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1. Iktomi Speaks: The Crooked Tongue of Dan Snyder

2. Valbuena Named Chairwoman of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

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Lynn “Nay” Valbuena was recently elected as chairwoman for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians on April 15.

3. Cowlitz Gymnast of Sacramento State Is First to Compete in NCAA Championship

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Kalliah McCartney, of the Cowlitz Tribe, competes on the beam

4. NTU New Media Major Steps into the Spotlight at AIHEC Film Festival

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NTU new media major Clinton Desiderio of Crownpoint, New Mexico poses with his Best Special Effects award and Director’s Award at the 33rd Annual AIHEC Spring Conference.

5. Photos of the Native Culture Center ‘God Hates’

6. The ‘Designer’ Foodie Trend of 2014

Insects au gratin by desigern Susana Soares: “Could eating insects be a potential solution to some of the world’s food problems?” The project looks for new ways of consuming insects and debates the nutritive and environmental aspects of insects as human food.

7. Cobell Settlement: Who Are the Real Winners?

8. Watch: Secretary Jewell Deliver Commencement Address at SIPI

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

9. ‘Scalped’ Comic Book Is Coming to TV; Native Actors Need Apply

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Dashiell ‘Dash’ Bad Horse as depicted by artist R.M Guera on the cover of the first issue of ‘Scalped’.

10. Climate Change Hits the Big Time on Prime Time

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A still from the NBC News special Ann Curry Reports: Our Year of Extremes—Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?

11. USDA Offers Native American Rural Business Enterprise Grants

12. White House Honors Solar Energy Visionary Henry Red Cloud as Champion of Change

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In this October 11, 2010 photo, Henry Red Cloud is honored by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

13. CNN Contributor Explores the Best Places to Experience Native Culture

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Shiprock Gallery (above) is one of many top places to explore in Indian Country, Dana Joseph says.

14. Cherokee Nation Adds Millions to Housing, Career Programs

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Left to right: Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Health Services Executive Director Connie Davis thanked A-Mo Health Center staff Candice Burkhart, Christie Ross, Tina Snell and Dr. Michael Underwood, as Principal Chief Bill John Baker recognized them and other staff at the Salina health center for their heroic efforts during a recent code blue.

15. On Remote Reserves, Locals Must Perform Life-Saving Emergency Response

Community-Based Emergency Care: An Open Report for Nishnawbe Aski Nation

16. Rare Trumpeter Swan as Target Practice: Two Men Sentenced on Flathead Reservation

Courtesy Salish Kootenai Wildlife Department
Trumpeter swans on the Flathead Reservation

17. 10 Hand-Painted Hats by Navajo Hatmaker Melissa Barnes


1. Open Crop Art Calls for Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

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The crop art image with HEARTLAND #NoKXL protests the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on a corn field outside of Neligh, Nebraska

2. Archaeological Claims to Kumeyaay Ancestral Remains

3. Mashpee Wampanoags Celebrate New Government/Community Center

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The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe recently celebrated the opening of its new government and community center building.

4. Racist Game Justifies Murder of Mexicans and Indians

A screenshot from “Clash of the West Cowboys Shootout.”

5. iGaming Veteran Hired to Lead San Manuel Band’s Interactive Initiatives

6. A Letter to SWAIA Artists Regarding the Departure of John Torres-Nez

courtesy John Torres-Nez
The successful 2013 Santa Fe Indian Market will go down as the first, and last, under Torres-Nez’s stewardship.

7. Tax Day: 10 Things Native People Can’t Claim as Deductions

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Nope, no matter how much you spent detailing that beat-up ole rez mobile, you cannot deduct the cost.

8. Tribe Receives NAFOA ‘Deal of the Year’ Award for copy0M MicroGREEN Investment

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MicroGREEN created InCycle Cups to reduce the amount of waste that enters landfills.

