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1. The Immigration Crisis Is a Sham: Repopulating North America

2. ‘Big-Nosed Heads on Jerseys’: Native Mascots Harm Native Youth Every Day

3. Navajo Nation Slams Door on Deal That Would Have Allowed Uranium Mining

Courtesy United Nuclear Corporation
Aerial photo of NE Church Rock Mine

4. Chickasaw Cultural Center Celebrates 4-year Anniversary, Honored with Travel Awards

Courtesy Chickasaw Nation

5. Pow Wow Weekend Planner August 1-3

6. Classic ’70s Poster: Carter Camp x AIM x Akwesasne Notes

Library of Congress

7. What If Sonny Sixkiller Bought the Washington Redskins?

University of Washington quarterback Sonny Sixkiller, Cherokee, evading Purdue
defenders in a famous 1971 matchup. Source:

8. Blindfolded Giraffe’s Head Slams Into Highway Overpass; Animal Dies

Tragedy impending: Seconds after this photo was taken, the flatbed truck zoomed
under the overpass, and the head of one of them slammed into the cement. The
animal later died. South African authorities are mulling criminal charges.

9. Riding the Native Wave: Surfing’s Hidden Roots in Peru

Felipe Pomar, World Champion Surfer and Tsunami Rider

10. Video: Inuit Woman Plucks Bird on Montreal Subway, Onlookers Cry Fowl

In this screen grab of a YouTube video, 22-year-old Inuk Christina David can be seen
leaning over to pluck a bird. Hysteria made the video go viral, complete with assertions
that she also ate it raw.

11. Got a Tribal Housing Dream? It May be Within Your Reach

12. Four-Day Run in Celebration of Sobriety & Health From One Rez to Another

Michael Meuers
200-mile relay-style Anishinaabe Run for Sobriety and Health

13. He Heals With Sand: Wallace Ben is a Sand Painter and Medicine Man

Photo by Lee Allen/AZ Freelance.
Navajo sand painter Wallace Ben discusses his work in front of a framed
reproduction of one of his sand paintings. Photo by Lee Allen/AZ Freelance.

14. Native Americans and the Boston Harbor Islands

1. Those Belgian Waffles Almost Made Me Chief Many Denny’s

2. Metis University-Bound Wrestler Wins Gold Medal At North American

Indigenous Games

Courtesy Riel Parisien
Riel Parisien won the gold medal in the boys 69-kilogram at the North
American Indigenous Games.

3. Tohono O’odham Closer to Glendale Casino, Tribes Continue to Fight Ruling
Artist rendering of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s planned West Valley Resort
in Maricopa County, Arizona near Glendale

4. Memories of Alcatraz Occupation: ‘It had a worldwide impact

Mark Fogarty
An exhibit at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Santa Clara, California, where the 2014
National Native Media Conference was being held, showed the history of the
Alcatraz prison, including information on the 1969-1971 occupation of the island
by American Indians. The exhibit also showed other details, including a simulated
prison cell on the Rock. With the island only an hour from the conference site,
student journalist Carina Dominguez sought out a veteran of the occupation to
tell his story.

5. Germany’s World Cup Team Helps Raise Indigenous Awareness in Brazil

6. Top 10 Things to Say When You Meet a White Person

Source: PBS, ‘We Shall Remain’
‘How much white are you?’ said the Wampanoag to the Pilgrim.

7. Photo Gallery: The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veteran’s Pow Wow

8. Hoopa Home-Chef Meagen Baldy: The Crunch on Making Kale Chips

9. Chickasaw Nation Cuts Ribbon on Ardmore Community Center

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, center with large scissors, is joined by
tribal officials and distinguished guests during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil
the new Ardmore Community Center Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

10. Photo: Emerald Ash Borer’s Path of Destruction

11. Slip-Sliding Into Past: Washington’s Deadly Landslide Had Ancient Roots

University of Washington/Gordon Farquharson
An aerial view of the devastation from the March 22, 2014 landslide in Oso,
Washington. The GEER report was released on the four-month anniversary of the
deadliest landslide in U.S. history.

12. Seattle Oil-Train Derailment Hits Close to Home for Quinault

Courtesy Dana Robinson Slote Seattle City Council via radio station KPLU
No one was hurt—this time. The first oil train derailment in Washington State
happened under the Magnolia Bridge.

13. SEARHC Reaches $53M Settlement With IHS

14. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Preparing for a Changing Climate—Resiliency and Brownfield Reuses

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Example of a before-and-after of the EPA’s Brownfields Initiative, in Iowa.

15. The Hot List, Part II: Must-See Native Actresses [25 Photos]

16. NBC Seeks Native Actress for Live ‘Peter Pan’ With Christopher Walken

1. Offensive Words Lead to Offensive Actions

2. 10 Ways to Tell You Might Be a Rezballer!

