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

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2. NCAIED Salutes Its 40 Under 40; Announces National Economic Summit in Las Vegas

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“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

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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

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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’


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.

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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

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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

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7. Say Thanks to Elouise Cobell

8. Rewriting History… For the Better, This Time

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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

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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

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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’

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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