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1. Licking Harry Potter’s Backside Is a Mistake, and Other Headscratchers

2. This Week From Indian Country Today Newsletter

3. Ted Grant: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Ted Grant, vice-chairman of the Otoe–Missouria Tribe. The tribal seal in the
background shows the seven clans of the Otoe–Missouria, with a prayer feather
at the center.

4. Rose Hips: A Stroll on the Beach Can Ease Arthritis and Cure the Sniffles

Leeanne Root
These rose hips were found growing on the beach at Bluff Point State Park in
Groton, Connecticut.

5. Milky Way ‘Stars’ in Summer Blockbuster Night Sky

Bryce Canyon National Park
The Milky Way view in this phantasmagorical panorama of the night sky in
Bryce Canyon is generated by a webcam is worth visiting.

6. What’s the ‘First Rule of Rodeo’?

INFR

7. Iceland on Alert for Massive Eruption of Bardarbunga Volcano

Thinkstock/Johann Helgason
Eyjafjallajokull, above, erupted in 2010 and stranded millions of airline
passengers with an ash cloud. An even bigger volcano, Bardarbunga, is rumbling,
and it’s anybody’s guess as to what it will do, and when.

8. Top Rug: Weaver Lola Cody Wins Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market

Source: facebook.com/SWAIA
Lola Cody with the woven wool rug that took Best of Show honors at the 2014
Santa Fe Indian Market.

9. Morales Presents Degrees to First Graduates of Bolivia’s Indigenous Universities

Juan Karita/AP
Evo Morales

10. 7 Anti-R-Word Quotes From Native Voices

Via Twitter
Frank Waln

1. Salaita’s Background Is What the College Wanted, Not His Free Speech

Dr. Steven Salaita is a Palestinian American scholar in Native American studies
fired for free speech.

2. ESPN’s Mike Ditka ‘Admires’ Snyder; Calls Redskins Opponents ‘Idiots’

Associated Press
Mike Ditka

3. An Open Letter to Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell

4. Smile for the Camera — Santa Fe Indian Market Is Here!

courtesy SWAIA
A young member of the Serpent Tail Dancers flashes her pearly whites in the
2013 Indian Market Photo Booth

5. Bishop Paiute Tribe Makes History With Pilot Low Income Housing Project

6. Treaty Victory as Northwest Tribes Celebrate Oregon Coal Train Rejection

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Tribes object to cars brimming with coal, such as these, being shipped by rail
through their territory and loaded at terminals that would compromise their
fishing rights.

7. Cartoonist Without Reservations: Ricardo Cate’ Is One Funny Indian

copyright Ricardo Cate’
Ricardo Cate’s cartoons often feature a Custer-like Caucasian and an Indian
trading barbs. Copyright Ricardo Cate’

8. Pow Wow Weekend Planner August 22-24

Associated Press
Mashpee Powwow wow

 


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. President of Lakers Won’t Draft Redskins Players For Fantasy Football Team

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Lakers’s president Jeanie Buss

2. From Old West Gunfighter to Writer

3. Stephen R. Ortiz: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Nathan Ham/Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Chairman Stephen R. Ortiz, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

4. There Are No Urban Indian Ghettos

poverties.org
The literature on urban Indians suggests that Indians do not form urban ghettos.

5. Gasp in Wonder as Jupiter and Venus Kiss in Spectacular Luminescence

Jupiter and Venus will be even closer this time than when they canoodled in 2012.

6. Notes From A Single Mom: Texting Is the New Parenting

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7. ‘Buffalo Calling’ Hauntingly Depicts Bison’s Tragic Tale in Canada

YouTube/Tasha Hubbard
Still from ‘Buffalo Calling,’ which tells the tale of bison in Canada. The unique
artistry of Mitchell Poundmaker, rendered into animation, lends a haunting,
poignant quality to the work.

8. 5 Great Pow Wows to Finish off the Summer

GrownUpWest.com

9. Holisso Center Offers Archival Research, Clues To The Past

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw citizen Bobbie Stover, Oklahoma City, and photo archivist
Christopher Zellner carefully pack an early 1900s photograph for storage after
digitizing the image at the Holisso Research Center.

10. Statue On Mars Resembles Native American Man

 


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. 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. 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