9. Snyder’s Redsk*ns Hush Money and KTNN’s Questionable Behavior

10. Video: Man on the Street: Who Was Pocahontas? Pre-Wedding Thoughts

11. Did CNN Need to Apologize for This Racist Segment? 25,000 Said Yes

It is so very funny to mock the traditional dress of indigenous, colonized people, eh CNN?

12. Onondaga Nation Files Human Rights Violations against US

Courtesy Onondaga Nation
Onondaga Nation representatives were in Washington, D.C. today to file a petition against the United States with the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

13. Agrihoods: Emerging Self-Sustainable Communities

Farmer D Organics website
In addition to offering an agrihood, Farmer D Organics sells environmentally conscious farm and garden products, like raised bed kits for edible gardening and window boxes for urban gardeners.

14. Rock, Rattle & Drum: 5 Native Musical Instrumental Makers Beating Their Way to the Top

15. Schimmel Is the Highest Native American Drafted in W.N.B.A. History

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Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel holds up an Atlanta Dream jersey with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie after she was selected 8th overall in the WNBA draft on, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.

16. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Streamlines National Eagle Repository Rules

Tribes and the U.S. Government have been working for years on an eagle strategy that balances conservation with religious freedom, and another piece of this puzzle may be in place with the advent of new rules streamlining the procurement process.

1. We, the Native Peoples

2. Fighting Off Extinction: The Story of Indigenous Mexican Languages

“The narrative of the last two speakers who don’t speak to each other is a powerful one,” Anthropologist Daniel Suslak of Indiana University stated. “It strikes a chord with a lot of people. It just happens to not be quite true.”

3. Diné Bull Rider Competes With the Best of the Best

Courtesy PBR
Guytin Tsosie tips his hat after another great ride

4. In Redskins Golf Tournament, It Was the Navajo Who Got Played

This is not the golf tournament the Navajo thought they were getting.

5. Tony West on ICWA: ‘We Will Continue to Stand Up for ICWA’

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Associate Attorney General Tony West

6. Model Owee Rae: Being Herself and Changing Perceptions

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‘I feel safe in front of the camera,’ says Rae, who hails from Tuba City.

7. Coachella ’14: Rent a $2200 Tipi to Match Your Hipster Headdress

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Sweet tipis, dude.

8. Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Champion of Aboriginal Business, Walks On

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Jim Flaherty, who resigned as Canada’s finance minister in mid-March to enter the private sector, died of a heart attack on April 10, 2014, at age 64. He is seen here in 2010.

9. Cherokee Students Participate in N7 Event With OU Quarterback

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee youth take a photo with University of Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight at the Sooners for N7 event Wednesday.

10. Supporting Derogatory Depictions Not an Option for NIGA

Courtesy National Indian Gaming Association
This black and white photo from the late 1990′s shows Ernie Stevens Jr. with his then 11-year-old daughter Lois, testifying on mascots and racism in sports. Today, Lois is currently finishing her Master’s degree at the University of Kansas.

Temporary tattoo on Julia Louis-Dreyfus has document signed by wrong author

AP Photo/Rolling Stone, Mark Seliger

LOS ANGELES — Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.

The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the “Veep” star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. Constitution signed by John Hancock across her back. The problem is Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the blunder on Mike McClintock, the fictional “Veep” character played by Matt Walsh who serves as communications director to Louis-Dreyfus’ Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy series.

“Yet another Mike (expletive),” the 53-year-old actress posted Wednesday on Twitter. “Dummy.”

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia mocked the flub by tweeting a photo of the cover alongside such Founding Fathers as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in Signers’ Hall with the words, “Thanks for the shoutout but no Hancock here.”

Rolling Stone spokeswoman Melissa Bruno said the Declaration of the Independence is on the other side of Louis-Dreyfus’ body, but they couldn’t fit in the signatures.

Inside the magazine, another image shot by photographer Mark Seliger shows a man in a colonial wig tattooing Hancock’s signature above the bare bottom of the Seinfeld actress,

“I’m a perfectionist in my work,” Louis-Dreyfus notes in the magazine’s cover story. “I think I might drive people nuts. I don’t ask them, because I don’t need that (expletive) on top of how I’m feeling.”


