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1. The Eagle Feather Law and State-Recognized Tribes

2. 14 Spectacular Photos From the Crow Fair by Adam Sings in the Timber

3. The The Amazing Pottery of Al Qoyawayma

4. Jonathan Paohway: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Comanche Business Committeeman Jonathan Poahway speaking at the 2014
Johnson–O’Malley Senior Banquet. Cache High School, Cache, Oklahoma.

5. Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano Is Spewing Lava

Tobba Ágústsdóttir/@fencingtobba, via LiveScience.com
The fissure between Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes in Iceland, at dawn.

6. Video: Enchanting Time-Lapse Shows a South Dakota We Never Imagined

Randy Halverson/Vimeo
Still from the video Huelux, so named by author Randy Halverson by combining
the words “hue” and “lux,” the Latin word for light.

7. Cherokee Nation Donates $80,000 to Battle Domestic Violence

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation recently donated $80,000 to six domestic violence shelters.
Pictured, from left, are Help-In-Crisis Vice Chairman Mike Skinner, Cherokee
Nation Tribal Councilor Curtis Snell, Tribal Council Speaker Tina Glory-Jordan,
Help-In-Crisis Executive Director Margret Cook, Principal Chief Bill John Baker,
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and
Treasurer Lacey Horn.

8. Oklahoma State Fans Hold ‘Trail of Tears’ Banner for College GameDay

Image source: Deadspin.com

1. The Big Picture Beyond the ‘Redskins’ Issue

2. Welcome to Gallup, NM, Where ‘They Just Want Another Person Dead’

Nick Estes
From left to right: Stella Martin, Raymond Martin, and Jeremy Yazzie call
Gallup, N.M. home. But they feel their daily struggles go unheard by both their
own people in the Navajo Nation and city officials.

3. Door Still Open for Fed Rec Public Comment, Obstacles May Exist

Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs

4. Golden Eagle Rescued by 11-Year-Old Boy Is Thriving, Set for Full Recovery

Susan Ahalt/Ironside Bird Rescue
Munchie, the golden eagle rescued by 11-year-old Cody Preston on July 31,
will make a full recovery, says the Ironside Bird Rescue’s Susan Ahalt.

5. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Opens WIC Program Building

6. USA Today Wants Your Vote on 10 Best Native American Experiences

7. The Colors of Schemitzun, The Green Corn Festival

8. B.C. Indian Chiefs Register ‘Utter Disgust’ at Building Permit on Sacred

Grace Islet Burial Ground

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Grace Islet is the site of a new mansion being built by a Vancouver Island
businessman. It’s also where many First Nations ancestors are buried.

9. When First Nations Burial Sites and Development Collide

Grace Islet/Facebook
Grace Islet, a small island off Vancouver Island, has been purchased by a
private developer who wants to build a mansion upon the sacred burial ground.
The province of British Columbia is letting him.

10. Saturday: LA Skins Music Fest, Featuring Mia Sable and Tha Native

Photography by Smallz and Raskind, Styling by Rebecca Raskind of CLD
Stylehouse Mia Sable, Choctaw, will perform at the LA Skins Music Fest
on Saturday.

11. Hunger Games on the Rez: Filmmakers Plan Dystopian Pine Ridge Drama

Photo by Willi White

12. Power Dreams

13. Spirit Dreams-Ancestral Home

14. 2 Hours Long Native American Indians Spiritual Vocal Shamanic Music


1. Tohono O’odham Life in Video Thanks to Mel Ortega and TOHONO TV

Courtesy Mel Ortega
The family trio that makes up TOHONO TV, from left, Destiny Josemaria,
Mel Ortega, Alexis Johnson.

2. Honor the 4th World: An Alternative to State Domination

3. Palin’s Redskins Rant: Using a Political Football to Silence a People

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally for Iowa
Republican Senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in
West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

4. Begay, Tiger Woods Douse Oneida Nation CEO for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PR Newswire
Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida Indian Nation and Mark Rolfing are doused in ice-cold
water for the ice bucket challenge.

