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1. Tohono O’odham Life in Video Thanks to Mel Ortega and TOHONO TV

Courtesy Mel Ortega
The family trio that makes up TOHONO TV, from left, Destiny Josemaria,
Mel Ortega, Alexis Johnson.

2. Honor the 4th World: An Alternative to State Domination

3. Palin’s Redskins Rant: Using a Political Football to Silence a People

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally for Iowa
Republican Senatorial candidate Joni Ernst, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in
West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

4. Begay, Tiger Woods Douse Oneida Nation CEO for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PR Newswire
Ray Halbritter, CEO of Oneida Indian Nation and Mark Rolfing are doused in ice-cold
water for the ice bucket challenge.

5. Draft U.N. Climate Report Says Most Fossil Fuels Should Stay in Ground

6. Why Is Pope Francis Protecting a High-Ranking Pedophile?

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
Pope Francis

7. Chickasaw Nation to Host Native Voices Exhibit

8. Female Tribal Officer Caught Tazing Native Man 17 Times Is Indicted

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9. Even in Australia, Reality TV Stars Get Into the Cultural Appropriation Act

Could you not do this? We’ll give you a Vegemite sandwich…

10. More Briny Wastewater Spills into Fort Berthold Soil

Tyler Bell/Associated Press file photo
The briny wastewater spill discovered on Friday August 22 is not as severe as
the million-gallon spill depicted in this July 10, 2014, photo of saltwater leaks
into a stream from a massive saltwater spill from an underground pipeline on
the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation near Mandaree, N.D.

11. Labor Day Pow Wow Weekend Planner

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12. First Nations Fisherman Donates 500 Sockeye to Vancouver Homeless

APTN News
One of the 500 salmon donated to a homeless encampment and several groups
in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside by aboriginal fishermen.

 


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’?

INFR

7. Iceland on Alert for Massive Eruption of Bardarbunga Volcano

Thinkstock/Johann Helgason
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. 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

AP

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

InciWeb
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. Let Your Voice Be Heard in Navajo Nation Elections

2. CERD to Hear From Tribes About US’s Discriminatory ‘Unrecognized’ Label

Courtesy Winnemen Wintu
Winnemem Wintu Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk is in Geneva to testify
on the U.S. federal government’s discriminatory practice regarding “recognized”
and “unrecognized” tribes.

3. Rosebud Woman Rescues Son from Drowning, Remains in Coma

Norma Sorace/Facebook
Rachel Sorace lies in a coma in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her children, who witnessed
her drowning, are learning to adapt and will enter counseling in the fall.

4. Grand Ronde Tribe to Host 2014 Contest Powwow; $35,000 up for Grabs

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal member Marcus Gibbons dances in
the Grand Entry of the 2010 Grand Ronde Contest Powwow at the Uyxat Powwow
Grounds in Grand Ronde, Oregon.

5. Begay’s NB3 Foundation: Not Just Throwing Money at the Issues in Indian Country

Associated Press
Notah Begay III

6. Ocean’s Rising Acidification Eating Away at Shellfish That Coastal Tribes

Depend On

Thinkstock
The ocean’s acidity is rising and dissolving seashells, which could spell doom for
Northwest tribes’ way of life as well as their livelihood in the shellfish industry and
sustenance harvesting.

7. Eagle Mine Gets Court Nod as Keweenaw Bay Indian Appeal Overturned

Associated Press
This April 11, 2014 aerial photo provided by Eagle Mine, shows the Eagle Mine
operations near Marquette, Mich. The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a
decision by state environmental regulators to allow construction of the nickel and
copper mine in the Upper Peninsula. The mine has been constructed and is
scheduled to begin producing minerals this fall.

8. Cherokee Nation Increases Operating Budget, Asks for Surplus Bison

9. Pow Wow Weekend Planner August 15-17

Smithsonian Institution

10. Here Be Dragons! An Indian Guide to Investment

behance.net

11. Rebellion and History: Impressive Slate of Native Films Screens in Santa Fe

The 1992 film ‘Incident at Oglala’ will screen in Santa Fe on Monday, August 18.

12. Free Shoes! Morongo Provides Kicks for 800 Needy Students

Morongo

13. Heavy Legacy: Sculptures Descend on MIAC for Allan Houser Tribute

Courtesy MIAC
Craig Dan Goyesun’s iconic, whirling ‘Gaan’ (Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer)
braces for company as a sculpture by Allan Houser is lowered into the MIAC plaza.

14. Luján Offers Amendment to Protect Native American Sacred Sites

15. Mining company battle over Native American sacred land


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

protecode.com

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

NativePrideArts.org
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. 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. Klamath Agreements Strengthen Tribal Sovereignty

2. 44th Annual Barona Powwow to Bring Thousands Together in San Diego

UTSandiego.com

3. Death Threats Against Yanomami Leader to Be Investigated

Courtesy Survival International
DaviKopenawa, a Yanomami shaman, who has been fighting for his peoples
rights for more than 20 years will be in California in April to speak about protecting
the rainforest and his spiritual life. Kopenawa is seen here surrounded by Yanomami
children.

4. Sen. Carlyle Begay Is Turning Tide Against Chronic Diseases in Indian Country

at the Policy Level

Begay for Arizona
Senator Begay was born on the Navajo Nation and he is Tó’tsohnii (Big Water),
born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House) clans. His maternal grand parents are Tl’izi
lani (Many Goats clan). His paternal grandparents are also of the Tl’izilani
(Many Goats clan). Senator Begay is a lifetime resident of Arizona and grew up on
the Navajo Nation near Black Mesa and was raised under the teaching of his ancestry,
instilling in him the importance of remembering the story of his people and carrying it
on to his descendants.

5. University of Minnesota and Vikings Working to Ban R-word From NFL Matchup

Associated Press

6. Johny Hendricks MMA Champ Eager To Return To Ring And Defend UFC Title

Courtesy Johny Hendricks
Johny Hendricks connected with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe on May 15. While touring
the reservation and meeting with Chairman John Shotton, Hendricks hosted an
inspiring discussion with tribal youth where he encouraged them to follow their dreams.

7. Watch the Enchanting Trailer for ‘Indigo,’ Based on Native Stories

source: indigostopmotion.com

8. Horrific Toxic Spill in B.C. Called Another Exxon Valdez

Cariboo Regional District/YouTube
The tailings pond, left, at Polley Mine, owned by Imperial Minerals Inc., ruptured and
unleashed its contents into the pristine surrounding wilderness on August 4.

9. Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Sell Nursing Home for $400K

10. The Guardians of the Galaxy Save the Summer, One Screen at a Time

courtesy Marvel Entertainment

11. Pour Him a Tall One! Mining Exec Insists He’d Drink Water From Tailings Pond

Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
Yum, yum. President of Imperial Metals Corp., whose breached tailings pond sent
four billion gallons of toxic waste into pristine British Columbia waterways awaiting
the annual salmon return, said he would drink the water.

12. Hail to the… Chief? Movie Star Gil Birmingham’s Journey in Photos 

Source: facebook.com/therealgilbirmingham
Gil Birmingham sits in the Oval Office on the set of ‘House of Cards.’