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1. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Veterans Love the Environment Too!

2. 5 Spas in Indian Country Using Luxury Accommodations and Native-Based Treatments

3. Use of ‘Redskins’ on the Airwaves Is Down 42 Percent

4. Jude Schimmel Starts Final Season With Lady Cardinals

Associated Press (archive photo)
Jude Schimmel finished 4-of-10 from the floor for nine points with one coming from beyond the arc.She had six steals and four assists in 29 minutes of play against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The Cardinals won 89-69.

5. Rising Crime in Bakken Region Leads FBI to Open North Dakota Office

Josh Wood/Associated Press
U.S. Senator John Hoeven announces on Friday, November 14, 2014, in Williston, N.D., that the FBI is opening a permanent office in western North Dakota’s oil patch to help the area deal with rising crime that has followed the state’s oil boom.

6. Native Cooking: A Is for Almonds, D Is for Drought

Almond Health and Nutrition
Almond Board of California
Almonds are chock full of nutrition. Grab a handful and go!

7. Chugach Federal Solutions Awarded $51.9 Million Contract

8. Everyday Adventures On and Off the Rez

5 jets to pass over eastern part of state Thursday morning

Air Force F-15 fighter

1. President Shelly Salutes Past, Present And Future Navajo Veterans

2. Veterans Day Tribute – Native Names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall

Molly Riley/AP
A veteran looks at the names of those who died etched into the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Sunday, May 26, 2013.

3. Honoring Veterans III: Honor the Wind

4. Annual Veterans Day Celebration in Reno to Give Special Thanks to Women

US Marine Fred Vigil Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
U.S. Marine and Native American Fred Vigil plays his traditional flute at a Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Veterans Day Celebration.

5. Lakota Women Warriors Add Culture to Oath of Military Service

Courtesy Lakota Women Warriors
The Lakota Women Warriors at the 2014 Black Hills Pow Wow. Left to right: Kella With Horn, Lisa Jendry and Brenda White Bull

6. 5 Notable Native American Veterans

7. More Than 150 Attend Cherokee Nation Veterans Day Event

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Pictured, from left, Veteran Marvin Cochran and guests of Cherokee Nation’s Veterans Day program salute during the posting of the flags.

8. Pop Goes the History: What’s Wrong With Nazi-fied Nicki Minaj and Redface Gwen

Between Nicki Minaj’s Third-Reich imagery and Gwen Stefani’s Indian maiden in bondage, you have to ask—what the hell is going on with music videos?

9. Watch the Trailer for MTV’s ‘Rebel Music’ Featuring Frank Waln, Nataanii Means, Inez Jasper

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Lakota hip hop artist Frank Waln is one of several young Native talents spotlighted on ‘Rebel Music,’ which premieres online on Thursday. Image source:

10. Video: First Nation Soldier Reminisces About World War II Service on Remembrance Day

YouTube/Government of Saskatchewan
Decorated soldier Philip Favel reminisces about serving during World War II.

11. Indigenous Veterans Recognized Across Canada on Remembrance Day

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Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians Grand Chief Gord Peters exhorts Canada to unite and acknowledge all that First Nations and other Indigenous Peoples have contributed to Canada.

12. Remembrance Day Strikes Deeply as Canada Honors Soldiers Slain at Home

Poppies traditionally commemorate veterans, especially those who did not come home, for Remembrance Day.

13. A Killer in Indian Country: CDC Talks Seat Belt Safety

CDC Car Seat
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention take a look at how car seat and seat belt safety can keep everyone safer on the road.

14. Cherokee Citizen Wins Gold at World Traditional Wushu Championships

Cherokee Nation
Wade Blevins practices his weapons form while in China for the World Traditional Wushu Championships. He earned a bronze medal in that event, but gold in the bare-handed division.

15. The Forgotten People of the Other America

16. Suzan Harjo to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

1. Video: Climate Change Adaptation Is Half the Battle, Says National Climate Assessment

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Adapting to the climate change that is already manifesting is as important as preventing further environmental deterioration, say the convening lead authors of the Adaptation chapter of President Barack Obama’s National Climate Assessment.

2. Photographers Sue to Stop Grand Teton Elk Hunt

© Thomas D. Mangelsen/Mangelsen Stock
A cow elk is dragged by horse to the Blacktail Ponds Overlook during the Elk Reduction Program in Grand Teton National Park. A lawsuit filed on October 20 by two photographers seeks to stop the hunt.

3. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Talks to ICTMN About Indigenous Knowledge, Stewardship and Tribal Relations

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

4. Governing and Demagoguery

5. Tribes Seeks Sovereignty Grand Slam With Reauthorization of Housing Act

Mark Fogarty
A house in the Black Mesa View subdivision on the San Felipe Pueblo north of Albuquerque

6. This Election, the People are Singing

Courtesy Native Vote
Montana’s future voters. Two young advocates took time from the powwow to tell adults to vote because it matters.

7. Actions Define Destiny: Sharing Indigenous Knowledge in South Africa

George Neptune Peace Indaba
George Neptune
George Neptune poses with other youth delegates on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for more than two decades.

8. Historic Arthur Amiotte Exhibit Now on Display at The Heritage Center

Arthur Amiotte
Red Cloud Indian School/Arthur Amiotte
World-renowned Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte’s traveling exhibition “Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014″ will be on display at The Heritage Center from November 15 through December 15, 2014

9. Find Your Relatives: Expands American Indian Collection

Library of Congress Navajos
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
This image from the Library of Congress is simply titled “Navajos” and is from 1905.

