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Washington team owner Dan Snyder can sue five Native Americans over the loss of six trademarks, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Biodiversity Institute/Vimeo via Wyofile
Many wildlife migrations take place across the sweeping Wyoming landscape.
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Corn, beans and squash are among the foods the Haudenosaunee give thanks for. Photo source: facebook.com/seedsaversexchange
AP Photo/David Goldman
A protester holds up a sign in front of the Ferguson Police Department Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.
Some well-known Natives share Thanksgiving memories.
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Volunteers help distribute Thanksgiving meals to those in need.
Giving and giving thanks are simply Native beliefs. When asked to give, the Dakota say ‘Are we not Dakota and alive?’
ICTMN archive photo
MICHAEL S. WIRTZ/Philadelphia Inquirer
Talk show host Suzanne Roberts was captivated by her work on the Navajo Nation 50 years ago. Today, at 93, she is donating $2 million to American Indian Health.
Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily on the ‘Pan’ Poster released this week.
Mark Klotz/flickr via Rabble.ca
First Nations protesters on Burnaby Mountain
The “Purchase of Manhattan” concert opera was held November 20 at Marble Collegiate Church. Pictured at the podiums, from left, are Alexandra Loutsion, Stephen Powell and Brent Michaels David.
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Lt. Gov-elect Byron Mallott, Tlingit, addressing citizens on Sunday as part of the new governor’s transition team.
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Mike Connor, deputy secretary of Interior
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At the Change the Name: No Honor in Racism demonstration Sunday, Nov. 23, more than 300 demonstrators, representing dozens of tribes, joined in solidarity against Native American mascots and team names at the Santa Clara Civic Center, a few hundred yards from Levi’s Stadium where the San Francisco 49ers played the Washington professional football team.
A screenshot from a new Change the Mascot ad displays the word ‘BULLY’ before an image of a Washington team helmet and team owner Dan Snyder.
The Story Group/National Climate Assessment/Vimeo
More than 90 percent of the U.S. is rural, yet just 20 percent of its people live in those areas. However, the changes there will have a profound impact on cities.
Office of Sen. Mark Begich
Alaska Sen. Mark Begich has offered a statement for Native American Heritage Month.
A street in Detroit
Ole Miss signs standout shortstop Hailey Lunderman, Choctaw, on November 25, 2014.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Members of the Ute tribe sang and danced during halftime at the University of Utah’s basketball game on November 21, 2014.
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Heart Berry earrings by Sarah Agaton Howes, an Anishinaabe artist who has signed on with Louie Gong’s Inspired Natives project.
The New Yorker’s December cover, illustrated by Bruce McCall, satirizes the Washington football team and Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
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President Barack Obama places the Medal of Freedom, the U.S.’s highest civilian honor, around the neck of Suzan Shown Harjo on November 24, 2014.
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The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has purchased the 236-room Embassy Suites Oklahoma City as part of its strategy to diversify its business holdings.
Attorney General Eric Holder
Twitter user @karsonkeeney shared a photo of more holiday cultural appropriation.
Reporter Kevin McKiernan is pictured with Tom Bad Cob and Oscar Bear Runner during the 1973 occupation.
U.S. Department of Energy
Leaky, radioactive drums of nuclear waste.
Courtesy Yavapai-Apache Nation
The Yavapai-Apache Nation uses gaming revenues from its Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel to develop its communities
The Loretto in Kansas City, Missouri, is the future site of the American Indian Center of the Great Plains.
Bidding preferences and overcharges went into building the Choctaw Casinos.
Cheyenne River Youth Project
An image from a previous Thanks for Kids Dinner. This year will feature Learning Circles where elders can teach younger generations.
2. 10 Early Warning Signs of Domestic Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence has compiled a list of what red flags might pop up to indicate your partner is abusive, or can become so.
Domestic abuse can be psychological and emotional as well as physical, and it often sneaks into a relationship, disguised as love—or a bad mood.
Oil sludge from one of the hundreds of waste pits that Texaco left in the Ecuadorean Amazon.
Courtesy Scott Schwab
Valerie Spicer, executive director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association, told EXPO attendees: “This has been a banner year for Indian gaming in Arizona.”
Craig Chandler/University Communications/University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Margaret Jacobs, professor of history and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, has just published a second volume based on her research.
Demonstration of a Native being Nativer than you (see item no. 2 on list).
An image of Sky Woman riding the back of the turtle that becomes Turtle Island in the Iroquois Creation Story. Source: facebook.com/IroquoisCreationFilm
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that cements the formation of a natural resource conservation district.
This derailment and explosion of a train carrying Bakken crude in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada in July 2013, killed 47 people. Northwest tribes and the State of Washington say, ‘No thanks.’
American Indians play ball games outside the prison wall on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco during their occupation of the island in this November 26, 1969 photo. The sign reading “INDIANS WELCOME,” is one of the few physical reminders that 45 years ago a group of American Indians clung to the barren, bony slopes of Alcatraz for 19 months, winning the attention of the world and igniting a passion for civil rights.
Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor pictured with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
Tom Rogers designed the 2016 copy Native American coin.
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Espinoza fell short of his personal goal, but crushed the old world record. Source: facebook.com/PhillipEspinoza
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Audre’y Eby’s sons going to a doctors appointment with their friend, Manape LaMere, on Winnebago Reservation, November 27, 2013.