Archives For Politics


1. Revitalizing Food: Oglala Lakota Chef Serves Pre-Colonization Menu

Sean Sherman
Sioux Chef Sean Sherman, left, and Neftali Duran, an Oaxacan chef, plate an Ojibwe salad during a cooking demonstration.

2. Tribes Celebrate New Tax Law

Courtesy Oglala Lakota Tribe
Celebrating the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014, from the left: Jason Giles, National Indian Gaming Association executive director; Ben Nighthorse Campbell, former U.S. senator from Colorado; Sen. Harry Reid; Ernest Stevens Jr., National Indian Gaming Association chairman; Andy Ebona, Spirit of Sovereignty Foundation chairman; Mark Van Norman, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association legislative advisor; and Dave Devendorf, vice president, secretary, treasurer of Ben Nighthorse Consultants, Inc.

3. AIANTA Secures Board of Directors at American Indian Tourism Conference

4. California’s Attack on Big Lagoon Is Absurd

5. A Native Guide to Investing: Wit and Wisdom About Wall Street

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6. Beyond Borders: From Confrontation to Collaboration

7. Willie Nelson and Neil Young Rock Against Keystone XL at ‘Harvest the Hope’

8. Dan Snyder’s Stuck In Past: FedEx Field Dumping Old Beer on Fans

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The Ball Hogs posted this photo on Twitter with the message “Snyder selling me old World Cup beer.”

9. Building Solid Partnerships through Indigenous Nations Economic Development Summit

10. Avid Sports Fan Louise Erdrich Says, ‘This Is Over,’ Urges Redskins Name Change

11. Miss Indian Rodeo Is a Life-long Cowgirl Living Unexpected Dreams

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Amanda Kay Not Afraid

12. The Lorax Is Over It, and 12 Other Stirring Signs From the People’s Climate March


1. Saving Lives One Defibrillator at a Time

2. Kirkpatrick Announces $5 Million Transportation Grant For Navajo Nation

3. Pow Wow Dance Style Origins: Men’s Fancy Dance, Part 4

Ken Rahaim, Smithsonian Institution

4. NDN Food Porn, Anyone? 10 Delicious Frybread Photos

5. Native Skateboarders! ‘Ramp it Up’ Exhibit Draws Big Crowds

Courtesy Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo)
4-Wheel Warpony skateboarders, 2008. From left to right, White Mountain Apache skaters Armonyo Hume, Jess Michael Smith, Aloysius Henry, Ronnie Altaha and Lee Nash. The skate team was founded by award-winning filmmaker Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo), who got his start making skateboarding videos in Arizona.

6. Women in the War on ISIL

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Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, 35, is a squadron commander in UAE Air Force (UAEAF), piloting an F-16 Block 60 fighter jet likely among those dropping munitions this week in coordinated attacks against Islamic State strongholds near Raqqa, Aleppo and Idlib.

7. A Letter to Obama For Signing the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act

8. World Conference Outcome Document: States Win

Courtesy UN Photo/Mark Garten
Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivers the ceremonial welcome to participants at the opening of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

9. Holding the U.S. Accountable for Funds Held in Trust

10. Penny Gamble-Williams & IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas


1. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Airs R-Word Segment, Debunks WashPo Report

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Simon Moya-Smith shakes fellow debater, Kelli O’Dell’s hand during the interview.

2. Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Wows With Healing Pow Wow

3. Attorney General Holder to Step Down After 6 Years

President Obama: “Eric haws done a superb job.”

4. Navajo Nation Signs Historic $554 Million Settlement With Interior Over Mismanaged Trust Funds

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Navajo officials begin the signing ceremony on the historic $554 million settlement with the U.S. Department of the Interior in Window Rock.

5. Video: President Barack Obama Addresses the United Nations on Climate Change

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President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations on climate change, calling it the biggest threat of our time.

6. 20 Native Guy Problems: Grandmas, War Ponies, Facial Hair and More

7. People of the Hemp, Part 1: Losing Land, Culture, Tradition

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Randy Wegerski, a 4-year-old Tuscarora boy, is shown on the picket line as the Tuscarora people block a state survey of their reservation in Niagara Falls, New York, on April 18, 1958. The disputed land was seized by the state for a power project.

8. Pow Wow Dance Style Origins: Jingle Dress Dance, Part 3

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Jingle Dress Dancer Selena Jackson of Winslow, Ariz., performs during the 43rd Annual Diné College Powwow in Tsaile, Ariz., on Saturday night, April 13, 2013.

