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1. Christmas Trees Meet Native Art in Santa Fe

2. Thanksgiving, Hope and the Hidden Heart of Evil

Giving and giving thanks are simply Native beliefs. When asked to give, the Dakota say ‘Are we not Dakota and alive?’

3. Northwest Tribal Wetlands, Recycling Projects Benefit from $31.8 Million EPA Grants

4. Thanksgiving Hoop Tournaments Bring Grieving Communities Together

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5. TV Personality Suzanne Roberts Gives $2 Million to Indian Health Programs

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Talk show host Suzanne Roberts was captivated by her work on the Navajo Nation 50 years ago. Today, at 93, she is donating $2 million to American Indian Health.

6. Rooney Mara’s Tiger Lily Could Not Be Less Native. That’s a Problem

Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily on the ‘Pan’ Poster released this week.

7. Tar Sands Opposition Unites Burnaby Leaders, First Nations, as 60 Arrested in B.C. Protests

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First Nations protesters on Burnaby Mountain

8. Purchase of Manhattan: Opera Tells History of Lenape and Dutch—Watch Clips Here

Purchase of Manhattan Church and Performers
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The “Purchase of Manhattan” concert opera was held November 20 at Marble Collegiate Church. Pictured at the podiums, from left, are Alexandra Loutsion, Stephen Powell and Brent Michaels David.

9. 6 Thanksgiving Myths, Share Them With Someone You Know

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10. Reparations for Indigenous Victims of Napalm and Atrocities in Brazil

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Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/11/26/reparations-indigenous-victims-napalm-and-atrocities-brazil-158026

11. AMERIND Says Be Aware of 4 Risks When Cooking That Turkey Tomorrow

12. Connecting the Dots on Climate Change and Economic Development


1. Thanks for Kids Dinner Will Be a Celebration for All Ages

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An image from a previous Thanks for Kids Dinner. This year will feature Learning Circles where elders can teach younger generations.

2. 10 Early Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

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The National Network to End Domestic Violence has compiled a list of what red flags might pop up to indicate your partner is abusive, or can become so.

3. Domestic Violence: Every Ending Has a Beginning, and That’s a Good Place to Start Healing

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Domestic abuse can be psychological and emotional as well as physical, and it often sneaks into a relationship, disguised as love—or a bad mood.

4. The Ring of Truth: Turning Stone Is Becoming a Mecca for Boxing

5. Outrage: Human Rights Violations Continue Around the World

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Oil sludge from one of the hundreds of waste pits that Texaco left in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

6. Ponka-We Victors: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

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7. How Congress Made Environmentalists Public Enemy #1

8. National Center, DOE Partner in Minorities in Energy Initiative

9. Native American Heritage Month Family Day at Greenwich’s Bruce Museum

Native American Heritage Month Family Day at Greenwich's Bruce Museum

10. American Indian Heritage Month Quizzes and Crosswords

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1. Seriously Funny: Comedy Duo James & Ernie Have a Message for Native Youth

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Ernest Tsosie III, left, and James Junes combine comedy and youth activism. Image source: Facebook.com

2. Watch This Squirrel Snatch a Camera and High-Tail It Up a Tree, Filming

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This is what it looks like to be preyed upon by a squirrel. Nightmares not included.

3. Morongo Tribe Donates 10,000 Turkeys for Thanksgiving to Those in Need

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Volunteers help distribute turkeys as part of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians annual Thanksgiving Outreach Program

4. From Dirt Roads to Fiber Optics: FireKeepers Hits the Jackpot

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FireKeepers Casino Hotel

5. Native American Heritage Month: 13 Books for Children From StarWalk Kids Media

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The organization KidsWalk Media has compiled a list of books great to share with children during Native American Heritage Month.

6. Internet-Breaker Kim Kardashian Gets Glam on Aboriginal Land (With Permission)

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Kim Kardashian in a photo from an instantly-famous shoot she did for Paper magazine. Source: papermag.com

7. Listen Now: Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Starts Today

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The Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit is a free online series, and it starts today.

