Archives For Environment


1. Boneheaded Errors Ruin NYT Bestseller About Comanche Leader

2. Hundreds Attend First Gathering of National Congress of Black American Indians

Mari Brown/Facebook
Mari Brown posted this image to the Gathering’s Facebook page.

3. 12-year-old Maria ‘Little Sioux’ Moore Wins Second Ringside World

Championship

Courtesy of the Moore Family
Maria ‘Little Sioux’ Moore, Spirit Two Lake Sioux Tribe, won her second Ringside
World Tournament

4. SD Police Say Tazing 8-Year-Old Native Girl Was Justified, Family Sues

Courtesy Family
How can the Pierre Police feel justified in tazing an 8-year-old?

5. Tanya Fiddler to White House Council: Invest in Indian Country

Tanya Fiddler, Executive Director of Four Bands Community Fund

6. Be Part of Notah Begay’s Team USA!

Notah Begay III

7. Rising Tide Threatens Native Historic Sites in Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park
Chumash descendents reach the shores of Santa Cruz Island in a re-creation
of a Chumash tomol crossing.

8. Military Folly in Ferguson: Bringing the War to Suburbia

9. Beadworking in Two Worlds: 10 Fascinating Pieces by Teri Greeves

Image source: terigreevesbeadwork.com
‘NDN Art’ (2008) by Teri Greeves. ‘The image started as a pencil drawing of my
youngest son, Nimkees Ankwaad,’ Greeves explains. ‘He is speaking the word
ART, appropriated from the Roy Lichtenstein painting ‘Art’ (1962).’

10. Clearing the Air of Navajo’s Smoke Free Workplace, Traditional Tobacco OK

11. Redskins Players Salute Mike Brown As Their Name-Change Debate Rages

12. Heartbreak in Winnipeg: Bodies of Two First Nations Citizens Pulled From

Red River

CBC News
A memorial to murdered Sagkeeng First Nation teen Tina Fontaine, whose
body was pulled from the Red River, wrapped in a bag, on Sunday August 17.
She had been missing for just over a week.

13. A Pow Wow, in Queens? Ten Amazing Images

14. Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Frank Waln to Play Anti-Pipeline Concert in

Nebraska

AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma
In this Sept. 22, 2012 file photo Neil Young, right, and Willie Nelson perform
during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa.
Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to
the Gulf Coast said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 that Nelson and Young will headline
a concert on Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska.
(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

15. Not Your Entertainment: Throat-Singer Won’t Perform for Politician

Source: Google+
Actress and throat-singer Lucy Tulugarjuk is known for the 2001 film
‘Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner’ and appeared in last year’s acclaimed ‘Maina.’

16. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Commitment to Environmental Justice Leads

Fish and Wildlife Service to Study Anacostia River Fishing

Kim Lambert/USFWS
Group fishing at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park.

1. Albuquerque May Pass Homeless Tax: $16m to Help the Needy

2. A Smart Tongue Twister: Teach English in China

3. The Mind-blowing Pottery of Hopi Artist Al Qoyawayma

Source: alqpottery2.com
‘Half Arch’ pottery by Al Qoyawayma.

4. Highwaymen on Wall Street: An Indian Guide to Investment

AP

5. AIANTA to Host 16th Annual Tourism Conference in Marksville, Louisiana

AIANTA
AIANTA’s 2013 conference was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. AIANTA’s Executive
Director Camille Ferguson spoke at last year’s conference.

6. Meeting the Economic Development Challenge in Indian Country: How

Streamlined Regulations Can Boost Growth

Courtesy KeyBank
Mike Lettig

7. Photos: Shoni Schimmel Wraps Up Huge Season; Prepares for WNBA Playoffs

8. How Important Is Allan Houser? Six Sculptors Speak

Courtesy MIAC
Detail of ‘View of the Horizon,’ Tennessee marble, 2007, by Cliff Fragua.

