Attention Native Filmmakers, Artists, Techies: Tribeca Film Institute Wants You

2. Classic ’70s Posters: Ganienkeh, the Mohawks Who Took the Land Back

Source: Ganienkeh.net

3. Sovereignty Without Compromise, Since 1974: The Story of Ganienkeh

Source: Ganienkeh.net
Photo from the ‘Moss Lake’ location of Ganienkeh in 1974. Source: Ganienkeh.net

4. Leading Native American Business Summit Kicks off in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

5. Native Youth to Attend Cape Town Summit

American Friends Service Committee
George Soctomah Neptune, a Passamaquoddy citizen from Motahkmikuk (Indian Township), will travel to Cape Town, South Africa as part of a youth delegation from the American Friends Service Committee to attend the Global Youth Indaba: Leading by Example.

6. Keres Energy Team Signs With EMAT in a Move of Sustainability Innovation

Tim Chavez, Keres’ President and CEO and member of the LLC

7. ‘Unspeakable Poverty of Loss’: Intergenerational Trauma and the Bakken Oil Fields

Greg Bull/Associated Press
The Bakken oil fields, origination point of the Sandpiper oil pipeline proposed by Enbridge Corp. to Wisconsin, through Anishinaabe territory.

8. Shoni Schimmel Visits Flathead Reservation; ‘Be Proud to be Native!’

Rodney Harwood
Shoni Schimmel walks through a crowd of children at Salish Kootenai College before speaking to more than 500 people.

9. 10 Common Ailments Eased By Native Remedies

Wikipedia
Yerba mansa is a multi-purpose medicinal herb.

10. Morongo Law Enforcement Chief Honored as Nation’s Top Tribal Cop

Courtesy Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Mike Levine, Morongo Law Enforcement police chief, was recently named Police Chief of the Year

11. Bianca Jagger on Mother Earth: ‘Our Children’s Children May Never Know This Beauty’

Courtesy IFIP
Pictured, from left, are: Pei-Un Yee, IFIP Executive Associate; Bianca Jagger, BJHRF; Evelyn Arce, IFIP Executive Director.

12. Do Other Countries Celebrate Columbus Day?


1. Cherokee Nation to Receive Bison Herd

Courtesy InterTribal Buffalo Council
Bison from Badlands National Park, above, will be relocated to the Cherokee Nation on October 9.

2. Video: Stunning Lunar Eclipse Turns Hunter’s Moon Blood Red

Fred Espinak, NASA
The total lunar eclipse occurring the night of October 7-8, 2014, promises to be as spectacular as the one above, which occurred in April.

3. Cherokee Casino Employees Helping Keep Oklahoma Roads Clean

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson employee volunteers clear trash and debris from alongside State Highway 62.

4. Glenn Beck Dons Headdress: ‘I Think it Works on Me’

Blaze TV
Glenn Beck wears a Native headdress on his morning show on October 6, 2014.

5. Indian Cowboy Rodeo Ropes in Hundreds, Gears Up for Next Year

Morongo Indian Cowboy Rodeo

6. Wrenches, Wetsuits and the First Duck Dynasty: 5 More Game-Changing Native Inventions

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Who knew? Even though diabetes did not come to Turtle Island until the settlers did, indigenous ingenuity immediately kicked in, with the use of this plant as a remedy.

7. Election: Indian Health System Is on the Ballot

Why Indian country needs the Affordable Care Act in one chart: Spending on Indian health has been historically underfunded. The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for Medicaid and insurance money to be used at local Indian health clinics and hospitals. (Chart is from a new report “Past, Present, and Future Threats to American Indian, Alaska Native Health by Donald Warne, MD, MPH, and Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD.)

8. On the Campaign Trail: Wisc.’s Mary Burke Stressing Education and Jobs

Courtesy burkforwisconsin.com
Wisconsin Gov. Candidate Mary Burke

9. The High Cost of Tribal Banishment

10. Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow Wow Offers Healing and High-end Vendors

Diego James Robles
A traditional Aztec dancer performs during an exhibition dance.

