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1. Native American Navy Veteran Paved Way for Career Field, Honors Heritage

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Retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, Linda Old Horn-Purty, a member of the Crow tribe from the Crow Agency, Montana reservation, and the Head Woman Dancer.

2. Waste Not When Others Want: Food Recovery Efforts Are Necessary

Food Recovery Network Redefining Leftovers
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The Food Recovery Network wonders what you’re doing with your leftovers.

3. Sign This: Another Petition to Remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 Bill

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

4. ‘Playing the White Man’s Games’: Don Marks Talks About His New Book

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Don Marks

5. Navajo Human Rights Commission Assesses Treatment of Navajo Citizens

6. Relief at a Stiff Price I: Marketing to the Male Ego

7. Still Here, in the Big City: Meet the Legacy of the Indian Relocation Act

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Kenneth Ramos in ‘Legacy of Exiled NDNZ.’ Photo courtesy Pamela J. Peters.

8. Greenpeace Apologizes for Wrecking Nazca Lines as Peru Prepares Criminal Charges

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Greenpeace wanted to catch the eyes of those in power with this sign. But it caught attention for the wrong reasons, by damaging one of Peru’s most famous and precious archaeological sites.

9. Blackhorse: Fake Chiefs, Headdresses and the Tomahawk Chop Must Go

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Faux headdresses and the Indian caricature-perpetuating tomahawk chop is common at Cleveland Indians and Florida State Seminole games.

10. Hawaii Native Wins First Heisman Trophy for Oregon Ducks and for Hawaii

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Marcus Mariota is the first football player from Hawaii to win the Heisman Trophy.

11. La Push Kush, Lummi Yummy, Apache Gold? When the Rez Smoke Shop Goes to Pot

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Will the stereotypical cigar store Indian soon be known for selling a different kind of buzz?

12. Nez Perce Member Tapped to Oversee CRITFC’s Fishery Science Department

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Dr. Zachary L. Penney, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, has been selected to lead the Fishery Science Department of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.
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A march and rally against the Washington football team name is slated for December 28 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, organizers said.
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The Geminids have peaked for the year, but there are still a few lurking about, and the backstory is compelling.

1. Part I: ‘You Guys Are All Still Alive?’ and Other Outrageous Things People Say to Natives

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2. Edged Out: Johny Hendricks Loses UFC Title in Split Decision

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Johny Hendricks, left, stares down Robbie Lawler at the weigh-in prior to UFC 181. Source: facebook.com/UFC

3. Miles Thompson Makes NLL Pre-Season Debut, Proves He’s Ready for the Pros

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Miles Thompson makes his NLL debut with the Minnesota Swarm in preseason opener against the Rochester Knighthawks.

4. New Mexico Fines Feds $54 Million for Radiation Leaks at Los Alamos and WIPP

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A damaged nuclear-waste container at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

5. San Carlos Apache Leader Seeks Senate Defeat of Copper Mine on Sacred Land

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Apache Leap is one potential sacred site being threatened by a provision added to the National Defense Authorization Act reauthorization that would allow a large copper mine project.

6. National Finals Rodeo Rookie Kassidy Dennison Making Run at Championship

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Kassidy Dennison

7. Topless Nicki Minaj Announces Tour Wearing Feather Headdress

8. Confronting Your Obstacles Face-to-Face: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 4

Carl Hillis, Jr. Army. 101st Airborne

9. First Nations Chiefs Gather in Winnipeg to Elect New Leader

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Left to right: Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdain are all running for the position of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, in a special election to be held on December 10.

10. Obama’s Harvard Law School Mentor Takes on Cape Wind

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Laurence H. Tribe, Cape Wind’s latest opposition

11. Heed the Higher Calling of Indigenous Rights


1. Study Finds Toxins, Cancer-Causing Air Pollution at Oil, Gas Wells

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This valve on a gas tank near the town of Pavillion, Wyoming, is an example of a source for potential leaks. A new study indicates dangerous toxins are present at oil and gas facilities near homes and communities.

2. Biden Stresses More VAWA Improvements at Tribal Nations Conference

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Deborah Parker, a council member for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, shares a warm moment with Vice President Joe Biden after introducing him. VP Biden attended the conference for the first time this year.

3. Locust Grove QB Mason Fine Is OK Gatorade Player of the Year

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Mason Fine, Cherokee, is the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year.

4. Domestic Violence: Women Must Never Forget How Powerful and Sacred They Really Are

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Women are powerful and sacred. It’s easy to forget that when faced with abuse.

5. Video: Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr. Shares Stories from Childhood

Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr.
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Cherokee Elder Steve Downing Jr. shares stories from his childhood.

6. Painful Reminders: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 3

Clyde Paul Hillis in Vietnam

1. Indigenous Rights Denied

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Mexican Zapatista rebels are showered with rose petals as they arrive to the Nativitas forest in Xochimilco, Mexico, on the southern edge of Mexico City, Friday September 12, 1997.

2. Montreal Massacre’s 25th Anniversary Unites Canadians Against Violence Toward All Women

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A monument to the 14 female nursing students who were victims of the 1989 massacre at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, in Quebec.

