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1. There’d Be No American Without Native Warriors

2. Looking Good: Satellite Voting Proposed for Red Lake Nation

Courtesy Red Lake Political Education Committee
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) with Beltrami County Commissioner Tim Sumner.

3. Chilling Rez Drama ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls’ Secures U.S. Distribution

Source: facebook.com/RhymesForYoungGhouls
Star Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs in a scene from ‘Rhymes for Young Ghouls.’

4. The Minnesota Swarm Celebrates 5th Lax-4-Life Camp With Fond du Lac Tribe

MNSwarm.com

5. St. Regis Tribal Police Welcome New Graduates, Smoke and Lazare

Courtesy St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s newest police officers Julie Smoke and Tyson Lazare.

6. Classic ’70s Poster: Buffy Sainte-Marie Preaches Pride and Acceptance

Library of Congress

7. Fat Chance: Small Changes Can Make Big Differences in Obesity Crisis

Bill Graves
James O. Hill, director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the
University of Colorado medical center in Aurora, says it is natural for us to gain
weight in the food-rich, sedentary environment we’ve created for ourselves.
“Our biology is not broken,” he says.

8. Video: Moonscape in Wake of Washington Fire Devastation, as Blaze Rages On

Chelan HD/Vimeo
Three animals are barely discernable as they pick their way across the moonscape
that is now part of the Methow Valley in central Washington State.

9. Mark Macarro Elected to Tenth Term as Pechanga Chairman

10. NIGC Reports 0.5 Percent Growth to $28B in 2013 Tribal Gaming Revenues

NIGC
The map above illustrates the seven NIGC regions across the country. For 2013,
all regions experienced growth with the exception of St. Paul region. The largest
growth in GGR occurred within the Oklahoma City Region, which includes 60 gaming
operations in western Oklahoma and Texas.

11. Video: NCAI to Lead My Brother’s Keeper Native American Task Force

Whitehouse.gov
President Barack Obama signs the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. He said: “That’s
what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on
track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future.
Building on what works—when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”

12. Team Haudenosaunee U16 Wins Gold at the North American Indigenous Games

13. SCIA Oversight Hearing to Address Indian Gaming Over Next Quarter-Century

The city council in Glendale, Arizona, voted 4-3 to support the TohonoO’odham
Nation off-reservation casino, West Valley Resort, near Glendale.

14. Worst. Babysitter. Ever. Wes Studi Is Ronnie BoDean

Would you leave your kids with this man? What if you were in jail, though…

15. EPA Awards $5 Million for Research on Climate Change and Tribal Health

Thinkstock/Manfred Angermayr
Not all emissions are as obvious as these. The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency has awarded about $5 million in grants for air-quality and other studies
related to climate change and tribal health.

16. Man Wounded by RCMP Leaves Hospital, Goes Directly to Jail

CBC News
Evan Cromarty, 20, was shot by Canadian police at a baseball game at Norway
House Cree First Nation and was taken into custody upon leaving the hospital.

1. Alarming Number of Canadian Indigenous Women Missing, Murdered

2. Roadkill: ‘Indians in This State are Not Even Worth a Traffic Sign’

Fiona Watson/Survival
Damiana Cavanha, Guarani leader. Five of her relatives have been run over
and killed.

3. Video: A New Kind of Warrior Fighting for Their People

Wisconsin Media Lab
Mark Antonio Daniels Jr., a member of the Forest County Potawatomi, dreams
of being a professional boxer.

4. Vandals Desecrate Memorial to Residential School Survivors in British Columbia

Wawmeesh Hamilton
The memorial dedicated to students who attended the Alberni Indian Residential
School. The piece has since been vandalized and police have no suspects.

5. Crowdfunding to Regenerate the North American Indian Center of Boston

NAICOB

6. President Obama Engages Native Youth at My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall

7.Tribe Says City’s Logo Featuring American Indian Is not an Offensive Caricature

8. Coeur d’Alene Cancel Ted Nugent Concert Over Rocker’s ‘Racist Remarks’

Source: facebook.com/tednugent
Nugent may need to double-check his standing in Indian country. Image source:
facebook.com/tednugent

9. Veteran Channels PTSD and Anger Into MMA Career

Courtesy va.gov
“In the ring, I’m in complete control. Fighting is my meditation.”

11. Bald Ambition: 10 Hairless Animals That Will Make You Cringe

Daily Mail
Keep reading to find out what this animal is….

