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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


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


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


1. Canadian Court Grapples With Native Lands, Preserves Crown Dominion

2. Sioux Mother Jailed for Rescuing Her Abused Sons; Tribe Steps Up

Courtesy Audre’y Eby
Early last year, Audre’y Eby dropped by her former spouse’s home in Iowa to visit
her twin sons. She discovered that her blind child had two black eyes, and his head
was swollen. The boy hadn’t seen a doctor; when he finally did, Eby recalled, the doctor
said he couldn’t suggest the cause of the injuries because they were already healing.

3. Ghosthorse Walks the Red Road, Around The World

Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Tiokasin Ghosthorse makes the most of his walk in the woods.

4. Mexico Must Pay Indigenous Woman Wrongly Jailed for Kidnapping Federal Agents

AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
Otomi Indian woman Jacinta Francisco Marcial spent more than three years in prison before
being released on September 16 , 2009. In May of this year, Francisco Marcial won a high
court decision for illegal imprisonment against the Mexican government.

5. Braves, Chiefs and ‘Redskins’ Play on Land Seized From American Indians

Associated Press
Atlanta Braves player Jason Heyward runs out on to Turner Field in Atlanta in 2012.

6. Billy Mills Talks Protecting Against Suicide, Managing Diabetes, and Healing With Ceremony

Michael Meuers
Billy Mills at the American Indian Health Summit, held in Bemidji, Minnesota

7. Back to Basics: Taos Pueblo Wins Health Award With Old-School Farming

facebook.com/RobertWoodJohnsonFoundation
The Taos Pueblo Head Start/My First School program serves children ages 1 to 5. It is
a welcoming community—not only for students, but their families as well—and was
selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to receive the RWJF Culture of
Health Prize honoring outstanding community partnerships helping people live healthier lives.

8. John Poupart: How to Incorporate Indian Values Into Research Methodologies

Mark Luinenburg / Copyright: The McKnight Foundation
John Poupart, president of the American Indian Policy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota

9. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Marty Ward

10. 5 Veterans Receive Cherokee Medal of Patriotism for Their Services

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee veteran Cyrus Gilmore, center, is surrounded by family as he accepts his
Cherokee Nation veteran award from Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker,
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Tribal Council.

11. There’s a ‘Redskins Pride’ Caucus in the Virginia Legislature. What?

Courtesy Redskins Pride caucus
Press conference announcing Redskins Pride caucus, from left: Virginia Delegate David
Ramadan, State Senator Chap Petersen, and State Senator William Stanley.

12. Video: Remembering the Fallen Firefighter Heroes of Storm King, and Yarnell

YouTube/The Ute City Rangers
Still from a music video of a song paying tribute to the fallen firefighters in the South Canyon
Fire, nicknamed Storm King Mountain fire after its location. Two of the firefighters who died
20 years ago on July 6, 1994, were Native.

13. Schimmel Wins Starting Postion in WNBA All-Star Game

Shoni Schimmel

14. New Fish Consumption Guidelines More Political Than Scientific, Northwest Tribes Say

Governor Jay Inslee, webcast
Washington Governor Jay Inslee announces his new fish consumption and water-toxics
plan at a press conference on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

15. Native American Jewelry and Art ~ Eagle Dancer Gallery

 


1. The Scary First Time I Had to Act Like A Father

2. Interior Extends Deadline for Land Into Trust for Alaska Natives

3. When Should Recognition of Self-Government Begin?

nixonfoundation.org
President Nixon released a Self-Determination Policy on July 8, 1970.

4. Thriving Fort Belknap Bison Become Tourist Attraction

Jack McNeel
Bison once again re-inhabit the Fort Belknap Reservation, and tribal members hope
they will attract tourists.

5. Natives, Spaniards Originated Barbecue in 1500s

Flickr/Creative Commons/Southern Foodways Alliance

6. Iroquois Nationals Receive Warm Welcome to the FIL Championships, Ranked in Top Division

Courtesy Clark Tallbull
Grandma Rosalie Tallbull and grandson Mauricio greet Jeremy Thompson at Denver
International Airport before the World Lacrosse Championships begin on July 10, 2014

7. Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Offers Top 5 Summer Health Tips for Kids

Flickr/Creative Commons/Catherine Bulinski

8. 5 Native Players to Watch in the LAX World Championships

9. Under Secretary Carson Poses 10 Questions to Army

Courtesy Army News Service
Army Under Secretary Brad R. Carson delivers the keynote address during the
Association of the U.S. Army’s monthly breakfast June 26, 2014. Carson, the 31st
Army under secretary, was appointed to his position on March 27, 2014.

10. $7.5M Donation Propels UND to Lead the Energy Field

University of North Dakota
The Collaborative Energy Complex aims to create a hands-on experience, outreach, enriched lab
experiences and industry partnerships between the university and the energy profession.

11. Follow EPA’s Climate Justice in Action Series! EPA Wants Your Stories

Arctic ice melt is one of the most striking—and alarming—symptoms of climate change.

