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Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

In just two months, we’d gone from making a combined $120,000 a year to making just $25,000 and leeching out funds to a mortgage we couldn’t afford. Our savings dwindled, then disappeared.

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery loan lets Jacksons keep both homes

Prosecutors wanted to seize the equity in the Jackson’s two homes if he didn’t pay a $750,000 court judgement. Jackson paid off the balance with a wire transfer in late May, while keeping both his houses. The Jacksons aren’t saying where the money came from.

 

 

 

 

 

Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month’s titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from charges of wild overspending.

 

 

 

 

 

Building the perfect Chicago hot dog

Of all the regional foods out there, the one that’s mystified me the most is the hot dog – and yes, hot dogs have deep roots in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1. Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

2. 10 Ways to Tell You Might Be a Rezballer!

3. ‘Racism Is Central’ to Tribal Conflict with Maine, Says Report

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Deer Island is a Canadian island at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay.

4. Traditional Art and Culture Event Teaches Much More Than Painting

5. Get on the Bus: Sun Tours Explain Native Culture in Glacier Park

Jack McNeel
Sun Tours operates nine bus tours within Glacier National Park all with the goal of
explaining Blackfeet history in their ancestral homeland. The tour is only operated
about 4 months a year because snow prevents crossing Logan Pass, but views are
spectacular of glaciers, waterfalls, and wild flowers

6. Miles Thompson Leads Iroquois Nationals to World Lax Semifinals

Kenny Frost

7. Malaysia Airlines Jet Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine, 295 Dead

YouTube
A screen capture from a YouTube video that is believed to have been taken after the
Malaysia Airlines plane went down.

8. World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Warren Hill

Courtesy Kenny Frost
Warren Hill

9. Canoe Journey Message: Protect Our Fragile Environment

Tracy Rector/Longhouse Media
The Heiltsuk First Nation is hosting 31 canoes from Pacific Northwest indigenous
nations. That number was provided by the manager of the Paddle to Bella Bella
Facebook page. Canoes arrived July 13; the week of cultural celebration continues
through July 19.

10. Canadian Government Provides Funding to Support Ojibwe Language-Learning

11. Obsessed Much? 4 Videos by Tito Ybarra About Shoni (and Sherry) Schimmel

‘I’m the real star,’ says Sherry Schimmel. ‘I taught Shoni and Jude everything.’

12. Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal

Climate Resilience Program

Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon
President Barack Obama attends the final meeting of the State, Local, and Tribal
Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience on July 16, 2014.

13. Shawn Michael Perry, Singing His Heart’s Song Louder Than Ever

Source: facebook.com/shawnmichael.perry
Shawn Michael Perry at the Ute Mountain Music Festival in 2012.

14. Controversial Grand Canyon Gondola Grounded for a Year

Grand Canyon Timelapse: The Living Landscape
The Grand Canyon Escalade project is slated at the confluence of the Little
Colorado and Colorado rivers in northern Arizona.

15. Video: President Barack Obama Ties Infrastructure to Climate Change Resilience

The White House/YouTube
President Barack Obama is flanked by members of the Task Force on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience. At the task force’s final meeting he emphasized
the importance of strengthening infrastructure as a way to stay economically
viable in the face of climate change.

Rui Chenggang was taken away just before his scheduled nightly newscast on Friday

JAN. 29, 2011 FILE PHOTO
MICHEL EULER/AP Rui Chenggang, the top business journalist at China’s state broadcaster, was taken away by prosecutors, abruptly absent from the live cast of a nightly business news program.

1. Obama at Standing Rock: The Next Vital Steps

2. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 5: The Theory Comes Crashing Down

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3. Friday Funny: What Did the Navajo Elder Say to the Moon?

NASA/Rex
Astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot, stands near the
deployed United States flag on the lunar surface, December 1972. Credit:
NASA/Rex

4. You Won’t Believe This: Filmmaker Says Native Genocide Didn’t Happen

5. Got Tribal ID? North Dakota Natives May Not Be Able to Use Theirs to Vote

Courtesy vip.sos.nd
Nearly one-third of North Dakota’s Native population does not have a tribal ID
that looks like the one pictured.

6. Virtual Community Calls on ‘Redskins’ Sponsors to ‘Stop Harming Children’

Native Voice Network

7. Algonquin Rap, Indie Films Will Reign at Montreal First Peoples Festival

Courtesy Land InSights
The colorful teepees brighten up the Place des Festival in Montreal each summer
at the First Peoples Festival, which this year runs from July 29 through August 5.

