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Bright Circular UFO Flies Over Houston

People took to Twitter to post images showing a weird object hovering over Houston during a storm. A few of the images show a bright oval object floating over the skies. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the latest ufo sighting.

1. President of Lakers Won’t Draft Redskins Players For Fantasy Football Team

Getty Images
Lakers’s president Jeanie Buss

2. From Old West Gunfighter to Writer

3. Stephen R. Ortiz: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Nathan Ham/Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
Chairman Stephen R. Ortiz, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

4. There Are No Urban Indian Ghettos
The literature on urban Indians suggests that Indians do not form urban ghettos.

5. Gasp in Wonder as Jupiter and Venus Kiss in Spectacular Luminescence

Jupiter and Venus will be even closer this time than when they canoodled in 2012.

6. Notes From A Single Mom: Texting Is the New Parenting


7. ‘Buffalo Calling’ Hauntingly Depicts Bison’s Tragic Tale in Canada

YouTube/Tasha Hubbard
Still from ‘Buffalo Calling,’ which tells the tale of bison in Canada. The unique
artistry of Mitchell Poundmaker, rendered into animation, lends a haunting,
poignant quality to the work.

8. 5 Great Pow Wows to Finish off the Summer

9. Holisso Center Offers Archival Research, Clues To The Past

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw citizen Bobbie Stover, Oklahoma City, and photo archivist
Christopher Zellner carefully pack an early 1900s photograph for storage after
digitizing the image at the Holisso Research Center.

10. Statue On Mars Resembles Native American Man


1. 10 ‘I’m so Redskins’ Tweets that Explain Why Is so Wrong

2. Christian Colonialism Challenged in Smart, Provocative Book

3. To MSNBC: Mascot Issue Is a ‘Conscious Raising Effort’

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, left, and Jacqueline Keeler, right.

4. Celebrate Chickasaw Spirit at the Annual Meeting and Festival

Chickasaw Nation

5. Video: Perseid Meteors Battle Year’s Biggest Supermoon in Sky Smackdown

Shooting Stars versus supermoon: Which will win? Stay up late on August 11
and see!

6. It’s Time to ‘Bridge the Gap’ Between Indigenous Peoples and Countries,

UN Says

UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz
Left, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and right, Grand Chief Edward John,
Hereditary Chief of Tl’azt’en Nation and head of the First Nations Summit, as
well as Vice Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues,
in 2012.

7. Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyaki Committee Endorses Kirkpatrick

AP Photo

8. Smells Like Ted Nugent: Rocker Criticizes ‘Stinkyass’ Native Protesters

James Swan organized the protest against Ted Nugent in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Swan is holding the flag, third from left.

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1. History of Beer – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (1/7)

2. Black Death – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (2/7)


3. Food preservation – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (3/7)


4. Nitrogen Fixation – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (4/7)


5. Antibiotics – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (5/7)


6. Genetic Engineering – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (6/7)



7. Life on Mars – Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (7/7)



1. Obama’s Indian Education Proposals Shortchange Indian Kids—Again

2. Small California Intertribal Pow Wow Prides Itself on Inclusiveness

Diego James Robles
Northern traditional dancer John Velasquez, Apache, daces during the Children
of Many Colors Powwow.

3. It’s Shoni’s World! Highlight Reel of MVP Shoni Schimmel in WNBA All-Star Game

Associated Press
Schimmelis presented the MVP trophy by WNBA President Laurel J. Richieon
on July 19, 2014.

4. Traditional Government and Federal Recognition Bids Don’t Mix

5. Mary Annette Pember to Lead Yearlong Project on Historical Trauma

NAA INV 06828200. National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Carlisle Indian Industrial School American Indian girls in school uniform
exercising inside gymnasium in 1879.

6. Delta Aquarid Shooting Stars Make Skies Sparkle

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is set to grace the skies from now through

7. 2nd Native American Music Awards


8. Marlon Brando’s Oscar® win for ” The Godfather”

9. Native American Connections 2014 IMPACT Awards – Community Champion


10. Native American Indian Cherokee War Dance


1. A Claimed Right of Reduction and the United Nations

2. Frank Paiz: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Governor Frank Paiz, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.

3. ‘Walking in Their Shoes’ Métis Artist Christi Belcourt Wins Major Award for Works

Hyungchoel Park/New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts, Carleton University
Christi Belcourt, Métis artist and winner of the 2014 Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award.

4. World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Jeremy Thompson

5. 4 Ways Pow Wow Regalia Has Changed Throughout the Years

Photo courtesy of the KQ Designs Custom Beadwork
The regalia for Women’s Northern Traditional, the oldest style of women’s dance, is updated
with modern patterns and bead colors.

6. Video: July Heralds Supermoon Summer, With First of Three Giant Full Moons

The three supermoons of summer will give us spring tides.