3. Video: A Personal Story of Cultural Genocide and Childhood Removal

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A woman named Becky tells a very personal story of cultural genocide and removal.

4. 4 Native Women Athletes in the Hall of Fame You Might Not Know About

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Ryneldi Becenti (Navajo) was one of the first Native American women to play in the WNBA.

5. He Was a Father, a Soldier, a Gold Mine: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 2

Mervyn Hillis in Vietnam

6. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Eliminating All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Seeking environmental justice for Indigenous Peoples and others through the elimination of discrimination at CERD in Geneva.

1. $4 Washington Football Team Tickets? Yep, It’s True

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2. Keene: Why ‘Fix’ Tiger Lily? Why Can’t We Just Let Her Go?

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NBC aired ‘Peter Pan Live!’ on prime time TV Thursday.

3. Native Humor: 10 More Signs She May be ‘Too Rez’ For You, Bro

Careful, soldier boy, you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into.

4. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Kicks Off in Las Vegas

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Kassidy Dennison, front, with Dustin Bird, Erich Rogers and Aaron Tsinigine tweeted this selfie on December 2, 2014, a few days before the NFR began.

5. What’s Next After ‘Navajo Star Wars’? Hint: It’s a Little Fishy

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6. Obama Names Two Tribes Among 16 Climate Action Champions Nationwide

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7. Wisconsin Closes Wolf Hunt Three Months Early, With Quota Exceeded

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A gray wolf in Wisconsin. The quota has been exceeded, and the sanctioned wolf hunt is over three months early.

8. ‘Freedom Has to Be Fought For’: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 1

The Hillis boys. Pictured from left to right: Alan (who did not serve), Russell, Lowell, Clyde, Mervyn, and Carl.

9. Quapaw Tribe Says Federal Government OKs Casino Expansion, Makes Landmark Decision

10. Photo: Highlighting Native Music’s Big Night

11. Sundance Picks ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me,’ a New Film Set on Pine Ridge

Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source: facebook.com/songsmybrotherstaughtme
ShaMauri Hawkins, Jared Reddy and John Reddy of ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me.’ Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source: facebook.com/songsmybrotherstaughtme

12. Suspect Killed Outside Choctaw Casino After High Speed Chase

13. Alaska Natives to British Columbia: Please Tighten Up Your Mining Act

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Can you blame them? Alaska Natives, fishery operators and environmentalists fear that British Columbia’s mining regulations are too lax and could threaten tourism and fisheries.

14. Photo Gallery: Tree Lighting and Dancing in the Capitol

15. ‘Scars of Deception’ Tells the Story of Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Peru

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Feminists denounced the violation of rights of thousands of Peru under President Fujimori.

16. NCAI’s Cladoosby on Tribal Nations Conference and Building a Lasting Legacy

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NCAI President Brian Cladoosby, center, with White House secretaries during the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3.

1. Chickasaw Veterans Celebrate Veterans Day in DC

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Chickasaw veteran Leonard Sealey discovers the name of a fallen friend at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sealey and 15 other Chickasaw veterans from several states toured famed veteran sites throughout the nation’s capital for five days during a trip sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation to thank them for their service.

2. Cherokee Veterans Receive Cherokee Medal of Patriotism in November

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Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Tribal Councilor Julia Coates, Sgt. Frank Whitlock, Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Tribal Councilor Jack Brown.

3. Domestic Violence: If the Abuse Is so Bad, Why Do You Stay?

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Why stay? That is the question most often asked of people who don’t leave their abusers. There are myriad reasons.

4. From Blue Jeans to Breaking Records: Student Runner Racing to Success

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Seventeen-year-old Tanner Peltier, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, competes in the South Dakota state cross-country meet. Peltier finished a 5k with a personal-best time of 16 minutes and 16 seconds.

5. Native American Heritage Month Celebration

6. 7 Things you need to know this Native American Heritage month


1. Smudging the Colonizer’s Lens: Artists Challenge Old Imagery With ‘Regarding Curtis’

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Detail of Hopi Maidens (acrylic, 2010) by Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo). Courtesy Arizona State Museum.

2. Cherokee Artist Donald Vann Receives Diploma 46 Years After Enlisting For Vietnam

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Cherokee artist and veteran Donald Vann was presented a high school diploma from his former Stilwell High School Superintendent Neil Morton 46 years after leaving school to enlist.

3. Mohawk Woman To Help Lead Canadian Pan Am Games Team

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Waneek Horn-Miller was selected as an assistant chef de mission for the 2015 Pan American Games.

4. Video: Cherokee Elder Rufus King Tells Us About His Childhood

Cherokee Elder Rufus King
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Cherokee Elder Rufus King talks about his childhood, a time when kids wore patched up pants, and made their own toys.

5. Klabona Keepers Ordered by Court to Stop Blocking Imperial Metals Mine

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Tahltan elders and families go to court to save Tl’abãne from Red Chris Mine, owned by Imperial Metals Corp., which owns Polley Mine, whose dam breach sent billions of gallons of toxic waste into pristine British Columbia waterways.

6. Bridging Two Worlds: Sharing My Native Culture While Helping in Uganda

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Sydney Farhang working with the youth of Uganda.