8. Ceviche: 5 Variations of the Inka Original Seafood Dish

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9. Video: No Butter? No Oil? Chef Bitsoie’s Delicious Native Corn Chowder

10. VIDEO: New Zealand Honors the Creator’s Game With Haka Ceremony

Lax.com
New Zealand presents the Haka ceremony in Denver before the FIL World
Championships began on July 10, 2014.

11. Pow Wow Weekend Planner July 11-13

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12. Cherokee Nation Donates Nearly $900K to Improve Water Treatment Plant

(L to R) Front Row: Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor, Principal Chief
Bill John Baker, Locust Grove Mayor Heath Holman and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
sign the funding agreement for the Locust Grove Water Treatment Plant improvement.
Back Row: Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. looks over the signing.

13. Salish and Kootenai Help Keep Invasive Zebra Mussel Out of Flathead Lake

KYSSFM Radio
Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western U.S., is known for its
crystal-clear waters. Experts are fighting to keep it invasive-species-free.

14. This Popular Viral Video Is Really Cool, Except for One Thing

15. Warming Predictions Put Tohono O’odham Nation at Abu Dhabi Temperatures by 2100

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Climate Central, a journalism and data think tank, says some parts of Turtle Island

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

 


1. Everyone Wants to Be an Indian, But Nobody Wants to Be an Indian

2. Interview: How Tester’s Sen. Committee on Indian Affairs Will Shake Things Up

3. From a Jerky Smokehouse to New Construction: Business Is Booming on Fort Belknap

4. Pushing Obama to Appoint a Tribal Economic Development Council

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5. Tribe Helps Elk Herds Reclaim Their Home After Fire

Kristin Butler

6. July 4 Weekend Pow Wow Planner

Courtesy Smithsonian Institute

7. Mississippi Attorney Selected to Lead Chickasaw Inkana’ Foundation

Courtesy Chickasaw Nation
Brad Prewitt, Tupelo, was appointed executive director of the newly-formed
Inkana’ Foundation.

8. Journeys of Light: When Women Power Meets Green Power

Solar Sister 2014
Solar Sister Hawa leading a training session.

9. Indian Land Capital Company President To Retire After 9 Years at Helm

Courtesy ILCC
Gerald Sherman

10. Native People, in All Their Glory: 20 Portraits by Ryan Red Corn

11. Video: Tsilhqot’in First Nation Ruling Could Affect Pipeline Projects

CBC News/YouTube
A video explanation of the potential implications of the recent Canadian Supreme Court in favor of the land claim of Tsilhqot’in First Nation.

12. Ah Nee Mah – Native Visions

 


1. Bibles, Stamps and Children’s Drawings Used to Smuggle Drugs

2. 10 Native Inventions and Innovations That Changed the World

Smithsonian
Lacrosse is merely the best-known indigenous invention. We bring you several examples
of indigenous ingenuity.

3. Ready for Some Football? QB Nathan Stanley Moving Toward AFL Playoffs

Courtesy San Jose Sabercats
Nathan Stanley, Cherokee, answers questions after the game

4. Cherokee Citizen Honored at White House as ‘Champion of Change’

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Pictured, from left, are Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin and Deputy
Chief S. Joe Crittenden congratulating 2014 White House Champion of Change
Daryl Legg, along with Principal Chief Bill John Baker.

5. Chickasaws to Transfer Clinic Operation to Choctaws

Choctaw Nation Principal Chief Gary Batton, left, and Chickasaw Nation Governor
Bill Anoatubby formally sign a memorandum of agreement transferring operation of a
medical clinic in Durant over to the Choctaw Nation on October 1.

6. First Nations Turn to Corporations for Funding

Assembly of First Nations/Assemblee des premieres Nations Facebook
A drum session at a Truth and Reconciliation Commission event in Victoria.

7. 5 Amazing and Powerful Things You’ll See at a Pow Wow

8. Why Are the Clocks Running Backwards in Bolivia?

Sara Shahriari
Introducing the Clock of the South

9. Video: Suquamish Honor Their Sacred Relationship With Killer Whales

Suquamish Tribe/YouTube
The Suquamish this year honored killer whales, who showed up en masse last year to
escort sacred artifacts back to their rightful place.

10. Chickasaw Siblings Make Memories Along Equestrian Trails

Chickasaw Nation
The Kliewer family, from left: Phil, Addison, Abbey and Milli at an equestrian competition in
Oklahoma City.

11. Save, Print, Share: 12 Inspiring Posters from Tar Sands Healing Walk

source: healingwalk.org

12. Journey Through Rosebud (1971)


1. Fracking: Are We Crying Wolf at the Wrong Wolf?

2. Oneida Nation, NCAI and UCC React to ‘Redskins’ FedEx Field Section Named After Segregationist

3. Marshall R. Gover: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Marshall R. Gover, president of the Pawnee Business Council.

