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A mitochondrial genome extracted from the lung (inset) of this mummified Incan boy indicates that he belonged to a previously unknown line of maternal ancestors that arose in South America approximately 14,300 years ago.

500-year-old mummified Incan boy

1. The Anti-Disenrollment Chorus Sings, Part 1

2. Photo: NMAI New York Screened MTV’s ‘Rebel Music’

3. Department of Justice Sides With Natives, Files Lawsuit Against SD for Discrimination

4. ‘A Place to Stand’: Baca’s Astonishing Life Story In Theatres

Alysa Landry
“A Place to Stand,” a documentary by the same name as Jimmy Santiago Baca’s memoir is playing in select theaters.

5. ‘Drill Them to Hell and Back’ Billboard Spurs Outrage in Indian Country

A billboard, which depicts a dark-haired woman lying on her back next to a pile-driver states “Screwpiles, We Drill them to Hell and Back,” has caused outrage in Indian country.

6. Fighting Racism at Yale: Native Students Push for Dialogue

Ryan Flynn/AP
Yale University students and supporters participate in a march across campus to demonstrate against what they see as racial insensitivity at the Ivy League school in New Haven, Connecticut on November 9, 2015.

7. The High Life: Expansion of Viejas Casino & Resort Wows Guests

Diana Saenger

8. Mashantucket Pequot Flag Flew Over CT Capitol for Heritage Month

Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler Wayne Reels
Christina Rose
Mashantucket Chairman Rodney Butler and Wayne Reels, Mashantucket Director of Cultural Resources, stand before the Connecticut State Capitol, where the Pequot Flag flew for the first time in history from November 2 to 9 for Native American Heritage Month.

9. Flute Music: Meditation Music for Shamanic Astral Projection, Healing Music

10. Rain and Native American Flutes

 Results from CNBC GOP presidential debate 2015

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ABC News’ Dr. Jamie Zimmerman dies while on vacation

1. Who Could Possibly Be in Favor of Columbus Day?

2. Deadly Drug in Crosshairs: IHS Funds Anti-Meth Programs

“M[eth] A[mphetamine] injection was associated with an 80 percent increase in the risk of attempting suicide.”

3. ICTMN Exclusive: New Film Documents Maine’s Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Screen Capture
The first of its kind in U.S. History, the Maine TRC was established in 2012 in an agreement between Governor Paul LePage and chiefs from the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation, and the Passamaquoddy at Sipayik and Indian Township.

4. Salish Kootenai Dam Challenged by Montana Public Service Commission

Courtesy Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

5. Middletown Rancheria Pomo Provide Shelter, Aid to Valley Fire Victims

The Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians converted part of its Twin Pine Casino & Hotel event space into shelter for those who lost homes and possessions in the Valley Fire.

6. Berkeley’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day Powwow Led the Way for Others

Indigenous Peoples Day Aztec Dancers
Photo by Nanette Deetz
Aztec Dancers at the 2015 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Powwow.

7. VIDEO: Judah Friedlander’s take on Christopher Columbus Day is HILARIOUS

Judah Friedlander YouTube Screencap
Judah Friedlander’s Hilarious Take on Christopher Columbus Day

8. How to Help Valley Fire Victims in California: Events, Fund-Raisers and Donations

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
A survivor of the Valley Fire visits the remains of a church in Cobb. Four residents were killed and some 1,958 homes and businesses were destroyed in the fire.

9. Uncontacted Amazon Tribes: Isolated Tribes Of The Amazon Rainforest Brazil 2015

10. UAAP 77 CDC: NU Pep Squad

Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

“History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme”