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1. Boneheaded Errors Ruin NYT Bestseller About Comanche Leader

2. Hundreds Attend First Gathering of National Congress of Black American Indians

Mari Brown/Facebook
Mari Brown posted this image to the Gathering’s Facebook page.

3. 12-year-old Maria ‘Little Sioux’ Moore Wins Second Ringside World

Championship

Courtesy of the Moore Family
Maria ‘Little Sioux’ Moore, Spirit Two Lake Sioux Tribe, won her second Ringside
World Tournament

4. SD Police Say Tazing 8-Year-Old Native Girl Was Justified, Family Sues

Courtesy Family
How can the Pierre Police feel justified in tazing an 8-year-old?

5. Tanya Fiddler to White House Council: Invest in Indian Country

Tanya Fiddler, Executive Director of Four Bands Community Fund

6. Be Part of Notah Begay’s Team USA!

Notah Begay III

7. Rising Tide Threatens Native Historic Sites in Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park
Chumash descendents reach the shores of Santa Cruz Island in a re-creation
of a Chumash tomol crossing.

8. Military Folly in Ferguson: Bringing the War to Suburbia

9. Beadworking in Two Worlds: 10 Fascinating Pieces by Teri Greeves

Image source: terigreevesbeadwork.com
‘NDN Art’ (2008) by Teri Greeves. ‘The image started as a pencil drawing of my
youngest son, Nimkees Ankwaad,’ Greeves explains. ‘He is speaking the word
ART, appropriated from the Roy Lichtenstein painting ‘Art’ (1962).’

10. Clearing the Air of Navajo’s Smoke Free Workplace, Traditional Tobacco OK

11. Redskins Players Salute Mike Brown As Their Name-Change Debate Rages

12. Heartbreak in Winnipeg: Bodies of Two First Nations Citizens Pulled From

Red River

CBC News
A memorial to murdered Sagkeeng First Nation teen Tina Fontaine, whose
body was pulled from the Red River, wrapped in a bag, on Sunday August 17.
She had been missing for just over a week.

13. A Pow Wow, in Queens? Ten Amazing Images

14. Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Frank Waln to Play Anti-Pipeline Concert in

Nebraska

AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma
In this Sept. 22, 2012 file photo Neil Young, right, and Willie Nelson perform
during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa.
Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to
the Gulf Coast said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 that Nelson and Young will headline
a concert on Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska.
(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

15. Not Your Entertainment: Throat-Singer Won’t Perform for Politician

Source: Google+
Actress and throat-singer Lucy Tulugarjuk is known for the 2001 film
‘Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner’ and appeared in last year’s acclaimed ‘Maina.’

16. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Commitment to Environmental Justice Leads

Fish and Wildlife Service to Study Anacostia River Fishing

Kim Lambert/USFWS
Group fishing at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park.

1. Albuquerque May Pass Homeless Tax: $16m to Help the Needy

2. A Smart Tongue Twister: Teach English in China

3. The Mind-blowing Pottery of Hopi Artist Al Qoyawayma

Source: alqpottery2.com
‘Half Arch’ pottery by Al Qoyawayma.

4. Highwaymen on Wall Street: An Indian Guide to Investment

AP

5. AIANTA to Host 16th Annual Tourism Conference in Marksville, Louisiana

AIANTA
AIANTA’s 2013 conference was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. AIANTA’s Executive
Director Camille Ferguson spoke at last year’s conference.

6. Meeting the Economic Development Challenge in Indian Country: How

Streamlined Regulations Can Boost Growth

Courtesy KeyBank
Mike Lettig

7. Photos: Shoni Schimmel Wraps Up Huge Season; Prepares for WNBA Playoffs

8. How Important Is Allan Houser? Six Sculptors Speak

Courtesy MIAC
Detail of ‘View of the Horizon,’ Tennessee marble, 2007, by Cliff Fragua.

9. Genocide of the Ache People of Paraguay Will Be Tried in Argentina

wikimedia
Ache Hunter

10. Weekend Rain Helps Firefighters Battling Colville Reservation Flames;

Carlton Fire Contained

InciWeb
Burned area adjacent to the San Poil River on the Colville Reservation.