7. Leaders Convene to Improve Life for Spirit Lake’s Sacred Children

8. Whoopi to Redskins Controversy Denier: ‘Spoken Like a True White Guy’

9. This Man Has to Be Aquaman in Next Superman Film. He Just Has To!

Source: Lionsgate Films
Jason Momoa as ‘Conan the Barbarian’ in the 2011 film adaptation of the Marvel Comics title.

10. Native American Music/ Ly-o-lay-ale-loya


1. How to Claim Tax-Free Tribal Benefits From IRS

2. Robert Wayne Flying Hawk: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Yankton Sioux Tribe
Robert Wayne Flying Hawk, chairman, Ihanktonwan Nation (Yankton Sioux Tribe)

3. The Debate Over Disenrollment

Courtesy of Rick Cuevas
More than 100 disenrolled Pechanga Indians gathered in a prayer circle. According to
Rick Cuevas, a disenrolled member of the tribe, “a splinter group has stolen the tribe and
its heritage and is passing as the tribe.” He has been blogging about disenrollment by his
tribe and others at since 2007, though Pechangadisenrollments
first began in 2002.

4. Jupiter Slips Away as New Moon Whispers, and Milky Way Reigns

Artist’s rendering of the outer solar system.

5. Hawaiian Sovereignty 101: The Growing Fight for Native Independence

Courtesy Wesleyan University
J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at
Wesleyan University

6. Journey to Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters Tournament Starts for Kids

7. Reclaiming the Sacred Black Hills

8. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, IHS Reach Landmark Contract Settlement

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit health organization managed
by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. The
Consortium was created in 1997 to provide statewide Native health services.

9. Ways that Weatherization Works: Climate Justice Through Revitalization

via Environmental Protection Agency
Weatherizing a structure can help in climate change.

10. 10 Ways to Show Your Native Pride


1. ‘Blueprint for a Better Navajo Nation’ – A Push for a Brighter Tomorrow

Wikimedia commons
Navajo Nation Council chambers

2. Navajo Nation Fire Nearly Contained; Photos From the Flames

3. ‘King of the Missions’ Hosts Vibrant Powwow

Diego James Robles
Standing Rock Sioux grass dancer Michael Cadotte dances during an inter-tribal, in Oceanside, Calif., on Saturday afternoon, June 14, 2014.

4. 5 Ways to Make Gardening With Kids Easy and Educational

Darla Antoine
Darla Antoine’s son Cuen holds a basket of strawberries he helped pick.

5. Social Media Platform Targets Indian Casinos

Greentube Pro
Greentube Pro helps land-based casinos enhance player retention and boost new player acquisition through the Internet.

6. Khloe Kardashian Disrespects Native Culture For North West’s B’day Party

Caption from Instagram: ‘Ray of clouds. Chirping of birds. Gurgling of water. Granting desire. One with water. Kidchella my first Coachella!!!’

7. AIANTA and Southeast Tourism Society Bring Tribal Tourism to Washington, D.C.

8. Natural Pain Relief: 9 Alternatives to Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen or Aspirin


9. Video: Humbling, Dizzying Planetary 360-Degree Panorama Time Lapse Photos of Infinity

Vincent Brady via YouTube
Inside the double arch.

10. Native American Athletes

11. Native Athletes in Action

12. The History of Lacrosse

1. The Dangerous Dissent in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community

2. Therapists Must Recognize and Treat Historical Trauma

3. 5 Native Athletes You Should Follow Now on Twitter

4. Summer Solstice: Turtle Island Showered With Sunshine on Year’s Longest Day

via Stanford Solar Center
The solstice sun peeks above the summit of Medicine Mountain, its rays aligned with the spokes of the
Bighorn Medicine Wheel, built hundreds of years ago by the Plains Indians and used for ceremonies even to this day.

5. Speaking of Languages: Educators Back Native American Language Bills

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
William Mendoza, Oglala-Sicangu Lakota, executive director of the White House Initiative on
Indian and Alaska Native Education, said there are only 375,000 American Indian language
speakers remaining in the U.S. Lillian Sparks Robinson Rosebud Sioux Tribe, commissioner
for the Administration for Native Americans, said the agency expected in 2014 to fund 20 percent
of Esther Martinez Initiative grant applications and 16 percent of Native American Language
Preservation and Maintenance Program applications.

6. Aboriginal Awareness Day: First Nations Urge Canadians to Celebrate Indigenous Contributions

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

7. Aboriginal Awareness Day Celebrated Across Canada

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

8. White House Recap: The President’s Historic Visit to Indian Country

9. Aboriginal Art and Music

10. Aboriginal Dance 1

11. Aboriginal Dances 2

12. Aboriginal Dance 3

13. Didgeridoo Dreaming – 4.0 – 8.0 Theta Isochronic Tones For Lucid Dreaming

14. Why Is It Ok That Aboriginal Women Are Missing?

15. Trending in Indian Country: #PrezRezVisit Gained National Attention

Suzette Brewer
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Cannonball, North Dakota.