3. ‘Racism Is Central’ to Tribal Conflict with Maine, Says Report

Wikimedia Commons
Deer Island is a Canadian island at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay.

4. Traditional Art and Culture Event Teaches Much More Than Painting

5. Get on the Bus: Sun Tours Explain Native Culture in Glacier Park

Jack McNeel
Sun Tours operates nine bus tours within Glacier National Park all with the goal of
explaining Blackfeet history in their ancestral homeland. The tour is only operated
about 4 months a year because snow prevents crossing Logan Pass, but views are
spectacular of glaciers, waterfalls, and wild flowers

6. Miles Thompson Leads Iroquois Nationals to World Lax Semifinals

Kenny Frost

7. Malaysia Airlines Jet Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine, 295 Dead

A screen capture from a YouTube video that is believed to have been taken after the
Malaysia Airlines plane went down.

8. World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Warren Hill

Courtesy Kenny Frost
Warren Hill

9. Canoe Journey Message: Protect Our Fragile Environment

Tracy Rector/Longhouse Media
The Heiltsuk First Nation is hosting 31 canoes from Pacific Northwest indigenous
nations. That number was provided by the manager of the Paddle to Bella Bella
Facebook page. Canoes arrived July 13; the week of cultural celebration continues
through July 19.

10. Canadian Government Provides Funding to Support Ojibwe Language-Learning

11. Obsessed Much? 4 Videos by Tito Ybarra About Shoni (and Sherry) Schimmel

‘I’m the real star,’ says Sherry Schimmel. ‘I taught Shoni and Jude everything.’

12. Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal

Climate Resilience Program

Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon
President Barack Obama attends the final meeting of the State, Local, and Tribal
Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience on July 16, 2014.

13. Shawn Michael Perry, Singing His Heart’s Song Louder Than Ever

Shawn Michael Perry at the Ute Mountain Music Festival in 2012.

14. Controversial Grand Canyon Gondola Grounded for a Year

Grand Canyon Timelapse: The Living Landscape
The Grand Canyon Escalade project is slated at the confluence of the Little
Colorado and Colorado rivers in northern Arizona.

15. Video: President Barack Obama Ties Infrastructure to Climate Change Resilience

The White House/YouTube
President Barack Obama is flanked by members of the Task Force on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience. At the task force’s final meeting he emphasized
the importance of strengthening infrastructure as a way to stay economically
viable in the face of climate change.

10 Great Places to go Kayaking in New England

1. Chris Stevens Was a Heroic Ambassador of the Chinooks

2. Chickasaw Diver Making Big Splash in Atlantic Coast Conference

Chickasaw Nation

3. Wildlife Eats Free, and Tribes Are Welcome at Santa Margarita Vineyard

Matt Wallace
Margarita Vineyard in California welcomes wildlife and tribes.

4. South Africa Has Failed the Khomani San; Crushing Hopes of a Better Life


5. McCaskill Demands Answers on Oversight of Alaska Native Corporations in SBA Program

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight

6. Video: Polar Bears Seeking Ice Will Warm and Chill Your Heart

GoPro/Arctic Exploration Fund/YouTube
A polar bear’s endless quest for ice.

7. Watch & Learn: Make Creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip Like Hoopa Home-Chef Meagen Baldy


8. Osage Swear In Standing Bear as Principal Chief

Geoffrey Standing Bear sworn in as Principal Chief of the Osage Nation, July 2, 2014

9. The Nevada Indian Commission on Tourism Celebrates 10-Year Presence in China

(Nevada Indian Territory/Flickr)
Sherry Rupert

10. Who were the Mound Builders? The First American Civilization built by Native Americans!

1. Supreme Court Majority Invokes Indian Nation Subjection

2. Sherry L. Rupert Takes Tribal Tourism to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs for First Time

Sheryl Rupert, center, stands with fellow AIANTA members in Washington, D.C.

3. Bering Strait Theory, Pt. 3: The Theory Becomes a Religious Crusade

4. Khloe Kardashian Responds to Critics of Her Hipster Headdress Photos


5. Photo Gallery: Planting Sacred Ponca Corn in Path of Keystone XL Pipeline

6. No Aloha: Native Hawaiians Against Interior’s Relationship Proposal

Courtesy White House
President Clinton signs Public Law 103-150, the “Apology Resolution” to Native Hawaiians, on
November 23, 1993, as Vice-President Al Gore and Hawaii’s Congressional delegation look on, from left:
Sen. Daniel Inouye, Rep. Patsy Mink, Rep. Neil Abercrombie, and Sen. Daniel Akaka.

