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1. Sky Woman, Turtle Island, and the Great Celestial Tree Get a Movie (It’s About Time!)

An image of Sky Woman riding the back of the turtle that becomes Turtle Island in the Iroquois Creation Story. Source:

2. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Creates Conservation District With USDA

Muscogee (Creek) Nation
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that cements the formation of a natural resource conservation district.

3. Washington State Official Joins Northwest Tribes in Urging Oil Train Regulation

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This derailment and explosion of a train carrying Bakken crude in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada in July 2013, killed 47 people. Northwest tribes and the State of Washington say, ‘No thanks.’

4. Turning Stone Resort Casino Unveils ‘Next Big Thing’ in Retail Luxury and Entertainment

5. Hey, Matt Lauer! Help the Little Wound School Buy a Wrestling Mat

6. History: Remembering Impact of Alcatraz Occupation on 45-Year Anniversary

Alcatraz Occupation Playing Ball
AP Photo
American Indians play ball games outside the prison wall on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco during their occupation of the island in this November 26, 1969 photo. The sign reading “INDIANS WELCOME,” is one of the few physical reminders that 45 years ago a group of American Indians clung to the barren, bony slopes of Alcatraz for 19 months, winning the attention of the world and igniting a passion for civil rights.

7. ICTMN Exclusive: Interior’s Mike Connor Discusses Tribal Land Buy-Back Program

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor pictured with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

8.  Oregon Man’s Design Selected to Honor Code Talkers on copy Coin

Tom Rogers
Tom Rogers designed the 2016 copy Native American coin.

9. You Won’t Believe How Many Rubik’s Cubes This Guy Solved While Running a Marathon

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Espinoza fell short of his personal goal, but crushed the old world record. Source:

10. Sioux Mother to Return to Court in Latest Fight for Her Abused Sons

Courtesy Audre’y Eby
Audre’y Eby’s sons going to a doctors appointment with their friend, Manape LaMere, on Winnebago Reservation, November 27, 2013.

11. Toward Disestablishing the Doctrine of Christian Domination

The Broadway Hotel reportedly told the Jenkinsons its policy was to charge guests who had left bad reviews.

The Broadway Hotel reportedly told the Jenkinsons its policy was to charge guests who had left bad reviews.

Fined for leaving an unsavory review, is this fair? Felina Silver Robinson

How dare any establishment “fine or charge” its patrons for giving an establishment the review the feel they deserve.  Would they pay that patron the same price for giving them a review in their favor? I’m sure not. Establishments are supposed to take the feedback, good or bad, learn from it and make the appropriate changes so that are less likely to get that same bad review down the line. If the establishment isn’t willing to do this, then maybe they don’t deserve to be running said establishment. What do you think?

1. Native Lights Shine at NMAI 20th-Anniversary Gala in the ‘Glittering World’ of New York City

Courtesy National Museum of the American Indian
Raymond, Colina and Lee Yazzie with fashion and textile designer Patricia Michaels (center) and Glittering World exhibit curator Lois Dubin (right) at the 20th anniversary gala of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in New York City.

2. Fit for the Glitterati: 13 Masterpieces by the Yazzie Family of Navajo Jewelers

3. She’s a Rebel! Inez Jasper Can’t Wait for Today’s ‘Rebel Music’ Premiere (4 PM ET)

Mike ‘Witko’ Cliff, Frank Waln, Inez Jasper and Nataanii Means in the studio for ‘Rebel Music.’ Source:

4. What Is a ‘Scent Globe’?
A passenger sniffs the ‘Scent Globe’ before departing. It was installed in the Heathrow Airport until November 5, 2014.

5. Racism On Ice: An Aboriginal Father Shares What Made His Son Cry

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Young kids playing hockey.

6. Mask That Inspired Seahawks Logo Going on Display

The Seattle Seahawks logo is inspired by a Kwakwaka’wakw artist’s mask which will be on display at the Burke Museum in Seattle on November 22.

7. Indigenous Suicide Rate in Brazil Is Six Times Higher Than National Average

8. Chehalis, Skokomish Honored for Historic Preservation and Infrastructure Improvements

Johnson Meninick Yakama Nation
State of Washington Department of Ecology
Yakama Nation Elder Johnson Meninick talks about the importance of water to lives and the land, October 29, 2013. Meninick manages the Yakama Nation’s Cultural Heritage Department and is in the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame.

