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1. Native Vote Challenge Is New Spin on Social Media; It’s Time to Make Some Great Videos

This is Native Vote Action Week. Activities range from student registration on Arizona campuses to Native vote rallies in Montana. National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby released a “challenge” for every Native American to register and vote.

2. Presley LaFountain Lives for his Art, the Art That Keeps Him Alive

3. ‘I Pretend for a Living, but You Do Not': Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks Bluntly at the U.N.

YouTube/United Nations
Leonardo DiCaprio speaks to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.

4. How to Recognize the Six Main Dance Styles at a Pow Wow, Part 1: Fancy Shawl Dance

Diego James Robles
Fancy shawl dancer Jessa Calderon, Tongva/Chumash/Shoshone/Mexica, dances during the Children of Many Colors Powwow

5. Cherokee Nation Opens First-Ever Tulsa Career Services Office

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and the Career Services team cut the ribbon on the team’s new Tulsa office, with Jim Igaria of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce (front left) and Tribal Councilor Curtis Snell (back left).

6. Miami Dolphins Stadium Built on Top of Native American Remains

Sun Life Stadium

7. Say Thanks to Elouise Cobell

8. Rewriting History… For the Better, This Time

AP Photo/Ben Birchall

9. U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Host Listening Session at Reservation Economic Summit

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee Wisconsin will host the RES on October 6-9, 2014.

10. Killing Convicts Is a Vile Superstition

11. Mohawk Player Is National Lacrosse League’s MVP

Courtesy Graig Abel
Cody Jamieson, beside NLL commissioner George Daniel, won NLL’s Most Valuable Player

12. Gabriel Galanda Receives WSBA Excellence in Diversity Award

13. 4 Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Cheyenne River Youth Project kids stretch out last year during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

14. Taos Pueblo Selected No. 2 ‘Best Native American Experience’ by USA Today’s Readers

Associated Press
Adobe dwellings at the Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico.
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/24/taos-pueblo-selected-no-2-best-native-american-experience-usa-todays-readers-157022

1. Native American Indian Spirit of Meditation

2. Lawrence Koh – Wolf Ways by Mark D. Martinson

3. Winners of the Annual Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Wacipi Pow Wow Announced

2014.SMSCWacipi.org

4. An Undocumented, Unofficial Indian

5. Elections: ‘One Day You’re In, and the Next Day You’re Out’

Courtesy Pat Roberts’ U.S. Senate page
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts re-election bid was considered a “safe” seat last
week. Today it’s competitive. It’s a great metaphor for the 2014 election season.
This was supposed to be the Republican Party’s big year. And now? Who knows.
Roberts and former Kansas Senator Bob Dole.

6. Ginormous Shrimp Will Haunt Your Sleep: Gonna Need More Cocktail Sauce!

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Steve Bargeron
‘Who you calling a shrimp?’ Is what the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission asked, aptly enough, when a fisherman hauled this monstrosity
in from the ocean.

7. NB3 Foundation Honors Keith Anderson for Native Health Support

Courtesy Jason Myers/NB3 Foundation
Notah Begay III, right, holds the traditional Native pottery awarded to Keith
Anderson, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community vice chairman, speaking,
for his ongoing investment in addressing the public health concerns facing Native
Americans. Anderson was honored with the second annual Oneida Indian Nation
Health Champion for Native Children Award.

8. Secret Bidder Saves Sacred Object From Auction for Alaska Natives

Kathy Dye/Sealaska Heritage Institute
Sealaska Heritage Institute Archivist and Collections Manager Zach Jones and
SHI’s Mike Hoyt, Carmaleeda Estrada and Davina Cole see the panel for the
first time.

9. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Women and Climate Change, Part 1

10. Shoni Selfie! Schimmel Attends United Tribes International Pow Wow With

Dream

Sisters Mikaylee and Heaven Rose Old Coyote take a selfie with WNBA MVP
ShoniSchimmel at the United Tribes International Pow Wow in Bismarck,
North Dakota.