10. Honoring Veterans II: Belated Honor for Code Talkers

11. AIANTA to Introduce Indian Country Tourism to the Chinese Travel Market

12. Check Out 17 Beautiful Portraits from Stone Mountain Pow Wow by Amy Morris

Gaylon Nelson at Stone Mountain Pow Wow Oct 30-Nov 02, 2014
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Gaylon Nelson at Stone Mountain Pow Wow 2014

13. That’s so Hawkish! Seahawks Mascot Leaves Handler to Hang With Fans

Taima the Hawk, the Seattle Seahawks live mascot, flew away from her hander to hang out with fans.

14. First Nation Soccer Star in Hall of Fame 100 Years After Death

British Columbia Archives
Harry Manson (bottom row, second from right) helped pioneer the game of soccer. He was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame posthumously on November 8, 2014.

15. Must-See Documentary: LaDonna Harris, a Native Ambassador for 50 Years

Actress Cicely Tyson and LaDonna Harris were among a group honored as ‘Women of the Year 1973.’

1. Omaha Steaks and NB3 Foundation Partner for Native American Heritage Month

Omaha Steaks NB3
Omaha Steaks
The Notah Begay III Foundation and Omaha Steaks are partnering during November to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

3. Nike Introduces New N7 Apparel With Native Superstars’ Help
From left to right: Spencer O’Brien, Jacoby Ellsbury, Veronica Lind, Jeremy Thompson and Tahnee Robinson are Nike’s latest N7 Ambassadors.

4. Jibwe Author Jim Northrup Waxes Poetic—Literally—on Manoomin

‪Ivy Vainio/YouTube
Anishinaabe author and Marine Corp. vet Jim Northrup relaxes and recites ricing poetry beside Dead Fish Lake on his home Fond du Lac Reservation.

5. ‘Fiction Gives Me Freedom’: Author Jim Northrup on ‘Dirty Copper’ and His Alter Ego

Fulcrum Publishing
‘Dirty Copper’ is Anishinaabe author Jim Northrup’s latest collection.

6. The Truth About Our Origins Will Set Us All Free

7. Suzan Shown Harjo to Discuss Redskins at Drexel Conference

8. November is Native American Heritage Month

1. Video: Magical Mauritius Comes to Life in Time Lapse Wonder

Vimeo/Alexander Kodisch
Mauritius does not often come up on our radar, but this time-lapse video shows why it should.

2. Dr. Karen Goodnight Named Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year

Karen Goodnight
Marcy Gray
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, right, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel present the 2014 Dynamic Woman of the Year Award to Dr. Karen Goodnight, Goldsby, during the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Culture Awards ceremony Thursday, October 2, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

3. Cherokee Nation hosts Veterans Day ceremony Monday

4. Aboriginal Veterans Day Commemorates First Nations WWI Snipers, Soldier Sacrifice

Francesca Lucia/Global Okanagan
This monument to veterans on the Westbank First Nation was designed and built by Colville artist Smoker Marchand.

5. Videos: Students Drum and Sing to Welcome Senators to Wisconsin

Waadookodaading Students Singing

6. Top 5 Cities in the World With the Most Indigenous People
New Zealand Maori sharing in the sacred act of hongi.

7. AIANTA and Route 66 to Launch Landmark Project in New Mexico

8. Native American Rock Music

1. Videos: Cherokee Elders Tell Halloween Tales, Part 3

Cherokee Elders tell Halloween tales
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Joe Grayson tells a Halloween tale.

2. The Truth About Our Origins Will Set Us All Free

3. Video: Spooky Space Songs Lend Ghostly Howl to Halloween

Ghostly space sounds from NASA set the tone for a hair-raising Halloween.

4. Alaska Senate Race Is a Test of Policy (Not Character)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, shops at Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week. Election dolls with messages of support for candidates and ballot measures. The AFN board endorsed Sen. Mark Begich for re-election. (The dolls are sold by Ursla Irvin from Chevak, Alaska.)

5. Judge Denies Lawyers, Juveniles Will Be Tried As Adults in ABQ Murders

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
A judge on Wednesday denied the two juveniles accused in the fatal beating of two Navajo homeless men in Albuquerque to have all non-felony charges tried in juvenile court.

6. Indigenous Leaders Caution Against Racist Assumptions in Wake of Ottawa Shooting

Justin Tang, AP
People gather around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial as they mourn the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard at the memorial on October 22. He was buried in Hamilton, Ontario, with full honors on Tuesday October 28.

7. Impressive Speakers Planned for Sunday’s Redskins Protest

Associated Press
Protesters hold up signs during a Redskins protest last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

8. How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit’s Journey, Part II

Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman
The author’s mother, Phoebe Ward Hopper, wearing the button blanket and headband she made herself and wore to the annual ANS/ANB conventions in Alaska. Unfortunately, the front of the headband with the eagle design is not visible. (Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman)

9. Sun Says Happy Halloween With Big Jack-o-Lantern Face

10. Russia Prevented Indigenous Leaders From Going to World Conference

11. Video: Halloween Costume Tips from American University Queers and Allies

American University Queers Allies Costume
American University Queers and Allies offer appropriate Halloween costume tips.

12. The Perils of Culturally Appropriative Halloween Costumes

13. Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray:Great to ‘Represent as a Minority in NFL’
QB Tyler Bray shows kids football drills at the Sports Pavilion on October 28 in Lawrence, Kansas as part of NFL Play 60 and Indian Health Service Haskell Diabetes Prevention Program.

14. 17 Redface Costumes You Can Buy: Walmart Really, Really Doesn’t Get It

15. Save Our Children, Save Ourselves

16. Oneida Indian Nation to Honor Veterans in 14th Annual Ceremony