4. Scuffle Over Native Warbonnet Leads to Unreasonable Detainment at Giants Game

Courtesy Kimball Bighorse
A Giants fan wears a warbonnet backwards as he is confronted by April Negrette
about why the bonnet should not be worn on Native American Heritage Night at AT&T
Park in San Francisco on June 24, 2014

5. Video: Announcing EPA’s Climate Justice in Action Series

Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announces the advent of a new blog.

6. $154.8M Awarded to Cherokee Nation, 32 states & Puerto Rico for Job Training

7. Major Victory: Canadian Supreme Court Hands Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal Title

8. Russell Means Widow Files Lawsuit Claiming Negligence by His Doctors

9. Leonardo DiCaprio Film Seeks Native American Actors in Santa Fe

Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Leonardo DiCaprio seen onstage at 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival -
Cinema Vanguard Award ceremony on Thursday, Feb, 6, 2014 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

10. See Chris Wondolowski’s First Steps on the Field in Brazil at the FIFA World Cup

11. 5 Sioux Tribes Applied to Fund Their Own Foster Care Programs

Youtube: Bring the Lakota Children Home – Chase Iron Eyes

12. Former White Earth Chairman Darrell ‘Chip’ Wadena Walks On

Richard Sennott/Star Tribune
Darrell “Chip” Wadena, former White Earth tribal chairman, walked on June 24.

13. Remembering Michael Jackson and the Racial Mashup of ‘Black or White’

source: chantalrondeau.com
Sage Galesi poses with Michael Jackson in 1991, during a break from filming his ‘Black or White’ video.

14. AMERIND Risk Offers Tips for Hurricane Season and Preparedness

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15. And the ESPY Goes to … Lyle Thompson? Onondaga Lacrosse Star Nominated!


Diane Sawyer to remain with ABC News, concentrate on specials and events

David Muir


1. Native History: Sacred Bald Eagle Becomes U.S. National Emblem

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The bald eagle, is sacred to American Indians, and was named as the national emblem
on June 20, 1872.

2. The National Climate Assessment Turns Up the Heat on Governments to Prepare and Adapt

3. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 2: Racism, Eugenics and When Natives Came to America

4. Navajo’s Assayii Lake Fire: Heartbreaking Losses, and How to Help

Neil Damon
A weary firefighter prays between bouts with the Assayii Lake Fire in the sacred
Chuska Mountains on the Navajo Nation.

5. Lingerie Football League: ‘Redskins’ Name Is Too Offensive for Us

Cal Sport Media via AP Images
Tampa players in a huddle during the 2012 Lingerie Football League Eastern Conference
championship game between the Philadelphia Passion and Tampa Breeze at the Citizens
Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

6. LAX Star Jeremy Thompson: Playing With Brothers, Staying Off Black Road

Courtesy Jeremy Thompson
Jeremy Thompson, 27, posing with his daughter Emery, is in his third professional
season with the Edmonton Rush.

7. Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs: Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations Teaches Prevention on the Basketball Court

Jack McNeel
Coach Lee Adams demonstrates defense as youngsters and other coaches look on.

8. Get Skinny! Mille Lacs Band Loses 1,500 Pounds After Challenge From Chief Executive

Courtesy Mille Lacs
From left to right: Heidi Krone, Bobby Anderson, Larry Yazzie, Mary Meyer, Chief Executive
Melanie Benjamin and Joe Wechert

9. Hoopa Valley Tribe Replies to Josh Saxon’s June 18 Column

10. Washburn Announces Solicitation of Grants for Energy Development

11. Canada Enbridge Approval Unites First Nations, Amnesty, Rights Groups in Opposition

DARRYL DYCK/Canadian Press
Enbridge Inc. wants to send oil tankers through the Douglas Channel, near Kitimat, British
Columbia, to transport oil shipped through its proposed Northern Gateway pipeline from
the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific coast. The Gitga’at First Nation plans to blockade
shipping in the channel on June 20 by stretching a Chain of Hope across it.

12. ASU Tribal Nations Tour Traveling to Navajo and Hopi Nations for Wellness, Service Projects

asu.edu
ASU students who joined the Tribal Nations Tour last year show their Sun Devil pride.

13. How ‘Longmire’ Gets it Right: Native Adviser Marcus Redthunder [Video]

Source: aetv.com
Caption from aetv.com: ‘Walt enjoys the company of fellow pageant judge, and 1978 Miss
Cheyenne winner, Neena Wapasha (Kimberly Guerrero).’

14. Ms Native American USA part 1

15. Ms Native American USA part 2