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1. AIANTA Announces Nominations for New Board of Directors, Representatives

2. Brutal Violence in Border Towns Linked to Colonization

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
Alex Rios, 18, Nathaniel Carillo, 16, and Gilbert Tafoya, 15, are suspects in the
brutal deaths of two homeless Navajo men in Albuquerque on July 21.

3. Bill Clinton Gives Nod to American Indian STEM Program

Misty Wolf Necklace
Lower Brule Middle School students learned about the importance of medicinal
plants in a problem-based learning project designed to connect the cultural
traditions of the past and their relevance today.

4. Free Speech Firestorm Follows American Indian Studies Professor’s Firing

Salaita’s firing: “a flagrant violation of academic freedom and an affront to our
colleagues in American Indian Studies.”

5. Take Heed City Dwellers: It’s Hot and Getting Hotter

Climate Central
Cities are getting hotter, some of the hottest of them in Indian country.

6. Music, Laughter and Art: IFAM Wraps Day 1

7. Video: Chris Wondolowski Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With San Jose

Earthquakes

Chris Wondolowski (far left) prepares to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with
teammates: Tommy Thompson, Shaun Francis, Jordan Stewart, JJ Koval,
Billy Knutsen, JB Pierazzi.

8. Rebuttal to David Wilkins

9. Fish Kill Averted: Department of Interior Agrees to Release Water Into

Klamath River

Hoopa Valley Tribe/YouTube
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will release water from Trinity River dams into
the Klamath to avert a mass fish kill.

10. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Urban Air Toxics Report Shows Reduced

Pollution in Communities

City of Albuquerque
Pollution in many cities and communities is dropping. Above, Albuquerque, one
of many cities in the U.S. with a high Native population.

11. 10 Intricate Baskets by Santa Fe Indian Market Star Jeremy Frey

Source: jeremyfreybaskets.com
Basket by Jeremy Frey. Source: jeremyfreybaskets.com

12. Fox Guest: Native American Genocide Didn’t Happen


1. Albuquerque May Pass Homeless Tax: $16m to Help the Needy

2. A Smart Tongue Twister: Teach English in China

3. The Mind-blowing Pottery of Hopi Artist Al Qoyawayma

Source: alqpottery2.com
‘Half Arch’ pottery by Al Qoyawayma.

4. Highwaymen on Wall Street: An Indian Guide to Investment

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5. AIANTA to Host 16th Annual Tourism Conference in Marksville, Louisiana

AIANTA
AIANTA’s 2013 conference was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. AIANTA’s Executive
Director Camille Ferguson spoke at last year’s conference.

6. Meeting the Economic Development Challenge in Indian Country: How

Streamlined Regulations Can Boost Growth

Courtesy KeyBank
Mike Lettig

7. Photos: Shoni Schimmel Wraps Up Huge Season; Prepares for WNBA Playoffs

8. How Important Is Allan Houser? Six Sculptors Speak

Courtesy MIAC
Detail of ‘View of the Horizon,’ Tennessee marble, 2007, by Cliff Fragua.

9. Genocide of the Ache People of Paraguay Will Be Tried in Argentina

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Ache Hunter

10. Weekend Rain Helps Firefighters Battling Colville Reservation Flames;

Carlton Fire Contained

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Burned area adjacent to the San Poil River on the Colville Reservation.

11. Who Is Behind Appeal Delaying a Rightful Land Claim?

12. Columbia River Tribes Celebrate Record-Breaking Fall Chinook Return 1.5

Million Strong

Spawning salmon

1. Marijuana Legalization Must Remain Public Policy Debate

2. America’s First Native Governor? Meet Byron Mallott

Courtesy Mallott for Governor
Byron Mallott and his family.

3. American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association and Native American

Rights Fund to Partner

4. Red Tide Bigger Than Rhode Island Threatens Florida Marine Life

NOAA via Wikipedia
A typical red tide, so named for the red tint that rogue-blooming algae gives the
water.

5. Scrambled Nest Eggs and Baskets of Money: An Indian Guide to Investment

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6. Exploring the Many Shades of Black

7. Sacramento Knoxx Drops Indigenous Rhymes for Palestine [Video]

8. Q&A With Larry Yazzie at the 100th Annual Meskwaki Nation Powwow

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Larry Yazzie

9. Tribe Hires New Director for Human Services Division

Courtesy Lac du Flambeau Band
Dr. Anthony “AJ” Ernst named director of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians Human Services Division.

10. 10 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Beautiful Bison, in All Their Majestic Glory

Jack Dykinga/Agricultural Research Service/USDA

11. George Clooney’s Fiancée Rejects UN Gaza War Crimes Commission

AP Images
George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin

12. Tohono O’odham Selects Construction Team for West Valley Resort

West Valley Resort
The city council in Glendale, Arizona, voted 4-3 to support the TohonoO’odham
Nation off-reservation casino, West Valley Resort, near Glendale.

13. Arizona Republic Delves Deep Into Uranium-Mining Legacy on the Navajo Nation

Arizona Republic
This screen grab from one of many videos in the Arizona Republic’s in-depth
investigative series on uranium mining’s legacy of contamination on the Navajo Nation
shows an abandoned uranium mine on the Little Colorado River.

14. This Art Form Disappeared for 300 Years. Meet the Man Who Brought It Back

Photo courtesy Joshua Madalena
Joshua Madalena painting a pot with a yucca brush. Photo courtesy Joshua Madalena.

1. Notah Begay Named to Stanford University Hall of Fame

PGA.com
Notah Begay III

2. The Right That Protects All Other Rights

3. 5 Clinical Tools Help Diagnose, Treat PTSD

U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Jason Joel Brown
Health care providers have much to consider when diagnosing and treating PTSD,
to help five tools have been developed to assist with clinical support.

4. Five of the World’s Most Beautiful Underwater Cities

ChinaTourAdvisors.com
China’s “Atlantis” is the mysterious Lion City under Qiandao Lake.

5. AMERIND Risk Conference in Portland to Educate on Emergency Management

AMERIND Risk

6. ‘Joyful Anger,’ Youthful Exuberance, Overflow at Montreal First Peoples Festival

Theresa Braine
Hundreds of people packed the Place des Festivals to see Algonquin rap
sensation Samian at the Montreal First Peoples Festival on July 31.

7. Lynn Valbuena: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairwoman Lynn “Nay” Valbuena, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

8. Climate Justice in Action: Hip Hop is Acting on Climate!

Courtesy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Hip-hop and climate change go together, related as they are to health and well-being.

9. Washington Got Rid of These Demeaning ‘Redskin’ Images, in 1958

Image source: Wikipedia Commons
This statue promoting an outdated narrative of American history used to sit on the
Capitol steps, but hasn’t been seen in 56 years.

10.  The Native American Holocaust – The Shocking Truth


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

Flickr.com

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

Library of Congress

7. What If Sonny Sixkiller Bought the Washington Redskins?

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

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

Twitter/@THINUSB_
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

Courtesy boardworkssup.com
Felipe Pomar, World Champion Surfer and Tsunami Rider

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

YouTube
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

WestValleyOpportunity.com
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

YouTube
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

Source: facebook.com/shawnmichael.perry
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.