9. Genocide of the Ache People of Paraguay Will Be Tried in Argentina

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Ache Hunter

10. Weekend Rain Helps Firefighters Battling Colville Reservation Flames;

Carlton Fire Contained

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Burned area adjacent to the San Poil River on the Colville Reservation.

11. Who Is Behind Appeal Delaying a Rightful Land Claim?

12. Columbia River Tribes Celebrate Record-Breaking Fall Chinook Return 1.5

Million Strong

Spawning salmon

1. How the Creator of ‘JAWS’ Became the Shark’s Greatest Defender

Peter Benchley’s name is synonymous with a bestselling novel and
blockbuster movie—but he spent the twilight of his career struggling to
protect sharks from the stigma that his masterpiece unleashed.

2. Toledo leaders see big battles on many fronts in water crisis

Any decision certain to cost city millions

3. Farm fertilizers contaminate watershed that supplies Columbus’ drinking-water

Landscape around Hoover Reservoir illustrates how fertilizer can play havoc

with drinking-water supplies

4. N.J. breathing easier with fixes made to coal-burning power plants hundreds

of miles away

The Montour Power Plant in Washingtonville, Pa., spent $560 million to install scrubbers in 2008.

5. PM Narendra Modi’s push for GM crops faces tough opposition from

Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

The GM crops issue will test the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch’s will as well as the resolve of Narendra Modi's government.

6. Inspired by CSR, major companies come to aid of lead mine victims

Singha staff install a water tap at Lower Klity, Kanchanaburi province.

7. Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report says

Missouri River

8. Environmentalists split over green group’s fracking industry ties

Ties between the Center for Sustainable Shale Development and oil and gas

companies highlight growing divide

9. On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

Santa Cruz Island archeological sites threatened by shoreline erosion

10. Wide, brown land becomes a home to carbon farming

Cobar Grazier Robert Chambers welcomes the income "carbon farming'' brings.

11. Is re-fracturing the next big trend in the oil patch?

Schlumberger

12. Water in the West: Conservation measures take center stage

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contamination sites

14. Farmers Await Weed-Killer Rule

FILE - This July 11, 2013, file photo shows Blake Beckett of West Central Cooperative as he sprays a soybean field, in Granger, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule in the fall of 2014 on Dow AgroSciences’ application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D herbicide that’s been around since the 1940s.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

 


1. Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon

2. ‘This is a huge success story’: 2 Maine scientists say acid rain effects

reversing much faster than expected

Crater Pond, near Rangeley, is one of the remote Maine lakes that has its water quality sampled periodically by research scientists.

3. Lake Erie Algae Bloom Crisis Is Putting Pressure On Ohio, Farm States To

Tackle Agricultural Pollution Problems

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4. Water caucus draws hundreds to air concerns

Scientists, legislators, officeholders among standing-room-only crowd

5. The fine for months of manure spilling? Less than $500

Terry Kafka of the DNR holds a water sample of manure and liquid flowing from a farmfield in Marathon County in May.

6. The Great Chinese Exodus

Many Chinese are leaving for cleaner air, better schools and more opportunity.

But Beijing is keeping its eye on them.

7. City children more likely to suffer food allergies

A study in the US finds one in ten children living in major populated cities is

allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts, in contrast to rural counterparts

City kids more likely to suffer food allergies

8. Nicaragua’s Canal Project Pushes Forward Despite Economic, Environmental

Questions

Lake Nicaragua

9. Water in the West: The West gets thirstier as water supplies dwindle

A couple sit along Frying Pan River last spring.

10. Many Republicans Privately Support Action On Climate


1. Joint Affinity Groups Stand Against Redskins, Address Racism in Philanthropy

Associated Press

2. Native Hip-Hop and the Wisdom of Chuck D

3. The Third Time Is Not the Charm

4. Border Town, USA: An Ugly Reality Many Natives Call Home

Nick Estes
Maxine Helaney spent decades on the streets. She’s now sober and living in
transitional housing at C.A.R.E. 66 in Gallup, New Mexico.