7. Nahata Dziil Community Gains Local, State and Federal Support for Efforts to Ban Sale of Alcohol

Courtesy Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission

8. Red Cliff War on Drugs Goes Door-to-Doo

9. The New Indian Wars Coming to Rice Lake

10. Needed: Selfless Souls to Party With Adam Beach and Ashley Callingbull!

courtesy Ashley Callingbull
Adam Beach and Ashley Callingbull at the 2012 Dreamcatcher Gala.

11. Carlos Smith New Chairman of Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

12. NCAI, Former FCC Commissioners Call on FedEx to Cut Ties With ‘Redskins’
FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland

13. Jude Schimmel Keynote Speaker at National UNITY Conference

AP Photo

14. Breastfeeding at Work: Affordable Care Act Makes It Easier

Courtesy Native Health News Alliance
Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans are now required to cover the cost of a hospital grade breast
pump and employers now must allow reasonable pumping breaks for its lactating employees.

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. Weed, Mozart and Maureen Dowd’s Stupidly Bad Trip

2. Feuding in Cape Town: Indigenous Community Split Over Land Occupation

3. Native About New York: A Frybread Burger Grows in Brooklyn

The frybread burger at Korzo restaurant

4. Muscogee (Creek) Poet Jennifer Foerster on PEN Awards Shortlist

University of Arizona Press
Jennifer Foerster, Muscogee (Creek), is on the shortlist for one of the most prestigious awards in literature.

5. Nobody Really Cares About Racism in the NBA – ADD! Sketch

6. Is it Honorable or Racist to Use Native American Sports Mascots – Rick Eckstein

7. boxing star brandon rios proud to be half native american – EsNews Boxing

8. Native American Sporting Tradition Lacrosse: NB3 Foundation

1. Wildfire Sparks Evacuations on Navajo Nation, 11,000 Acres Burned

The Assayii Lake Fire had consumed 11,000 acres on the Navajo Nation and caused the
evacuation of two communities.

2. How Many Minorities Make a Majority?

3. Senator Walsh’s No Nonsense Approach to Resolving Cobell

AP Photo
Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.)

4. Bois Forte Chippewa Golf Course Wins Audubon Environmental Stewardship Accolades

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay
The 12th hole at the well-kept and environmentally sensitive Wilderness Golf Course at Fortune
Bay, owned and operated by the Bois Forte Chippewa.

5. Slighted: Indians Got Low Percentage of Mortgages

2012 HMDA data
Incidence of Higher-Priced Lending, 2012: Higher-priced lending means 1.5% or more in interest
rates above average. The “American Indians” category includes Alaska Natives. The Native Hawaiian
category also includes Natives of Guam and American Samoa.

6. Big Win for Indian Country: Patent Office Cancels Redskins Trademark

Associated Press
The USTO has called the Redskins trademarks ‘disparaging to Native Americans’ in a decision
delivered today.

7. Klamath River Tribes Support Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement

8. SCIA: 30 Years of Working for Indian Country

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.)

10. Native Sun Global Gaming to Present Gaming Redefined Online at RES DC

11. ‘Redskins’ Shows Off Ugly Colors of America

12. State of Emergency on Navajo Nation as Assayii Lake Fire Exceeds 13,000 Acres

Donovan Quintero/AP
This June 17, 2014 handout photo provided by the Navajo Times shows the Asaayii Lake
Fire raging out of control at the ridge of the Chuska Mountains, west of Naschitti, N.M. Tribal
agriculture officials say depending on the fire’s intesity, it could be a while before sheepherders
and cattle ranchers get to return to the hills outside of Naschitti and Sheep Springs.

13. Street Styles of First Americans and New Arrivals Meet in ‘Culture Clash’

14. WestMusings – Culture Clashes: Native Americans and Colonial Museums

15. Calcutta in the 1930s: Passion. Culture clash

1. Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Indian Country in Historic Visit

Suzette Brewer
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with Standing Rock
Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II on the President’s historic visit to Indian country.

2. The Dangerous Dissent in State of Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community

3. An Agreement Is Reached Regarding Scalps at the Karl May Museum

4. Let’s Move! in Indian Country to Celebrate Third Anniversary at Zuni Pueblo

Let’ s Move! in Indian Country works to prevent childhood obesity in American
Indian and Alaska Native children.

5. 10 PrezRezVisit Tweets From Obama’s Visit to Standing Rock

Associated Press
President Barack Obama poses with Native America dancers during his visit to the
Standing Rock Indian Reservation Friday, June 13, 2014, photo in Cannon Ball, N.D.

6. Native American Song by Jackie Bird for All the Fathers

7. Supreme Court rules on Native American adoption rights

8. Thousands of Native Americans are being kicked out of tribes across the US dis enrolled

9. Fake American Indians

10. Fake Natives/Mixed Bloods: My Thoughts