Archives For Politics

1. New Governor Works With Citizens, Tribes to ‘Create a Vision for Alaska’

Lt. Gov-elect Byron Mallott, Tlingit, addressing citizens on Sunday as part of the new governor’s transition team.

2. Deputy Secretary Connor Outlines Land Buy-Back Program Accomplishments

Courtesy Department of the Interior
Mike Connor, deputy secretary of Interior

3. What I’m Thankful For

4. Book Review: ‘The Road Back to Sweetgrass’

Road Back to Sweetgrass

5. 300 California Native Americans Protest, Tell Redskins They’re ‘Not Your Mascot’

Courtesy Marc Dadigan
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.

6. Grievance Against Begaye Dismissed, Cleared for General Election Ballots

7. ‘Who Will Dan Snyder Bully Next?’ Asks New Change the Mascot Ad

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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.

8. Video: Rural Communities, Wellsprings of Life, Besieged by Climate Change

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.

9. Sen. Begich Talks About Native American Heritage Month

Senator Mark Begich
Office of Sen. Mark Begich
Alaska Sen. Mark Begich has offered a statement for Native American Heritage Month.

10. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Cities on the Edge

A street in Detroit

11. Ole Miss Signs Choctaw Softball Standout
Ole Miss signs standout shortstop Hailey Lunderman, Choctaw, on November 25, 2014.

12. University of Utah’s Utes Mascot Has Been Proud Tradition Since 1972

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.

13. New Compilation Rescues Native Folk, Rock and Country From the Vinyl Dustbin

14. Louie Gong’s ‘Inspired Natives’ Project Takes on Its Second Artist-Entrepreneur

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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.

1. Illustrator Skewers the Washington Team, Thanksgiving With Cover Art
The New Yorker’s December cover, illustrated by Bruce McCall, satirizes the Washington football team and Thanksgiving holiday.

2. Alaska Native Rapper Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence With ‘Wake Up’

3. From Briny Wastewater to Fracked Oil: Bakken Saturated With Spills, NYT Finds

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.

4. Suzan Shown Harjo Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom in White House Ceremony

The White House/YouTube
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.

5. Minneapolis Strip Club’s Tasteless Thanksgiving Ad Draws Planned Nov. 26 Protest

6. Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Buys Oklahoma City Embassy Suites Hotel

Courtesy Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
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.

7. White House Blog Post: Responding to Sexual Violence in Indian Country

Evan Vucci/AP
Attorney General Eric Holder

8. Many of These 17 Thanksgiving Tweets Are Awful, Some Are Spot-On

Thanksgiving Tweet
Twitter user @karsonkeeney shared a photo of more holiday cultural appropriation.

9. BIA’s Ugly, 19th-Century Attitudes Toward Native Land Rights

10. ‘Wounded Knee: A Line in the Sand’: Documentary to Show Never Seen Footage

Kevin McKiernan Bear Runner Bad Cob Wounded Knee
Kevin McKiernan
Reporter Kevin McKiernan is pictured with Tom Bad Cob and Oscar Bear Runner during the 1973 occupation.

11. First Kitty Litter, Now a Typo? Santa Fe New Mexican Investigates LANL Radiation Leak

U.S. Department of Energy
Leaky, radioactive drums of nuclear waste.

12. The Yavapai-Apache Nation Is Protecting Its River and Its People

Courtesy Yavapai-Apache Nation
The Yavapai-Apache Nation uses gaming revenues from its Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel to develop its communities

13. Homicide, Suicide, Violence, Abuse and Neglect on the Rez

14. Internet Access Will Be a Game-Changer for Indian Country

15. The American Indian Hall of Fame Finds a New Home

via Facebook
The Loretto in Kansas City, Missouri, is the future site of the American Indian Center of the Great Plains.

16. Merida Guilty in Choctaw Corruption Case

Bidding preferences and overcharges went into building the Choctaw Casinos.

Resignation a “mutual decision” between Hagel and Obama, senior defense official says; Hagel had told others he was fed up with W.H. micromanagement

1. Thanks for Kids Dinner Will Be a Celebration for All Ages

Cheyenne River Thanks for Kids Dinner Elders
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.

