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1. Some Questions Regarding the UN High-Level Plenary Meeting

2. An Unstoppable Attitude, Sgt. Kisha Makerney Thrives, Despite Loss of Her Leg

Kisha and her brother, SPC Tommy Makerney at Camp Copper, Iraq in 2008.

3. Warriors of Today and Yesterday: Veterans Uncover Our Shared Past

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
A VCP technician examines prehistoric pottery sherds.

4. Quaker Indian Affairs Call for Redskins to Change Name

5. Letter to Snyder Says Stop Saying People of Color Aren’t Part of Campaign Against Redskins

6. Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Navajo Nation in Honor of Code Talker

7. Bizarre News About the Bee Czar

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8. Tester Criticizes Indian Health Service Leadership, Calls for Staffing Changes

“I am disturbed by the number of Area Director positions that are now filled with ‘acting’
Directors.”

9. Tribal Contracts Must Be Honored—Permanently

10. Make Billy Mills Proud, Put This Lakota Runner on Runner’s World Cover

11. Indians Reclaim Wall Street: A Native’s Guide to Investment

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12. Watch Stupid in Action in DC: Right Hearing; Wrong Continent!

13. Blueprint for Reform: Interior Announces $2.5M for Tribal Control of BIE Schools

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius join students for lunch during a visit at Lowry Elementary School
in Denver, Colorado on September 17, 2012. Duncan and Sebelius visited the school
to tout the school’s approach to wellness and to highlight the importance of healthy
eating and maintaining an active lifestyle.

14. CBS NFL Host James Brown Says ‘No’ to Redskins, Cites Civil Rights Movement

CBS
James Brown is taking a stand against the Redskins name.

15. Message From an Elder: Watch ‘The Legacy of Saginaw Grant’

Saginaw Grant was 52 when he first appeared on screen in a credited role.

16. Project Runway Picked 15 Designers; TWO of Them Are Native [20 Pictures]

source: mylifetime.com
Before they were on TV: Kini Zamora, Native Hawaiian, and Korina Emmerich,
Puyallup, shown here wearing (respectively) Hawaiian regalia and jingle dress, are
contestants on ‘Project Runway.’
via Global Times
The mysterious 150,000-year-old pipe-like structures baffling scientists in
western China have been dubbed the Alien Ruins are as lucrative to the tourist
trade as they are mysterious in origin.
…a forum for the discussion of political, social and economic issues affecting
the indigenous peoples of the United States, including their lack of political
representation, economic deprivation, health care issues, and the on-going
struggle for preservation of identity and cultural history

1. Get Smart: Bring World-Class Teaching to Native Schools

2. Coming Home Takes on New Meaning at Veterans Cemetery in Pine Ridge

Jennifer Irving
Color Guards from several West River tribes and American Legion Posts attended
the dedication ceremony for the new Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Cemetery.

3. Race Celebrates Penobscot River, People, History, Post-Veazie Dam

Penobscot Indian Nation
Logo for the race featuring Penobscot Indian Nation Chief Bashabez, the first
Penobscot leader documented by Europeans around 1568.

4. South Africa Recognizes Land Rights of the Khoi and San Peoples

5. Indian Gaming Reform: What Is Congress Plotting, and How Will SCIA

Chair Jon Tester Respond?

AP
Row 1 left to right: SCIA Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.); Secretary for Indian Affairs
Kevin Washburn; Diane Enos, president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community;
Paul Brooks, chairman of the Lumbee Tribe. Row 2 left to right: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.);
Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr.; astern Band of Cherokee Principal Chief Michell Hicks;
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

6. Shine On, LBJ: The Two Presidents I Met and Liked

History.com
Lyndon Johnson is one of the presidents Dean Chavers has met.

7. Choctaw Firefighters Home After Battling Out-of-State Wild Land Fire

Courtesy Stephenie Ochoa
Wild land fire battled by the Choctaw Nation Forestry Department.

8. GAO Report on Indian Gaming Coming in 2015

SCIA
Anne-Marie Fennell, director of the GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team,
testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on July 23 that a sweeping study
of what is working and what is not in Indian gaming is underway.

9. Tiger Woods to Headline Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge

NotahBegay III and Ray Halbritter announce the players for the seventh annual Notah
Begay III Foundation Challenge to be held August 27.

