Archives For Environmental Issues


1. Relief at a Stiff Price III: Going the Way of Chocolate

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Maca powder flour in glass bowl with macs

2. 7 Ways to Reduce Food Waste This Holiday Season

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When you prepare to welcome family and friends this holiday season, good planning can help avoid wasting food and save you money.

3. Duwamish River Advocates Hopeful EPA’s Plan Will Be Effective
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EPA’s new plan could be the answer Duwamish River advocates are hoping for.

4. Where’s the Senate Torture Report on All the Violence Done to Natives?

5. Obama Declares Bristol Bay Off Limits to New Oil and Gas Drilling Leases

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A victory in the fight to preserve the vast, pristine watershed region known as Bristol Bay in Alaska.

6. Native Fashion Superstar Bethany Yellowtail Launches Official Site

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Looks by Bethany Yellowtail, currently featured on her new official site byellowtail.com.

7. Oglala Lakota Fighter Gets First UFC Win

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David Michaud, left, throws a punch.

8. Gimmicks and Governing are Old School’s Last Act; Painful Austerity Ahead

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Non-Defense Discretionary Spending Falling to Historic Lows

9. ‘Real Life Indian’ Photo Project Geared to Defeat All Those Stereotypes

Photo courtesy Viki Eagle
Viki Eagle, a Sicangu Lakota photographer, holds a sign with the name of her photo project, “Real Life Indian.”

10. Did You Hear A Tribe Called Red in Trailer for ‘The Gambler’?

‘The Gambler’ looks to be one of the biggest films of the end-of-year rush, and A Tribe Called Red is in it.

11. Environmental Win: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has banned tracking in New York State in the wake of a health commission report that could not rule out ill effects.

12. Native American Natural Foods (Tanka Bar) President Mark Tilsen


1. Relief at a Stiff Price II: Singing the Bear Song

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2. Northern Arapaho File Lawsuit Over Large Employer Mand

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3. Cascadia’s Locked Fault Means Massive Earthquake Is Due in Pacific Northwest: Seismologists

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The mechanics of a subduction zone.

4. BIE in Crisis: Underfunded Agency Can’t Do Its Job

National Indian Education Study 2011
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This image was included in the National Indian Education Study from 2011, which found that American Indian fourth graders attending BIE schools had reading scores 22 points lower than AI/AN students in public schools.

5. Energy Revenues to American Indians Top copy Billion for First

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6. Navajo Nation Buys Back 7 Sacred Masks at Controversial Parisian Auction

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A supporter of Native Americans holds a leaflet reading ‘Stop cultural genocide, Eve auction house must stop’ to protest outside of the Drouot’s auction house during the contested auction of Native American items in Paris, Monday Dec. 15, 2014. Navajo officials spent approximately $9,120 to buy back seven tribal masks put up for sale at a disputed auction despite the U.S. Embassy in Paris asking Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives to determine where they came from. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

7. Jude Schimmel Has Arrived! Lady Card Has First Double-Double of the Season

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Jude Schimmel No. 22

8. New Seattle Superintendent Will Meet With Native Reps

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Dr. Larry Nyland, Seattle’s new superintendent of public schools

9. The Colonial Semantics of the United States: ‘Our Nation’s Tribes

10. This Video Proves ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ Is Best Sung in Navajo

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William P. Yazzie sings ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ in Navajo.

11. If You Need an Indian… Actor and Artist Richard Ray Whitman Is Your Man

Richard Ray Whitman in a shot from the film ‘Winter in the Blood.’

12. Native American Night Before Christmas (2006)

13. Native American Christmas 2012

14. Western Christmas Ornaments


1. Native American Navy Veteran Paved Way for Career Field, Honors Heritage

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Retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, Linda Old Horn-Purty, a member of the Crow tribe from the Crow Agency, Montana reservation, and the Head Woman Dancer.

