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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

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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

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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

1. Black Lodge Singers – Native American Children’s Music Video

2. BLACK LODGE – Looney Tunes

3. When the Wind Blows: The Passing of Dr. Ella Sekatau

4. NTU Bull Rider Spurs His Way Into College National Finals Rodeo

Navajo Technical College
Lyle Clark rides a bull during NTU’s Spring Intercollegiate Rodeo in Window Rock, Ariz. on April 4, 2014. Clark was bucked off during the ride, but still finished the season in the top three to qualify for the CNFR, June 15-21 in Casper, WY.

5. Tester Aims to Fight Homelessness Among Native Veterans

A homeless veteran who declined to be identified speaks with an outreach worker, not pictured, under an overpass during a winter storm in Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

6. Mayan Pyramids, Crystal Caves and Cracking Coconuts in Belize

Alysa Landry
Tourists walk through the ruins of Xunantunich.

7. American Indian Heritage Pow Wow Photos by Diego James Robles

8. Video: Canada’s Apology on Residential Schools Rings Hollow, AFN Says

Assembly of First Nations/YouTube
Scene from a residential school in Quebec: Children stripped of their heritage and customs.

9. Morongo’s 2014 Golf Tournament Raises $60,000 for Charity

Courtesy Morongo Band
Amy Herr of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Gorgonio Pass accepts a $60,000 check from Morongo Tribal Councilman Damon Sandoval.

10.  Senate Hearing Today Will Examine Higher Education for Indians
Jamienne Studley, U.S. deputy under secretary of education, will testify today before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

11. Call for Proposals: NB3F ‘Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures’ to Award Native Communities Up to $40K

Courtesy NB3F

12. Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl Is ‘Normal’ … and Native American!

AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman
Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

13. The Missing Native Vote and the Senate at Stake?

AP Photo

14. Prolific Sculptor Honored at 2014 Red Earth Festival

Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Enoch Kelly Haney stands beside “Owl Transformation” in his home in Norman, Oklahoma.

15. Snyder Hires Major Lobbying Firm as Pressure Mounts to Dump ‘Redskins’

16. Northwest Tribes Welcome the Salmon Home

Tom Louie as a child with his grandfather at the Ceremony of Tears at Kettle Falls shortly before Grand Coulee dam permanently flooded the waterfalls in June 1940. Today, he performs the ceremony of return with his own future generations.

17. Seen It Before: White Christians vs. Indian Pagans in ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’

A still from the movie’s official site, showing actor Tony Wade as Hannawoa, captioned: ‘Hannawoa decides to take matters into his own hands regarding the Americans.’


1. Insulting Tourist Blurb Touts Seminole Warrior Osceola

2. Cape Town Listens, Scraps Idea to Develop Sacred Area

The proposed commercial development of Princess Vlei, an urban wetland situated in the city of Cape Town, Africa, has been scrapped.

3. Tex Hall on Harper Confirmation: ‘Unprecedented Opportunity for Indian Country’

4. 67 Percent of Native Americans Say ‘Redskins’ Is Offensive

Associated Press

5. Monsanto Set to Sue Vermont for Requiring GMO Labeling

OccupyReno MediaCommittee/Flickr Creative Commons
A Monsanto protest in Reno, Nevada

6. Fore Sure! Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Launches Golf Resort

The new We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center

7. Members of Congress Want More Native Control of Cobell Buyback Program

8. He Was Their Last Original Voice, Code Talker Chester Nez Walks On

9. Oh, Pharrell Is Part Native American? Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

Source: Elle UK via

10. Quapaw Take Lead in Tar Creek Superfund Site Cleanup in Oklahoma, Kansas

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Tar Creek Superfund site is quite literally in the Quapaw Tribe’s backyard.

11. How Etkie Beaded Bracelets Financially and Socially Empower Native Women

Courtesy Etkie
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota Sioux), partnerships director and spokeswoman for Etkie. Beyond work, she enjoys living in the Bay Area, learning about projects for Indigenous youth and the idea that a college education opportunity can change one’s trajectory forever. Her favorite phrase her mother ever taught her in Lakota is “Weksuye, Ciksuye, Miksuye” meaning “I remember, I remember you, Remember me.”

12. Icon of Civil Rights Movement Says ‘Redskins’ Must Go

Associated Press
Tommie Smith and John Carlos hold up their fists at the Mexican Olympic Committee building in Mexico City in 2008

13. Indian ,Art and Jewelry “Oklahoma Native Art and Jewelry” Gallery Tour

14. Navajo Silver Jewelry

15. How To: Native American Beadwork, Beaded Bracelet