5. Draft U.N. Climate Report Says Most Fossil Fuels Should Stay in Ground

6. Why Is Pope Francis Protecting a High-Ranking Pedophile?

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
Pope Francis

7. Chickasaw Nation to Host Native Voices Exhibit

8. Female Tribal Officer Caught Tazing Native Man 17 Times Is Indicted

YouTube

9. Even in Australia, Reality TV Stars Get Into the Cultural Appropriation Act

Could you not do this? We’ll give you a Vegemite sandwich…

10. More Briny Wastewater Spills into Fort Berthold Soil

Tyler Bell/Associated Press file photo
The briny wastewater spill discovered on Friday August 22 is not as severe as
the million-gallon spill depicted in this July 10, 2014, photo of saltwater leaks
into a stream from a massive saltwater spill from an underground pipeline on
the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation near Mandaree, N.D.

11. Labor Day Pow Wow Weekend Planner

Flickr.com

12. First Nations Fisherman Donates 500 Sockeye to Vancouver Homeless

APTN News
One of the 500 salmon donated to a homeless encampment and several groups
in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by aboriginal fishermen.

 


William Delahunt wants licenses to run dispensaries

Delahunt


1. Shirley v. Deschene: Traditional v. New Generation for Navajo President

Joe Shirley Jr. (right) and Chris Deschene head into November with sites set
on the Navajo Presidency.

2. Reservation of the Mind: Curating the Indigenous Experience

3. Designing for Life: Six Questions with NMAI Architect Johnpaul Jones

Courtesy National Endowment for the Humanities
Johnpaul Jones, an architect of Choctaw and Cherokee heritage recently
received the National Humanities Medal which was presented by President
Barack Obama.

4. Jim Thorpe Featured on Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’ (It’s not What

You Think)

Comedy Central

5. Keith Secola: On Stage With Indigo Girls, Singing Brutal Truths

Photo by Jason Morgan Edwards.
Keith Secola performing with Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, in
Albuquerque on July 30. Photo by Jason Morgan Edwards.

6. Take a Little Stroll Down ‘Redskin’s Drive,’ Newly Named Road in Maine

7. Schimmel’s Dream is Over! Atlanta Out of WNBA Playoffs

Matt York/AP
Shoni Schimmel

8. Remnants of Sacred Rock Destroyed in the 60s Discovered Underwater

Submitted photo/StarPhoenix
Wilfred Tootoosis, of the Poundmaker Cree Nation, stands beside Mistaseni.
He was among those who tried to save the sacred rock in the 1960s.

9. U.S. Treasury Awards Majority of copy95 Million in Grants to Native Enterprises

10. Pocahontas Beaded Jewelry Collab Wins Special Award at Santa Fe

facebook.com/AtaumbiMetals
Detail of a piece created by metalsmith Keri Ataumbi and designer Jamie
Okuma. Source: facebook.com/AtaumbiMetals

11. Bracing for Impact: Millions of Tribal Acres at Stake in Upcoming Court Ruling

The proposed casino at Big Lagoon Rancheria

12. EPA Climate Justice Blog: A Dream Realized—Community Driven

Revitalization in Spartanburg

Via EPA

13. All Nations Indian Relay Championships Is Gearing Up for $50,000 Competition

14. Native American Movies


1. The Cacique in Havana: Visible at the Dawn of the 21st Century

2. A Native Guide to Investing: Eat Bite-Size Chunks of Stock

3. Mallott Wins Democratic Nomination for Alaska Governor

4. 7 Tribal Programs That Protect Our Winged and Four-Legged Brothers

Courtesy Cocopah Tribe
Ongoing Colorado River habitat restoration efforts by the Cocopah Tribe have
brought back all manner of species.

