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1. Some Questions Regarding the UN High-Level Plenary Meeting

2. An Unstoppable Attitude, Sgt. Kisha Makerney Thrives, Despite Loss of Her Leg

Kisha and her brother, SPC Tommy Makerney at Camp Copper, Iraq in 2008.

3. Warriors of Today and Yesterday: Veterans Uncover Our Shared Past

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
A VCP technician examines prehistoric pottery sherds.

4. Quaker Indian Affairs Call for Redskins to Change Name

5. Letter to Snyder Says Stop Saying People of Color Aren’t Part of Campaign Against Redskins

6. Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Navajo Nation in Honor of Code Talker

7. Bizarre News About the Bee Czar

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8. Tester Criticizes Indian Health Service Leadership, Calls for Staffing Changes

“I am disturbed by the number of Area Director positions that are now filled with ‘acting’
Directors.”

9. Tribal Contracts Must Be Honored—Permanently

10. Make Billy Mills Proud, Put This Lakota Runner on Runner’s World Cover

11. Indians Reclaim Wall Street: A Native’s Guide to Investment

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12. Watch Stupid in Action in DC: Right Hearing; Wrong Continent!

13. Blueprint for Reform: Interior Announces $2.5M for Tribal Control of BIE Schools

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius join students for lunch during a visit at Lowry Elementary School
in Denver, Colorado on September 17, 2012. Duncan and Sebelius visited the school
to tout the school’s approach to wellness and to highlight the importance of healthy
eating and maintaining an active lifestyle.

14. CBS NFL Host James Brown Says ‘No’ to Redskins, Cites Civil Rights Movement

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James Brown is taking a stand against the Redskins name.

15. Message From an Elder: Watch ‘The Legacy of Saginaw Grant’

Saginaw Grant was 52 when he first appeared on screen in a credited role.

16. Project Runway Picked 15 Designers; TWO of Them Are Native [20 Pictures]

source: mylifetime.com
Before they were on TV: Kini Zamora, Native Hawaiian, and Korina Emmerich,
Puyallup, shown here wearing (respectively) Hawaiian regalia and jingle dress, are
contestants on ‘Project Runway.’
via Global Times
The mysterious 150,000-year-old pipe-like structures baffling scientists in
western China have been dubbed the Alien Ruins are as lucrative to the tourist
trade as they are mysterious in origin.
…a forum for the discussion of political, social and economic issues affecting
the indigenous peoples of the United States, including their lack of political
representation, economic deprivation, health care issues, and the on-going
struggle for preservation of identity and cultural history

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1. Native Americans Living in Desperate Poverty

2. Why Die?! High Teen Suicide Rate in Native American Reservations – RT 100317

3. Indian Country Prepares for Obama Visit to Standing Rock, as Chairman Dismisses Criticism

Courtesy Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II (right) and Tribal External Affairs Director Steve Sitting Bear (left) displaying a flag made by children at Cannon Ball Elementary School as a gift for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

4. A Strange Case of Genocide Denied

5. Cliff Matias Captures the Rhythm and Energy of Dance at 20th Annual Gateway to Nations Pow Wow

6. Toast Full, Champagne-Colored Honey Moon on Friday the 13th, Then Take Cover

Stephen Rahn/Flickr via Universetoday.com
Strawberry or honey? You decide. The plump full moon rises over Georgia in June 2013.

7. HUD: $70 Million Available for Tribes to Improve Housing, Address Mold Removal

8. NCAI Applauds President Obama’s Historic Visit to Indian Country

9. Snyder Tells NBC’s Al Michaels Name Will Change ‘Over My Dead Body’

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Al Michaels

10. Epic Paskenta Dispute Continues, Despite BIA Cease and Desist Letter

Heavily armed guards outside the Paskenta Tribe’s Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, California.

11. Snow Where You’re Going: Trace Ancient Inuit Trails With Interactive Atlas

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A screenshot of the Pan Inuit Trails Atlas.