8. Lyle Thompson Named 2014 Person of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine

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Lyle Thompson was named Person of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine on November 17, 2014.

9. We Need Diverse Books: Join Twitter Chat With Children’s Literature Expert Debbie Reese on November 18

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The website that aims to address the lack of diversity in children’s literature narratives will host Debbie Reese, publisher of the website American Indians in Children’s Literature, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday November 19.

10. The Ghosts of Colonial Bolivia

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11. Urban Native Education Alliance Gets Grant for Circle Of Strength Program

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UNEA’s Native Warriors basketball program will be the catalyst for improving health, self-esteem and educational achievement of urban Native youth.

12. Welcome, Oglala Lakota County! The Story Behind the Story

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South Dakota state representative Kevin Killer, Oglala Lakota, holds the new bumper sticker designed by Jesse Short Bull to announce the renaming of the county that overlaps much of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. On November 4, voters decided in favor of a ballot measure Killer was instrumental in putting on the ballot. The jurisdiction will now be called Oglala Lakota County, named for the people who live there.

13. Federal Government Must Protect Native Children From Violence


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

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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)

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

4. What Is a ‘Scent Globe’?

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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

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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

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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

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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. Videos: Cherokee Elders Tell Halloween Tales, Part 3

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Cherokee Elder Joe Grayson tells a Halloween tale.

2. The Truth About Our Origins Will Set Us All Free

3. Video: Spooky Space Songs Lend Ghostly Howl to Halloween

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Ghostly space sounds from NASA set the tone for a hair-raising Halloween.

4. Alaska Senate Race Is a Test of Policy (Not Character)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, shops at Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week. Election dolls with messages of support for candidates and ballot measures. The AFN board endorsed Sen. Mark Begich for re-election. (The dolls are sold by Ursla Irvin from Chevak, Alaska.)

5. Judge Denies Lawyers, Juveniles Will Be Tried As Adults in ABQ Murders

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A judge on Wednesday denied the two juveniles accused in the fatal beating of two Navajo homeless men in Albuquerque to have all non-felony charges tried in juvenile court.

6. Indigenous Leaders Caution Against Racist Assumptions in Wake of Ottawa Shooting

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People gather around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial as they mourn the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard at the memorial on October 22. He was buried in Hamilton, Ontario, with full honors on Tuesday October 28.

7. Impressive Speakers Planned for Sunday’s Redskins Protest

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Protesters hold up signs during a Redskins protest last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

8. How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit’s Journey, Part II

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The author’s mother, Phoebe Ward Hopper, wearing the button blanket and headband she made herself and wore to the annual ANS/ANB conventions in Alaska. Unfortunately, the front of the headband with the eagle design is not visible. (Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman)

9. Sun Says Happy Halloween With Big Jack-o-Lantern Face

10. Russia Prevented Indigenous Leaders From Going to World Conference

11. Video: Halloween Costume Tips from American University Queers and Allies

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American University Queers and Allies offer appropriate Halloween costume tips.

12. The Perils of Culturally Appropriative Halloween Costumes

13. Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray:Great to ‘Represent as a Minority in NFL’

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QB Tyler Bray shows kids football drills at the Sports Pavilion on October 28 in Lawrence, Kansas as part of NFL Play 60 and Indian Health Service Haskell Diabetes Prevention Program.

14. 17 Redface Costumes You Can Buy: Walmart Really, Really Doesn’t Get It

15. Save Our Children, Save Ourselves

16. Oneida Indian Nation to Honor Veterans in 14th Annual Ceremony

 

1. Nevada and Southern California Tribes Net $10.4 Million in Grants From EPA

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Water-cleanup and related projects will get the lion’s share of some $10.4 million in grants going to Nevada and Southern California tribes.

2. Eastern Cherokee Band Forbids Fracking on Its Sovereign Lands

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina have passed a resolution prohibiting fracking on their sovereign lands.