2. Waste Not When Others Want: Food Recovery Efforts Are Necessary

Food Recovery Network Redefining Leftovers
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The Food Recovery Network wonders what you’re doing with your leftovers.

3. Sign This: Another Petition to Remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 Bill

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Andrew Jackson has appeared on the $20 bill for the last 90 years.

4. ‘Playing the White Man’s Games’: Don Marks Talks About His New Book

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Don Marks

5. Navajo Human Rights Commission Assesses Treatment of Navajo Citizens

6. Relief at a Stiff Price I: Marketing to the Male Ego

7. Still Here, in the Big City: Meet the Legacy of the Indian Relocation Act

Photo courtesy Pamela J. Peters.
Kenneth Ramos in ‘Legacy of Exiled NDNZ.’ Photo courtesy Pamela J. Peters.

8. Greenpeace Apologizes for Wrecking Nazca Lines as Peru Prepares Criminal Charges

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Greenpeace wanted to catch the eyes of those in power with this sign. But it caught attention for the wrong reasons, by damaging one of Peru’s most famous and precious archaeological sites.

9. Blackhorse: Fake Chiefs, Headdresses and the Tomahawk Chop Must Go

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Faux headdresses and the Indian caricature-perpetuating tomahawk chop is common at Cleveland Indians and Florida State Seminole games.

10. Hawaii Native Wins First Heisman Trophy for Oregon Ducks and for Hawaii

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Marcus Mariota is the first football player from Hawaii to win the Heisman Trophy.

11. La Push Kush, Lummi Yummy, Apache Gold? When the Rez Smoke Shop Goes to Pot

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Will the stereotypical cigar store Indian soon be known for selling a different kind of buzz?

12. Nez Perce Member Tapped to Oversee CRITFC’s Fishery Science Department

Courtesy Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Dr. Zachary L. Penney, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, has been selected to lead the Fishery Science Department of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.
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A march and rally against the Washington football team name is slated for December 28 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, organizers said.
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The Geminids have peaked for the year, but there are still a few lurking about, and the backstory is compelling.

1. Part I: ‘You Guys Are All Still Alive?’ and Other Outrageous Things People Say to Natives

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2. Edged Out: Johny Hendricks Loses UFC Title in Split Decision

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Johny Hendricks, left, stares down Robbie Lawler at the weigh-in prior to UFC 181. Source: facebook.com/UFC

3. Miles Thompson Makes NLL Pre-Season Debut, Proves He’s Ready for the Pros

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Miles Thompson makes his NLL debut with the Minnesota Swarm in preseason opener against the Rochester Knighthawks.

4. New Mexico Fines Feds $54 Million for Radiation Leaks at Los Alamos and WIPP

Courtesy U.S. Department of Energy, via the Albuquerque Journal
A damaged nuclear-waste container at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

5. San Carlos Apache Leader Seeks Senate Defeat of Copper Mine on Sacred Land

Courtesy hikearizona.com
Apache Leap is one potential sacred site being threatened by a provision added to the National Defense Authorization Act reauthorization that would allow a large copper mine project.

6. National Finals Rodeo Rookie Kassidy Dennison Making Run at Championship

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Kassidy Dennison

7. Topless Nicki Minaj Announces Tour Wearing Feather Headdress

8. Confronting Your Obstacles Face-to-Face: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 4

Carl Hillis, Jr. Army. 101st Airborne

9. First Nations Chiefs Gather in Winnipeg to Elect New Leader

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Left to right: Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdain are all running for the position of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, in a special election to be held on December 10.

