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Elephant genes hold clues for fight against cancer, scientists say

1. George Will Gets It All Wrong in His Attack on ICWA

2. Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Who’s Afraid of Human Rights?

3. Video: Cherokee Elder Talks Arrowhead Hunting and Fighting With His Brother

Cherokee Elder Jim McGee

Cherokee Elder Jim McGee talks growing up Cherokee and fighting with his brother.

Cherokee Nation

4. Totem Travels 1,300 Miles to Sites Threatened by Coal Terminals in Northwest

Jacqueline Keeler, Children pose on the 3,000-pound totem pole as it makes its way from Washington State to the Northern
Cheyenne Reservation on a journey protesting coal mines and rail terminals.

5. Native Oklahoma – Pilot TV Show

6. Brothers (Wayra)

Historians long questioned lover’s claims

1. Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People Episode 1

2. Cher – Half Breed

3. Native American Artist Series: Paul Rowley

4. Curley: ACLU Takes Wrong Turn Defending R-Word

5. Obama Names Lucaj to Board of Trustees for Culture and Arts

Princess Daazhraii Lucaj was recently appointed to a position with the Obama Administration

6. From Football to Evening Gowns: 10 Year Old Royalty Wins Big

Courtesy LeAnn Hascon
An avid athlete, Nizhoni Ward plays football and basketball for local teams.



7. Video: Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson Talks Swimming Holes and Pranks

Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Ed Wilson reminisces about swimming holes, avoiding water moccasins, and the many pranks they used to play.



8. Never Back Down From Racism

9. Well For Culture: Top 10 Fit Natives on Instagram

Photo courtesy Thosh Collins
From left, Thosh Collins, Chelsey Luger and Martin Sensmeier in Brooklyn, New York in July 2014.



10. Full Circle: Plains Indians Exhibit Takes Top Billing at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
This buffalo-hide robe is covered in the exploits of at least two Lakota warriors and includes 60 figures depicted across 14 events. The exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,’ runs through May 10. On loan from Musée du quai Branly, Paris.

1. Pomona College Powwow Honors the Ancestors, Tribal Homelands

2. The Domination System in California

3. This Messy Congress Might Be Able to Actually Govern

Courtesy John Boehner’s Office
A new coalition? A group of Republicans working with Democrats could be good news for Indian Country in this Congress.

4. Video: Cherokee Elder Bennie Ross Talks Refrigeration and Being Neighborly

Cherokee Elder Bennie Ross
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Bennie Ross talks about growing up, how things were kept cold without a refrigerator and attending a one-room schoolhouse.

5. On the Front Lines: Diné Women Stand Firm Against Increased, Unfettered Oil Development

Laura Paskus
Sarah Jane White, helping defend Navajo lands from virtually unregulated oil exploration, plays with her grandson.

6. Jailed in Mexico: Thousands of Indigenous Behind Bars Due to Language Barriers


7. Native American message: “We are all related” (from Russell Means)

8. Red Crow: Native American Prophecy

9. Ah Nee Mah – Native Visions (A Native American Music Journey)

10. Native American Indians Spiritual Vocal Shamanic Music

1. Native Groups to Rally Against Redskins in Minneapolis

Associated Press

2. How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit’s Journey, Part I

Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman
The author’s mother, Phoebe Ward Hopper, in her Alaska Native Sisterhood koogéinaa (sash) and hat. Photo taken in Alaska, 1971. (Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman)

3. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Bringing Human Rights Home—Engagement and Environmental Justice

U.N. meeting on human rights in Geneva.

4. Video: Native Hawaiians Explain Why the Goddess Pele and Her Lava Are Welcome Guests in Pahoa

U.S. Geological Survey/AP Photo
Lava that has pushed through a fence marking a property boundary above the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii is seen Oct. 28, 2014.

5. National Geographic Honors Gwaii Haanas as an Outstanding Cultural Tourism Site

6. Videos: Cherokee Elders Tell Halloween Tales, Part 1

Cherokee Elders tell Halloween tales
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elders tell viewers Halloween tales.

7. Arctic Adaptations: Inuit Architecture Showcased in Prestigious Venice Biennale

Kirt Ejesiak
Visitors check out ‘Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15’ at the 14th International Venice Biennale of Architecture.

8. Shelly Vetoes Council Legislation Amending Fluency, Deschene Continues Fight

9. Tester’s Big Gamble: The Push for Indian Education, Health Care and Environment

Senator Jon Tester at NIEA
Julia Mitchell
Senator Jon Tester speaks at the NIEA Convention in Alaska.

10. United by Rock ‘n Roll: NAMA-Nominated Ollivanders Put the Music First

Ollivanders: Ryan Johnson, Martin Isaacs and Ryan Mickeloff
Photo by
The Ollivanders: Ryan Johnson, Martin Isaacs and Ryan Mickeloff. Photo by

11. NM’s Minority Groups Form Alliance to Address Concerns, Beginning With Elections

Courtesy New Mexico People’s Solidarity Alliance Facebook
New Mexico People’s Solidarity Alliance signing of Declaration of Unity

12. You Think Team Names Are Bad? 12 Images of Propaganda Against Natives

13. BIA Head Kevin Washburn Speaks to ICTMN About NCAI, Federal Recognition and More

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

14. Unraveling the ‘Redskins’ Lie: Americans Don’t Know Native History

1. Is the Use of ‘Redskins’ a Hate Crime?

2. Chickasaw Judge, Sherry Abbott Todd, Takes Oath

Courtesy Marcy Gray/Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Bellefeuille-Gordon, left, administers the oath of office to Sherry Abbott Todd as Special Judge of the District Court of the Chickasaw Nation. Todd was appointed to an additional 3-year term by justices of the Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court. Holding the Holy Bible is Todd’s sister, Darla Abbott Porter.

3. Commitment to Education Connects Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame Inductees

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby recently inducted five new members into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame. Inductees include the late Charles W. Blackwell, Irene Digby, Marvin Mitchell, Dr. James W, Hampton and Silas Wolf Jr. Jonathan Blackwell and Geoffrey Blackwell accepted the honor in behalf of their father. Back row, from left, Gov. Anoatubby, Jonathan Blackwell, Dr. James W. Hampton, Marvin Mitchell, Geoffrey Blackwell, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel. Front row left to right are Silas Wolf, Jr. and Irene Digby.

4. Planetary Showdown Spices Up May Skies

Thinkstock Planetary mosaic, artist’s depiction.

5. 5 Sacred Spots Outside of America That You Have to See

Mount Sinai, Egypt

6. Seneca Nation Starts 50th Anniversary of Kinzua Dam Removal Today

7. Make Mother’s Day Extraordinary: Huckleberry Muffins

Flickr Creative Commons/Meaghan O’Malley
Huckleberry muffins with huckleberry jelly

8. Native American Symbols

9. Native American Indian Rock Art – Petroglyphs Pictograph

10. Collectible Native American Pottery; The best of the best