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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. 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