11. Who Is Behind Appeal Delaying a Rightful Land Claim?

12. Columbia River Tribes Celebrate Record-Breaking Fall Chinook Return 1.5

Million Strong

Spawning salmon

1. Give Tribes More Control of Justice in Indian Country

2. Rare Pipe-stem Dance Ceremony for Little Shell Tribe

The-Wanderling.com

3. Video: Filmmakers Bring Ancient Tibetan Oral Tradition to Screen

Lharitgso
The town where storyteller and yak herder Dawa lives was leveled by an
earthquake. This set him asking for healing guidance from Gesar, who is
considered an incarnation of Guru Rinpoche, who brought Buddhism to Tibet.

4. Cherokee Fire Dancers Deploy to California to Fight Wildfires

Cherokee Nation
Meet the Cherokee Nation Fire Dancers pictured, from left, front row:
Koda Teehee; Henry McClain; Adam Foutch; Michael Hunter; Gavin White;
Curtis Wilson. Second row: Lacey Crawford; Principal Chief Bill John Baker,
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Chris Brewster. Third row: Fire Dancer Supervisor
David Comingdeer, James Tillison, Brian Locust, Billy Wacoche, David Collins,
Danny Maritt, Derrick Smith, Standingbear Teehee and Jay Fields. Not pictured:
Aaron Raney, Josh Bates and John Campbell.

5. Video: Communicating Through Storytelling

Pacific News Center
Roger Fernandes, of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe in Washington State, was
on Guam this past week at the GOPEACE Conference held by the Guam
Behavioral Health and Wellness Center.

6. Tohono O’odham Nation Moves Forward on West Valley Resort

Tohono O’odham Nation
West Valley Resort will create thousands of new jobs.

1. President of Lakers Won’t Draft Redskins Players For Fantasy Football Team

Getty Images
Lakers’s president Jeanie Buss

2. From Old West Gunfighter to Writer

3. Stephen R. Ortiz: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Nathan Ham/Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Chairman Stephen R. Ortiz, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

4. There Are No Urban Indian Ghettos

poverties.org
The literature on urban Indians suggests that Indians do not form urban ghettos.

5. Gasp in Wonder as Jupiter and Venus Kiss in Spectacular Luminescence

Jupiter and Venus will be even closer this time than when they canoodled in 2012.

6. Notes From A Single Mom: Texting Is the New Parenting

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7. ‘Buffalo Calling’ Hauntingly Depicts Bison’s Tragic Tale in Canada

YouTube/Tasha Hubbard
Still from ‘Buffalo Calling,’ which tells the tale of bison in Canada. The unique
artistry of Mitchell Poundmaker, rendered into animation, lends a haunting,
poignant quality to the work.

8. 5 Great Pow Wows to Finish off the Summer

GrownUpWest.com

9. Holisso Center Offers Archival Research, Clues To The Past

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw citizen Bobbie Stover, Oklahoma City, and photo archivist
Christopher Zellner carefully pack an early 1900s photograph for storage after
digitizing the image at the Holisso Research Center.

10. Statue On Mars Resembles Native American Man

 


1. Let Your Voice Be Heard in Navajo Nation Elections

2. CERD to Hear From Tribes About US’s Discriminatory ‘Unrecognized’ Label

Courtesy Winnemen Wintu
Winnemem Wintu Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk is in Geneva to testify
on the U.S. federal government’s discriminatory practice regarding “recognized”
and “unrecognized” tribes.

3. Rosebud Woman Rescues Son from Drowning, Remains in Coma

Norma Sorace/Facebook
Rachel Sorace lies in a coma in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her children, who witnessed
her drowning, are learning to adapt and will enter counseling in the fall.

4. Grand Ronde Tribe to Host 2014 Contest Powwow; $35,000 up for Grabs

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal member Marcus Gibbons dances in
the Grand Entry of the 2010 Grand Ronde Contest Powwow at the Uyxat Powwow
Grounds in Grand Ronde, Oregon.

5. Begay’s NB3 Foundation: Not Just Throwing Money at the Issues in Indian Country

Associated Press
Notah Begay III

6. Ocean’s Rising Acidification Eating Away at Shellfish That Coastal Tribes

Depend On

Thinkstock
The ocean’s acidity is rising and dissolving seashells, which could spell doom for
Northwest tribes’ way of life as well as their livelihood in the shellfish industry and
sustenance harvesting.