5. MTV Reality Show Takes Native Girl on Inspirational Trip to Italy

‘The Buried Life’
Brianna Olguin joined the cast of ‘The Buried Life’ for a trip to Italy.

6. Short and Sweet: Must-See Trailers From the Montreal First Peoples Festival’s

Top Choices

Gale Courey Toensing
Of the 47 films that screened at the Montreal First Peoples Festival from July 30
through August 5, these trailers showcase the standouts that won awards.

7. Social Enterprise Café Builds Life Skills of Reservation Youth

Suzette Brewer
Seating at the newly opened Keya Cafe. Over the Christmas holidays, staff
created the stars hanging from the ceiling.

8. Photo: Winning Art from Santa Fe Indian Market

9. Redskins Appeal Trademark Revocation; Indians Ready for Court

Associated Press

10. Native Woman Seeks to Shed the Pounds on ‘Biggest Loser’

courtesy NBC
Jackie Pierson says she put on a lot of weight after her father was diagnosed
with cancer in 2004.

11. Coyote Thoughts: Are You Robbing Your Emotional Bank Account?

Courtesy Beau Washington

12. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reintegration Program Receives National Award

13. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Psst! Health Impact Assessments Offer New

Pathways to Healthier Environments

Health impact assessments for environmental health are being done around the
U.S., according to the EPA.

14. Cherokee Nation to Deliver Tribal IDs to Citizens in Oregon, Washington

15. Former Tribal College President Appointed to Cobell Panel

United Tribes Technical College
David M. Gipp has been appointed by the American Indian College Fund to serve
as the Fund’s representative on the Cobell Board of Trustees.

16. What Are the Common Issues Among Indigenous People?

CCTV News

17. The Hot List, Part III: More Handsome Dudes and Manly Men


1. Let Your Voice Be Heard in Navajo Nation Elections

2. CERD to Hear From Tribes About US’s Discriminatory ‘Unrecognized’ Label

Courtesy Winnemen Wintu
Winnemem Wintu Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk is in Geneva to testify
on the U.S. federal government’s discriminatory practice regarding “recognized”
and “unrecognized” tribes.

3. Rosebud Woman Rescues Son from Drowning, Remains in Coma

Norma Sorace/Facebook
Rachel Sorace lies in a coma in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her children, who witnessed
her drowning, are learning to adapt and will enter counseling in the fall.

4. Grand Ronde Tribe to Host 2014 Contest Powwow; $35,000 up for Grabs

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal member Marcus Gibbons dances in
the Grand Entry of the 2010 Grand Ronde Contest Powwow at the Uyxat Powwow
Grounds in Grand Ronde, Oregon.

5. Begay’s NB3 Foundation: Not Just Throwing Money at the Issues in Indian Country

Associated Press
Notah Begay III

6. Ocean’s Rising Acidification Eating Away at Shellfish That Coastal Tribes

Depend On

Thinkstock
The ocean’s acidity is rising and dissolving seashells, which could spell doom for
Northwest tribes’ way of life as well as their livelihood in the shellfish industry and
sustenance harvesting.

7. Eagle Mine Gets Court Nod as Keweenaw Bay Indian Appeal Overturned

Associated Press
This April 11, 2014 aerial photo provided by Eagle Mine, shows the Eagle Mine
operations near Marquette, Mich. The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a
decision by state environmental regulators to allow construction of the nickel and
copper mine in the Upper Peninsula. The mine has been constructed and is
scheduled to begin producing minerals this fall.

8. Cherokee Nation Increases Operating Budget, Asks for Surplus Bison

9. Pow Wow Weekend Planner August 15-17

Smithsonian Institution

10. Here Be Dragons! An Indian Guide to Investment

behance.net

11. Rebellion and History: Impressive Slate of Native Films Screens in Santa Fe

The 1992 film ‘Incident at Oglala’ will screen in Santa Fe on Monday, August 18.

