1. Get Smart: Bring World-Class Teaching to Native Schools
2. Coming Home Takes on New Meaning at Veterans Cemetery in Pine Ridge
Color Guards from several West River tribes and American Legion Posts attended
the dedication ceremony for the new Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Cemetery.
3. Race Celebrates Penobscot River, People, History, Post-Veazie Dam
Logo for the race featuring Penobscot Indian Nation Chief Bashabez, the first
Penobscot leader documented by Europeans around 1568.
4. South Africa Recognizes Land Rights of the Khoi and San Peoples
5. Indian Gaming Reform: What Is Congress Plotting, and How Will SCIA
Chair Jon Tester Respond?
Row 1 left to right: SCIA Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.); Secretary for Indian Affairs
Kevin Washburn; Diane Enos, president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community;
Paul Brooks, chairman of the Lumbee Tribe. Row 2 left to right: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.);
Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr.; astern Band of Cherokee Principal Chief Michell Hicks;
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
6. Shine On, LBJ: The Two Presidents I Met and Liked
Lyndon Johnson is one of the presidents Dean Chavers has met.
7. Choctaw Firefighters Home After Battling Out-of-State Wild Land Fire
Wild land fire battled by the Choctaw Nation Forestry Department.
8. GAO Report on Indian Gaming Coming in 2015
Anne-Marie Fennell, director of the GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team,
testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on July 23 that a sweeping study
of what is working and what is not in Indian gaming is underway.
9. Tiger Woods to Headline Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge
NotahBegay III and Ray Halbritter announce the players for the seventh annual Notah
Begay III Foundation Challenge to be held August 27.
10. Tar Sands Healing Walk Video Explains the Issues, Garners 6 Million Upworthy Hits
Tar Sands Healing Walk/YouTube
The fifth Tar Sands Healing Walk drew hundreds of participants, media, and went viral on
Upworthy. This is an example of what they don’t want more of.
11. Look Who’s Talking: 10 Anti-Redskins Quotes Worth Sharing
12. Warm Springs Reservation and Buzzard Complex Fires Nearly Contained,
Carlton Complex Mega-Blaze Persists
William Charba via InciWeb
The sun sets on the Shaniko Butte Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
13. A Big Picture Guy: Dallin Maybee Breaks Down Indian Market 2014
14. Native American Poetry