7. Eagle Mine Gets Court Nod as Keweenaw Bay Indian Appeal Overturned

Associated Press
This April 11, 2014 aerial photo provided by Eagle Mine, shows the Eagle Mine
operations near Marquette, Mich. The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a
decision by state environmental regulators to allow construction of the nickel and
copper mine in the Upper Peninsula. The mine has been constructed and is
scheduled to begin producing minerals this fall.

8. Cherokee Nation Increases Operating Budget, Asks for Surplus Bison

9. Pow Wow Weekend Planner August 15-17

Smithsonian Institution

10. Here Be Dragons! An Indian Guide to Investment

behance.net

11. Rebellion and History: Impressive Slate of Native Films Screens in Santa Fe

The 1992 film ‘Incident at Oglala’ will screen in Santa Fe on Monday, August 18.

12. Free Shoes! Morongo Provides Kicks for 800 Needy Students

Morongo

13. Heavy Legacy: Sculptures Descend on MIAC for Allan Houser Tribute

Courtesy MIAC
Craig Dan Goyesun’s iconic, whirling ‘Gaan’ (Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer)
braces for company as a sculpture by Allan Houser is lowered into the MIAC plaza.

14. Luján Offers Amendment to Protect Native American Sacred Sites

15. Mining company battle over Native American sacred land


1. Tribal Per Capitas and Self-Termination

2. A Deficit Cure: Spend More Money Now

3. Ty Thompson Is First Athlete to be Endorsed by Major Lacrosse Company

Epoch Lacrosse
Ty Thompson becomes Epoch Lacrosse’s first endorsed athlete

4. Smart New Ways to Trace Your Native Ancestry

National Archives/Miles Brothers photograph, 1902
Two Tlingit women with several children near the Kotsina River, Alaska.

5. Warning: You Can’t Break the Lease on This Apartment

6. Scathing Report on Indigenous Rights From Amnesty International

7. Hoopa Home-Chef Meagen Baldy Whips Up No-Sugar-Added Strawberry

Spread With Chia Seeds

8. Will Destroying Disturbing Residential Schools Testimony Speed Healing?

Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press
Residential school survivor Joe George, right, and elder Marie George embrace
during a Truth and Reconciliation Commission event. A judge ruled August 7 that
each survivor will decide if their testimony is preserved or destroyed.

9. The Rights and Wrongs of Right-of-Way Rules

10. ‘Teepee Capital of the World': The 96th Crow Fair and Rodeo

James Woodcock/Billings Gazette
The Crow Fair and Rodeo starts on August 14, 2014.

11. Navajo Code Talker Uniform Makes Long Awaited Return Home

Wikimedia
A uniform similar to the one pictures, that was worn by Navajo Code Talker
George H. Kirk Sr. will return home after 15 years.

12. Dream Catchers: The Crow Cowgirls Hit the Road for Shoni Schimmel

Photo courtesy Cori Pretty Weasel
The Crow Cowgirls representing for their tribe and team atop the Space Needle.
They had come to Seattle to watch Native American basketball star Shoni
Schimmel play a WNBA game.

13. Leadership Camp: Building Culture, Creativity, Compassion and Courage

Pathkeepers
Pathkeepers Native youth outside the White House in Washington, D.C. after
touring the White House and meeting with the White House Office of
Intergovernmental Affairs.

14. New Albuquerque Hotel Plans to Honor State’s Native Culture

Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc., Architecture by Gensler
New Heritage Albuquerque Hotel in Old Town

15. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Port Arthur Texas—Climate Justice Hits Home

16. That ’70s Song: Redbone’s ‘Come and Get Your Love’ Goes Galactic

Marvel Entertainment
The cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy;’ early in the movie, Chris Pratt, left,
lip-syncs to Redbone’s 1974 hit ‘Come and Get Your Love.’

 


1. Marijuana Legalization Must Remain Public Policy Debate

2. America’s First Native Governor? Meet Byron Mallott

Courtesy Mallott for Governor
Byron Mallott and his family.

