Archives For Native Americans


1. Lie, Delay and Deny Until They Die: How Veterans Are Treated by the VBA

2. Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge in Full Swing

Notah Begay III

3. Keeping Culture Alive: Traditional Buffalo Hide Parfleches Are Still Made

Jack McNeel
An assortment of objects for different purposes all created from buffalo rawhide
by Phillip Shortman.

4. Nunavut Game Company Makes Technology Dreams Come True

pinnguaq.com
Pinnguaq, a Nunavut game company, has created a scholarship for students
interested in technology.

5. Rick Mora Wants to Put Your Tribe on TV, and He Needs Your Help

Carlos Reynosa
‘We want to feature the beauty, politics and roles various tribes played in the
development of the United States’ says Rick Mora. This photo can be ordered
as a poster or in other formats via redbubble.com/people/guitarlos.

6. Sealaska Endorses Begich, Mallott and Kito

Sealaska announces support for Sen. Mark Begich, Byron Mallott, and Rep.
Sam Kito III.

7. Nugent: His Haters Are ‘Unclean Vermin’ Who ‘Don’t Qualify as People’

Source: facebook.com/tednugent

8. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Donates $33,000 to Help Fight Hunger in

the Valley


1. There’d Be No American Without Native Warriors

2. Looking Good: Satellite Voting Proposed for Red Lake Nation

Courtesy Red Lake Political Education Committee
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) with Beltrami County Commissioner Tim Sumner.

3. Chilling Rez Drama ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls’ Secures U.S. Distribution

Source: facebook.com/RhymesForYoungGhouls
Star Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs in a scene from ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls.’

4. The Minnesota Swarm Celebrates 5th Lax-4-Life Camp With Fond du Lac Tribe

MNSwarm.com

5. St. Regis Tribal Police Welcome New Graduates, Smoke and Lazare

Courtesy St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s newest police officers Julie Smoke and Tyson Lazare.

6. Classic ’70s Poster: Buffy Sainte-Marie Preaches Pride and Acceptance

Library of Congress

7. Fat Chance: Small Changes Can Make Big Differences in Obesity Crisis

Bill Graves
James O. Hill, director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the
University of Colorado medical center in Aurora, says it is natural for us to gain
weight in the food-rich, sedentary environment we’ve created for ourselves.
“Our biology is not broken,” he says.

8. Video: Moonscape in Wake of Washington Fire Devastation, as Blaze Rages On

Chelan HD/Vimeo
Three animals are barely discernable as they pick their way across the moonscape
that is now part of the Methow Valley in central Washington State.

9. Mark Macarro Elected to Tenth Term as Pechanga Chairman

10. NIGC Reports 0.5 Percent Growth to $28B in 2013 Tribal Gaming Revenues

NIGC
The map above illustrates the seven NIGC regions across the country. For 2013,
all regions experienced growth with the exception of St. Paul region. The largest
growth in GGR occurred within the Oklahoma City Region, which includes 60 gaming
operations in western Oklahoma and Texas.

11. Video: NCAI to Lead My Brother’s Keeper Native American Task Force

Whitehouse.gov
President Barack Obama signs the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. He said: “That’s
what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on
track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future.
Building on what works—when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”

12. Team Haudenosaunee U16 Wins Gold at the North American Indigenous Games

13. SCIA Oversight Hearing to Address Indian Gaming Over Next Quarter-Century

The city council in Glendale, Arizona, voted 4-3 to support the TohonoO’odham
Nation off-reservation casino, West Valley Resort, near Glendale.

14. Worst. Babysitter. Ever. Wes Studi Is Ronnie BoDean

Would you leave your kids with this man? What if you were in jail, though…

15. EPA Awards $5 Million for Research on Climate Change and Tribal Health

Thinkstock/Manfred Angermayr
Not all emissions are as obvious as these. The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency has awarded about $5 million in grants for air-quality and other studies
related to climate change and tribal health.

16. Man Wounded by RCMP Leaves Hospital, Goes Directly to Jail

CBC News
Evan Cromarty, 20, was shot by Canadian police at a baseball game at Norway
House Cree First Nation and was taken into custody upon leaving the hospital.

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. The Politics of Plague

2. Francis on Maine Commission Report: Tribe’s Complaints Are Justified

3. Washington and Oregon Declare Fire Emergencies, Overwhelmed by 20+ Blazes

KTVZ News
Shaniko Butte Fire envelopes trees on the Warm Springs Reservation.

4. Former NHL Player Rocky Thompson Hired as Oilers Assistant Coach

Oilers.NHL.com
Rocky Thompson, Cree, was hired as a assistant coach by the Edmonton Oilers
on July 16, 2014.

