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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

Juan Karita/AP
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

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

GrownUpWest.com

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 RedskinsFacts.com Is so Wrong

2. Christian Colonialism Challenged in Smart, Provocative Book

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

MSNBC
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

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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.

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

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The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is set to grace the skies from now through
mid-August.

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

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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 OriginalPechanga.com since 2007, though Pechangadisenrollments
first began in 2002.

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

NASA
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

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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

Source: instagram.com/khloekardashian
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

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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