9. Homecoming: Prayers Welcome 139 Yellowstone Bison to Fort Peck

AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File
In this April 24, 2012 file photo, a herd of bison roam on the Fort Peck Reservation near Poplar, Mont. Almost a decade after they were first captured from Yellowstone National Park, a group of wild bison that has spent years in limbo after government officials could find no place to relocate the animals were due to be shipped from a ranch near Bozeman Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 for placement on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

10. Kevin P. Brown: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Kevin P. Brown, Mohegan Tribe, standing beside a bronze statue of his great-grandfather, Chief Matagha (Burrill Fielding). Mohegan Reservation, Uncasville, Connecticut, 2013.

11. Tribe Opens Fry Bread Restaurant in Central Oklahoma

“People already know what a fry bread taco is, but they don’t know the [Citizen Potawatomi Nation] way of making a fry bread taco.”

12. Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of Mourning

1. Video: Climate Change Adaptation Is Half the Battle, Says National Climate Assessment

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Adapting to the climate change that is already manifesting is as important as preventing further environmental deterioration, say the convening lead authors of the Adaptation chapter of President Barack Obama’s National Climate Assessment.

2. Photographers Sue to Stop Grand Teton Elk Hunt

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A cow elk is dragged by horse to the Blacktail Ponds Overlook during the Elk Reduction Program in Grand Teton National Park. A lawsuit filed on October 20 by two photographers seeks to stop the hunt.

3. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Talks to ICTMN About Indigenous Knowledge, Stewardship and Tribal Relations

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

4. Governing and Demagoguery

5. Tribes Seeks Sovereignty Grand Slam With Reauthorization of Housing Act

Mark Fogarty
A house in the Black Mesa View subdivision on the San Felipe Pueblo north of Albuquerque

6. This Election, the People are Singing

Courtesy Native Vote
Montana’s future voters. Two young advocates took time from the powwow to tell adults to vote because it matters.

7. Actions Define Destiny: Sharing Indigenous Knowledge in South Africa

George Neptune Peace Indaba
George Neptune
George Neptune poses with other youth delegates on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for more than two decades.

8. Historic Arthur Amiotte Exhibit Now on Display at The Heritage Center

Arthur Amiotte
Red Cloud Indian School/Arthur Amiotte
World-renowned Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte’s traveling exhibition “Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014″ will be on display at The Heritage Center from November 15 through December 15, 2014

9. Find Your Relatives: Expands American Indian Collection

Library of Congress Navajos
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
This image from the Library of Congress is simply titled “Navajos” and is from 1905.

10. Honoring Veterans II: Belated Honor for Code Talkers

11. AIANTA to Introduce Indian Country Tourism to the Chinese Travel Market

12. Check Out 17 Beautiful Portraits from Stone Mountain Pow Wow by Amy Morris

Gaylon Nelson at Stone Mountain Pow Wow Oct 30-Nov 02, 2014
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Gaylon Nelson at Stone Mountain Pow Wow 2014

13. That’s so Hawkish! Seahawks Mascot Leaves Handler to Hang With Fans

Taima the Hawk, the Seattle Seahawks live mascot, flew away from her hander to hang out with fans.

14. First Nation Soccer Star in Hall of Fame 100 Years After Death

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Harry Manson (bottom row, second from right) helped pioneer the game of soccer. He was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame posthumously on November 8, 2014.

15. Must-See Documentary: LaDonna Harris, a Native Ambassador for 50 Years

Actress Cicely Tyson and LaDonna Harris were among a group honored as ‘Women of the Year 1973.’

1. Video: Magical Mauritius Comes to Life in Time Lapse Wonder

Vimeo/Alexander Kodisch
Mauritius does not often come up on our radar, but this time-lapse video shows why it should.

