Archives For History

1. AIM Co-Founder Dennis Banks Remarks on Tragic Death of Misty Upham [Video]

Dennis Banks, seen here with family friend Tracy Rector (left), Robert Upham, and an unidentified relative, stopped by the memorial gathering for Misty Upham on Friday night.
2. James Roger Madalena: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

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New Mexico State Representative James Roger Madalena
3. Orionid Meteors Sparkle and May Explode: Halley’s Comet Says Hello

Orionid meteors are among the most beautiful of the year, and we’re in the midst of them.
4. Not Your Mascot Minnesota to Protest ‘Redskins’ During Vikings Game

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.
5. Suicide on Reservations and the Need for More Studies
“There are many warning signs we have to look out for, like people talking about taking their own lives.”

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1. As It Happened: Indigenous Peoples Leading off the People’s Climate March, in Photos

2. Video: Northwest Religious Leaders’ Full Columbia River Treaty Letter

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Religious leaders depict the history and cultural importance of the Columbia River.

3. Native History: Chickasaw Nation Corrects Names of Famed Leaders

Chickasaw Nation
Joshua Hinson, director of the Chickasaw Language Department, researching a Chickasaw word.

4. Misty Upham’s Father Fears She May Have Committed Suicide

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Actress Misty Upham, seen here at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘August: Osage County’ on Dec. 16, 2013, has been missing for a week. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for The Weinstein Company/AP Images)

5. Judge’s Racist Emails—Are Native Plaintiffs Getting Closer?

Chief Judge Richard F. Cebull makes a speech during a Naturalization Ceremony at the James F. Battin Federal Courthouse on June 23, 2011.

6. Implausible Deniability: Obama and the Watermelon Stereotype

7. Dirty Money! 4 Powerful Reasons to Boycott the $20 Bill

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

8. The U.S.’s Interpretation of the UN High-Level Outcome Document

1. Painfully Funny: 6 Comedy Videos About Christopher Columbus

2. Proceeds From Anti-Redskins Swag to be Donated for Health, Wellness

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One of Ashley Fairbanks’s T-shirts that are currently for sale to protest the Washington football team.

3. Cherokee Nation Companies Continue Support of Local Schools

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Students at Peggs Public School receive supplies collected and donated by CNB employee volunteers.

4. Video: Transparent-Headed Food Thief Trolls Ocean’s Depths

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
This transparent-headed food thief trolls the deep but was caught by underwater cameras in a rare sighting.

5. Land Thievery Redux: Bakken Oil Leases and Money Mismanagement

John Pepion
“Girl Lost in Man Camp,” a painting by renowned ledger artist John Pepion, depicts life in the Bakken.

6. Actress Misty Upham Missing; Last Seen on Muckleshoot Reservation in WA

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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)

7. Indigenous Leaders Celebrate Victory Over Columbus Day in Seattle

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Committee
Celebration after the vote passed by the Seattle City Council on Monday, October 6.

8. Cards Star Jude Schimmel Begins Season Without Big Sister Shoni

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Jude Schimmel

9. Longtime ICTMN Contributor, Fogarty Named MFA Media Partner of the Year

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Jay Czar, executive director of MFA, presents Mark Fogarty with MFA’s 2014 Media Partner of the Year award at the 2014 New Mexico Housing Summit.

10. Photo: Sotomayor Gets Some Native Bling

11. Photos: 40th Annual Honolulu Inter-tribal Powwow

12. Early Voting for Crow, Blackfeet (And A Future Oglala Lakota County?)

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First time voter Abby Green, 18, with a ballot in Browning, Montana at the Blackfeet satellite voting office.

13. Task Force to Improve Quality of Life for ABQ’s Native Homeless

Kim Baca
Many Natives would rather take their chances on the streets of Albuquerque instead of going to a shelter due to distrust.

14. How Katie John Whipped Alaska to Protect Native Rights

Box in old State House statue opened

1. Conference Focuses on Services to Native Veterans and Ways for Improvement

The Southwest Native American Veterans Association’s first SNAVA Regional Conference September 21-24 appears to be a success.
Professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded by the University of Illinois, gave a public response Sept. 9 at the university YMCA in Urbana, Illinois.
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Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder waves to fans before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)
Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, National Geographic
The photographer, Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, capture this photo of a Native American man sending smoke signals. The picture was taken in June of 1909 in Montana.
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7. Native American Natural Foods to Launch Non-Profit at Black Hills Powwow
The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society is a nonprofit organization on the Rosebud Reservation.
12. Shoshone (Native American Music)

1. Oklahoma Blood Institute Honors Cherokee Nation and CNB for Life-Saving Donations

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CNB officials accept OBI’s Business Partner of the Year Award.

2. Anti-Indian Racism Is Everywhere in America

3. CDC Awards Over $11M to Fight Chronic Diseases in Indian Country

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Seventeen year-old Marissa Hamilton (left) and her friend Mary Healy sprint during a timed one-mile run during fitness training at Wellspring Academy October 21, 2009 in Reedley, California. Struggling with her weight, 17-year-old Marissa Hamilton enrolled at the Wellspring Academy, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses. When Marissa first started her semester at Wellspring she weighed in at 340 pounds and has since dropped over 40 pounds of weight in the first two months of the program. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children in the U.S. ages 6-19 years are overweight or obese, three times the amount since 1980.

4. Poverty, Climate Change and Indigenous Rights In Morales and Menchu Speeches

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Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Prize winning Mayan activist, and Bolivian President Evo Morales recently spoke at the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples.

5. Finding Native American referees a priority


6. Missoula member of Native American comedy troupe calls ‘Daily Show’ segment ‘an intense situation’


7. Five More Things You’d Never Catch a Native American Saying
George Armstrong Custer’s Seventh Cavalry exacted revenge on the Native Americans who were responsible for his defeat.

8. American Indian Spiritual Song – Drums & Flute