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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

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

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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

1. ‘Together We Must Heal’: Indigenous Peoples in Canada React to Ottawa Shooting

Sean Kilpatrick/Associated Press
Tributes to Corporal Nathan Cirillo, the 24-year-old father who was gunned down while on a short-term assignment on ceremonial guard at Canada’s National War Monument in Ottawa.

2. ‘The Heavens Became Black’: The Curse of Wisconsin Point

3. Was Kini Zamora Robbed on the ‘Project Runway’ Finale?

Kini seemed destined to win ‘Project Runway’ — did that prevent Tim Gunn from giving him better advice?

4. Daniel S. Collins Sr.: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Beverly Jensen/Shinnecock Indian Nation
Daniel S. Collins Sr., chairman of the Shinnecock Indian Nation Council of Trustees.

5. Deschene Out of Navajo Election, Presidential Vote Looks to Be Postponed

6. NunatuKavut to Lead Best Practices Tourism Mission

7. Winterhawk – Black Whiskey

8. Without You – The Plateros – Navajo music

9. Red Bone – Redbone – Come and Get Your Love

10. Indigenous – Things we do – Music Video

1. Canada Reels in Shock and Grief as Murdered Soldier Identified and Harper Condemns Attack

REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Armed RCMP officers approach Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014.

2. Video: Partial Solar Eclipse Dims Midday, Sunset Skies Across Turtle Island

A typical partial solar eclipse.

3. Jude Schimmel Is All Smiles on Media Day; Gearing up for Start of Season

University of Louisville
U of L Seniors, Bria Smith (21), Shawnta’ Dyer (12), Sheronne Vails (3), Sara Hammond (00), and Jude Schimmel (22) pose for a photo during media day on October 20, 2014.

4. In 1927, an Indian Team Played the Champion New York Football Giants — and Won

Still from ‘Playground of the Native Son.’ Source:

5. Cherokee Citizen Canaan Duncan Named to Oklahoma 30 Under 30 List

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Pictured, from left, are: Cherokee Nation Government Relations Executive Director Courtney Ruark-Thompson, Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson, Cherokee citizen and 30/30 Next Gen honoree Canaan Duncan, and former Congressman Dan Boren.

6. Run, Run, Run! Todd County Falcons Ready to Defend Dakota Cross Country Title

Kernit Grimshaw
Kelsie Herman, Rosebud Sioux, of Todd County High School is going to the South Dakota Class A Cross Country Championship Meet ranked No. 1 in the state in the 4000-meter, with a time of 15:01.00.

7. Protecting a Key Native American Site from Erosion

Powhatan in a longhouse at Werowocomoco (detail of John Smith map, 1612)

8. Canada Parliament on Lockdown as Gunmen Open Fire in Ottawa

Police converge on Parliament Hill after one or more gunmen opens fire, shooting a uniformed soldier guarding the War Memorial in Ottawa and then entering the Parliament building. Lawmakers and Prime Minister Stephen Harper were moved to safety.

9. Who’s Your Favorite Native Musician? 2014 NAMMYs Ballot Is Online, Vote Today!

Photo by Kim Acosta. Source:
Tony Duncan performs onstage at the 2013 NAMA ceremony. Duncan won Artist of the Year. Photo by Kim Acosta. Source:

10. Fight the Power: 8 Contemporary Heroes and Leaders of Native Resistance

Suzan Shown Harjo, Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, has been fighting for Native justice for decades.

11. Navajo High Court’s Delayed Decision Keeps Deschene in Race for Now

12. The Role of Latin in Empire and Colonization

1. Misty Upham’s Father Says Her Death Was an Accident, but Alleges Mistreatment by Police

2. NCAIED Salutes Its 40 Under 40; Announces National Economic Summit in Las Vegas
“40 Under 40” award recipients were honored at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee on October 8.