1. Chief Standing Bear: Retracing the Steps of a Civil Rights Leader

2. New Mexico Surpasses copy00 Million in HUD Indian Mortgages

Courtesy nmmfa.org

3.  NCAIED to Announce Award and Scholarship Winners at Reservation Economic Summit

4. A Milestone Morning for Oneida Land Transfer Ceremony

Courtesy Laki Terzidis/Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Regional Office
signed deeds marking the 13,004 acres recently put into trust for Central New
York tribe. Pictured, from left, are JohnnaBlackhair, acting area director BIA
Eastern Regional Officer; Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative; Chuck
Fougnier, Oneida Nation Council Member, Wolf Clan; and Beaulah Green,
Turtle Clan Mother.

5. SD State’s Attorney says Tasering Girl Was Best Option; Family Outraged

Courtesy Family
Hughes County State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner released a report which
stated “she was satisfied with an independent investigation, deploying a taser
was the best viable way to diffuse the situation.”

6. Why Navajo Hair Matters: It’s Our Culture, Our Memory, and Our Choice

Courtesy Jacqueline Keeler
The author’s grandfather, before he (voluntarily) cut his hair.

7. New Anti-Redskins Video Says FedEx ‘Embraces Racism’

8. Smithsonian Revisits History of Treaties

Cliff Owen/AP Images
In 1794, President Washington commissioned a wampum belt for the
Canandaigua Treaty.

9. The New York Daily News Will no Longer Use ‘Redskins’

Wikipedia.com
450 West 33rd Street is home to the New York Daily News and the Associated Press.

10. Pow Wow Weekend Planner September 5-7

Montana.edu
The 37th Annual MSU American Indian Council Pow Wow

11. Indigenous Peoples at Forefront of Historic People’s Climate March in

New York City

People’s Climate March
Indigenous Peoples are among the main organizers of what is shaping up to be a
historic march to demand action on climate change.

12. Oklahoma Gov. Fallin Gets Chilly Reception at Choctaw Labor Day Fest

Source: facebook.com/maryfallinforgovernor
Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin sign a
vehicle tag compact at the Nation’s Labor Day event.
Photo: facebook.com/maryfallinforgovernor

 

 


1. NOAA Grants $400,000 for Penobscot River Habitat Restoration

Penobscot River salmon can soon come home to a restored habitat with help
from a $400,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

2. Sport-Hunting Moratorium on Brown Bears in Kenai National Wildlife

Refuge Declared

Wikimedia Commons
An Alaska brown bear in Hallo Bay, Katmai National Park. Brown-bear sport
hunting has been banned in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge because of their
declining numbers.

3. New York Times Profiles Tribal Preservation of Native Species

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Black-footed ferret, reintroduced by tribes, is one of the animals noted in a recent
story in The New York Times.

4. Team International Wins NB3 Challenge, But Native Youth True Winners

5. Paiute Tribe of Las Vegas Allegedly Approached by Dan Snyder’s OAF

Associated Press

6. Should the Redskins Change Their Name? Let’s Ask This Guy

You’re offending American Indians before you even open your mouth. Your
argument is invalid.

7. The Oklahoma State Incident: Reforming the Racism Cycle

8. Vanderbilt University to Host First Powwow

9. Teenagers Charged in ABQ Homeless Murders to Be Tried As Adults by Law

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
A grand jury in August indicted Alex Rios, 18; Nathaniel Carrillo, 16; and
Gilbert Tafoya,15; on first-degree murder charges, plus lesser charges including
tampering with evidence, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery.
If convicted of murder, they could face life in prison.

10. Legalized Pot Is a Mess of Trouble for Tribes

11. Treaty Council’s 40th Conference Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Rights

The first indigenous delegation to go to the UN in Geneva demanding their treaty rights.

12. It’s Long Past Time When Tribal Leaders Should Help Govern the Country

Byron Mallott is the Alaska Democratic Party nominee for governor.

13. 2011 Native American Film + Video Festival

14. Native American Indian: Actors, Models & Entertainers

Adele

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See if Adele’s New Album Title and 2015 Tour Has Been Confirmed.

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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

YouTube

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.