10. Tar Sands Healing Walk Video Explains the Issues, Garners 6 Million Upworthy Hits

Tar Sands Healing Walk/YouTube
The fifth Tar Sands Healing Walk drew hundreds of participants, media, and went viral on
Upworthy. This is an example of what they don’t want more of.

11. Look Who’s Talking: 10 Anti-Redskins Quotes Worth Sharing

12. Warm Springs Reservation and Buzzard Complex Fires Nearly Contained,

Carlton Complex Mega-Blaze Persists

William Charba via InciWeb
The sun sets on the Shaniko Butte Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
in Oregon.

13. A Big Picture Guy: Dallin Maybee Breaks Down Indian Market 2014

14. Native American Poetry

 


Round detonated in remote section of beach

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1. Alarming Number of Canadian Indigenous Women Missing, Murdered

2. Roadkill: ‘Indians in This State are Not Even Worth a Traffic Sign’

Fiona Watson/Survival
Damiana Cavanha, Guarani leader. Five of her relatives have been run over
and killed.

3. Video: A New Kind of Warrior Fighting for Their People

Wisconsin Media Lab
Mark Antonio Daniels Jr., a member of the Forest County Potawatomi, dreams
of being a professional boxer.

4. Vandals Desecrate Memorial to Residential School Survivors in British Columbia

Wawmeesh Hamilton
The memorial dedicated to students who attended the Alberni Indian Residential
School. The piece has since been vandalized and police have no suspects.

5. Crowdfunding to Regenerate the North American Indian Center of Boston

NAICOB

6. President Obama Engages Native Youth at My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall

7.Tribe Says City’s Logo Featuring American Indian Is not an Offensive Caricature

8. Coeur d’Alene Cancel Ted Nugent Concert Over Rocker’s ‘Racist Remarks’

Source: facebook.com/tednugent
Nugent may need to double-check his standing in Indian country. Image source:
facebook.com/tednugent

9. Veteran Channels PTSD and Anger Into MMA Career

Courtesy va.gov
“In the ring, I’m in complete control. Fighting is my meditation.”

11. Bald Ambition: 10 Hairless Animals That Will Make You Cringe

Daily Mail
Keep reading to find out what this animal is….

12. Navajo High School Graduate Attends Town Hall With President Obama

13. Think Hockey with Spears: 10th Century’s Most Popular Sport Developed by Native Americans

Smithsonian American Art Museum

14. Ho-Chunk, Inc. CEO Receives Award from U.S. Department of Commerce Agency

Ho-Chunk Inc.
Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho Chunk, Inc.

15. Watch: Ty Thompson Scores First Goal as a Major League Lacrosse Player

RochesterRattlers.com

16. USDA Awards Grants to Native Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses

and Create Jobs

17. Explosive Blaze in Williston, North Dakota in Industrial Fire

AP Photo/Josh Wood
A fire burns at Red River Supply in an industrial part of Williston, N.D., in the early
hours of Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The site is near three oil companies and a rail
line, just east of Williston’s downtown. Explosions could be seen and heard at the
scene, but it wasn’t immediately clear what caught on fire. No injuries were
immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies
working in North Dakota’s oil patch.

18. How to identify fake antique Native American art


Marine battling cancer gets Boston honeymoon


Tony D’Abrosca served in 38th Infantry

Vet 87 finally awarded WWII medals


1. Why I Write for a Native Audience

2. Abuse and Neglect: The Toxic Lives of Drug Endangered Children

3. CA Tribe Has New Recognition Hopes After Costly, Two-Decade Struggle

flickr/Judith W. Sandoval/Veterans for Peace
Muwekma-Ohlone-Tribe-2010-Flickr: The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe joined Veterans
For Peace members in the Memorial Day Parade in November 2010. Following the
parade the Ohlone preformed a Gourd Dance and a Healing Ceremony in the
Memorial Grove adjacent to the Veterans Building in San Francisco.

4. North American Indian Days Pow Wow Celebrates Blackfeet Traditions

Jack McNeel
Dancers dance in the arena at the 63rd North American Indian Days pow wow
on July 10-13, 2014.

5. A 10-Year-Old Working? Bolivia Changes Child Labor Laws

Sara Shahriari
Eddy Roman Davalos Cayo, 15 Vice President of the Union of Child and
Adolescent Workers, and children sit with Bolivian vice president Alvaro Garcia
Linera and other leaders at the signing of the new Boys, Girls and Adolescents’
code on July 17, 2014.