3. Domestic Violence: Every Ending Has a Beginning, and That’s a Good Place to Start Healing

Thinkstock/Benjamin Howell
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.

4. The Ring of Truth: Turning Stone Is Becoming a Mecca for Boxing

5. Outrage: Human Rights Violations Continue Around the World

Ecuador Oil Sludge
Oil sludge from one of the hundreds of waste pits that Texaco left in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

6. Ponka-We Victors: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Scott Schwab

7. How Congress Made Environmentalists Public Enemy #1

8. National Center, DOE Partner in Minorities in Energy Initiative

9. Native American Heritage Month Family Day at Greenwich’s Bruce Museum

Native American Heritage Month Family Day at Greenwich's Bruce Museum

10. American Indian Heritage Month Quizzes and Crosswords

Hispanic Heritage Month

1. The Game-Changers: Top Gaming Vendors Target Social Media and Acquisitions

2. 5 Pow Wows to Check Out Before Thanksgiving Day


3. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Opens Historic New Health Center

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The new health center of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.

4. Video: Cherokee Elder Johnny Sanders Talks of ‘Old-Time Indians’

Cherokee Elder Johnny Sanders
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Johnny Sanders talks about growing up.

5. Rosebud Leader on Keystone: ‘Test Us – You’ll See an Indian Uprising’

CNN Screen Capture

6. Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Enters Sponsorship With Minnesota Swarm

7. Poverty Point: Preservation of a Prehistoric World Heritage Site

Poverty Point, aerial photo


Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

September 21, 2014–Fall 2018 | Washington, DC

1. Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act: Landmark Legislation or Hollow Victory?

2. Arizona’s Indian Gaming Phenomenon

Lee Allen
Valerie Spicer, executive director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association, told EXPO attendees: “This has been a banner year for Indian gaming in Arizona.”

3. Stealing Children: A Look at Indigenous Child Removal Policies

Margaret Jacobs A Generation Removed
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.

4. What a Scene! Glamour and Talent at the 2014 AIFF Awards

5. Young Dancer at 2014 Indian Festival in Stone Mountain

6. Navajo Presidential Election Not Until 2015 Now

Demonstration of a Native being Nativer than you (see item no. 2 on list).

7. San Manuel Joins Morongo, Card Clubs and Amaya in Push for Online Poker

Associated Press

8. The Black Snake Hears a Song: Declaring War on the Keystone Pipeline

9. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Revitalization Is Good Medicine

10. Popular Indian Mortgage Program Now Costs More

1. Sky Woman, Turtle Island, and the Great Celestial Tree Get a Movie (It’s About Time!)

An image of Sky Woman riding the back of the turtle that becomes Turtle Island in the Iroquois Creation Story. Source:

2. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Creates Conservation District With USDA

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.

3. Washington State Official Joins Northwest Tribes in Urging Oil Train Regulation

Associated Press
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.’

4. Turning Stone Resort Casino Unveils ‘Next Big Thing’ in Retail Luxury and Entertainment

5. Hey, Matt Lauer! Help the Little Wound School Buy a Wrestling Mat

6. History: Remembering Impact of Alcatraz Occupation on 45-Year Anniversary

Alcatraz Occupation Playing Ball
AP Photo
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.

7. ICTMN Exclusive: Interior’s Mike Connor Discusses Tribal Land Buy-Back Program

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor pictured with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

8.  Oregon Man’s Design Selected to Honor Code Talkers on copy Coin

Tom Rogers
Tom Rogers designed the 2016 copy Native American coin.

9. You Won’t Believe How Many Rubik’s Cubes This Guy Solved While Running a Marathon

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Espinoza fell short of his personal goal, but crushed the old world record. Source:

10. Sioux Mother to Return to Court in Latest Fight for Her Abused Sons

Courtesy Audre’y Eby
Audre’y Eby’s sons going to a doctors appointment with their friend, Manape LaMere, on Winnebago Reservation, November 27, 2013.

11. Toward Disestablishing the Doctrine of Christian Domination