Archives For Environment


1. Life Is Worth Living: Walking to Prevent Suicide During Native Heritage Month

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Rayna Madero is challenging everyone to walk one mile a day for suicide prevention throughout the entire month of November.

2. Mr. McConaughey, You’re All Wrong, All Wrong, All Wrong About the Redskins

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Actor Matthew McConaughey, right, stands with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder during NFL football practice at Redskins Park, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

3. EPA Grants to Drought-Stricken Southwest Tribes Total $43 Million

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The dried-out bed of Lake Mendocino, California, in February 2014. The state is gripped in its worst drought in recorded history.

4. Skwachàys Lodge Combines Native Culture and Social Good

Hans Tammemagi
Skwachàys Lodge is an Aboriginal-art hotel and represents a unique milestone for indigenous people. It is located in Vancouver, Canada.

5. Two Weeks to Go and Races Come Down to Turnout in SD, Alaska and Wisc.

6. There’s a War Going On! Janet Rogers Writes Dispatches From the Front Lines

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‘The white and purple image on the cover reflects the Iroquoian use of wampum, day and night, peace and war, life and death, and Janet carries the wampum and the message.’

7. Don’t Panic About Ebola, IHS Says: Get Your Flu Shot

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Portion of CDC flier urging American Indians to get vaccinated from the flu, a much bigger danger than the Ebola virus.

8. Evidentiary Hearing Scheduled November 10 in Fairbanks Four Case

Courtesy April Monroe Frick/Free the Fairbanks Four

9. NIGA-Blue Stone Create First Guide to Tribal Economic Development

Blue Stone Strategy Group Chairman Jamie Fullmer at the United Tribal Leaders Summit, North Dakota, September 2014
10. Why the US Should Put Native Tribal Sovereignty in a New Constitution

1. ‘The R Word’, a Tom the Dancing Bug Cartoon

copyright Ruben Bolling

2. Take Back the Night Rally: Sexual Assault is NOT an Ojibwe Tradition

Michael Meuers
Red Lake will hold a Take Back the Night Rally October 22.

3. 5 More First Nations Musical Artist Award Winners to Watch For

Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards

4. Video: How Acidifying Oceans Are Ruining Shellfish Farms

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Taylor Shellfish Farms in Washington State is one of many such enterprises seeing the effects of ocean acidification.

5. Native Women Aim to Make Waves in NM Political Arena

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New Mexico State Capitol

6. Support This Warrior’s Right to Walk the Red Road

7. BIA Head Kevin Washburn Speaks to ICTMN About One of the Toughest Jobs in Government

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Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn sat with a panel from ICTMN in September while in New York.

8. Texas Native Community to Protest Redskins At Dallas Cowboys Game

9. Battle Continues for Peel Watershed in Yukon Courtroom (Video)

Marten Berkman
Mining companies are leering over the Peel Watershed, the largest pristine wilderness in North America and a storehouse of coveted minerals and other resource deposits.

10. Matthew McConaughey Says ‘Keep Redskins,’ Cites Hamburgers & Westerns

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Matthew McConaughey, an Academy Award-winning actor, says keep Redskins.

11. Key Thoughts From KeyBank: Financial Education Success in Indian Country

12. Chickasaw Softball Coach

13. From Carlisle to Hollywood: A Conference on Graduates and the Movies

Student body assembled on the Carlisle Indian School grounds.
Courtesy Marc Wanamaker/Bison Archives

1. Nevada and Southern California Tribes Net $10.4 Million in Grants From EPA

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Water-cleanup and related projects will get the lion’s share of some $10.4 million in grants going to Nevada and Southern California tribes.

2. Eastern Cherokee Band Forbids Fracking on Its Sovereign Lands

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina have passed a resolution prohibiting fracking on their sovereign lands.

3. Naked Faux Savages and Neo-Racism in Berlin

Captain Jacobsen, a play that recently premiered in Berlin, is receiving mixed reviews some of which are calling it neo-racism.

4. Juliette Lewis Offers Words, Poetry, and Music in Memory of Misty Upham

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Juliette Lewis’ handwritten farewell to Misty Upham, posted to Instagram.

5. Horse Lovers Share Vision to Develop Native Bronc Riders

Lori O’Harver
Philip Whiteman, Jr. during one of his rides.

6. American Indian Motion Picture Awards, Coming to a Television Near You

Steven Paul Judd
Poster art for the 2013 AIFF by Steven Paul Judd, featuring Will Sampson leading a who’s who of Native talent. Can you name all the others depicted here?