2. Dr. Karen Goodnight Named Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year

Karen Goodnight
Marcy Gray
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, right, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel present the 2014 Dynamic Woman of the Year Award to Dr. Karen Goodnight, Goldsby, during the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Culture Awards ceremony Thursday, October 2, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

3. Cherokee Nation hosts Veterans Day ceremony Monday

4. Aboriginal Veterans Day Commemorates First Nations WWI Snipers, Soldier Sacrifice

Francesca Lucia/Global Okanagan
This monument to veterans on the Westbank First Nation was designed and built by Colville artist Smoker Marchand.

5. Videos: Students Drum and Sing to Welcome Senators to Wisconsin

Waadookodaading Students Singing

6. Top 5 Cities in the World With the Most Indigenous People
New Zealand Maori sharing in the sacred act of hongi.

7. AIANTA and Route 66 to Launch Landmark Project in New Mexico

8. Native American Rock Music

1. Could the Farmhouse at Carlisle Become a Heritage Center?

This is the earliest known photograph of the farmhouse that was saved from demolition. It is now being considered as a heritage center. It was taken by John Leslie, a Native student.

2. Begaye Back In the Race for Navajo President; Deschene Off Ballots

Russell Begaye and running mate Jonathan Nez gear up for a fast-track campaign.

3. Ecotrust Honors Five Indigenous Standouts for Environmental Vision

Roberta Reyes Cordero, winner of the Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award, has been instrumental in giving triable people a voice in coastal marine planning in California, the think tank said.

4. 11-year-old Yavapai-Apache Wins North American Championship

Hines family
Adam Hines,11, was crowned a North American champion at the International Kickboxing Federation (IBF) tournament.

5. Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmed by Congress

Gun Lake Casino

6. Top 10 Native Girl Problems: Bannock Crumbs and Missing Rubber Bands

7. Chickasaws, State Cut Ribbon on I-35 Ramps

Chickasaw Nation
State Cuts Ribbon on I-35 Ramps

8. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Healthy Homes—Protecting Children From Environmental Risks

Asthma, lead poisoning and other ills have been known to plague children in poorer communities, especially places like the colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

9. Cherokee Nation Honors Top Indian-Owned Businesses of 2014

Pictured, from left, are Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker presented Contech LLC owner Bryan Adair with the Certified Indian-Owned Large Business of the Year award as Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden congratulated Adair.

10. Photo: Council Chief Bone Necklace Hand-Colored Portrait

11. San Felipe Pueblo Runner Looking to Carry on Tradition in His Final Meets

Fort Lewis College
Christian Gering (San Felipe Pueblo), right

12. Photo Gallery: Vigil and Memorial for Late Actress Misty Upham

13. Video: Winona LaDuke Talks Bomb Trains, Bakken Bitumen and Riding in a Tesla

YouTube/IndianCountry TV
Winona LaDuke talks enlightenment, ricing and everything in between.

14. Jackie Pierson Keeps Her Comeback Alive on ‘Biggest Loser’

Jackie Pierson beams as Trainer Bob informs her she’s the first ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant to survive two challenges in Comeback Canyon.

1. Perspectives on Self-Determination: A Response to Champagne, Newcomb & Wilkins

2. Montana’s ‘Magic,’ Basketball Great Elvis Old Bull Dies

Elvis Old Bull was one of Montana’s greatest basketball players.

3. Navajo Nation Gaming Expands Board, Elects Martha King as Chairperson

4. Golf Digest Honors Notah Begay III For His Work With Native Youth

Golf Digest
Notah Begay III receives the Golfers Who Give Back Award from Golf Digest’s Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde.

5. Seminole Tribe Fights Florida Power Company to Save Panther

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The endangered Florida panthers habitat is under siege, the latest threat being a potential power plant.

6. Alaska Native Bodybuilder Seeks to Be First to Win Natural Olympia Title

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LaRita Laktonen-Ward hopes to become the first Alaska Native woman to win Natural Olympia. Photo by Stephen Dunlap Photography. Image source:

7. Assembly of First Nations Announces Three Candidates for National Chief

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Left to right: Ghislain Picard, Perry Bellegarde and Leon Jourdaine are all running for the position of National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, in a special election to be held on December 10.

8. New App Connects People With Landscape
Story Clark developed the app Travel Stories GPS

9. Half of Native Mortgage Applicants Were Denied in 2013

10. Mapping the Market for Sex: Challenging Attitudes to Create Change

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