6. 16 Complete Intensive Navajo Generating Station Training Program

George Hardeen
The newest graduates of the NGS Power Plant Fundamentals School are
(front row left to right) Dexter Williams, Mario Gorman, Shon Redshirt, Cleveland
Shortman, Michael Tsingine, Tallia Tsinnijinnie, D’Armond Chee, Jeremy Mountain,
Francine Hatathlie, (back row left to right) Donovan Tsinnijinnie, Jared Fowler,
Orrin Billy, Cory Stingley, Bing Bizardie, Phillip Bedonie, Durwood Tallsalt,
Colby Gilmore.

7. RCMP Shoot Unarmed Man at Norway Cree First Nation Children’s Baseball Game

Courtesy Annabella Lapensee via CBC News
The baseball diamond where the RCMP shooting took place became an
investigation scene.

8. Air Force Introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

9. Cherokee Nation Surgical Tech Honored as National Instructor of the Year

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital Surgical Technology Program Instructor
Tommy Hays holds up his 2013 New Instructor of the Year Award from the
Association of Surgical Technologists.

10. Start Learning About Native Nation Building for Free Today

Native Nations Institute

11. Ontario Regional Chief Congratulates Iroquois Nationals on Third Place

Finish in World Lax Championships

Courtesy Kenny Frost

12. Don’t Eat a Big Mac on a Bear Hunt: Tristan Ahtone’s Journalism 101

Courtesy Katherine Lanpher
Tristan Ahtone holding the five plaques he won at the 2014 National Native
Media Conference. Photo by Katherine Lanpher.

13. Video: John Oliver Skewers the Racism That’s Filling Up U.S. Prisons

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver/YouTube
Comedian and commentator John Oliver skewers the U.S. prison system using
muppets on his eponymous HBO show.

14. Rez Ball Rules: MVP Shoni Schimmel Scores 29(!) in WNBA All-Star Game

AP Photo/Matt York
East’s ShoniSchimmel (23), of the Atlanta Dream, drives against Nneka
Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, during the second half the WNBA
All-Star basketball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Phoenix. The East
won 125-124 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt York)

15. San Juan Island’s Iconic House Posts Celebrate 10 Years

source: susanpoint.com
Susan Point’s ‘Interaction’ house posts at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island,
Washington. Source: susanpoint.com

16. Iroquois Nationals Dominate Australia, Win Bronze Medal in World Lacrosse Finals

Patrick E. McCarthy/Newday/AP
Iroquois Nationals win bronze medal in World Lacrosse Championships

17. Raid Targets Illegal Marijuana Farms Sapping Yurok’s Drought-Plagued Water Supply

Yurok Tribe
One of the many illegal marijuana farms that federal agents uprooted in a
raid on July 21.

18. Ah Nee Mah – Native Visions (A Native American Music Journey) 2013 Full Album


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1. Camp Lejeune and the U.S. Military’s Polluted Legacy

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2. Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk

Farmer Li Laiyin (L), 64, and his neighbours look through a list of local residents with elevated levels of lead in their blood, in Dapu, Hunan province, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Alexandra Harney

3. The biggest environmental controversy few have heard of

A proposed mine has divided Alaska and become one of the biggest environmental

decisions facing Obama since Keystone

4. As jellyfish come in waves off Maine coast, questions follow

The early summer invasion appears to be heavier than normal this year, surprising

some and distressing others.

A frame grab taken from a video by USM student Amy Santiago shows a large group, or smack, of moon jellies. Santiago took the video about a month ago while kayaking off the Wolfe’s Neck area in Freeport.

5. North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste

Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation amid a rash of illegal dumping.

6. In DFW, Little Traction on Improving Air Quality

7. Groundwater pumping propping up farms in California drought

8. Storms Get Headlines, but Drought Is a Sneaky, Devastating Game-Changer

As California and the American West dry up, a way of life is threatened.

San Joaquin River, Near Los Banos, CA

9. What Plastic Baby Bottles and Climate Change Have in Common

10. A Side Effect of Iranian Sanctions: Tehran’s Bad Air

An overview of Tehran, July 7.

 

 


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