3. American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and Native American

Rights Fund to Partner

4. Red Tide Bigger Than Rhode Island Threatens Florida Marine Life

NOAA via Wikipedia
A typical red tide, so named for the red tint that rogue-blooming algae gives the
water.

5. Scrambled Nest Eggs and Baskets of Money: An Indian Guide to Investment

protecode.com

6. Exploring the Many Shades of Black

7. Sacramento Knoxx Drops Indigenous Rhymes for Palestine [Video]

8. Q&A With Larry Yazzie at the 100th Annual Meskwaki Nation Powwow

NativePrideArts.org
Larry Yazzie

9. Tribe Hires New Director for Human Services Division

Courtesy Lac du Flambeau Band
Dr. Anthony “AJ” Ernst named director of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians Human Services Division.

10. 10 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Beautiful Bison, in All Their Majestic Glory

Jack Dykinga/Agricultural Research Service/USDA

11. George Clooney’s Fiancée Rejects UN Gaza War Crimes Commission

AP Images
George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin

12. Tohono O’odham Selects Construction Team for West Valley Resort

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

13. Arizona Republic Delves Deep Into Uranium-Mining Legacy on the Navajo Nation

Arizona Republic
This screen grab from one of many videos in the Arizona Republic’s in-depth
investigative series on uranium mining’s legacy of contamination on the Navajo Nation
shows an abandoned uranium mine on the Little Colorado River.

14. This Art Form Disappeared for 300 Years. Meet the Man Who Brought It Back

Photo courtesy Joshua Madalena
Joshua Madalena painting a pot with a yucca brush. Photo courtesy Joshua Madalena.

1. Photo: Elder Mavis Drift Honored on Minnesota Mural

Ivy Vainio

2. Pow Wow Weekend Planner August 8-10

Swinomish-nsn.gov

3. Poppin’ Corn for Thousands of Years

Flickr Creative Commons Will Merydith
Will Merydith: “Harvested our Dakota Corn and made our first batch of popcorn.
About two ears will produce enough kernels to pop our regular portion of popcorn
(on large bowl, or 6 small bowls). The kernels are black/blue, making the popcorn
look black/white. Tastes great! A little more texture than our store bought popcorn
and a bit more flavor.”

4. Jim Warne’s Seneca Football Camp Encourages Youth to Carry the Elders’

Message

Courtesy Jim Warne
Youth participate in Jim Warn’e camp

5. UN Will Hear About Lakota Child Foster Care Crisis

AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Kristina Barker
Madonna Pappan hugs her 4-year-old daughter Charlie Pappan before speaking at
a press conference at the Adobe Eco Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota on Thursday,
March 21, 2013. Pappan, a resident of Pennington County and member of the
Oglala Sioux Tribe, had her two children stripped from her custody in a hearing
that lasted less than 60 seconds.

6. Micki Free: Jamming for Veterans and Playing the Dangerous Rock Game

Photo by Jason Morgan Edwards
‘Native Americans need more people to look up to, and I try to be one of those
guys,’ says Free. Photo by Jason Morgan Edwards

7. Redskins Want Native-Made Redskins Art. No Drunk Artists, Please

8. 24th Annual Houston, Texas Native American Pow Wow Dance Competition 2013-11-10

9. Native American Food

10. Taste of Native American Camas

 


1. Klamath Agreements Strengthen Tribal Sovereignty

2. 44th Annual Barona Powwow to Bring Thousands Together in San Diego

UTSandiego.com

3. Death Threats Against Yanomami Leader to Be Investigated

Courtesy Survival International
DaviKopenawa, a Yanomami shaman, who has been fighting for his peoples
rights for more than 20 years will be in California in April to speak about protecting
the rainforest and his spiritual life. Kopenawa is seen here surrounded by Yanomami
children.

4. Sen. Carlyle Begay Is Turning Tide Against Chronic Diseases in Indian Country

at the Policy Level

Begay for Arizona
Senator Begay was born on the Navajo Nation and he is Tó’tsohnii (Big Water),
born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House) clans. His maternal grand parents are Tl’izi
lani (Many Goats clan). His paternal grandparents are also of the Tl’izilani
(Many Goats clan). Senator Begay is a lifetime resident of Arizona and grew up on
the Navajo Nation near Black Mesa and was raised under the teaching of his ancestry,
instilling in him the importance of remembering the story of his people and carrying it
on to his descendants.

5. University of Minnesota and Vikings Working to Ban R-word From NFL Matchup

Associated Press

6. Johny Hendricks MMA Champ Eager To Return To Ring And Defend UFC Title

Courtesy Johny Hendricks
Johny Hendricks connected with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe on May 15. While touring
the reservation and meeting with Chairman John Shotton, Hendricks hosted an
inspiring discussion with tribal youth where he encouraged them to follow their dreams.

7. Watch the Enchanting Trailer for ‘Indigo,’ Based on Native Stories

source: indigostopmotion.com

8. Horrific Toxic Spill in B.C. Called Another Exxon Valdez

Cariboo Regional District/YouTube
The tailings pond, left, at Polley Mine, owned by Imperial Minerals Inc., ruptured and
unleashed its contents into the pristine surrounding wilderness on August 4.

9. Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Sell Nursing Home for $400K

10. The Guardians of the Galaxy Save the Summer, One Screen at a Time

courtesy Marvel Entertainment

11. Pour Him a Tall One! Mining Exec Insists He’d Drink Water From Tailings Pond

Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
Yum, yum. President of Imperial Metals Corp., whose breached tailings pond sent
four billion gallons of toxic waste into pristine British Columbia waterways awaiting
the annual salmon return, said he would drink the water.

12. Hail to the… Chief? Movie Star Gil Birmingham’s Journey in Photos 

Source: facebook.com/therealgilbirmingham
Gil Birmingham sits in the Oval Office on the set of ‘House of Cards.’

1. Mayor Richard J. Berry: Albuquerque Is Dangerous for Homeless Natives

AP Photo/Russell Contreras
Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry

2. Open Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Gary Edwards

3. Linear Thinking is For Squares! Circular Thinking and the Medicine Wheel

Christina Rose
Lynette Two Bulls, Lakota, and Philip Whiteman, Northern Cheyenne, live in Lame
Deer, Montana, where they present the Medicine Wheel Model in nearby communities.
They also present the model around the country. (Christina Rose)

4. Washburn Hears Frustration, Anger Over Third Party Fed Rec Veto

Courtesy Kevin K. Washburn
Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn recently attended the
morning session of a public hearing on proposed new rules for federal recognition.

5. Bighorn Sheep Survive Migration Loss, Now Pressed by Skiers

Alyson Courtemanch
A bighorn sheep lamb looks out from a cliff face in the Tetons, where an isolated
non-migratory lives year-round.

6. “Caucasians” T-shirt That Mocks Cleveland Indians’ Wahoo a Best-Seller

Brian Kirby of Shelf Life Clothing in Cleveland designed the “Caucasians” logo T-shirt.

7. Russians Behaving Indian-ly: It’s Not Just for Germans Anymore

Image source: vk.com/zhannalaska
Mikhail Vinogradov photographed by Zhanna Molotilova. Image source:
vk.com/zhannalaska

8. Rate That Genocide: Which Was Worse, Slavery or Treatment of Native Americans?

Vanity Fair

9. Murderous Drug Traffickers Force Isolated Group in Amazon to Make Contact

Courtesy FUNAI
The uncontacted Indians appeared young and healthy, but reported shocking
incidents of a massacre of their older relatives.

10. Powwow Goers Celebrate 148 Years at the Annual Homecoming

Celebration Powwow

Bob Uhl
The Black Lodge Singers

11. Native About New York: A Pow Wow in Queens, Complete With Farm Animals

Cliff Matais
A display of some of the art work by the Gomez family which they create and sell
at pow wows across the country.

12. Is This Reality TV Show as Racist as It Sounds?

TLC
Q, Nuala, Tamara, Frank and Mary of ‘Escaping Alaska.’ Image source: TLC

13. Video: Never-Before-Seen Time Lapse Enchantment in Sequoia National

Park Will Leave You Breathless

Gavin Heffernan/Vimeo
Giant trees on this Sequoia National Forest ridgeline are dwarfed by the majestic
Milky Way arcing above it.

14. House of Representatives Adds Red Tape to Endangered Species Act With New Bill