7. 1964 Centennial Indian Princesses Gather for Anniversary Reception

Nevada Indian Commission
Aloha Callac-Jones competed against 21 other women 50 years ago, and won the crown.

8. Thompson Brothers Sign With Nike

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Miles, Jeremy and Jerome Thompson smile after allegedly signing contracts with Nike.

9. Hector Vazquez Top Chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino

Courtesy Navajo Nation
Hector Vazquez was recently named executive chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort

10. Inside the Dirty-Tricks Playbook of Jack Abramoff

11. Cultural Tourism to Be Introduced at AFN Annual Convention

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Ashley Akpik and the Tagiugmiut Dancers of Barrow perform an Inupiat dance at the opening of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Several thousand Alaska Natives from around the state are expected to attend the three-day event.

12. Native Cooking: Mixing Up Something New With Cranberries

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A coastal Washington cranberry bog.

13. Voters Could Stop Keystone XL Pipeline through South Dakota Senate Race

14. Vote ‘I’ for Indian: Big Tax Break for Natives

15. Time for the Tribal National Park to Properly Honor Native Culture


1. Waste from Ebola poses challenge to hospitals.

2. Overwhelmed U.S. port inspectors unable to keep up with illegal wildlife trade.

3. Measure 92: Labeling genetically engineered foods in Oregon.

4. Bloomberg to back soda tax in Berkeley.

5. BLM prejudged merits of seasonal drilling in petroleum reserve — greens.

6. EPA announces proposed settlement with Niagara Mohawk.

7. EPA starts MCHM air testing, but lacks adequate data.

8. Frack check.

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9. ‘We are trying to prepare for the worst': president of the Haida Nation.

10. Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype).

A highly scientific poll featured on Fox News (Nick Martin)

11. Steyer deploys ark to show menace of climate change in Florida.

12. These maps of water use show why the Western US is in trouble.

13. Climate campaigners ramp up pressure on fossil fuel industry.

14. Florida politicians battle rhetoric as rising seas drive worries over climate change.

15. Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty.

16. Fukushima radiation nearing West Coast.

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17. Asbestos toll rises from factory of death as fallout continues.

Peter Bird suits up for asbestos inspection in Sunshine North. Picture: Tony Gough

18. China tests outright logging ban in state forests.

Forestry workers lifting logs early in the morning, Heilongjiang Province, China.

19. Health scare in Texas also sends political ripples.

20. Amid assurances on Ebola, Obama is said to seethe.

21. In conspicuous success, Senegal is declared Ebola-free.

22. Here’s what you need to know about the deep-sea gold rush.

Sully hydrothermal vent

23. The Dutch boy mopping up a sea of plastic.

Boyan Slat in front of rough seas

24. Loaded with lead: How gun ranges poison workers and shooters.


1. Breaking: Body Found in Washington Believed to Be Misty Upham

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)

2. Search Continues for Misty Upham; Father Responds to Media Coverage

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Actress Misty Upham currently has short hair, as in this photo posted to Facebook August 11.

3. ‘The Rez Sisters': 28 Years Later, More Relevant Than Ever

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‘The Rez Sisters ‘celebrates Native women, with all their flaws and complex relationships.’

4. AIANTA Wants You! Preparations Underway for World’s Leading Travel Show

5. ICTMN Environmental Writer Terri Hansen on Diversity Travel Fellowship to ScienceWriters2014

ICTMN correspondent Terri Hansen will use her Diversity Travel Fellowship to this conference to encourage Native journalists to focus on science writing.

6. Student Newspaper Bans R-Word, Braces for First Amendment Fight

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Members of The Playwickian staff review its papers before distribution.

7. Back From Near Extinction: Kootenais Open First Ever Hatchery for Burbot and Sturgeon

Jack McNeel
Tanks for holding burbot are designed to separate fish of different sizes, as they are a very predatory species and will eat their own.

8. Gift of the Harvest—the Art and History of Ricing

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Fred Ackley Jr, right, appears in Wisconsin Media Lab’s video about ricing.

9. San Manuel Pow Wow Has Huge Prize Money, Awesome Singers & Drums

Diego James Robles
A young fancy shawl dancer walks by hung photographic murals of powwow dancers from previous years, during the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ Annual Pow Wow.