10. Obama’s Harvard Law School Mentor Takes on Cape Wind

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Laurence H. Tribe, Cape Wind’s latest opposition

11. Heed the Higher Calling of Indigenous Rights


My Poem of the Day

Self Judgment© – My Poem of the Day (12/08/14)

(12/08/14)

The mirror that hangs highly upon my wall

Shows me not as you see me

But as I see myself

The beauty you know

Seems to hide from me

Every sin I know of others

I feel hiding beneath my skin

I’m frightened to peek through the glass

Fearing the vision I may see

I know it won’t truly be me

But do I take the risk to see what others have created

Must I be forced to hold their sins in view

So now I judge myself asking what kind of person am I

That I see and hold onto to the sins of others

And wonder what my peers must think of me

There’s no stronger judgment than the judgement I give myself

So sinners take your penance and come take your sins from me

So that I can look in my mirror and see what you see

And see me only as myself

Copyright 2014

Self Judgment© – My Poem of the Day (12/08/14)

Felina Silver Robinson


1. Study Finds Toxins, Cancer-Causing Air Pollution at Oil, Gas Wells

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This valve on a gas tank near the town of Pavillion, Wyoming, is an example of a source for potential leaks. A new study indicates dangerous toxins are present at oil and gas facilities near homes and communities.

2. Biden Stresses More VAWA Improvements at Tribal Nations Conference

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Deborah Parker, a council member for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, shares a warm moment with Vice President Joe Biden after introducing him. VP Biden attended the conference for the first time this year.

3. Locust Grove QB Mason Fine Is OK Gatorade Player of the Year

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Mason Fine, Cherokee, is the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year.

4. Domestic Violence: Women Must Never Forget How Powerful and Sacred They Really Are

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Women are powerful and sacred. It’s easy to forget that when faced with abuse.

5. Video: Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr. Shares Stories from Childhood

Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr.
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Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr. shares stories from his childhood.

6. Painful Reminders: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 3

Clyde Paul Hillis in Vietnam

1. $4 Washington Football Team Tickets? Yep, It’s True

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2. Keene: Why ‘Fix’ Tiger Lily? Why Can’t We Just Let Her Go?

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NBC aired ‘Peter Pan Live!’ on prime time TV Thursday.

3. Native Humor: 10 More Signs She May be ‘Too Rez’ For You, Bro

Careful, soldier boy, you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into.

4. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Kicks Off in Las Vegas

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Kassidy Dennison, front, with Dustin Bird, Erich Rogers and Aaron Tsinigine tweeted this selfie on December 2, 2014, a few days before the NFR began.

5. What’s Next After ‘Navajo Star Wars’? Hint: It’s a Little Fishy

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6. Obama Names Two Tribes Among 16 Climate Action Champions Nationwide

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Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/05/obama-names-two-tribes-among-16-climate-action-champions-nationwide-158145

7. Wisconsin Closes Wolf Hunt Three Months Early, With Quota Exceeded

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A gray wolf in Wisconsin. The quota has been exceeded, and the sanctioned wolf hunt is over three months early.

8. ‘Freedom Has to Be Fought For’: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 1

The Hillis boys. Pictured from left to right: Alan (who did not serve), Russell, Lowell, Clyde, Mervyn, and Carl.

9. Quapaw Tribe Says Federal Government OKs Casino Expansion, Makes Landmark Decision

10. Photo: Highlighting Native Music’s Big Night

11. Sundance Picks ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me,’ a New Film Set on Pine Ridge

Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source: facebook.com/songsmybrotherstaughtme
ShaMauri Hawkins, Jared Reddy and John Reddy of ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me.’ Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source: facebook.com/songsmybrotherstaughtme

12. Suspect Killed Outside Choctaw Casino After High Speed Chase

13. Alaska Natives to British Columbia: Please Tighten Up Your Mining Act

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Can you blame them? Alaska Natives, fishery operators and environmentalists fear that British Columbia’s mining regulations are too lax and could threaten tourism and fisheries.

14. Photo Gallery: Tree Lighting and Dancing in the Capitol

15. ‘Scars of Deception’ Tells the Story of Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Peru

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Feminists denounced the violation of rights of thousands of Peru under President Fujimori.

16. NCAI’s Cladoosby on Tribal Nations Conference and Building a Lasting Legacy

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NCAI President Brian Cladoosby, center, with White House secretaries during the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3.