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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.

Including: Wrist injury sidelines Nadal for US Open

Nadal wins French Open


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. 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. 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


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1. Get Smart: Bring World-Class Teaching to Native Schools

2. Coming Home Takes on New Meaning at Veterans Cemetery in Pine Ridge

Jennifer Irving
Color Guards from several West River tribes and American Legion Posts attended
the dedication ceremony for the new Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Cemetery.

3. Race Celebrates Penobscot River, People, History, Post-Veazie Dam

Penobscot Indian Nation
Logo for the race featuring Penobscot Indian Nation Chief Bashabez, the first
Penobscot leader documented by Europeans around 1568.

4. South Africa Recognizes Land Rights of the Khoi and San Peoples

5. Indian Gaming Reform: What Is Congress Plotting, and How Will SCIA

Chair Jon Tester Respond?

AP
Row 1 left to right: SCIA Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.); Secretary for Indian Affairs
Kevin Washburn; Diane Enos, president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community;
Paul Brooks, chairman of the Lumbee Tribe. Row 2 left to right: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.);
Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr.; astern Band of Cherokee Principal Chief Michell Hicks;
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

6. Shine On, LBJ: The Two Presidents I Met and Liked

History.com
Lyndon Johnson is one of the presidents Dean Chavers has met.

7. Choctaw Firefighters Home After Battling Out-of-State Wild Land Fire

Courtesy Stephenie Ochoa
Wild land fire battled by the Choctaw Nation Forestry Department.

8. GAO Report on Indian Gaming Coming in 2015

SCIA
Anne-Marie Fennell, director of the GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team,
testified before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on July 23 that a sweeping study
of what is working and what is not in Indian gaming is underway.

9. Tiger Woods to Headline Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge

NotahBegay III and Ray Halbritter announce the players for the seventh annual Notah
Begay III Foundation Challenge to be held August 27.

10. Tar Sands Healing Walk Video Explains the Issues, Garners 6 Million Upworthy Hits

Tar Sands Healing Walk/YouTube
The fifth Tar Sands Healing Walk drew hundreds of participants, media, and went viral on
Upworthy. This is an example of what they don’t want more of.

11. Look Who’s Talking: 10 Anti-Redskins Quotes Worth Sharing

12. Warm Springs Reservation and Buzzard Complex Fires Nearly Contained,

Carlton Complex Mega-Blaze Persists

William Charba via InciWeb
The sun sets on the Shaniko Butte Fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
in Oregon.

13. A Big Picture Guy: Dallin Maybee Breaks Down Indian Market 2014

14. Native American Poetry

 


1. Cobell Land Buyback Just a Dangling Carrot

2. 10 Things Other People Love About Indians and Stuff

One of the things non-Natives adore is a pow wow. They go ga-ga over them,
and rightly so.

3.  An Elder’s Missionary Life: Founded Christian School & Church, & 300 Visits

Courtesy Choctaw Nation
Curtis Pugh, Choctaw elder and missionary

4. Ojibwe People, Culture Honored on Minnesota Town’s Murals

5. Amazon Oil Spill Has Killed Tons of Fish, Sickened Native People

Barbara Fraser
Dead fish from an oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon are mixed with oil-covered twigs
gathered by local residents. Fish are vital to the villagers’ diet and income.

6. Used Car Loan Scam: The Alphabet Soup of Ripping Off the Poor

7. Spotlight 29 Casino to Host the Winter Gathering Pow Wow

8. Sheri Doxtator: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chief Sheri Doxtator, Oneida Nation of the Thames.

9. Let’s Move Is Inclusive: Promotes Exercise for All Students

10. One Music Festival Takes a Stand Against Hipster Headdresses

Source: GQ.com
This infamous photo is from GQ’s ‘Girls of Coachella 2010′ and has become a
signature image of the hipster-headdress-at-music-fest phenomenon. Source: GQ.com

1. Real Estate: Renee Zellweger selling Connecticut country home

Renee Zellweger's country home has a top-of-the-line kitchen among its updates.

2. TV: Jimmy Fallon faces the music on ‘Tonight': Robin Wright has better moves

Image: Robin Wright, Jimmy Fallon

3. Music: Surprise! Weird Al makes music history — and Willie Geist’s day

Weird Al Yankovic

4. Music: Beyoncé re-records ‘Crazy In Love’ for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ soundtrack

Image: Beyonce

5. Pop Culture: Seniors re-create classic movie and TV scenes for awesome calendar

A group of seniors in nine communities across five states have produced a fun calendar recreating iconic movies like Star Wars.

6. People: Peaches Geldof’s death was drugs-related, coroner rules

Peaches Geldof

7. Pop Culture: From ‘Simpsons’ to ‘SNL,’ pop culture loves ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

IMAGE: Ellen DeGeneres reads "Fifty Shades of Grey"

8. Celebs: Kelsey Grammer is dad to new baby boy, Gabriel

Image: Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte Walsh

9. News: Keep cruise ships out of Venice, celebs demand

10. TV: ‘Better Call Saul’ billboard rings true for Albuquerque residents

Image: "Better Call Saul" billboard in Albuquerque, NM


50 Years Later: Civil Rights

 

 

Harry Belafonte, John Lewis and Whoopi Goldberg

among participants in live symposium on civil rights

and equality, hosted by Bob Schieffer, on July 24