Archives For Astronomy


1. AIM Co-Founder Dennis Banks Remarks on Tragic Death of Misty Upham [Video]

Dennis Banks, seen here with family friend Tracy Rector (left), Robert Upham, and an unidentified relative, stopped by the memorial gathering for Misty Upham on Friday night.
2. James Roger Madalena: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

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New Mexico State Representative James Roger Madalena
3. Orionid Meteors Sparkle and May Explode: Halley’s Comet Says Hello

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Orionid meteors are among the most beautiful of the year, and we’re in the midst of them.
4. Not Your Mascot Minnesota to Protest ‘Redskins’ During Vikings Game

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People supporting a name change listen as Virgil Ortiz of Laguna Pueblo speaks at the Anti-Redskins protest rally on October 11, 2014. Ortiz is an Professor at Arizona State University.
5. Suicide on Reservations and the Need for More Studies

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“There are many warning signs we have to look out for, like people talking about taking their own lives.”

1. Indigenous Students Among the Disappeared in Mexican Tragedy, Mayor on Run

Alejandrino Gonzalez/AP Photo
Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, meet with Guerrero state officials in Chilpancingo, Mexico, in May. He is wanted for questioning in the student disappearances.

2. Video: Watch 38 Bison Set Foot on Cherokee Nation Land

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Pleased to meet you: One of 38 female bison that were brought to the Cherokee Nation on Thursday October 9, 2014, the first bison to set foot on the tribe’s land in more than 40 years.

3. Projectile Thrown at Omaha Nation School Bus

Omaha Nation High School

4. Mother Earth in Perspective: Humbling Photos of the Vastness of the Universe Hit Home

NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
A multiplicity of galaxies that were revealed over the course of multiple exposures by the Hubble Telescope.

5. Kirkpatrick announces $2.9 million TIGER grant for Hopi Tribe

6. Stamping Out Ugly Stereotypes: How the Postal Service Perpetuates Racism


1. Cherokee Nation to Receive Bison Herd

Courtesy InterTribal Buffalo Council
Bison from Badlands National Park, above, will be relocated to the Cherokee Nation on October 9.

2. Video: Stunning Lunar Eclipse Turns Hunter’s Moon Blood Red

Fred Espinak, NASA
The total lunar eclipse occurring the night of October 7-8, 2014, promises to be as spectacular as the one above, which occurred in April.

3. Cherokee Casino Employees Helping Keep Oklahoma Roads Clean

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson employee volunteers clear trash and debris from alongside State Highway 62.

4. Glenn Beck Dons Headdress: ‘I Think it Works on Me’

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Glenn Beck wears a Native headdress on his morning show on October 6, 2014.

5. Indian Cowboy Rodeo Ropes in Hundreds, Gears Up for Next Year

Morongo Indian Cowboy Rodeo

6. Wrenches, Wetsuits and the First Duck Dynasty: 5 More Game-Changing Native Inventions

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Who knew? Even though diabetes did not come to Turtle Island until the settlers did, indigenous ingenuity immediately kicked in, with the use of this plant as a remedy.

7. Election: Indian Health System Is on the Ballot

Why Indian country needs the Affordable Care Act in one chart: Spending on Indian health has been historically underfunded. The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for Medicaid and insurance money to be used at local Indian health clinics and hospitals. (Chart is from a new report “Past, Present, and Future Threats to American Indian, Alaska Native Health by Donald Warne, MD, MPH, and Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD.)

8. On the Campaign Trail: Wisc.’s Mary Burke Stressing Education and Jobs

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Wisconsin Gov. Candidate Mary Burke

9. The High Cost of Tribal Banishment

10. Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow Wow Offers Healing and High-end Vendors

Diego James Robles
A traditional Aztec dancer performs during an exhibition dance.

11. 2015 Calendar Features Dazzling Paintings of Native Life and Culture

Courtesy Robert Peters
Detail of ‘Hopi Girls,’ a painting by Robert Peters based on an Edward S. Curtis photograph. It’s the May image in his ‘Thirteen Moons’ calendar. Courtesy the artist.

12. Northwest Tribes Celebrate Highest Fall Fish Returns to Columbia River Basin in 75 Years: CRITFC

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Salmon observation window at the Bonneville Dam.
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/06/northwest-tribes-celebrate-highest-fall-fish-returns-columbia-river-basin-75-years-critfc

1. Sovereign Means Sovereign! U.S. Must Stop Interfering With Tribal Nations

2. Native Vote Counts More in ’14 According to the Math

3. Native and Indigenous Conferences to Be Held in Muscogee (Creek) Nation

4. Kumeyaay Nation Wins Repatriation Case; Appeal Pending

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5. Salaita Firing Is ‘Israeli Attack on Palestine Coming to Our Campus’

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students protest the firing of
Dr. Steven Salaita on August 26.

6. Vibrant Photos From the 68th Annual Labor Day Shinnecock Powwow

7. United Tribes International Powwow Captures Its Theme ‘We Are All Related’

Greg Pollert, United Tribes News
Junior Boy’s Traditional dancers at United Tribes International Powwow

8. Summer Super Moon Trio Finale Brings Harvest Moon’s Bonanza of Light

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9. This Artist Will Endure 8 Hours of Abuse, Simply Because He’s Native

10. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Climate Justice through Resiliency and

Renewable Energy in a Post-Industrial City

11. Family Farmer Native American History Museum

12. The Mohawk Tribe


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

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1. Licking Harry Potter’s Backside Is a Mistake, and Other Headscratchers

2. This Week From Indian Country Today Newsletter

3. Ted Grant: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Ted Grant, vice-chairman of the Otoe–Missouria Tribe. The tribal seal in the
background shows the seven clans of the Otoe–Missouria, with a prayer feather
at the center.

4. Rose Hips: A Stroll on the Beach Can Ease Arthritis and Cure the Sniffles

Leeanne Root
These rose hips were found growing on the beach at Bluff Point State Park in
Groton, Connecticut.

5. Milky Way ‘Stars’ in Summer Blockbuster Night Sky

Bryce Canyon National Park
The Milky Way view in this phantasmagorical panorama of the night sky in
Bryce Canyon is generated by a webcam is worth visiting.

6. What’s the ‘First Rule of Rodeo’?

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7. Iceland on Alert for Massive Eruption of Bardarbunga Volcano

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Eyjafjallajokull, above, erupted in 2010 and stranded millions of airline
passengers with an ash cloud. An even bigger volcano, Bardarbunga, is rumbling,
and it’s anybody’s guess as to what it will do, and when.

8. Top Rug: Weaver Lola Cody Wins Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market

Source: facebook.com/SWAIA
Lola Cody with the woven wool rug that took Best of Show honors at the 2014
Santa Fe Indian Market.

9. Morales Presents Degrees to First Graduates of Bolivia’s Indigenous Universities

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Evo Morales

10. 7 Anti-R-Word Quotes From Native Voices

Via Twitter
Frank Waln

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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