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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’


1. Indigenous Students Among the Disappeared in Mexican Tragedy, Mayor on Run

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Iguala Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, meet with Guerrero state officials in Chilpancingo, Mexico, in May. He is wanted for questioning in the student disappearances.

2. Video: Watch 38 Bison Set Foot on Cherokee Nation Land

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Pleased to meet you: One of 38 female bison that were brought to the Cherokee Nation on Thursday October 9, 2014, the first bison to set foot on the tribe’s land in more than 40 years.

3. Projectile Thrown at Omaha Nation School Bus

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4. Mother Earth in Perspective: Humbling Photos of the Vastness of the Universe Hit Home

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A multiplicity of galaxies that were revealed over the course of multiple exposures by the Hubble Telescope.

5. Kirkpatrick announces $2.9 million TIGER grant for Hopi Tribe

6. Stamping Out Ugly Stereotypes: How the Postal Service Perpetuates Racism


1. Attention Native Filmmakers, Artists, Techies: Tribeca Film Institute Wants You

2. Classic ’70s Posters: Ganienkeh, the Mohawks Who Took the Land Back

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3. Sovereignty Without Compromise, Since 1974: The Story of Ganienkeh

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Photo from the ‘Moss Lake’ location of Ganienkeh in 1974. Source: Ganienkeh.net

4. Leading Native American Business Summit Kicks off in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

5. Native Youth to Attend Cape Town Summit

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George Soctomah Neptune, a Passamaquoddy citizen from Motahkmikuk (Indian Township), will travel to Cape Town, South Africa as part of a youth delegation from the American Friends Service Committee to attend the Global Youth Indaba: Leading by Example.

6. Keres Energy Team Signs With EMAT in a Move of Sustainability Innovation

Tim Chavez, Keres’ President and CEO and member of the LLC

7. ‘Unspeakable Poverty of Loss': Intergenerational Trauma and the Bakken Oil Fields

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The Bakken oil fields, origination point of the Sandpiper oil pipeline proposed by Enbridge Corp. to Wisconsin, through Anishinaabe territory.

8. Shoni Schimmel Visits Flathead Reservation; ‘Be Proud to be Native!’

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Shoni Schimmel walks through a crowd of children at Salish Kootenai College before speaking to more than 500 people.

9. 10 Common Ailments Eased By Native Remedies

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Yerba mansa is a multi-purpose medicinal herb.

10. Morongo Law Enforcement Chief Honored as Nation’s Top Tribal Cop

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Mike Levine, Morongo Law Enforcement police chief, was recently named Police Chief of the Year

11. Bianca Jagger on Mother Earth: ‘Our Children’s Children May Never Know This Beauty’

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Pictured, from left, are: Pei-Un Yee, IFIP Executive Associate; Bianca Jagger, BJHRF; Evelyn Arce, IFIP Executive Director.

12. Do Other Countries Celebrate Columbus Day?


1. Oklahoma Blood Institute Honors Cherokee Nation and CNB for Life-Saving Donations

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CNB officials accept OBI’s Business Partner of the Year Award.

2. Anti-Indian Racism Is Everywhere in America

3. CDC Awards Over $11M to Fight Chronic Diseases in Indian Country

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Seventeen year-old Marissa Hamilton (left) and her friend Mary Healy sprint during a timed one-mile run during fitness training at Wellspring Academy October 21, 2009 in Reedley, California. Struggling with her weight, 17-year-old Marissa Hamilton enrolled at the Wellspring Academy, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses. When Marissa first started her semester at Wellspring she weighed in at 340 pounds and has since dropped over 40 pounds of weight in the first two months of the program. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children in the U.S. ages 6-19 years are overweight or obese, three times the amount since 1980.

4. Poverty, Climate Change and Indigenous Rights In Morales and Menchu Speeches

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Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Prize winning Mayan activist, and Bolivian President Evo Morales recently spoke at the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples.

5. Finding Native American referees a priority

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6. Missoula member of Native American comedy troupe calls ‘Daily Show’ segment ‘an intense situation’

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7. Five More Things You’d Never Catch a Native American Saying

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George Armstrong Custer’s Seventh Cavalry exacted revenge on the Native Americans who were responsible for his defeat.

8. American Indian Spiritual Song – Drums & Flute


1. Native Humor: Natives Be Like… (or Do They?) 14 Funny Pictures That Went Viral

2. Photo: Stained Glass Artwork from Leonda Fast Buffalo Horse

3. Project Runway Shakeup: Korina Is Out! Kini Wins, Again

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Korina Emmerich, Puyallup, lost a showdown with Char Glover and was eliminated from ‘Project Runway.’ But she didn’t go quietly.

4. Jimmy Nelson Photographs Some of the World’s Last Indigenous Cultures

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A Maori girl on New Zealand’s North Island in 2011.

5. Video: Watch Thousands of Walruses Forced Onto Alaskan Shores by Climate Change

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An entire beach in northern Alaska is carpeted by walruses that cannot find ice to rest on in the open ocean.

6. CRYP Honors 8 Teen Interns at Community Harvest Festival Dinner

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Interns on hand to receive their certificates of completion at the 2nd annual Community Harvest Festival Dinner, from left in top row: Nathaniel Fast Wolf, Ryan Devlin (CRYP’s sustainable agriculture manager), Linsey LeBeau, Elijah Brown Wolf, Tana Charging Eagle, Bryanna Clown, Annie Sonnenberg (AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer). From left in bottom row: Tori Jensen, Kendron Bowker, Lisa Littleton.

7. Nike’s ‘Redskins-Themed’ Birthday for Kevin Durant Draws Ire From Native Group

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Nike’s “Redskins/Thunder-themed” birthday party for Kevin Durant is drawing ire from a Native American group.

8. Mohegan’s Northeast Wood Products Continues to Grow

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The Mohegan Tribe bought a wood-pellet production company in Ohio as part of an effort to diversify revenue amidst growing competition within the gaming industry.

9. Arizona Scorpions Add First San Carlos Apache Tribal Member to Roster

10. Brazil’s Proposed Mega-dam Auction Provokes Outrage, Indigenous Fight

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Tapajós River Basin

11. Ninth Circuit Court Panel Reaffirms ‘Discovery and Conquest’


1. Saving Lives One Defibrillator at a Time

2. Kirkpatrick Announces $5 Million Transportation Grant For Navajo Nation

3. Pow Wow Dance Style Origins: Men’s Fancy Dance, Part 4

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4. NDN Food Porn, Anyone? 10 Delicious Frybread Photos

5. Native Skateboarders! ‘Ramp it Up’ Exhibit Draws Big Crowds

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4-Wheel Warpony skateboarders, 2008. From left to right, White Mountain Apache skaters Armonyo Hume, Jess Michael Smith, Aloysius Henry, Ronnie Altaha and Lee Nash. The skate team was founded by award-winning filmmaker Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo), who got his start making skateboarding videos in Arizona.

6. Women in the War on ISIL

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Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, 35, is a squadron commander in UAE Air Force (UAEAF), piloting an F-16 Block 60 fighter jet likely among those dropping munitions this week in coordinated attacks against Islamic State strongholds near Raqqa, Aleppo and Idlib.

7. A Letter to Obama For Signing the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act

8. World Conference Outcome Document: States Win

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Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivers the ceremonial welcome to participants at the opening of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

9. Holding the U.S. Accountable for Funds Held in Trust

10. Penny Gamble-Williams & IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas