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1. The ‘Carcieri’ Fix Bills Need to Do More

2. 15 New Words That Belong in the NDN Dictionary

3. 10 Things You May Not Know About Wes Studi

Jen Boyer
Wes Studi will appear in three movies this summer.

4. Tribal Business Owes Oklahoma $47 Million in Smokes Revenue

Thinkstock.com

5. Team Wisconsin Brings Home 38 Medals at North American Indigenous Games

CJME.com

6. Navajo Nation Turns to Plant-Based Foods to Reverse Diabetes

Thinkstock

7. Video: What Would You Do? Brianna Went to Italy

The Buried Life
“The Buried Life” fulfilled Brianna’s dream to go to Italy.

8. Snoqualmie Tribe Gives $250,000 in Aid for Washington Fire Victims

InciWeb
The eastern zone of the Carlton Complex fire in Washington State on July 21; as
of the 28th, the blaze—a combination of what started as four separate fires on
July 14—was just 67 percent contained.

9. How Do We Re-Member?

10. Indian Gaming Veteran Is New General Manager at Muckleshoot Casino

11. Chickasaw Nation Announces General Election Results

12. Chris Rock: ‘Redskins? That’s not Nice. That’s a Racial Slur’

Associated Press
Comedian Chris Rock

13. Tribe Rebuilds Citizen’s Home After Fire

Cherokee Nation
(L to R) Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Cherokee citizen BB Livers,
Tribal Councilor Frankie Hargis and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden stand in front of
Livers’ new home, which the tribe built after his former home was destroyed in a 2013 fire.

14. Mouth-Watering Modern Indigenous Eats by Top Chef Rich Francis [10 Photos]

Seared scallops with saffron vanilla sauce, garnished with caviar.

15. Redskins Allegedly Hire Crisis Management Firm to Build ‘Fan-based’ Website

16. Chaske Spencer and ‘Winter in the Blood': Coming to a Theater Near You

‘Winter in the Blood,’ starring Chaske Spencer and Julia Jones, has secured a
North American distributor.

1. Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

2. 10 Ways to Tell You Might Be a Rezballer!

3. ‘Racism Is Central’ to Tribal Conflict with Maine, Says Report

Wikimedia Commons
Deer Island is a Canadian island at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay.

4. Traditional Art and Culture Event Teaches Much More Than Painting

5. Get on the Bus: Sun Tours Explain Native Culture in Glacier Park

Jack McNeel
Sun Tours operates nine bus tours within Glacier National Park all with the goal of
explaining Blackfeet history in their ancestral homeland. The tour is only operated
about 4 months a year because snow prevents crossing Logan Pass, but views are
spectacular of glaciers, waterfalls, and wild flowers

6. Miles Thompson Leads Iroquois Nationals to World Lax Semifinals

Kenny Frost

7. Malaysia Airlines Jet Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine, 295 Dead

YouTube
A screen capture from a YouTube video that is believed to have been taken after the
Malaysia Airlines plane went down.

8. World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Warren Hill

Courtesy Kenny Frost
Warren Hill

9. Canoe Journey Message: Protect Our Fragile Environment

Tracy Rector/Longhouse Media
The Heiltsuk First Nation is hosting 31 canoes from Pacific Northwest indigenous
nations. That number was provided by the manager of the Paddle to Bella Bella
Facebook page. Canoes arrived July 13; the week of cultural celebration continues
through July 19.

10. Canadian Government Provides Funding to Support Ojibwe Language-Learning

11. Obsessed Much? 4 Videos by Tito Ybarra About Shoni (and Sherry) Schimmel

‘I’m the real star,’ says Sherry Schimmel. ‘I taught Shoni and Jude everything.’

12. Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal

Climate Resilience Program

Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon
President Barack Obama attends the final meeting of the State, Local, and Tribal
Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience on July 16, 2014.

13. Shawn Michael Perry, Singing His Heart’s Song Louder Than Ever

Source: facebook.com/shawnmichael.perry
Shawn Michael Perry at the Ute Mountain Music Festival in 2012.

14. Controversial Grand Canyon Gondola Grounded for a Year

Grand Canyon Timelapse: The Living Landscape
The Grand Canyon Escalade project is slated at the confluence of the Little
Colorado and Colorado rivers in northern Arizona.

15. Video: President Barack Obama Ties Infrastructure to Climate Change Resilience

The White House/YouTube
President Barack Obama is flanked by members of the Task Force on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience. At the task force’s final meeting he emphasized
the importance of strengthening infrastructure as a way to stay economically
viable in the face of climate change.

1. Stop the Lake Sakakawea Land Grab

2. Ballot Power: The Revolution in How Alaska Natives Vote

Courtesy James Tucker, of law firm Wilson Elser, in Las Vegas
The extreme isolation of many Alaska Native villages makes early voting, and the
options it offers, a critical part of helping residents get to the polls.

3. Uncontacted Peoples Forced to Flee Peru as More Trouble Awaits

Courtesy Gleison Miranda/FUNAI/Survival
File photo: This thriving community, with baskets full of manioc and papaya, is in
western Brazil, near Peru.