9. Tribes Get copy1.3 Million in Federal Grants to Combat Chronic Disease

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10. Navajo Nation’s $554m Settlement Streaming Live

11. Willie, Neil Young, and Me: Frank Waln Takes the Stage With Legends on Saturday

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Willie Nelson and Neil Young, shown here performing at Farm Aid 2012 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, will be joined by Lakota rapper Frank Waln on Saturday at a concert protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. (Rex Features via AP Images; courtesy Frank Waln)

12. Indigenous Philanthropy Forms a Brooklyn Footnote to WCIP and Climate Week

Theresa Braine
Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons poses with 2014 Wisdom Fellowship Award winner Tarcila Rivera Zea, Quechua activist in Ayacucho, Peru, at the World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy. Lyons received the same award in 2012.

13. Congress Does Right Thing! Gets IRS Away From Tribal Governments


1. Grab a Can of Diet Racism, the Drink for Racists who Think They’re Not

2. Bringing Back the Bison: Tribes and First Nations Sign Historic Treaty

3. The 11 Best Moments From South Park’s Anti-Redskins Season Premiere

CEO Cartman says that “pissing on public opinion is what the Washington Redskins are all about!”

4. Video: Designing for People and Place

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A new way of life through sustainable housing is coming to Pine Ridge.

5. From Tipis to 21st Century Lakota Architecture

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A local college student works from architectural plans for the new community at Thunder Valley.

6. Longtime Native Voice for Women’s Rights, Deer, Speechless With Recent Honor

Sarah Deer: “Victims are not empowered through the judicial system.”

7. Oglala VP: ‘Our Civil Rights Are Being Violated’

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Tom Poor Bear, Oglala Sioux Nation vice president, is lead plaintiff in a new voting rights lawsuit.

8. Have We Seen the Last of Longmire’s Officer Mathias? A Chat With Zahn McClarnon

Zahn McClarnon as Tribal police officer Mathias on the abruptly-canceled series ‘Longmire’

9. How to Recognize the Six Main Dance Styles at a Pow Wow, Part 2: Grass Dance

Smithsonian Institution, Kristine Brumley
Grass Dancer, National Pow Wow 2005

10. What Did Indigenous Peoples Get Out of the World Conference?

Theresa Braine

11. Indians, the IRS & Congress: Unlikely Partners Making Progress


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Eric Holder


1. Native Vote Challenge Is New Spin on Social Media; It’s Time to Make Some Great Videos

This is Native Vote Action Week. Activities range from student registration on Arizona campuses to Native vote rallies in Montana. National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby released a “challenge” for every Native American to register and vote.

2. Presley LaFountain Lives for his Art, the Art That Keeps Him Alive

3. ‘I Pretend for a Living, but You Do Not': Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks Bluntly at the U.N.

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Leonardo DiCaprio speaks to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014.

4. How to Recognize the Six Main Dance Styles at a Pow Wow, Part 1: Fancy Shawl Dance

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Fancy shawl dancer Jessa Calderon, Tongva/Chumash/Shoshone/Mexica, dances during the Children of Many Colors Powwow

5. Cherokee Nation Opens First-Ever Tulsa Career Services Office

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and the Career Services team cut the ribbon on the team’s new Tulsa office, with Jim Igaria of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce (front left) and Tribal Councilor Curtis Snell (back left).

6. Miami Dolphins Stadium Built on Top of Native American Remains

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7. Say Thanks to Elouise Cobell

8. Rewriting History… For the Better, This Time

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9. U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to Host Listening Session at Reservation Economic Summit

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee Wisconsin will host the RES on October 6-9, 2014.

10. Killing Convicts Is a Vile Superstition

11. Mohawk Player Is National Lacrosse League’s MVP

Courtesy Graig Abel
Cody Jamieson, beside NLL commissioner George Daniel, won NLL’s Most Valuable Player

12. Gabriel Galanda Receives WSBA Excellence in Diversity Award

13. 4 Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Cheyenne River Youth Project kids stretch out last year during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

14. Taos Pueblo Selected No. 2 ‘Best Native American Experience’ by USA Today’s Readers

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Adobe dwellings at the Taos Pueblo in Taos, New Mexico.
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/24/taos-pueblo-selected-no-2-best-native-american-experience-usa-todays-readers-157022