11. 2015 Calendar Features Dazzling Paintings of Native Life and Culture

Courtesy Robert Peters
Detail of ‘Hopi Girls,’ a painting by Robert Peters based on an Edward S. Curtis photograph. It’s the May image in his ‘Thirteen Moons’ calendar. Courtesy the artist.

12. Northwest Tribes Celebrate Highest Fall Fish Returns to Columbia River Basin in 75 Years: CRITFC

Bonneville Power Administration
Salmon observation window at the Bonneville Dam.
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/06/northwest-tribes-celebrate-highest-fall-fish-returns-columbia-river-basin-75-years-critfc

1. Native Vote Challenge Is New Spin on Social Media; It’s Time to Make Some Great Videos

This is Native Vote Action Week. Activities range from student registration on Arizona campuses to Native vote rallies in Montana. National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby released a “challenge” for every Native American to register and vote.

2. Presley LaFountain Lives for his Art, the Art That Keeps Him Alive

3. ‘I Pretend for a Living, but You Do Not’: Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks Bluntly at the U.N.

YouTube/United Nations
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.

4. How to Recognize the Six Main Dance Styles at a Pow Wow, Part 1: Fancy Shawl Dance

Diego James Robles
Fancy shawl dancer Jessa Calderon, Tongva/Chumash/Shoshone/Mexica, dances during the Children of Many Colors Powwow

5. Cherokee Nation Opens First-Ever Tulsa Career Services Office

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and the Career Services team cut the ribbon on the team’s new Tulsa office, with Jim Igaria of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce (front left) and Tribal Councilor Curtis Snell (back left).

6. Miami Dolphins Stadium Built on Top of Native American Remains

Sun Life Stadium

7. Say Thanks to Elouise Cobell

8. Rewriting History… For the Better, This Time

AP Photo/Ben Birchall

9. U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Host Listening Session at Reservation Economic Summit

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee Wisconsin will host the RES on October 6-9, 2014.

10. Killing Convicts Is a Vile Superstition

11. Mohawk Player Is National Lacrosse League’s MVP

Courtesy Graig Abel
Cody Jamieson, beside NLL commissioner George Daniel, won NLL’s Most Valuable Player

12. Gabriel Galanda Receives WSBA Excellence in Diversity Award

13. 4 Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Cheyenne River Youth Project kids stretch out last year during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

14. Taos Pueblo Selected No. 2 ‘Best Native American Experience’ by USA Today’s Readers

Associated Press
Adobe dwellings at the Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico.
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/24/taos-pueblo-selected-no-2-best-native-american-experience-usa-todays-readers-157022

1. Diversity and Beauty of Native American women pt 2

2. Native American women of young and old – strong, beautiful, wise

3. Grappler Lost 150 Pounds to Grab Control of His Life

Courtesy Joe Tate

4. Denzel Washington Says ‘Washington’ not Redskins During Interview

Associated Press
Denzel Washington

5. Hashtag: CuteRacism

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The fall/winter 2014 collection from frankieandsue.com

6. That’s So Money! Code Talkers and Iron Workers Score copy Coin Tributes

Source: usmint.gov
A detail of the design for the 2016 Native American dollar coin, ‘Code Talkers
from both World War I and World War II (1917-1945),’

7. Learning Real History—Not School History

8. Hard Work and USDA Mortgages Build Three Homes in the Desert

Mark Fogarty
Mike Chavez, left, executive director of Zuni Housing Authority, and program
coordinator Cedric Lupee worked hard to get three self help houses built on
their New Mexico pueblo.

9. Treaty of Canandaigua Arrives at National Museum of the American Indian

10. Tester Delves Into Budget Shortfalls Plaguing Tribal Irrigation Programs

11. Family of Sgt. Alan Two Crow to Attend Redhawk Powwow in His Honor

via Facebook
For more than a decade, Sergeant Alan Two Crow’s memory has been honored
at the Redhawk Native American Arts Council powwow. This year, his family is
seeking donations to help them attend the pow wow to honor their relative.

12. UNITY Elects New Leadership for 2014-15