12. Free Shoes! Morongo Provides Kicks for 800 Needy Students

Morongo

13. Heavy Legacy: Sculptures Descend on MIAC for Allan Houser Tribute

Courtesy MIAC
Craig Dan Goyesun’s iconic, whirling ‘Gaan’ (Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer)
braces for company as a sculpture by Allan Houser is lowered into the MIAC plaza.

14. Luján Offers Amendment to Protect Native American Sacred Sites

15. Mining company battle over Native American sacred land


1. Tribal Per Capitas and Self-Termination

2. A Deficit Cure: Spend More Money Now

3. Ty Thompson Is First Athlete to be Endorsed by Major Lacrosse Company

Epoch Lacrosse
Ty Thompson becomes Epoch Lacrosse’s first endorsed athlete

4. Smart New Ways to Trace Your Native Ancestry

National Archives/Miles Brothers photograph, 1902
Two Tlingit women with several children near the Kotsina River, Alaska.

5. Warning: You Can’t Break the Lease on This Apartment

6. Scathing Report on Indigenous Rights From Amnesty International

7. Hoopa Home-Chef Meagen Baldy Whips Up No-Sugar-Added Strawberry

Spread With Chia Seeds

8. Will Destroying Disturbing Residential Schools Testimony Speed Healing?

Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press
Residential school survivor Joe George, right, and elder Marie George embrace
during a Truth and Reconciliation Commission event. A judge ruled August 7 that
each survivor will decide if their testimony is preserved or destroyed.

9. The Rights and Wrongs of Right-of-Way Rules

10. ‘Teepee Capital of the World': The 96th Crow Fair and Rodeo

James Woodcock/Billings Gazette
The Crow Fair and Rodeo starts on August 14, 2014.

11. Navajo Code Talker Uniform Makes Long Awaited Return Home

Wikimedia
A uniform similar to the one pictures, that was worn by Navajo Code Talker
George H. Kirk Sr. will return home after 15 years.

12. Dream Catchers: The Crow Cowgirls Hit the Road for Shoni Schimmel

Photo courtesy Cori Pretty Weasel
The Crow Cowgirls representing for their tribe and team atop the Space Needle.
They had come to Seattle to watch Native American basketball star Shoni
Schimmel play a WNBA game.

13. Leadership Camp: Building Culture, Creativity, Compassion and Courage

Pathkeepers
Pathkeepers Native youth outside the White House in Washington, D.C. after
touring the White House and meeting with the White House Office of
Intergovernmental Affairs.

14. New Albuquerque Hotel Plans to Honor State’s Native Culture

Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc., Architecture by Gensler
New Heritage Albuquerque Hotel in Old Town

15. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Port Arthur Texas—Climate Justice Hits Home

16. That ’70s Song: Redbone’s ‘Come and Get Your Love’ Goes Galactic

Marvel Entertainment
The cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy;’ early in the movie, Chris Pratt, left,
lip-syncs to Redbone’s 1974 hit ‘Come and Get Your Love.’

 


1. Marijuana Legalization Must Remain Public Policy Debate

2. America’s First Native Governor? Meet Byron Mallott

Courtesy Mallott for Governor
Byron Mallott and his family.

3. American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and Native American

Rights Fund to Partner

4. Red Tide Bigger Than Rhode Island Threatens Florida Marine Life

NOAA via Wikipedia
A typical red tide, so named for the red tint that rogue-blooming algae gives the
water.

5. Scrambled Nest Eggs and Baskets of Money: An Indian Guide to Investment

protecode.com

6. Exploring the Many Shades of Black

7. Sacramento Knoxx Drops Indigenous Rhymes for Palestine [Video]

8. Q&A With Larry Yazzie at the 100th Annual Meskwaki Nation Powwow

NativePrideArts.org
Larry Yazzie

9. Tribe Hires New Director for Human Services Division

Courtesy Lac du Flambeau Band
Dr. Anthony “AJ” Ernst named director of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians Human Services Division.