1. The Institutional Racism Against Black Indians

2. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 4: The Indisputable Facts in the Artifacts

3. Code Talker Stories: Penned by a Daughter, With Love

Courtesy Rio Nuevo Publishers

4. Do American Indians Celebrate the 4th of July?

Courtesy Pius Spottedhorsechief, vice president of the Pawnee Indian Veterans
The Pawnee Indian Veterans Homecoming Pow Wow recognizes returning veterans.
Pawnee, Oklahoma. The 68th annual Pawnee homecoming takes place
July 3 through 6, 2014.

5. Heroes Till the End: Code Talkers in Their Twilight Years

6. Camp Out July 4 Weekend at Top-Rated RV Parks in Indian Country

The Villages at Turning Stone RV Park earned a perfect rating for the 2014 Good Sam
RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory. The Villages is one of only 68 parks to
achieve this in the US.

7. Happy 4th From Your Friendly Neighborhood Rez Fireworks Stand

8. Iroquois Nationals Gearing up for World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado

IroquoisNationals.org
Iroquois Nationals U-19, who were the Bronze Medalist Field Lacrosse Team at the World
Lacrosse Championships in 2012 in Turku, Finland. The team will play in Denver, Colorado
on July 11, 2014 for the World Lacrosse Championship.

9. Catawba Trust Land Support Boosted by Three Congressmen

YNNE HARLAN/EBCI Public Relations
Principal Chief Michell Hicks (center) is shown with NC Governor Pat McCrory (left) and
NC Speaker of the House and Senatorial candidate Thom Tillis at the NCGOP Convention
held this past weekend [June 9] at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.

10. The Irony of Fireworks and Freedom While Living With PTSD on July 4th

Courtesy National Center for PTSD

11. Huh? Snyder Might Let Go of ‘Redskins’ Name if This Happens…

Associated Press

12. Word Up: Gyasi Ross Teaches Gawker About Native Hip Hop

Source: Gawker

13. Native Gays Celebrated at West Hollywood Intertribal Pow Wow

Diego James Robles
Jingle dress dancer Kathryn Draper, Choctaw/Creek, dances in an intertribal during the Celebrating
All Life and Creation Pow Wow in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park, on Saturday afternoon,
June 28, 2014.

14. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Updates Climate Change Adaptation Policy

15. Sorry, Pete: The Dutch Just Made Christmas a Little Less Racist

AP Photo/Peter Dejong
A ‘Zwarte Piet’, or Black Pete, the blackface sidekick of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, takes
part in a parade in Amsterdam in 2013. AP Photo/Peter Dejong

 


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This May 19, 2014 photo shows a a sign in front of the Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C.  KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES


Zamperini story told in ‘Unbroken,’ Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 best-seller


1. A Book Review of ‘The Medicine Valley Series: Tessa’s Dance and Signal Peak’

2. A New Push to Hire More Native Veterans at Indian Affairs

Courtesy Kevin K. Washburn
Washburn: “Individuals who have served in the Armed Forces have a
proven track record for integrity, discipline and leadership, and are
highly qualified candidates in a variety of occupations throughout
Indian Affairs.”

3. Why Is the Redskins Name a Political Issue?

Of the USPTO’s ruling on the Redskins trademarks, conservative radio host
Ruch Limbaugh says, ‘This is not the Patent and Trademark Office — this is
Barack Obama.’

4. Culture Bearers: 5 Carvers Who Kept Northwest Coast Carving Alive, Part 2

Harvey Davis/Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection/Museum of History and Industry
Joseph Hillaire works on a friendship pole for Kobe, Japan in 1961. The pole, which
represents the Sister City relationship between Seattle and Kobe, still stands in
a park in Kobe.

5. Chickasaw Kayaker Competes in Hungary

Chickasaw Nation

6. Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Adapt to Climate Change [Video]

Vimeo/Rosalyn LaPier

7. China Stops Issuing Permits for GM Grain Imports From US

Dakota Ethanol

8. Video: Navajo Teen Turns Community Need Into Science Award

tumblr
Raquel Redshirt has created solar ovens from parts found on the Navajo Reservation.

9. ‘Redskins’ Is Officially a Dictionary-Defined Racial Slur — in All Cases

Associated Press

10. Meet Wiggle Tooth, Germany’s Stereotypical Native of Hygiene

tooth-indians.com
The main character of the books is a little girl named Wiggle Tooth of the Tooth Tribe.
A stereotypical supporting cast includes a gray-haired shaman, a faithful animal sidekick
and a variety of comedic others.

11. Court Ruling Paves Way for Martha’s Vineyard Casino

12. This Aztec Headdress Came to Europe 500 Years Ago. It Can’t Go Home

Photo: weltmuseumwien.at / KHM with MVK and ÖTM
The 500-year-old headdress given by Moctezuma to Cortes won’t be going home to Mexico.
Photo: weltmuseumwien.at / KHM with MVK and ÖTM

13. Supreme Court Used Indian Law to Prevent Birth Control for Women

AP Photo

14. HistoryMakers Captures Heart of Black Experience in America

CBS News
Julieanna Richardson interviews Maya Angelou for HistoryMakers.

15. Mary Simon to Receive the 2014 Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations

Courtesy Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business

16. Wondolowski Was This Close to Scoring Against Belgium

FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images
US forward Chris Wondolowski (L) shoots past Belgium’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during
the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 1, 2014.

 


Doug Chase died of brain tumor