5. ‘Maverick,’ ‘Rockford Files’ Star James Garner, Cherokee, Dies at 86

AP Photo/Wally Fong
James Garner in character on the set of ‘Bret Maverick’ in 1982.
AP Photo/Wally Fong

6. Top 10 Most Famous Native Americans

7. 500 Nations The Story of Indian Americans Part 1

8. 500 Nations The Story of Native Americans 2

9. native american stories and legends

10. American Indian Actors

 


1. This Is an Interesting Time to Be Indigenous

2. 7 Stunning Photos From the Sussex Pow Wow By Cliff Matias

3. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 6: DNA, Blood Types and Stereotypes

4. Paul Brooks: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Paul Brooks, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

5. Socobasin on Maine Commission Report: Not a Commercial Venture – Our Culture

6. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Zach Miller

University of Denver
Zach miller

7. The Ponca and Pawnee Nations’ Drive to Preserve Ancestral Corn

Amos Hinton
Grey corn growing in Kearney, Nebraska.

8. Video: Your Heart Will Soar as This Healed Bald Eagle Flies Back Into the Wild

Dann Boyko
The bald eagle’s plunge into a industrial-waste pool had left it covered in
chemical burns and toxic slime. Now it flies free.

9. Hail to UNCP: New University History Published

Wikimedia
The Old Main, the oldest building located on the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke’s campus, is one of the most recognizable buildings on campus and
is listed on the national register of historic places. The newly published book
details the tradition behind the arrowhead.

10. ‘Drunktown’s Finest’ Screens at Museum of Modern Art

twitter.com/drunktown_movie
Jeremiah Bitsui as Luther ‘SickBoy’ Maryboy in ‘Drunktown’s Finest.’
Wikipedia
A view of the San Jacinto Mountains, in historical Cahuilla territory wherein lies
the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, part of the Cahuilla Nation.

1. ‘All Men Are Created Equal’: The Founding Fathers Didn’t Mean It

2. Friday Funny: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? The NDN Version

Thinkstock

3. Wondo Talks World Cup, Native Heritage With Student Reporter

Brandon Frye
Fans wanting to take a selfie with Kiowa star Chris “Wondo” Wondolowski have
become a fact of life for the World Cup soccer athlete.

4. Blackhawk Down: Is this Logo Offensive?

ThoroldBlackhawks.com
The logo of the Thorold Blackhawks a junior hockey league in Ontario, Canada.
The logo is receiving scrutiny by its community members.

5. Quechan Business Leader Honored for Tenacity and Perseverance

6. George Preston Marshall’s Grandaughter Calls for Redskins to Change Name

7. Passamaquoddy Tribe Teams Up to Document Alewives’ Return in St. Croix River

International St. Croix River Watershed Board
Alewives are returning to the St. Croix River, which runs along part of the border
between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.

8. Cleaves on Maine Commission Report: Committed to Discussion on Sharing

9. Stingless Wasps Recruited in Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer

Entomologists hope the emerald ash borer, above, can be kept in check by stingless wasps.

10. Photo: A Navajo Tapestry Featuring Angry Birds and 57,000 LEGO Bricks

11. Iroquois Nationals Pride! Pictures From the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships

12. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Clean Power, Cleaner Communities

Environmental Protection Agency
Sources of greenhouse gases in the U.S.

13. Shifting the Focus: Four Components of Native Strength

Photo by Anthony ‘Thosh’ Collins, thoshography.com

14. Commerce Law Could Be Key to Establishing Tribal Economic Development Council

Thinkstock.com

15. The Hot List, Part I: 5 Native Actors You’ve Got to Watch


1. Our Original Free and Independent Nations

2. Wisconsin Tribes Urge EPA to Use Clean Water Act to Stop Gogebic Taconite Mine

Mary Annette Pember

3. Critics Are Digging Jason Momoa’s Road to Paloma, and You Can Too

Courtesy Anchorbay Entertainment
Robert Homer Mollohan, left, and Jason Momoa in ‘Road to Paloma.’ Image
courtesy Anchorbay Entertainment.

4. Shoni Schimmel’s Dream Jersey Is No. 1 Seller in WNBA

WNBA
Schimmel holds up her Atlanta Dream jersey on draft day in April 2014.

5. Grand Theft Auto… Not! Washington Senator Gets His Car Back

Courtesy sdc.wastateleg.org
Tech-savvy Washington State Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, used an app to assist
law enforcement in the apprehension of a suspect who allegedly stole his car.

6. 10 Traditional Foods You Might Enjoy During a Canoe Journey

Richard Walker
Blue huckleberries, picked on Kulshan (aka Mount Baker) in Nooksack territory.