12. Navajo High School Graduate Attends Town Hall With President Obama

13. Think Hockey with Spears: 10th Century’s Most Popular Sport Developed by Native Americans

Smithsonian American Art Museum

14. Ho-Chunk, Inc. CEO Receives Award from U.S. Department of Commerce Agency

Ho-Chunk Inc.
Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho Chunk, Inc.

15. Watch: Ty Thompson Scores First Goal as a Major League Lacrosse Player

RochesterRattlers.com

16. USDA Awards Grants to Native Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses

and Create Jobs

17. Explosive Blaze in Williston, North Dakota in Industrial Fire

AP Photo/Josh Wood
A fire burns at Red River Supply in an industrial part of Williston, N.D., in the early
hours of Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The site is near three oil companies and a rail
line, just east of Williston’s downtown. Explosions could be seen and heard at the
scene, but it wasn’t immediately clear what caught on fire. No injuries were
immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies
working in North Dakota’s oil patch.

18. How to identify fake antique Native American art


1. Why I Write for a Native Audience

2. Abuse and Neglect: The Toxic Lives of Drug Endangered Children

3. CA Tribe Has New Recognition Hopes After Costly, Two-Decade Struggle

flickr/Judith W. Sandoval/Veterans for Peace
Muwekma-Ohlone-Tribe-2010-Flickr: The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe joined Veterans
For Peace members in the Memorial Day Parade in November 2010. Following the
parade the Ohlone preformed a Gourd Dance and a Healing Ceremony in the
Memorial Grove adjacent to the Veterans Building in San Francisco.

4. North American Indian Days Pow Wow Celebrates Blackfeet Traditions

Jack McNeel
Dancers dance in the arena at the 63rd North American Indian Days pow wow
on July 10-13, 2014.

5. A 10-Year-Old Working? Bolivia Changes Child Labor Laws

Sara Shahriari
Eddy Roman Davalos Cayo, 15 Vice President of the Union of Child and
Adolescent Workers, and children sit with Bolivian vice president Alvaro Garcia
Linera and other leaders at the signing of the new Boys, Girls and Adolescents’
code on July 17, 2014.

6. 16 Complete Intensive Navajo Generating Station Training Program

George Hardeen
The newest graduates of the NGS Power Plant Fundamentals School are
(front row left to right) Dexter Williams, Mario Gorman, Shon Redshirt, Cleveland
Shortman, Michael Tsingine, Tallia Tsinnijinnie, D’Armond Chee, Jeremy Mountain,
Francine Hatathlie, (back row left to right) Donovan Tsinnijinnie, Jared Fowler,
Orrin Billy, Cory Stingley, Bing Bizardie, Phillip Bedonie, Durwood Tallsalt,
Colby Gilmore.

7. RCMP Shoot Unarmed Man at Norway Cree First Nation Children’s Baseball Game

Courtesy Annabella Lapensee via CBC News
The baseball diamond where the RCMP shooting took place became an
investigation scene.

8. Air Force Introduces Total Force Commissioning Process

9. Cherokee Nation Surgical Tech Honored as National Instructor of the Year

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital Surgical Technology Program Instructor
Tommy Hays holds up his 2013 New Instructor of the Year Award from the
Association of Surgical Technologists.

10. Start Learning About Native Nation Building for Free Today

Native Nations Institute

11. Ontario Regional Chief Congratulates Iroquois Nationals on Third Place

Finish in World Lax Championships

Courtesy Kenny Frost

12. Don’t Eat a Big Mac on a Bear Hunt: Tristan Ahtone’s Journalism 101

Courtesy Katherine Lanpher
Tristan Ahtone holding the five plaques he won at the 2014 National Native
Media Conference. Photo by Katherine Lanpher.

13. Video: John Oliver Skewers the Racism That’s Filling Up U.S. Prisons

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver/YouTube
Comedian and commentator John Oliver skewers the U.S. prison system using
muppets on his eponymous HBO show.

14. Rez Ball Rules: MVP Shoni Schimmel Scores 29(!) in WNBA All-Star Game

AP Photo/Matt York
East’s ShoniSchimmel (23), of the Atlanta Dream, drives against Nneka
Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, during the second half the WNBA
All-Star basketball game, Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Phoenix. The East
won 125-124 in overtime. (AP Photo/Matt York)

15. San Juan Island’s Iconic House Posts Celebrate 10 Years

source: susanpoint.com
Susan Point’s ‘Interaction’ house posts at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island,
Washington. Source: susanpoint.com

16. Iroquois Nationals Dominate Australia, Win Bronze Medal in World Lacrosse Finals

Patrick E. McCarthy/Newday/AP
Iroquois Nationals win bronze medal in World Lacrosse Championships

17. Raid Targets Illegal Marijuana Farms Sapping Yurok’s Drought-Plagued Water Supply

Yurok Tribe
One of the many illegal marijuana farms that federal agents uprooted in a
raid on July 21.