5. Grizzly Bear Dancer to Highlight 20th Annual Harvest Pow Wow

Siotantka.Skyrock.com

6. Shoni Schimmel Shines in WNBA Playoffs

7. Marie Claire Features Women Fighting to Preserve Native Culture

Carlotta Cardana for Marie Claire
Juanita C. Toledo, 28, Walatowa-Pueblo of Jemez, works for the Wellness
Program on the Jemez Pueblo Reservation, and is one of the women featured
by Marie Claire.

8. Move Over, Tiger! Rickie Fowler, Navajo, Hailed Golf’s Next Superstar

AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the
PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday,
Aug. 10, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

9. Pechanga Raises More Than copy00k for Wounded Vets and Youth Services

The 16th annual Pechanga Charity Golf Classic raised more than copy00,00 for
the Semper Fi Fund, School on Wheels, Operation SafeHouse, and United
Friends of the Children.

10. Los Angeles Times Profiles Glaring Safety Gaps in Mysterious NM Nuclear

Accident

U.S. Department of Energy/AP via the Los Angeles Times
The ostensibly foolproof plan to store nuclear waste in rooms carved out of salt
deposits such as this one, deep below the New Mexico desert, seems to have
been undermined by human error, a report in the Los Angeles Times reveals.

11. Leo DiCaprio Tours Tar Sands, Joins Natives in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Leonardo DiCaprio challeneges Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do
the Ice Bucket Challenge. Don’t hold your breath, Leo.

12. Jacoby Ellsbury Is Batting 1000!

Associated Press
Jacoby Ellsbury

13. ‘Injunuity’ Series Wins Best Short at In COLOR Film Festival

14. FEMA Ups Tribal Engagement With New Consultation Policy

W. Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, is a
strong supporter of engagement with tribes.

 


1. The Price of Justice and a Ham Sandwich in Ferguson, Missouri

AP Photo

2. The Minnesota Miracle, Plus DOJ Has Our Backs

3. Wyatt’s Story: One Family’s Struggle to Educate a Special Needs Child

Paula DuBois
Eleven-year-old Wyatt DuBois is about to begin sixth grade. Although he is still
behind his peers academically, his teacher says he is making good progress.

4. Miccosukee Tribe Member Risks Life in Pit of Gators

Courtesy Rocky Jim, Jr.
Jim, 43, gets oh so close to the gator’s jaws.

5. Sam Bradford Is Out for NFL Season but Still in Madden 15

EA Sports
Sam Bradford is the first Native American to be featured in a Madden video game

6. Indian Country Must Tap the Power of Social Media at the Ballot Box

Voter education campaign from Alaska Native vote project. The web site tells
potential voters: “Your Life Does Depend On It! Get Out The Native Vote.”
The nationwide Native Vote Action Week is September 24 – 28, 2014.

7. California County in State of Emergency After 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Napa

Valley Region

Ben Margot/Associated Press
The remains of a mobile home are seen after a gas fire destroyed it as the result
of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Napa Valley Mobile
Home Park, in Napa, Calif. A large earthquake caused significant damage and left
at least three critically injured in California’s northern Bay Area early Sunday,
igniting fires, sending at least 87 people to a hospital, knocking out power to
tens of thousands and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

8. Washington Post’s Editorial Board Bans Use of ‘Redskins’

9. ‘Powwow Preppers’ and ‘Top Chief': Indian Reality TV I’d Like to See

10. North Dakota Briny Wastewater Spill Questions Still Unanswered a Month Later

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.
The environmental director of an American Indian tribe said he’s been shut out of the
tribe’s response to a massive saltwater spill on its North Dakota reservation, and
criticized leaders for leaving the public “in the absolute dark” on its severity.

11. Lummi’s Fight to Save the Salish Sea From Coal Terminals Profiled in Grist

The Lummi protest against coal terminals in their backyard in 2012.

12. Meditations: Native American Flute Album