7. Native Health News Alliance Ramping Up in Second Year

Mark Fogarty
Rebecca Blatt (left), Shannon Shaw Duty and Teresa Lamsam (right) talk about the
Native Health News Alliance at the Native American Journalists Association’s annual
convention in Santa Clara, Calif. Blatt is the Public Interest Network bureau chief at
the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix. Duty is the editor of Osage News,
Pawhuska, Okla. Lamsen is the president and executive editor of NHNA and an associate
professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

8. Wab Kinew Among Those Considering Run for New AFN Chief

Wab Kinew, a journalist, educator and musician, is one of at least two people
known to be considering a run for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

9. Tribe Recoups $29.5 Million in Unpaid Contract Support Costs

10.  Adoptive Parents in Indian Country Get Help From Sen. Johnson

11. Federal Judge Bans Use of Redskins in Court Documents

Associated Press

12. Oklahoma Receives Nearly $2 Million for Earthquake-Fracking Study

U.S. Geological Survey
Data show a huge spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past few years;
side effects of fracking wastewater-injection wells feared as culprit.

13. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Vaughn Harris

Syracuse.com

14. Classic ’70s Poster Art: Akwesasne Notes x Edward S. Curtis

Library of Congress

15. Obama Allocates copy0 Million for Tribal Climate Change Adaptation

Newtok Planning Group
The Alaska Native village of Newtok is one example of an indigenous community
at the forefront of climate change. Erosion due to rising sea levels has required
the relocation of the entire village.

1. Something Crude: Navajo Oil and Gas Leadership Rupturing at the Seams

2. Rep. Daines Talks Cobell and the Need for GOP to Connect With Tribes

AP Photo
Rep. Steve Daines, R-Montana

3. Lyle Thompson Is Flying Solo

Courtesy University of Albany
Lyle Thompson is the last of the Thompson trio to play for University of Albany

4. Tribes Could Win It All in Massachusetts

mohegansunma.com
Mohegan Sun Massachusetts is a copy.3 billion destination resort proposed for Revere,
Massachusetts to be developed at the iconic and venerable Suffolk Downs, a fixture of
the Massachusetts gaming industry for 78 years.

5. What Did the Late Charlie Hill Think About the Redskins? [Video]

6. Watch! Countries Come Together to Celebrate the World Lacrosse Games

Kenny Frost
The Iroquois Nationals are welcomed at the opening ceremonies in Denver, Colorado
on July 10, 2014

7. First Nations Development Institute Again Awarded Charity Navigator’s Top 4-Star Rating

Charity Navigator

8. Emerald Ash Borer Leaves Widespread Destruction of More Than Trees

John Ehlke/The West Bend Daily News, via Associated Press
Damage wrought by the emerald ash borer on an ash tree in Wisconsin in 2011.

9. Esther Kiaaina as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas at the U.S. Department of the Interior

10. Path to Prosperity: 12 Entrepreneurs Compete for $40K Award to Grow Business

p2pweb.org

11. First Nations Challenge Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline in Court

Darryl Dyck/THE CANADIAN PRESS
Douglas Channel, the winding, narrow passage that supertankers would have to traverse to
pick up Alberta oil sands crude from the Northern Gateway pipeline proposed by Enbridge Inc.
First Nations and environmentalists are suing to block the project.

12. Winging It: Wes Studi Is Windlifter in ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’

source: facebook.com/wstudi
Studi meets the press in the run-up to this Friday’s premiere of ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue.’

13. Has Irene Bedard Been Cast as Will Smith’s Next Leading Lady?

Source: facebook.com/irene.bedard

14. Wondolowski ‘Bau Daigh’ Debuts in World Cup, Makes Grandparents Proud

USSoccer.com
Team USA striker Chris Wondolowski moved the ball down field, but the USA tied Portugal 2-2
in their second game in the FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. Wondolowski’s Kiowa name,
Bau Daigh, translates to “warrior returning from battle.”

1. A Claimed Right of Reduction and the United Nations

2. Frank Paiz: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Governor Frank Paiz, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.

3. ‘Walking in Their Shoes’ Métis Artist Christi Belcourt Wins Major Award for Works

Hyungchoel Park/New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts, Carleton University
Christi Belcourt, Métis artist and winner of the 2014 Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award.

4. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Jeremy Thompson

5. 4 Ways Pow Wow Regalia Has Changed Throughout the Years

Photo courtesy of the KQ Designs Custom Beadwork
The regalia for Women’s Northern Traditional, the oldest style of women’s dance, is updated
with modern patterns and bead colors.

6. Video: July Heralds Supermoon Summer, With First of Three Giant Full Moons

Thinkstock
The three supermoons of summer will give us spring tides.

7. Leaders Convene to Improve Life for Spirit Lake’s Sacred Children

8. Whoopi to Redskins Controversy Denier: ‘Spoken Like a True White Guy’

9. This Man Has to Be Aquaman in Next Superman Film. He Just Has To!

Source: Lionsgate Films
Jason Momoa as ‘Conan the Barbarian’ in the 2011 film adaptation of the Marvel Comics title.

10. Native American Music/ Ly-o-lay-ale-loya