18. Ah Nee Mah – Native Visions (A Native American Music Journey) 2013 Full Album


1. The Politics of Plague

2. Francis on Maine Commission Report: Tribe’s Complaints Are Justified

3. Washington and Oregon Declare Fire Emergencies, Overwhelmed by 20+ Blazes

KTVZ News
Shaniko Butte Fire envelopes trees on the Warm Springs Reservation.

4. Former NHL Player Rocky Thompson Hired as Oilers Assistant Coach

Oilers.NHL.com
Rocky Thompson, Cree, was hired as a assistant coach by the Edmonton Oilers
on July 16, 2014.

5. ‘Maverick,’ ‘Rockford Files’ Star James Garner, Cherokee, Dies at 86

AP Photo/Wally Fong
James Garner in character on the set of ‘Bret Maverick’ in 1982.
AP Photo/Wally Fong

6. Top 10 Most Famous Native Americans

7. 500 Nations The Story of Indian Americans Part 1

8. 500 Nations The Story of Native Americans 2

9. native american stories and legends

10. American Indian Actors

 


Returning from our venture out to Revere Beach today to attend the Sand sculpting event after an amazing day, we were tired and wanted to put our feet up. As we turned onto our street, we noticed quite a crowd blocking both sides of the street as well as the middle of the street.  We had to ask to pull in front of our own house.  At first we thought we missed a block party our neighbors had forgotten to invite us too. As it turns out Maura Healey was shooting a commercial on the porch of our neighbor across the street. Maura is campaigning for her upcoming run for Attorney General as Martha Coakley’s successor in the 2014 state elections. With all her ducks in a row, she’s reaching out to those who would be voting for her in the November 4, 2014 election.  We settled our girls in the house and then my husband went out on the porch to enjoy a cigarette. We are a non-smoking house and my husband is the only smoker. Any way, after settling the girls, I headed back out to ask my husband to drive me to the pharmacy to pick up some birthday cards for the young Danny Nickerson who you may have heard about in the news this weekend. He has an inoperable brain cancer and will be celebrating his 6th birthday this week and all he wants are lots of birthday cards addressed to him. As I approached my husband, Maura Healey headed over to us.  She kindly introduced herself and apologized for all the commotion and explained what was going on. We enjoyed a nice friendly conversation about who we were, what we do, and discussed our family. She shared her story of where she grew up and mentioned that she too was once a member of the Brookline Community a while back. We were fortunate enough to meet her lovely sister and her warm and gently step-father as well as many of her kind and supportive volunteers. My point here is that while campaigning can often lead us to feel a great many things about those running and feel detached from them as well feeling that they are not the person they would lead you to believe they are. This is one case where I can genuinely speak to the warmth and sincerity of Maura Healey. She volunteered answers to our questions freely and felt free to share info about her intentions should she win the seat as Attorney general. She also spoke to her upbringing and history without hesitation. It was comforting to know that there are actually candidates out there that can be warm, caring and open while truly understanding what we the people need regardless of our status: poor, middle class, upper middle class or rich.

I have never given my written or verbal support to any other candidate and certainly have not done so without them requesting it of me. This time however things are different. I can certainly say without hesitation that I would be more than happy to lend my support to Maura Healey. I hope you will fortunate enough to meet her as I did and maybe you will come to feel as I do.

With respect and admiration,

Felina Silver Robinson


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1. This Is an Interesting Time to Be Indigenous

2. 7 Stunning Photos From the Sussex Pow Wow By Cliff Matias

3. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 6: DNA, Blood Types and Stereotypes

4. Paul Brooks: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Paul Brooks, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

5. Socobasin on Maine Commission Report: Not a Commercial Venture – Our Culture

6. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Zach Miller

University of Denver
Zach miller

7. The Ponca and Pawnee Nations’ Drive to Preserve Ancestral Corn

Amos Hinton
Grey corn growing in Kearney, Nebraska.

8. Video: Your Heart Will Soar as This Healed Bald Eagle Flies Back Into the Wild

Dann Boyko
The bald eagle’s plunge into a industrial-waste pool had left it covered in
chemical burns and toxic slime. Now it flies free.

9. Hail to UNCP: New University History Published

Wikimedia
The Old Main, the oldest building located on the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke’s campus, is one of the most recognizable buildings on campus and
is listed on the national register of historic places. The newly published book
details the tradition behind the arrowhead.

