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1. I Just Fixed The Redskins Problem! You’re Welcome

2. Yes, He’s Handsome — But He’s Not Your Model. 25 Photos of Natives in European Dress

3. Must See: This 16-Year-Old Singer from Alaska is Amazing

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Byron Nicholai, Yup’ik, sings and dances for culture and community wellness.

4. Indigenous in Ecuador Struggle to Get Chevron to Pay Up on $9.5 Billion in Damages

5. Gaming Exclusivity Fees Dip for First Time in Oklahoma

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6. FCC: ‘Redskins’ Is Not Profane

7. Are American Indian Nations ‘Wards of the Federal Government’?

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Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar calls American Indian Nations “Wards of the Federal Government.”
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/19/are-american-indian-nations-wards-federal-government-158375

8. Congress Moves to Protect Alaska Native Women

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) discusses his pending Safe Families and Villages legislation, which was approved.

9. AMERIND Risk, NAIHC to Host 2015 Annual Convention and Tradeshow

10. Boycott Ralph Lauren’s ‘Assimilation Aesthetic’


1. Relief at a Stiff Price II: Singing the Bear Song

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2. Northern Arapaho File Lawsuit Over Large Employer Mand

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3. Cascadia’s Locked Fault Means Massive Earthquake Is Due in Pacific Northwest: Seismologists

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The mechanics of a subduction zone.

4. BIE in Crisis: Underfunded Agency Can’t Do Its Job

National Indian Education Study 2011
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This image was included in the National Indian Education Study from 2011, which found that American Indian fourth graders attending BIE schools had reading scores 22 points lower than AI/AN students in public schools.

5. Energy Revenues to American Indians Top copy Billion for First

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6. Navajo Nation Buys Back 7 Sacred Masks at Controversial Parisian Auction

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A supporter of Native Americans holds a leaflet reading ‘Stop cultural genocide, Eve auction house must stop’ to protest outside of the Drouot’s auction house during the contested auction of Native American items in Paris, Monday Dec. 15, 2014. Navajo officials spent approximately $9,120 to buy back seven tribal masks put up for sale at a disputed auction despite the U.S. Embassy in Paris asking Drouot to suspend the sale to allow Navajo and Hopi representatives to determine where they came from. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

7. Jude Schimmel Has Arrived! Lady Card Has First Double-Double of the Season

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Jude Schimmel No. 22

8. New Seattle Superintendent Will Meet With Native Reps

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Dr. Larry Nyland, Seattle’s new superintendent of public schools

9. The Colonial Semantics of the United States: ‘Our Nation’s Tribes

10. This Video Proves ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ Is Best Sung in Navajo

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William P. Yazzie sings ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ in Navajo.

11. If You Need an Indian… Actor and Artist Richard Ray Whitman Is Your Man

Richard Ray Whitman in a shot from the film ‘Winter in the Blood.’

12. Native American Night Before Christmas (2006)

13. Native American Christmas 2012

14. Western Christmas Ornaments


1. Reno-Sparks and Nevada to Celebrate Transitional Housing Groundbreaking

Northern Nevada Transitional Housing rendering

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

3. Domestic Violence: You’re Not Fooling Anyone But Yourself

A pile of bedroom doors was building up outside the house.

4. Putting HIstory on Display: Native Athletes Celebrated IN Montana

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2014 Montana Indian Athletic Hall of Fame inductees: Floyd Cross Guns, Sr. – Tom Yarlott – Kenny Big Back – Rick Has The Pipe – LeAnn Montes – Sticks Harwood – Tamara Guardipee – Bill Devereaux – Dana Kirn!

5. A Genealogist Who Spent His Life Building a Cherokee Archive Retires

Tom Mooney Retirement Cherokee Heritage Center
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Tom Mooney sits next to his retirement gift from the staff of the Cherokee Heritage Center. The archivist retired December 6, which marked 38 years to the day that he started at the museum.

6. Winter Walk (Silent Night) Native American Flute

7. Silent Night, Holy Night (Apache Lyrics)

8. Authentic Native American Tamale Recipe!!!


1. Politics Playing Out in the NM Environment

2. The Complex Relationships Between Nations States and Indigenous Nations

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A Maasai man in the Eastern Serengeti.

3. Vernon Miller: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

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Vernon Miller, chairman of the Omaha Tribe, taking part in the Ambassadors Program conducted by Americans for Indian Opportunity. Washington, D.C., September 2010.

4. Geminid Meteor Shower Jazzes Up Holiday Skies

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It’s that time of year again, already. The Geminids are here to kick off the holiday season in sparkly style.

5. Debra Haaland Announces Bid for NM Party Chair

6. Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Gaming Enterprise Announces New CEO

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Casino del Sol’s Kimberly Van Amburg.

7. Native American Jana Mashonee Christmas Music

8. Native American Christmas


1. Part I: ‘You Guys Are All Still Alive?’ and Other Outrageous Things People Say to Natives

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2. Edged Out: Johny Hendricks Loses UFC Title in Split Decision

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Johny Hendricks, left, stares down Robbie Lawler at the weigh-in prior to UFC 181. Source: facebook.com/UFC

3. Miles Thompson Makes NLL Pre-Season Debut, Proves He’s Ready for the Pros

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Miles Thompson makes his NLL debut with the Minnesota Swarm in preseason opener against the Rochester Knighthawks.

4. New Mexico Fines Feds $54 Million for Radiation Leaks at Los Alamos and WIPP

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A damaged nuclear-waste container at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

5. San Carlos Apache Leader Seeks Senate Defeat of Copper Mine on Sacred Land

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Apache Leap is one potential sacred site being threatened by a provision added to the National Defense Authorization Act reauthorization that would allow a large copper mine project.

6. National Finals Rodeo Rookie Kassidy Dennison Making Run at Championship

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Kassidy Dennison

7. Topless Nicki Minaj Announces Tour Wearing Feather Headdress

8. Confronting Your Obstacles Face-to-Face: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 4

Carl Hillis, Jr. Army. 101st Airborne

9. First Nations Chiefs Gather in Winnipeg to Elect New Leader

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Left to right: Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdain are all running for the position of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, in a special election to be held on December 10.

10. Obama’s Harvard Law School Mentor Takes on Cape Wind

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Laurence H. Tribe, Cape Wind’s latest opposition

11. Heed the Higher Calling of Indigenous Rights


1. $4 Washington Football Team Tickets? Yep, It’s True

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2. Keene: Why ‘Fix’ Tiger Lily? Why Can’t We Just Let Her Go?

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NBC aired ‘Peter Pan Live!’ on prime time TV Thursday.

3. Native Humor: 10 More Signs She May be ‘Too Rez’ For You, Bro

Careful, soldier boy, you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into.

4. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Kicks Off in Las Vegas

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Kassidy Dennison, front, with Dustin Bird, Erich Rogers and Aaron Tsinigine tweeted this selfie on December 2, 2014, a few days before the NFR began.

5. What’s Next After ‘Navajo Star Wars’? Hint: It’s a Little Fishy

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Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/05/whats-next-after-navajo-star-wars-hint-its-little-fishy-158152

6. Obama Names Two Tribes Among 16 Climate Action Champions Nationwide

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Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/05/obama-names-two-tribes-among-16-climate-action-champions-nationwide-158145

7. Wisconsin Closes Wolf Hunt Three Months Early, With Quota Exceeded

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A gray wolf in Wisconsin. The quota has been exceeded, and the sanctioned wolf hunt is over three months early.

8. ‘Freedom Has to Be Fought For’: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 1

The Hillis boys. Pictured from left to right: Alan (who did not serve), Russell, Lowell, Clyde, Mervyn, and Carl.

9. Quapaw Tribe Says Federal Government OKs Casino Expansion, Makes Landmark Decision

10. Photo: Highlighting Native Music’s Big Night

11. Sundance Picks ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me,’ a New Film Set on Pine Ridge

Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source: facebook.com/songsmybrotherstaughtme
ShaMauri Hawkins, Jared Reddy and John Reddy of ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me.’ Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source: facebook.com/songsmybrotherstaughtme

12. Suspect Killed Outside Choctaw Casino After High Speed Chase

13. Alaska Natives to British Columbia: Please Tighten Up Your Mining Act

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Can you blame them? Alaska Natives, fishery operators and environmentalists fear that British Columbia’s mining regulations are too lax and could threaten tourism and fisheries.

14. Photo Gallery: Tree Lighting and Dancing in the Capitol

15. ‘Scars of Deception’ Tells the Story of Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Peru

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Feminists denounced the violation of rights of thousands of Peru under President Fujimori.

16. NCAI’s Cladoosby on Tribal Nations Conference and Building a Lasting Legacy

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NCAI President Brian Cladoosby, center, with White House secretaries during the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3.

1. Tribal Nations Conference Will Emphasize Outreach to Native Youth

2. HUD’s Castro to Lead Economic Development Discussion at White House Conference

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HUD Secretary Julián Castro

3. No Surprise, But We All Should Matter

4. House Passes Pearce Native American Housing Bill, Moves to Senate

5. Adios, ‘Ugg A Wugg': Native Composer Updates Song for NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’

Mary Martin and Sondra Lee in a publicity photo for the 1954 ‘Peter Pan’ Broadway musical. Lee has stated that she will not watch Thursday’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ and is disappointed the musical number ‘Ugg a Wugg’ has been changed.

6. USDA Announces Broadband and Infrastructure Support for Indian Country

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

7. Peel Watershed: Yukon Judge Sides With First Nations in Historic Ruling

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The Peel Watershed in Canada’s Yukon Territory, is not too far from Alaska.

8. Navajo Nation Purchases 65 Acres of Land, Revises Criminal Codes

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Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly (left)

9. It’s Wednesday, and A Tribe Called Red Will Burn Your Village to the Ground (for Free!)

10. Mining Company and Execs Charged With Clean Water Act Felonies in Alaska

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Some of the mining waste that got XL Platinum Inc. and five of its executives indicted for felony violations of the Clean Water Act

11. Blackhorse: The Hate Mail I Receive is Hostile, Aggressive, Racist and Sexist

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Amanda Blackhorse has received stacks of hate mail since she became a prominent figure in the change the name campaign.
The Superstition Mountains in Tonto National Forest, sacred to the San Carlos Apache Tribe, is the subject of yet another incarnation of a bill that would allow copper mining.
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Twitter user @nickeloden1497 joined the wave of people on Wednesday using the hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite to discuss Native American genocide.