After 10 years at WBZ-TV, award-winning journalist Karen Anderson will be joining WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 team, WCVB-TV President Bill Fine recently announced. Anderson will be taking on a big role in the channel’s investigative reporting unit and will also cover politics and breaking news.


1. Drought-ravaged California turns to tech for help

Sometimes it takes a disaster to inspire innovation.FULL STORY

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is hopping mad at the country’s biggest Internet service providers. But they’ve got a bone to pick with him as well. FULL STORY

Now that your music lives on your phone, tablet, or laptop, you can listen anywhere. But to really pump up the jam, you’ll need a speaker. FULL STORY

Embattled exchange Mt.Gox said Friday that it has found 200,000 bitcoins in a “forgotten” digital wallet — a haul worth $116 million at current prices. FULL STORY

Does the computer breach at Target have the makings of a movie? Throw in a shotgun-toting security analyst, Russian hackers, drugs and a SWAT team and Hollywood appears to think so. FULL STORY

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared two weeks ago, evidence about what went wrong vanished with it. Any answers are likely trapped in the flight data recorder.FULL STORY

Google just beefed up the security of Gmail to make mass surveillance of its customers’ email nearly impossible. It’s not quite NSA-proof, but it’s close. FULL STORY

 


Police, firefighters responding
Chopper crash in Seattle

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(CNN) — A news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning near the Space Needle in Seattle, killing two people and critically injuring another, the Seattle Fire Department said in a tweet.

The injured man, 37, was taken to Harborview Medical Center, CNN affiliate KING reported.

Firefighters and police were responding, and the street contained at least two damaged cars.

The crash appeared to be on Broad Street, near the city landmark, police said.

CNN affiliate KOMO said the helicopter crashed near KOMO’s offices. The helicopter was used by CNN affiliates KOMO and KING, according to KING’s website.

Rich Marriott, a meteorologist for KING, said weather did not appear to have contributed to the crash — visibility was clear and winds were not gusty, he said.


1. FDA, cosmetics industry remain at odds over outdated regulations

2. Two giant oil pipelines proposed to speed “doubling” of tar sands

Alberta oil sands pollution - Kris Krug

3. Judge rules Duke must halt groundwater pollution at coal ash sites

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4. Kiruna: How to move a town two miles east

Edge of pit at the iron ore mine in Kiruna

5. Energy industry to hog the rails, shutting out farmers – report

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Armed with arm candy: Bracelets can detect people’s chemical exposures — Environmental Health News.

 


1. Got Land? Thank An Indian!

2. Former Haskell Football Standout Inspired by Thorpe, Levi and Mills

Photo Courtesy Wade McGee - McGee coaching at Lake City High School

3. Tribute: Robert J. Conley Told Towering Cherokee Tales

One of the many books written by Robert J. Conley, who was said to be something of a Cherokee encyclopedia himself. The iconic author walked on in February 2014.

4. Beware Evil White Foods: Sinister Salty, Pycho-Sugar & Illsbury Doughboy

5. Cherokee Nation Doubling the Size of Stillwell, Oklahoma Health Center

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Cherokee Nation Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center exterior rendering by Childers Architect.

6. Fall Chinook Salmon Spawn in Record Numbers in Snake River

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Salmon nests, known as redds, in the Clearwater River. Fall 2013 saw a record number along with an equally record number of returning salmon.

7. The Oscars’ All-Time Most Outrageous Moment—and What It Meant

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Backstage at the 1973 Oscars: Sacheen Littlefeather holding the speech Marlon Brando had asked her to give.

8. An Oscar-Night Poem: ‘The Drone Ranger Explains Manifest Destiny’

M9-Q Reaper photograph source: Wikipedia; Lone Ranger still courtesy Disney.
An M9-Q Reaper unmanned combat air vehicle; Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger in Disney’s ‘Lone Ranger.’
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