3. Misty Upham’s Friend Juliette Lewis Demands Inquiry: ‘This Is Not a Suicide’

4. OK Tourism Is Thriving; Struggles to Rev Up Its Reputation in the State
Basket making at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, Oklahoma.

5. Lakota Hero Lyle Eagle Tail Awarded Posthumous Carnegie Medal of Valor

Courtesy Wallace Family
Lyle Eagle Tail, right, died last year at age 28 while trying to save 16-year-old Madison Wallace, left, and her 6-year-old brother Garrett from the foamy Big Sioux River. Both have been given posthumous awards for valor by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

6. Viejas Casino & Resort Earns Two More Guinness World Records

Courtesy Kathy Foster
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians Tribal Chairman Anthony Pico is presented the Guinness Book of World Records plaques by Alex Angert, the official Adjudicator for GWR.

7. Enough Already! Too Many Tweaks to the Right-of-Way Proposal

8. Body in Washington ID’ed as Misty Upham, Family Criticizes Police as Unhelpful

Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Misty Upham at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of ‘August: Osage County at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

9. Election: What’s With Kansas? Native Vote Could Provide An Answer

Courtesy Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Verna Simon visiting the Get Out the Native Vote display table that was manned by Marzha Fritzler at the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

10. LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant Shoot Hoops for a Good Cause at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Pechanga Resort & Casino
The Los Angeles Lakers shoot some hoops in a practice session at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, California on October 16, 2014. The Lakers Youth Foundation raises money for some of the kids on the reservation.

11. Salaita Awarded $5,000 AAUP Foundation Academic Freedom Grant

12. The Beauty That Was My Mother

Not likely patient has Ebola, hospital says

1. Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Natives Donate Locks for Wigs at Pechanga Spa

Courtesy Pechanga Resort & Casino Spa
Inspired by a colleague’s courageous battle, Amber Curatola, Comanche, cut off most of her traditionally long locks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pechanga Resort & Casino is conducting a month-long campaign for hair donations.

2. Three Young Women Crowned Princess, Set to Represent the Chickasaw Nation

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, left, and Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel, right, are shown with the 2014-15 Chickasaw princesses selected Monday night at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center. Selected to represent the tribe at events and functions through the United States over the next year are 2014-15 Chickasaw Princess Taylor Nicole Weems, Chickasaw Junior Princess Maegan Ann Carney, and Little Miss Chickasaw Jazlyn Renee Key.

3. Video: Fisherman Rescues Drowning Eagle in Nanoose Bay
The bald eagle is pulled from a fisherman’s boat in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.

4. This Video From the People’s Climate March Will Inspire You

Dancers, one wearing the Haudenosaunee flag and holding hoops in his hand, shake a leg for saving the planet as marchers holding anti-oil banners look on.

5. Part of Aral Sea Dries Up: Biggest Environmental Disaster in Human History

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, from satellite data
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake on the planet, is just about dry, thanks to human intervention.

6. Jewelry Fit for a Supreme: Sotomayor Gets a Kenneth Johnson Necklace

Photo Courtesy Kenneth Johnson.
Kenneth Johnson presents Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with a custom necklace. Photo Courtesy Kenneth Johnson.

7. Tribal Judicial Systems Receive a Boost to the Tune of $87 Million

8. Pine Ridge Organization Finalist for $100K Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
The crew at Thunder Valley puts the final touches on the installation of solar panels.

9. Canoes Visit Seattle for Salmon Homecoming Celebration

Richard Walker
Adam Charles, holding his paddle, asks for permission for the Port Gamble S’Klallam canoe family to come ashore during Salmon Homecoming, on the Seattle waterfront.

10. Radiation Leak Linked to Los Alamos; Do We Really Want Biological Agents There?

11. Radon: The Invisible Killer In Native Homes Across Indian Country

Courtesy Minnesota Department of Health
What Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan did not know was how much radon she’d find when she tested her own home to see how the testing process worked. The number was shocking.

12. ‘She Fought So Hard to Live’