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1. The Eagle Feather Law and State-Recognized Tribes

2. 14 Spectacular Photos From the Crow Fair by Adam Sings in the Timber

3. The The Amazing Pottery of Al Qoyawayma

4. Jonathan Paohway: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Comanche Business Committeeman Jonathan Poahway speaking at the 2014
Johnson–O’Malley Senior Banquet. Cache High School, Cache, Oklahoma.

5. Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano Is Spewing Lava

Tobba Ágústsdóttir/@fencingtobba, via LiveScience.com
The fissure between Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes in Iceland, at dawn.

6. Video: Enchanting Time-Lapse Shows a South Dakota We Never Imagined

Randy Halverson/Vimeo
Still from the video Huelux, so named by author Randy Halverson by combining
the words “hue” and “lux,” the Latin word for light.

7. Cherokee Nation Donates $80,000 to Battle Domestic Violence

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation recently donated $80,000 to six domestic violence shelters.
Pictured, from left, are Help-In-Crisis Vice Chairman Mike Skinner, Cherokee
Nation Tribal Councilor Curtis Snell, Tribal Council Speaker Tina Glory-Jordan,
Help-In-Crisis Executive Director Margret Cook, Principal Chief Bill John Baker,
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and
Treasurer Lacey Horn.

8. Oklahoma State Fans Hold ‘Trail of Tears’ Banner for College GameDay

Image source: Deadspin.com

1. The Big Picture Beyond the ‘Redskins’ Issue

2. Welcome to Gallup, NM, Where ‘They Just Want Another Person Dead’

Nick Estes
From left to right: Stella Martin, Raymond Martin, and Jeremy Yazzie call
Gallup, N.M. home. But they feel their daily struggles go unheard by both their
own people in the Navajo Nation and city officials.

3. Door Still Open for Fed Rec Public Comment, Obstacles May Exist

Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

4. Golden Eagle Rescued by 11-Year-Old Boy Is Thriving, Set for Full Recovery

Susan Ahalt/Ironside Bird Rescue
Munchie, the golden eagle rescued by 11-year-old Cody Preston on July 31,
will make a full recovery, says the Ironside Bird Rescue’s Susan Ahalt.

5. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Opens WIC Program Building

6. USA Today Wants Your Vote on 10 Best Native American Experiences

7. The Colors of Schemitzun, The Green Corn Festival

8. B.C. Indian Chiefs Register ‘Utter Disgust’ at Building Permit on Sacred

Grace Islet Burial Ground

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Grace Islet is the site of a new mansion being built by a Vancouver Island
businessman. It’s also where many First Nations ancestors are buried.

9. When First Nations Burial Sites and Development Collide

Grace Islet/Facebook
Grace Islet, a small island off Vancouver Island, has been purchased by a
private developer who wants to build a mansion upon the sacred burial ground.
The province of British Columbia is letting him.

10. Saturday: LA Skins Music Fest, Featuring Mia Sable and Tha Native

Photography by Smallz and Raskind, Styling by Rebecca Raskind of CLD
Stylehouse Mia Sable, Choctaw, will perform at the LA Skins Music Fest
on Saturday.

11. Hunger Games on the Rez: Filmmakers Plan Dystopian Pine Ridge Drama

Photo by Willi White

12. Power Dreams

13. Spirit Dreams-Ancestral Home

14. 2 Hours Long Native American Indians Spiritual Vocal Shamanic Music


1. Tohono O’odham Life in Video Thanks to Mel Ortega and TOHONO TV

Courtesy Mel Ortega
The family trio that makes up TOHONO TV, from left, Destiny Josemaria,
Mel Ortega, Alexis Johnson.

2. Honor the 4th World: An Alternative to State Domination

3. Palin’s Redskins Rant: Using a Political Football to Silence a People

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally for Iowa
Republican Senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in
West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

4. Begay, Tiger Woods Douse Oneida Nation CEO for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PR Newswire
Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida Indian Nation and Mark Rolfing are doused in ice-cold
water for the ice bucket challenge.

5. Draft U.N. Climate Report Says Most Fossil Fuels Should Stay in Ground

6. Why Is Pope Francis Protecting a High-Ranking Pedophile?

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
Pope Francis

7. Chickasaw Nation to Host Native Voices Exhibit

8. Female Tribal Officer Caught Tazing Native Man 17 Times Is Indicted

YouTube

9. Even in Australia, Reality TV Stars Get Into the Cultural Appropriation Act

Could you not do this? We’ll give you a Vegemite sandwich…

10. More Briny Wastewater Spills into Fort Berthold Soil

Tyler Bell/Associated Press file photo
The briny wastewater spill discovered on Friday August 22 is not as severe as
the million-gallon spill depicted in this July 10, 2014, photo of saltwater leaks
into a stream from a massive saltwater spill from an underground pipeline on
the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation near Mandaree, N.D.

11. Labor Day Pow Wow Weekend Planner

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12. First Nations Fisherman Donates 500 Sockeye to Vancouver Homeless

APTN News
One of the 500 salmon donated to a homeless encampment and several groups
in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by aboriginal fishermen.

 


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