10. ‘Drunktown’s Finest’ Screens at Museum of Modern Art

twitter.com/drunktown_movie
Jeremiah Bitsui as Luther ‘SickBoy’ Maryboy in ‘Drunktown’s Finest.’
Wikipedia
A view of the San Jacinto Mountains, in historical Cahuilla territory wherein lies
the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, part of the Cahuilla Nation.

1. ‘All Men Are Created Equal’: The Founding Fathers Didn’t Mean It

2. Friday Funny: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? The NDN Version

Thinkstock

3. Wondo Talks World Cup, Native Heritage With Student Reporter

Brandon Frye
Fans wanting to take a selfie with Kiowa star Chris “Wondo” Wondolowski have
become a fact of life for the World Cup soccer athlete.

4. Blackhawk Down: Is this Logo Offensive?

ThoroldBlackhawks.com
The logo of the Thorold Blackhawks a junior hockey league in Ontario, Canada.
The logo is receiving scrutiny by its community members.

5. Quechan Business Leader Honored for Tenacity and Perseverance

6. George Preston Marshall’s Grandaughter Calls for Redskins to Change Name

7. Passamaquoddy Tribe Teams Up to Document Alewives’ Return in St. Croix River

International St. Croix River Watershed Board
Alewives are returning to the St. Croix River, which runs along part of the border
between Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.

8. Cleaves on Maine Commission Report: Committed to Discussion on Sharing

9. Stingless Wasps Recruited in Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer

Entomologists hope the emerald ash borer, above, can be kept in check by stingless wasps.

10. Photo: A Navajo Tapestry Featuring Angry Birds and 57,000 LEGO Bricks

11. Iroquois Nationals Pride! Pictures From the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships

12. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Clean Power, Cleaner Communities

Environmental Protection Agency
Sources of greenhouse gases in the U.S.

13. Shifting the Focus: Four Components of Native Strength

Photo by Anthony ‘Thosh’ Collins, thoshography.com

14. Commerce Law Could Be Key to Establishing Tribal Economic Development Council

Thinkstock.com

15. The Hot List, Part I: 5 Native Actors You’ve Got to Watch


1. Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

2. 10 Ways to Tell You Might Be a Rezballer!

3. ‘Racism Is Central’ to Tribal Conflict with Maine, Says Report

Wikimedia Commons
Deer Island is a Canadian island at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay.

4. Traditional Art and Culture Event Teaches Much More Than Painting

5. Get on the Bus: Sun Tours Explain Native Culture in Glacier Park

Jack McNeel
Sun Tours operates nine bus tours within Glacier National Park all with the goal of
explaining Blackfeet history in their ancestral homeland. The tour is only operated
about 4 months a year because snow prevents crossing Logan Pass, but views are
spectacular of glaciers, waterfalls, and wild flowers

6. Miles Thompson Leads Iroquois Nationals to World Lax Semifinals

Kenny Frost

7. Malaysia Airlines Jet Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine, 295 Dead

YouTube
A screen capture from a YouTube video that is believed to have been taken after the
Malaysia Airlines plane went down.

8. World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Warren Hill

Courtesy Kenny Frost
Warren Hill

9. Canoe Journey Message: Protect Our Fragile Environment

Tracy Rector/Longhouse Media
The Heiltsuk First Nation is hosting 31 canoes from Pacific Northwest indigenous
nations. That number was provided by the manager of the Paddle to Bella Bella
Facebook page. Canoes arrived July 13; the week of cultural celebration continues
through July 19.

10. Canadian Government Provides Funding to Support Ojibwe Language-Learning

11. Obsessed Much? 4 Videos by Tito Ybarra About Shoni (and Sherry) Schimmel

‘I’m the real star,’ says Sherry Schimmel. ‘I taught Shoni and Jude everything.’

12. Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal

Climate Resilience Program

Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon
President Barack Obama attends the final meeting of the State, Local, and Tribal
Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience on July 16, 2014.

13. Shawn Michael Perry, Singing His Heart’s Song Louder Than Ever

Source: facebook.com/shawnmichael.perry
Shawn Michael Perry at the Ute Mountain Music Festival in 2012.

14. Controversial Grand Canyon Gondola Grounded for a Year

Grand Canyon Timelapse: The Living Landscape
The Grand Canyon Escalade project is slated at the confluence of the Little
Colorado and Colorado rivers in northern Arizona.

15. Video: President Barack Obama Ties Infrastructure to Climate Change Resilience

The White House/YouTube
President Barack Obama is flanked by members of the Task Force on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience. At the task force’s final meeting he emphasized
the importance of strengthening infrastructure as a way to stay economically
viable in the face of climate change.