Archives For Native Americans


1. Shirley v. Deschene: Traditional v. New Generation for Navajo President

Joe Shirley Jr. (right) and Chris Deschene head into November with sites set
on the Navajo Presidency.

2. Reservation of the Mind: Curating the Indigenous Experience

3. Designing for Life: Six Questions with NMAI Architect Johnpaul Jones

Courtesy National Endowment for the Humanities
Johnpaul Jones, an architect of Choctaw and Cherokee heritage recently
received the National Humanities Medal which was presented by President
Barack Obama.

4. Jim Thorpe Featured on Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’ (It’s not What

You Think)

Comedy Central

5. Keith Secola: On Stage With Indigo Girls, Singing Brutal Truths

Photo by Jason Morgan Edwards.
Keith Secola performing with Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, in
Albuquerque on July 30. Photo by Jason Morgan Edwards.

6. Take a Little Stroll Down ‘Redskin’s Drive,’ Newly Named Road in Maine

7. Schimmel’s Dream is Over! Atlanta Out of WNBA Playoffs

Matt York/AP
Shoni Schimmel

8. Remnants of Sacred Rock Destroyed in the 60s Discovered Underwater

Submitted photo/StarPhoenix
Wilfred Tootoosis, of the Poundmaker Cree Nation, stands beside Mistaseni.
He was among those who tried to save the sacred rock in the 1960s.

9. U.S. Treasury Awards Majority of copy95 Million in Grants to Native Enterprises

10. Pocahontas Beaded Jewelry Collab Wins Special Award at Santa Fe

facebook.com/AtaumbiMetals
Detail of a piece created by metalsmith Keri Ataumbi and designer Jamie
Okuma. Source: facebook.com/AtaumbiMetals

11. Bracing for Impact: Millions of Tribal Acres at Stake in Upcoming Court Ruling

The proposed casino at Big Lagoon Rancheria

12. EPA Climate Justice Blog: A Dream Realized—Community Driven

Revitalization in Spartanburg

Via EPA

13. All Nations Indian Relay Championships Is Gearing Up for $50,000 Competition

14. Native American Movies


1. The Cacique in Havana: Visible at the Dawn of the 21st Century

2. A Native Guide to Investing: Eat Bite-Size Chunks of Stock

3. Mallott Wins Democratic Nomination for Alaska Governor

4. 7 Tribal Programs That Protect Our Winged and Four-Legged Brothers

Courtesy Cocopah Tribe
Ongoing Colorado River habitat restoration efforts by the Cocopah Tribe have
brought back all manner of species.

5. Grizzly Bear Dancer to Highlight 20th Annual Harvest Pow Wow

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6. Shoni Schimmel Shines in WNBA Playoffs

7. Marie Claire Features Women Fighting to Preserve Native Culture

Carlotta Cardana for Marie Claire
Juanita C. Toledo, 28, Walatowa-Pueblo of Jemez, works for the Wellness
Program on the Jemez Pueblo Reservation, and is one of the women featured
by Marie Claire.

8. Move Over, Tiger! Rickie Fowler, Navajo, Hailed Golf’s Next Superstar

AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the
PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday,
Aug. 10, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

9. Pechanga Raises More Than copy00k for Wounded Vets and Youth Services

The 16th annual Pechanga Charity Golf Classic raised more than copy00,00 for
the Semper Fi Fund, School on Wheels, Operation SafeHouse, and United
Friends of the Children.

10. Los Angeles Times Profiles Glaring Safety Gaps in Mysterious NM Nuclear

Accident

U.S. Department of Energy/AP via the Los Angeles Times
The ostensibly foolproof plan to store nuclear waste in rooms carved out of salt
deposits such as this one, deep below the New Mexico desert, seems to have
been undermined by human error, a report in the Los Angeles Times reveals.

11. Leo DiCaprio Tours Tar Sands, Joins Natives in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Leonardo DiCaprio challeneges Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do
the Ice Bucket Challenge. Don’t hold your breath, Leo.

12. Jacoby Ellsbury Is Batting 1000!

Associated Press
Jacoby Ellsbury

13. ‘Injunuity’ Series Wins Best Short at In COLOR Film Festival

14. FEMA Ups Tribal Engagement With New Consultation Policy

W. Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, is a
strong supporter of engagement with tribes.