3. Naked Faux Savages and Neo-Racism in Berlin

Captain Jacobsen, a play that recently premiered in Berlin, is receiving mixed reviews some of which are calling it neo-racism.

4. Juliette Lewis Offers Words, Poetry, and Music in Memory of Misty Upham

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Juliette Lewis’ handwritten farewell to Misty Upham, posted to Instagram.

5. Horse Lovers Share Vision to Develop Native Bronc Riders

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Philip Whiteman, Jr. during one of his rides.

6. American Indian Motion Picture Awards, Coming to a Television Near You

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Poster art for the 2013 AIFF by Steven Paul Judd, featuring Will Sampson leading a who’s who of Native talent. Can you name all the others depicted here?

7. 1964 Centennial Indian Princesses Gather for Anniversary Reception

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Aloha Callac-Jones competed against 21 other women 50 years ago, and won the crown.

8. Thompson Brothers Sign With Nike

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Miles, Jeremy and Jerome Thompson smile after allegedly signing contracts with Nike.

9. Hector Vazquez Top Chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino

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Hector Vazquez was recently named executive chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort

10. Inside the Dirty-Tricks Playbook of Jack Abramoff

11. Cultural Tourism to Be Introduced at AFN Annual Convention

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Ashley Akpik and the Tagiugmiut Dancers of Barrow perform an Inupiat dance at the opening of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. Several thousand Alaska Natives from around the state are expected to attend the three-day event.

12. Native Cooking: Mixing Up Something New With Cranberries

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A coastal Washington cranberry bog.

13. Voters Could Stop Keystone XL Pipeline through South Dakota Senate Race

14. Vote ‘I’ for Indian: Big Tax Break for Natives

15. Time for the Tribal National Park to Properly Honor Native Culture


1. No More ‘Imaginary Indians’! NMAI Director Seeks to Tell the Real Story

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2. A Martyr’s Crown: For My Grandmother During Domestic Violence Month

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3. Video: How a Rising Ocean Could Doom Hawaii and the Pacific Islands

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Hawaii and the other Pacific Islands are already being deeply affected by climate change, as this video from the National Climate Assessment illustrates.

4. Navajo Barrel Racer Is Saluted With ‘Kassidy Dennison Day’ in New Mexico

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Dennison will be honored with ‘Kassidy Dennison Day’ in Gallup, New Mexico on November 1, 2014.

5. Cherokee Nation to the Rescue With Clean Water to Stricken South Coffeyville Residents

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Cherokee Nation citizen and volunteer Billy Shufeldt spent three days helping distribute water in northern Nowata County, including Oklahoma Union Public Schools.

6. UK’s Massive Glastonbury Festival Restricts Sale of Feather Headdresses

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Glastonbury Festival 2011. A reveller wearing a Native American Headdress at the Stone Circle at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. Picture date: Thursday 23 June, 2011. Yui Mok/PA Wire URN:11034626 (Press Association via AP Images)

7. Tobacco May Be Key in New Medicines, In Fighting Ebola?

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Tobacco is rising again as medicine.

8. Evo Morales Set to Become Longest-Serving Leader in Bolivian History

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Bolivia’s President Evo Morales gives a thumbs up to people at a trout farm where he stopped to eat in Paracti, Bolivia, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Morales stopped here to eat as he traveled to the city where he’ll vote in tomorrow’s general election. Morales is running for a third term in Sunday’s presidential elections.

9. 5 Fake Indians: Checking a Box Doesn’t Make You Native

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There’s cultural appropriation, dressing up like an Indian for Halloween, with the fake feathers and fringe, but saying you are Native American when you are not, is also an issue. This image is from a Halloween party in West Hollywood in 2011.

10. Get-Out-The-Vote Revs Up on Pine Ridge and Rosebud

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New GOTV efforts will soon help Pine Ridge (pictured) and Rosebud voters cross their reservations’ vast distances in order to access polling places for early and Election Day voting.

11. Navajo Attorney General Tsosie Tackles ‘Christian Discovery’