10. 10 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Beautiful Bison, in All Their Majestic Glory

Jack Dykinga/Agricultural Research Service/USDA

11. George Clooney’s Fiancée Rejects UN Gaza War Crimes Commission

AP Images
George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin

12. Tohono O’odham Selects Construction Team for West Valley Resort

West Valley Resort
The city council in Glendale, Arizona, voted 4-3 to support the TohonoO’odham
Nation off-reservation casino, West Valley Resort, near Glendale.

13. Arizona Republic Delves Deep Into Uranium-Mining Legacy on the Navajo Nation

Arizona Republic
This screen grab from one of many videos in the Arizona Republic’s in-depth
investigative series on uranium mining’s legacy of contamination on the Navajo Nation
shows an abandoned uranium mine on the Little Colorado River.

14. This Art Form Disappeared for 300 Years. Meet the Man Who Brought It Back

Photo courtesy Joshua Madalena
Joshua Madalena painting a pot with a yucca brush. Photo courtesy Joshua Madalena.

1. Youngest Miss Native American USA Promotes Arthritis Awareness

Miss Native American USA
April Yazza, Miss Native American USA, wants to promote awareness of
arthritis and joint care for Native women.

2. Keith Harper on Indigenous Rights, Redskins and the Israel/Hamas Conflict

Courtesy U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva
Keith Harper, Cherokee Nation, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human
Rights Council.

3. Indian National Finals Rodeo Championships Bringing Families Together

Pictured Left to Right: Past Indian National Finals Rodeo World Champions,
Karl Dennison, Devyn Dennison, Kassidy Dennison, Charlene Jackson,
Carole Jackson Holyan, Ed Holyan

4. Traveling Grocery: On the Road Again

Intertribal Agriculture Council
The Mobile Farmers Market on the 101 Pacific Coast Highway

5. Dinesh D’Souza’s Buffoonery

6. Keystone XL Carbon Emissions Could Run Four Times Higher Than

Current Estimates: Study

7. Cherokee Nation Helps Fund Study for Safer Drinking Water

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Mayor of Welch Winston McKeon, Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe
Crittenden and Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez sign an agreement to help
fund a pilot study of the town’s drinking water. In support of the agreement are,
from left in back, Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin Sr., town of Welch clerk Kenni
Morton, Welch City Councilor Tracy Lewis, Cherokee community organization
in Welch board member Doddie Keith, Welch City Councilor John Dorsey, Craig
County Commissioner Hugh Gordon and Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin

8. San Francisco Peaks to Get 20 More Years of Sewage Snow

9. Auditing Tribal Sovereignty

10. Jacoby Ellsbury Is Helping the Yankees Make Big Plays

Associated Press
Jacoby Ellsbury

11. Native Heritage Night and Shoni Schimmel Draw Huge Crowd to Phoenix

UNITY
Megan LaRose, 16, Navajo, seated with family members, shows off her beaded
medallion signed by Shoni Schimmel.

12. We Are Not Redskins

13. Colville Reservation Fire of Nearly 20,000 Acres Prompts Evacuations

Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #4
Flames on Central Peak, one of several wildfires making up the Devil’s Elbow
Complex.

14. Cherokee Nation Spurs Growth in Ochelata

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Principal Chief Bill John
Baker, Tribal Councilor Dick Lay and Ochelata Mayor Sydney Barnes stand in
front of the new $9 million Cooweescoowee Health Center being built in Ochelata.

15. Washington Times Partners With Redskins and Dan Snyder

16. Portraits of Change: Oklahoma Indians 1920-1970 [12 Images]

© 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw
Gus Palmer (Kiowa, at left), side gunner, and Horace Poolaw (Kiowa), aerial
photographer, in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress. MacDill Field, Tampa,
Florida, ca. 1944. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw

17. Indian Country Remembers Robin Williams: Thanks for the Medicine

18. 5th Native American Music Awards