12. Prison Survey Reveals Cultural Needs and Benefits

Jack McNeel
Winona Stevens, a Ho-Chunk member and program manager of United Indians of all Tribes

13. Alleged Sexual Predator Impersonated Kiowa Gordon; Actor Is ‘Deeply Saddened’

Source: Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, via Des Moines Register; Sundance TV.
Any resemblance? 33-year-old David LaVera, left, is accused of abducting a teenage girl in Iowa. He had convinced her, and others, that he was 24-year-old actor Kiowa Gordon.

14. It’s Never Easy: Getting a College Diploma in Today’s America

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15. Heitkamp: President’s Visit Turns Nation’s Attention to First Americans

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1. Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes

2. Water quality tests data shows elevated lead levels in Toronto homes

Thirteen per cent of household water tests conducted in Toronto over the past six years showed unsafe levels of lead.

Mark Haan and his wife Mariela and 10-year-old son Michael live in an East York home with lead water service. They want to replace the old pipes but cannot afford it.

3. Virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns

Benefits of scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers

Dr. Terrence Tumpey examines specimens of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus in the US

Scientists examine specimens of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus in the US. Photograph: Reuters

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Sailors warned over sewage-infested waters, dog carcasses and even ‘human corpses’ in Guanabara Bay

 Five years after Brazil won its Olympic bid, athletes have condemned the site of the Olympic sailing and windsurfing events as a ‘dump’

5. Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be

Cultured meat

Lab-cultured meat, raised from stem cells, may provide the world with a plentiful, ecologically beneficial and humane source of protein, scientists say. (Krista Simmons / For The Times)

6. Probe finds scant oversight of chemical plants

7. Charismatic Minifauna

Will We Still Have Fruit if Bees Die Off?

Whole Foods Market produce department without items dependent on pollinator populations. (PRNewsFoto/Whole Foods Market)

8. In Utah Boom Town, a Spike in Infant Deaths Raises Questions

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9. I Don’t Want To Be Right

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10. Tons of drowned livestock pose health threat in flood-hit Balkans; army decontaminates areas

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11. Timely cleanup unlikely at state’s hazardous waste sites

Thousands of waste sites have slim chance of cleanup

12. N.C. panel OKs criminalizing disclosure of chemicals in fracking

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1. Tom Richards: Part Reporter, Part Don Quixote

2. Billy Frank: In Memory of a Nisqually Fisherman

3. Quapaw Tribe Hails DOI Progress in American Indian Land Buyback Program

4. Tribal Citizens Responsible for Supporting Self-Government

Adrian Jawort
Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council representatives express grievances to Bureau of Indian Affairs and Department of Interior officials.

5. Columbia Basin Tribes Applaud New Cooperation With Army Corps

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Pacific lamprey, significant to Columbia Basin tribes, could be helped by the new federal water bill.

6. New Discovery Confirms Native American Views on Their Ancestry

AP Photo/Roberto Chavez Arce via Science
Divers use lights to illuminate Hoyo Negro, an underwater cave in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula where the remains of “Naia,” a teenage girl who lived 12,000 to 13,000 years earlier, were found.

7. Mohegan Tribe Inks Franchise Deal, to Open 15 Restaurant Locations

Courtesy Arooga’s Grill House and Sports Bar
Arooga’s freshly pulled pork sandwedge

8. ‘Showtime Shoni’ Shines in WNBA Debut

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Shoni Schimmel on draft day in April 2014. She was drafted 8th overall to the Atlanta Dream

9. Johnny Depp talks about his pride in native American blood

10. Native Voice TV The significance of hair in Native American Culture


Violations at New England Primate Research Center

BOSTON —The Agriculture Department has fined Harvard Medical School $24,000 for violations in its care of research monkeys.

The fine announced Wednesday concerns 11 alleged violations between February 2011 and July 2012. Three caged monkeys died from accidental dehydration and one became entangled in a chain while playing with a toy.

The Boston Globe reports the USDA has fined about eight other animal research facilities in the past two years among 1,300 it regulates.

Harvard Medical School said it “cares deeply about upholding exemplary standards of care” and feels the penalty was appropriate.

Most of the violations occurred at its New England Primate Research Center in Southborough, which is closing by 2015. A smaller Boston facility will remain open. Harvard consulted an independent panel last year for recommendations on improvements at its animal research labs.