4. Linguistic Isolation in NYC: Not All Latin American Immigrants Speak Spanish

Ángel Franco/The New York Times
Carmen speaks Mixtec, and has picked up a bit of Spanish. Her husband,
Juan Manuel, learned Spanish

5. Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Redskins to Change

Associated Press
Eric Holder

6. Video: Meet Canoe Skipper Doug Chilton

Sealaska
Tlingit artist Doug Chilton is the leader of the One People Canoe Society. Watch the
videos to learn about his job and how he got started.

7. Air Force Creates Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

8. Regina Prepares to Host North American Indigenous Games

NAIGCouncil.com
The North American Indigenous Games unveiled its official medals in May 2014.7

9. Twin Arrows Casino Resort Receives AAA Four Diamond Award

Twin Arrows
Twin Arrows Resort Casino

10. World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Myan Adams

Cornell.edu
Myan Adams

11. NTU’s Wellness Center to Host 17 Navajo Nation Presidential Candidates

Navajo Technical University
NTU athletic director George LaFrance discusses the many uses for the new
comprehensive wellness center. In addition to serving inter and intramural athletic
programs, the wellness center will also be used for educational purposes, wellness
programs, community events, and graduation ceremonies.

12. EPA Climate Justice: Restoring the Louisiana Coast to Combat Future Effects of Climate Change

Courtesy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Before-and-after of a restoration project along the Louisiana coastline.

13. Could the Hobby Lobby Ruling Have Saved the San Francisco Peaks?

14.  Game of Crowns’ Native Beauty Queen Sparks Ear-Bite Fight at Foxwoods

source: BravoTV.com
Vanassa Sebastian on stage at the 2012 Mrs. America Pageant, where she won
a prize for Best Original Costume. Source: BravoTV.com

15. Video: An Amusing Look at the Quirky Border Between the U.S. and Canada

YouTube/CGP Grey
This is where the U.S.-Canada border gets weird.

16. Did You See This Lyle Thompson Move vs. Canada? (Go Nationals, Beat USA!)

17. Why Buy ‘Native Inspired’ Products When You Can Get the Real Thing?

Courtesy Louie Gong
The ‘Inspired Natives’ collection includes these mobile phone cases designed by Louie
Gong and Michelle Lowden.

18. Native American YHWH


Every Monday, I will share (7) words with all of you that I have come across in my readings over the past week. I hope you enjoy this weekly submission. All and any feedback is welcome!

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Magna Carta:  As you may be able to tell Magna Carta is a Latin word and is said to be the Great Charter which is also known as the Magna Carta Libertatum or the Great Charter of the Liberties of England.  I believe it was one of the first documents that was given to the King of England by his people.

Indomitable:  Someone or something that is impossible to subdue or to defeat.  Indomitable is an adjective.

Accoutrement:  Is a collection of clothes or items that will be used in addition to the original items chosen to wear to an event or to be used for a particular project. Accoutrement is a noun.

Obsequios  A person who is obsessively obedient and attentive. Obsequios is an adjective.

Abhor is when you regard someone or something with disgust or hatred. Abhor is a verb.

Exegetically  This word means to draw something out. Exegetically is a biblical word. I can be used as an adjective and would appear as exegetic or exegetical.

Deuteronomy  I believe it is the second law of hebrew and the 5th book of the Hebrew Bible. You might want to check your dictionary for further details.

 


Here is a list of words that you may not normally use in conversation. But you may benefit from knowing what they mean. I came across these words during my readings today:

1) fervor – an intense and passionate feeling.

2) indigenous – something that was produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment.

3) prophetic – correctly detailing an event in the future; can also be referring to a prophet or a prophecy.

4) edifice – a building that is large and impressive, possibly a large abstract structure

I would love to hear from my readers.  What are some of the words you have come across that you think people might benefit from learning?


1. The Dangerous Dissent in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community

2. Therapists Must Recognize and Treat Historical Trauma

3. 5 Native Athletes You Should Follow Now on Twitter

4. Summer Solstice: Turtle Island Showered With Sunshine on Year’s Longest Day

via Stanford Solar Center
The solstice sun peeks above the summit of Medicine Mountain, its rays aligned with the spokes of the
Bighorn Medicine Wheel, built hundreds of years ago by the Plains Indians and used for ceremonies even to this day.

5. Speaking of Languages: Educators Back Native American Language Bills

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
William Mendoza, Oglala-Sicangu Lakota, executive director of the White House Initiative on
Indian and Alaska Native Education, said there are only 375,000 American Indian language
speakers remaining in the U.S. Lillian Sparks Robinson Rosebud Sioux Tribe, commissioner
for the Administration for Native Americans, said the agency expected in 2014 to fund 20 percent
of Esther Martinez Initiative grant applications and 16 percent of Native American Language
Preservation and Maintenance Program applications.

6. Aboriginal Awareness Day: First Nations Urge Canadians to Celebrate Indigenous Contributions

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

7. Aboriginal Awareness Day Celebrated Across Canada

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

8. White House Recap: The President’s Historic Visit to Indian Country

9. Aboriginal Art and Music

10. Aboriginal Dance 1

11. Aboriginal Dances 2

12. Aboriginal Dance 3

13. Didgeridoo Dreaming – 4.0 – 8.0 Theta Isochronic Tones For Lucid Dreaming

14. Why Is It Ok That Aboriginal Women Are Missing?

15. Trending in Indian Country: #PrezRezVisit Gained National Attention

Suzette Brewer
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Cannonball, North Dakota.