10. Stunning photos from the 25th Native American Festival at Moundville Archaeological Park

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From Choctaw, MS, a group of youth from the Mystic Wind Stickball Players put on a high paced intense traditional game of stickball with ancient mounds as their background for onlookers at the 25th Moundville Indian Festival in Alabama

11. Sleep With One Eye Open, Sandman has Entered Minn. Congressional Race

Courtesy Ray Sandman’s Campaign Office
Ray “Skip” Sandman has his sights set on the 8th Congressional District in Minnesota as the Green Party candidate.

12. Rep. Lisa Johnson-Billy to Encourage Native Women to Run on Radio Show

Rep. Lisa Johnson-Billy, Chickasaw, is encouraging Native women to enter the political scene whether federal, state or tribal.

13. Invader-States Hijacked UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples


1. No More ‘Imaginary Indians’! NMAI Director Seeks to Tell the Real Story

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2. A Martyr’s Crown: For My Grandmother During Domestic Violence Month

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3. Video: How a Rising Ocean Could Doom Hawaii and the Pacific Islands

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Hawaii and the other Pacific Islands are already being deeply affected by climate change, as this video from the National Climate Assessment illustrates.

4. Navajo Barrel Racer Is Saluted With ‘Kassidy Dennison Day’ in New Mexico

Kassidy Dennison
Dennison will be honored with ‘Kassidy Dennison Day’ in Gallup, New Mexico on November 1, 2014.

5. Cherokee Nation to the Rescue With Clean Water to Stricken South Coffeyville Residents

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Cherokee Nation citizen and volunteer Billy Shufeldt spent three days helping distribute water in northern Nowata County, including Oklahoma Union Public Schools.

6. UK’s Massive Glastonbury Festival Restricts Sale of Feather Headdresses

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Glastonbury Festival 2011. A reveller wearing a Native American Headdress at the Stone Circle at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. Picture date: Thursday 23 June, 2011. Yui Mok/PA Wire URN:11034626 (Press Association via AP Images)

7. Tobacco May Be Key in New Medicines, In Fighting Ebola?

Courtesy University of Louisville
Tobacco is rising again as medicine.

8. Evo Morales Set to Become Longest-Serving Leader in Bolivian History

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Bolivia’s President Evo Morales gives a thumbs up to people at a trout farm where he stopped to eat in Paracti, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Morales stopped here to eat as he traveled to the city where he’ll vote in tomorrow’s general election. Morales is running for a third term in Sunday’s presidential elections.

9. 5 Fake Indians: Checking a Box Doesn’t Make You Native

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There’s cultural appropriation, dressing up like an Indian for Halloween, with the fake feathers and fringe, but saying you are Native American when you are not, is also an issue. This image is from a Halloween party in West Hollywood in 2011.

10. Get-Out-The-Vote Revs Up on Pine Ridge and Rosebud

Joseph Zummo
New GOTV efforts will soon help Pine Ridge (pictured) and Rosebud voters cross their reservations’ vast distances in order to access polling places for early and Election Day voting.

11. Navajo Attorney General Tsosie Tackles ‘Christian Discovery’


1. James Cameron Casting ‘Avatar 2′; Seeks Native Actors

Wes Studi as Eytukan in ‘Avatar.’

2. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Your Involvement in the Future of Our Legacy Cities

3. Billy Mills Milestone: 50 Years Since Olympic Gold Win

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Billy Mills won the Olympic Gold Medal in Tokyo for the 10,000 meter run 50 years ago today.

4. St. Germaine Sr. Sworn in as President of Lac du Flambeau Tribe

5. Artist as Trickster, Trickster as Art: Santiago Romero’s Ceramic Coyotes

courtesy Santiago Romero

6. Tears of Protest at Redskins Game and How Dan Snyder Caused Them

Ron Jackson
People supporting a name change listen as Virgil Ortiz of Laguna Pueblo speaks at the Anti-Redskins protest rally on October 11, 2014. Ortiz is an Professor at Arizona State University.

7. Obama Designates San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

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The San Gabriel Mountains are seen near Cajon Junction, California.

8. Indian Country’s Long Fight Over Who Gets the Right to Vote

PBS’ Frontline has a interactive map that shows where voting right laws have changed.

9. Nowhere to Turn: Our Mental Health System Is Sick

The adult life of Amelia Kay Looking Sabinsky, was a long, drawn-out train wreck that may have been prevented with stronger mental health systems.

10. A Letter to Pope Francis: Abolish the Papal Bull Behind Colonization!