Archives For Native Americans


1. I Just Fixed The Redskins Problem! You’re Welcome

2. Yes, He’s Handsome — But He’s Not Your Model. 25 Photos of Natives in European Dress

3. Must See: This 16-Year-Old Singer from Alaska is Amazing

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Byron Nicholai, Yup’ik, sings and dances for culture and community wellness.

4. Indigenous in Ecuador Struggle to Get Chevron to Pay Up on $9.5 Billion in Damages

5. Gaming Exclusivity Fees Dip for First Time in Oklahoma

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6. FCC: ‘Redskins’ Is Not Profane

7. Are American Indian Nations ‘Wards of the Federal Government’?

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Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar calls American Indian Nations “Wards of the Federal Government.”
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8. Congress Moves to Protect Alaska Native Women

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) discusses his pending Safe Families and Villages legislation, which was approved.

9. AMERIND Risk, NAIHC to Host 2015 Annual Convention and Tradeshow

10. Boycott Ralph Lauren’s ‘Assimilation Aesthetic’


1. Relief at a Stiff Price III: Going the Way of Chocolate

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Maca powder flour in glass bowl with macs

2. 7 Ways to Reduce Food Waste This Holiday Season

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When you prepare to welcome family and friends this holiday season, good planning can help avoid wasting food and save you money.

3. Duwamish River Advocates Hopeful EPA’s Plan Will Be Effective
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EPA’s new plan could be the answer Duwamish River advocates are hoping for.

4. Where’s the Senate Torture Report on All the Violence Done to Natives?

5. Obama Declares Bristol Bay Off Limits to New Oil and Gas Drilling Leases

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A victory in the fight to preserve the vast, pristine watershed region known as Bristol Bay in Alaska.

6. Native Fashion Superstar Bethany Yellowtail Launches Official Site

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Looks by Bethany Yellowtail, currently featured on her new official site byellowtail.com.

7. Oglala Lakota Fighter Gets First UFC Win

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David Michaud, left, throws a punch.

8. Gimmicks and Governing are Old School’s Last Act; Painful Austerity Ahead

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Non-Defense Discretionary Spending Falling to Historic Lows

9. ‘Real Life Indian’ Photo Project Geared to Defeat All Those Stereotypes

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Viki Eagle, a Sicangu Lakota photographer, holds a sign with the name of her photo project, “Real Life Indian.”

10. Did You Hear A Tribe Called Red in Trailer for ‘The Gambler’?

‘The Gambler’ looks to be one of the biggest films of the end-of-year rush, and A Tribe Called Red is in it.

11. Environmental Win: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has banned tracking in New York State in the wake of a health commission report that could not rule out ill effects.

12. Native American Natural Foods (Tanka Bar) President Mark Tilsen


1. Relief at a Stiff Price II: Singing the Bear Song

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2. Northern Arapaho File Lawsuit Over Large Employer Mand

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3. Cascadia’s Locked Fault Means Massive Earthquake Is Due in Pacific Northwest: Seismologists

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The mechanics of a subduction zone.

4. BIE in Crisis: Underfunded Agency Can’t Do Its Job

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This image was included in the National Indian Education Study from 2011, which found that American Indian fourth graders attending BIE schools had reading scores 22 points lower than AI/AN students in public schools.

5. Energy Revenues to American Indians Top copy Billion for First

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6. Navajo Nation Buys Back 7 Sacred Masks at Controversial Parisian Auction

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A supporter of Native Americans holds a leaflet reading ‘Stop cultural genocide, Eve auction house must stop’ to protest outside of the Drouot’s auction house during the contested auction of Native American items in Paris, Monday Dec. 15, 2014. Navajo officials spent approximately $9,120 to buy back seven tribal masks put up for sale at a disputed auction despite the U.S. Embassy in Paris asking Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives to determine where they came from. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

7. Jude Schimmel Has Arrived! Lady Card Has First Double-Double of the Season

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Jude Schimmel No. 22

8. New Seattle Superintendent Will Meet With Native Reps

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Dr. Larry Nyland, Seattle’s new superintendent of public schools

9. The Colonial Semantics of the United States: ‘Our Nation’s Tribes

10. This Video Proves ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ Is Best Sung in Navajo

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William P. Yazzie sings ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ in Navajo.

11. If You Need an Indian… Actor and Artist Richard Ray Whitman Is Your Man

Richard Ray Whitman in a shot from the film ‘Winter in the Blood.’

12. Native American Night Before Christmas (2006)

13. Native American Christmas 2012

14. Western Christmas Ornaments


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

Courtesy Department of Defense /Marvin Lynchard
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. Reno-Sparks and Nevada to Celebrate Transitional Housing Groundbreaking

Northern Nevada Transitional Housing rendering

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

3. Domestic Violence: You’re Not Fooling Anyone But Yourself

A pile of bedroom doors was building up outside the house.

4. Putting HIstory on Display: Native Athletes Celebrated IN Montana

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2014 Montana Indian Athletic Hall of Fame inductees: Floyd Cross Guns, Sr. – Tom Yarlott – Kenny Big Back – Rick Has The Pipe – LeAnn Montes – Sticks Harwood – Tamara Guardipee – Bill Devereaux – Dana Kirn!

5. A Genealogist Who Spent His Life Building a Cherokee Archive Retires

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Tom Mooney sits next to his retirement gift from the staff of the Cherokee Heritage Center. The archivist retired December 6, which marked 38 years to the day that he started at the museum.

6. Winter Walk (Silent Night) Native American Flute

7. Silent Night, Holy Night (Apache Lyrics)

8. Authentic Native American Tamale Recipe!!!


1. Politics Playing Out in the NM Environment

2. The Complex Relationships Between Nations States and Indigenous Nations

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A Maasai man in the Eastern Serengeti.

3. Vernon Miller: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

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Vernon Miller, chairman of the Omaha Tribe, taking part in the Ambassadors Program conducted by Americans for Indian Opportunity. Washington, D.C., September 2010.

4. Geminid Meteor Shower Jazzes Up Holiday Skies

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It’s that time of year again, already. The Geminids are here to kick off the holiday season in sparkly style.

5. Debra Haaland Announces Bid for NM Party Chair

6. Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Gaming Enterprise Announces New CEO

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Casino del Sol’s Kimberly Van Amburg.

7. Native American Jana Mashonee Christmas Music

8. Native American Christmas


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

Courtesy U.S. Department of Energy, via the Albuquerque Journal
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

Courtesy American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Laurence H. Tribe, Cape Wind’s latest opposition

11. Heed the Higher Calling of Indigenous Rights