 


1. The Price of Justice and a Ham Sandwich in Ferguson, Missouri

AP Photo

2. The Minnesota Miracle, Plus DOJ Has Our Backs

3. Wyatt’s Story: One Family’s Struggle to Educate a Special Needs Child

Paula DuBois
Eleven-year-old Wyatt DuBois is about to begin sixth grade. Although he is still
behind his peers academically, his teacher says he is making good progress.

4. Miccosukee Tribe Member Risks Life in Pit of Gators

Courtesy Rocky Jim, Jr.
Jim, 43, gets oh so close to the gator’s jaws.

5. Sam Bradford Is Out for NFL Season but Still in Madden 15

EA Sports
Sam Bradford is the first Native American to be featured in a Madden video game

6. Indian Country Must Tap the Power of Social Media at the Ballot Box

Voter education campaign from Alaska Native vote project. The web site tells
potential voters: “Your Life Does Depend On It! Get Out The Native Vote.”
The nationwide Native Vote Action Week is September 24 – 28, 2014.

7. California County in State of Emergency After 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Napa

Valley Region

Ben Margot/Associated Press
The remains of a mobile home are seen after a gas fire destroyed it as the result
of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Napa Valley Mobile
Home Park, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left
at least three critically injured in California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday,
igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to a hospital, knocking out power to
tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

8. Washington Post’s Editorial Board Bans Use of ‘Redskins’

9. ‘Powwow Preppers’ and ‘Top Chief': Indian Reality TV I’d Like to See

10. North Dakota Briny Wastewater Spill Questions Still Unanswered a Month Later

AP Photo/Sarah Christianson
This July 15, 2014 aerial photo shows discolored vegetation, lower left, leading
from a pipeline where an estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater spilled from an
underground pipeline at Bear Den Bay along the Missouri River near Mandaree, N.D.
The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the
tribe’s response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and
criticized leaders for leaving the public “in the absolute dark” on its severity.

11. Lummi’s Fight to Save the Salish Sea From Coal Terminals Profiled in Grist

The Lummi protest against coal terminals in their backyard in 2012.

12. Meditations: Native American Flute Album


1. Second Red Lake Inauguration in as Many Months Brings New Tribal Council

Courtesy Michael Meuers
Waiting to be sworn in, Treasurer-elect Annette Johnson, Red Lake Rep, Roman
Stately, Redby Rep Julius Thunder and Little Rock Rep Robert Reynolds

2. Marmot Interruptus: Greenpeace Video Gets Invaded by Adorable

Camera-Nibbling Creature

Greenpeace/YouTube
This little marmot has captured hearts across the Internet with its kissy face
mugging into a GoPro camera during a Greenpeace video shoot in Glacier
National Park.

3. 26th Annual Nansemond Powwow Photo Gallery

4. ‘Par for the Cause’ Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Youth

and Veterans

GolfMichigan.com
Pohlcat Golf Course

5. Ute’s ‘SITLA Land Exchange’ Bill Passes Senate, Awaits President’s Signature

6. Cheyenne River Youth Project Prepares for 25th Anniversary Festivities

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director (front left, in black and white), and
Tammy Eagle Hunter, youth programs director (front right, in green and black),
celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary with the rest of the CRYP staff at
the 2008 Wacipi in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. This Labor Day weekend, they
will congregate again to commemorate the nonprofit, grassroots youth project’s
25th anniversary—and serving two generations of children on Cheyenne River.

7. Vian Peace Center Gets Support in Helping Local Residents

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Entertainment employee volunteers clear and prepare
undeveloped land to feature greenhouses and pond system.

8 Obama: More Help Needed for Native Americans

9. Andy Harvey Workshop Teaches Broadcast Skills to Native American Students

10. FOX & frends: Brian Kilmeade asks Native Americans offended by ‘Redskins': ‘Why now?


1. Licking Harry Potter’s Backside Is a Mistake, and Other Headscratchers

2. This Week From Indian Country Today Newsletter

3. Ted Grant: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Ted Grant, vice-chairman of the Otoe–Missouria Tribe. The tribal seal in the
background shows the seven clans of the Otoe–Missouria, with a prayer feather
at the center.

4. Rose Hips: A Stroll on the Beach Can Ease Arthritis and Cure the Sniffles

Leeanne Root
These rose hips were found growing on the beach at Bluff Point State Park in
Groton, Connecticut.

5. Milky Way ‘Stars’ in Summer Blockbuster Night Sky

Bryce Canyon National Park
The Milky Way view in this phantasmagorical panorama of the night sky in
Bryce Canyon is generated by a webcam is worth visiting.

6. What’s the ‘First Rule of Rodeo’?

INFR

7. Iceland on Alert for Massive Eruption of Bardarbunga Volcano

Thinkstock/Johann Helgason
Eyjafjallajokull, above, erupted in 2010 and stranded millions of airline
passengers with an ash cloud. An even bigger volcano, Bardarbunga, is rumbling,
and it’s anybody’s guess as to what it will do, and when.

8. Top Rug: Weaver Lola Cody Wins Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market

Source: facebook.com/SWAIA
Lola Cody with the woven wool rug that took Best of Show honors at the 2014
Santa Fe Indian Market.

9. Morales Presents Degrees to First Graduates of Bolivia’s Indigenous Universities

Juan Karita/AP
Evo Morales

10. 7 Anti-R-Word Quotes From Native Voices

Via Twitter
Frank Waln

1. AIANTA Announces Nominations for New Board of Directors, Representatives

2. Brutal Violence in Border Towns Linked to Colonization

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, are suspects in the
brutal deaths of two homeless Navajo men in Albuquerque on July 21.

3. Bill Clinton Gives Nod to American Indian STEM Program

Misty Wolf Necklace
Lower Brule Middle School students learned about the importance of medicinal
plants in a problem-based learning project designed to connect the cultural
traditions of the past and their relevance today.

4. Free Speech Firestorm Follows American Indian Studies Professor’s Firing

Salaita’s firing: “a flagrant violation of academic freedom and an affront to our
colleagues in American Indian Studies.”

5. Take Heed City Dwellers: It’s Hot and Getting Hotter

Climate Central
Cities are getting hotter, some of the hottest of them in Indian country.

6. Music, Laughter and Art: IFAM Wraps Day 1

7. Video: Chris Wondolowski Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With San Jose

Earthquakes

Chris Wondolowski (far left) prepares to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with
teammates: Tommy Thompson, Shaun Francis, Jordan Stewart, JJ Koval,
Billy Knutsen, JB Pierazzi.

8. Rebuttal to David Wilkins

9. Fish Kill Averted: Department of Interior Agrees to Release Water Into

Klamath River

Hoopa Valley Tribe/YouTube
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will release water from Trinity River dams into
the Klamath to avert a mass fish kill.

10. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Urban Air Toxics Report Shows Reduced

Pollution in Communities

City of Albuquerque
Pollution in many cities and communities is dropping. Above, Albuquerque, one
of many cities in the U.S. with a high Native population.

11. 10 Intricate Baskets by Santa Fe Indian Market Star Jeremy Frey

Source: jeremyfreybaskets.com
Basket by Jeremy Frey. Source: jeremyfreybaskets.com

12. Fox Guest: Native American Genocide Didn’t Happen


1. Salaita’s Background Is What the College Wanted, Not His Free Speech

Dr. Steven Salaita is a Palestinian American scholar in Native American studies
fired for free speech.

2. ESPN’s Mike Ditka ‘Admires’ Snyder; Calls Redskins Opponents ‘Idiots’

Associated Press
Mike Ditka

3. An Open Letter to Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell

4. Smile for the Camera — Santa Fe Indian Market Is Here!

courtesy SWAIA
A young member of the Serpent Tail Dancers flashes her pearly whites in the
2013 Indian Market Photo Booth

5. Bishop Paiute Tribe Makes History With Pilot Low Income Housing Project

6. Treaty Victory as Northwest Tribes Celebrate Oregon Coal Train Rejection

Thinkstock
Tribes object to cars brimming with coal, such as these, being shipped by rail
through their territory and loaded at terminals that would compromise their
fishing rights.

7. Cartoonist Without Reservations: Ricardo Cate’ Is One Funny Indian

copyright Ricardo Cate’
Ricardo Cate’s cartoons often feature a Custer-like Caucasian and an Indian
trading barbs. Copyright Ricardo Cate’

8. Pow Wow Weekend Planner August 22-24

Associated Press
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