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1. Tohono O’odham Life in Video Thanks to Mel Ortega and TOHONO TV

Courtesy Mel Ortega
The family trio that makes up TOHONO TV, from left, Destiny Josemaria,
Mel Ortega, Alexis Johnson.

2. Honor the 4th World: An Alternative to State Domination

3. Palin’s Redskins Rant: Using a Political Football to Silence a People

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally for Iowa
Republican Senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in
West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

4. Begay, Tiger Woods Douse Oneida Nation CEO for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PR Newswire
Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida Indian Nation and Mark Rolfing are doused in ice-cold
water for the ice bucket challenge.

5. Draft U.N. Climate Report Says Most Fossil Fuels Should Stay in Ground

6. Why Is Pope Francis Protecting a High-Ranking Pedophile?

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
Pope Francis

7. Chickasaw Nation to Host Native Voices Exhibit

8. Female Tribal Officer Caught Tazing Native Man 17 Times Is Indicted

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9. Even in Australia, Reality TV Stars Get Into the Cultural Appropriation Act

Could you not do this? We’ll give you a Vegemite sandwich…

10. More Briny Wastewater Spills into Fort Berthold Soil

Tyler Bell/Associated Press file photo
The briny wastewater spill discovered on Friday August 22 is not as severe as
the million-gallon spill depicted in this July 10, 2014, photo of saltwater leaks
into a stream from a massive saltwater spill from an underground pipeline on
the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation near Mandaree, N.D.

11. Labor Day Pow Wow Weekend Planner

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12. First Nations Fisherman Donates 500 Sockeye to Vancouver Homeless

APTN News
One of the 500 salmon donated to a homeless encampment and several groups
in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by aboriginal fishermen.

 


1. The Price of Justice and a Ham Sandwich in Ferguson, Missouri

AP Photo

2. The Minnesota Miracle, Plus DOJ Has Our Backs

3. Wyatt’s Story: One Family’s Struggle to Educate a Special Needs Child

Paula DuBois
Eleven-year-old Wyatt DuBois is about to begin sixth grade. Although he is still
behind his peers academically, his teacher says he is making good progress.

4. Miccosukee Tribe Member Risks Life in Pit of Gators

Courtesy Rocky Jim, Jr.
Jim, 43, gets oh so close to the gator’s jaws.

5. Sam Bradford Is Out for NFL Season but Still in Madden 15

EA Sports
Sam Bradford is the first Native American to be featured in a Madden video game

6. Indian Country Must Tap the Power of Social Media at the Ballot Box

Voter education campaign from Alaska Native vote project. The web site tells
potential voters: “Your Life Does Depend On It! Get Out The Native Vote.”
The nationwide Native Vote Action Week is September 24 – 28, 2014.

7. California County in State of Emergency After 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Napa

Valley Region

Ben Margot/Associated Press
The remains of a mobile home are seen after a gas fire destroyed it as the result
of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Napa Valley Mobile
Home Park, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left
at least three critically injured in California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday,
igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to a hospital, knocking out power to
tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

8. Washington Post’s Editorial Board Bans Use of ‘Redskins’

9. ‘Powwow Preppers’ and ‘Top Chief': Indian Reality TV I’d Like to See

10. North Dakota Briny Wastewater Spill Questions Still Unanswered a Month Later

AP Photo/Sarah Christianson
This July 15, 2014 aerial photo shows discolored vegetation, lower left, leading
from a pipeline where an estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater spilled from an
underground pipeline at Bear Den Bay along the Missouri River near Mandaree, N.D.
The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the
tribe’s response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and
criticized leaders for leaving the public “in the absolute dark” on its severity.

11. Lummi’s Fight to Save the Salish Sea From Coal Terminals Profiled in Grist

The Lummi protest against coal terminals in their backyard in 2012.

12. Meditations: Native American Flute Album


1. Second Red Lake Inauguration in as Many Months Brings New Tribal Council

Courtesy Michael Meuers
Waiting to be sworn in, Treasurer-elect Annette Johnson, Red Lake Rep, Roman
Stately, Redby Rep Julius Thunder and Little Rock Rep Robert Reynolds

2. Marmot Interruptus: Greenpeace Video Gets Invaded by Adorable

Camera-Nibbling Creature

Greenpeace/YouTube
This little marmot has captured hearts across the Internet with its kissy face
mugging into a GoPro camera during a Greenpeace video shoot in Glacier
National Park.

3. 26th Annual Nansemond Powwow Photo Gallery

4. ‘Par for the Cause’ Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Youth

and Veterans

GolfMichigan.com
Pohlcat Golf Course

5. Ute’s ‘SITLA Land Exchange’ Bill Passes Senate, Awaits President’s Signature

6. Cheyenne River Youth Project Prepares for 25th Anniversary Festivities

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director (front left, in black and white), and
Tammy Eagle Hunter, youth programs director (front right, in green and black),
celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary with the rest of the CRYP staff at
the 2008 Wacipi in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. This Labor Day weekend, they
will congregate again to commemorate the nonprofit, grassroots youth project’s
25th anniversary—and serving two generations of children on Cheyenne River.

7. Vian Peace Center Gets Support in Helping Local Residents

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Entertainment employee volunteers clear and prepare
undeveloped land to feature greenhouses and pond system.

8 Obama: More Help Needed for Native Americans

9. Andy Harvey Workshop Teaches Broadcast Skills to Native American Students

10. FOX & frends: Brian Kilmeade asks Native Americans offended by ‘Redskins': ‘Why now?


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.