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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.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina have passed a resolution prohibiting fracking on their sovereign lands.
Captain Jacobsen, a play that recently premiered in Berlin, is receiving mixed reviews some of which are calling it neo-racism.
Juliette Lewis’ handwritten farewell to Misty Upham, posted to Instagram.
Philip Whiteman, Jr. during one of his rides.
Steven Paul Judd
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?
Nevada Indian Commission
Aloha Callac-Jones competed against 21 other women 50 years ago, and won the crown.
Miles, Jeremy and Jerome Thompson smile after allegedly signing contracts with Nike.
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Hector Vazquez was recently named executive chef for Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort
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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.
A coastal Washington cranberry bog.
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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.
Dennison will be honored with ‘Kassidy Dennison Day’ in Gallup, New Mexico on November 1, 2014.
Cherokee Nation citizen and volunteer Billy Shufeldt spent three days helping distribute water in northern Nowata County, including Oklahoma Union Public Schools.
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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)
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Tobacco is rising again as medicine.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Omaha Nation High School
NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
A multiplicity of galaxies that were revealed over the course of multiple exposures by the Hubble Telescope.
Photo from the ‘Moss Lake’ location of Ganienkeh in 1974. Source: Ganienkeh.net
American Friends Service Committee
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.
Tim Chavez, Keres’ President and CEO and member of the LLC
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The Bakken oil fields, origination point of the Sandpiper oil pipeline proposed by Enbridge Corp. to Wisconsin, through Anishinaabe territory.
Shoni Schimmel walks through a crowd of children at Salish Kootenai College before speaking to more than 500 people.
Yerba mansa is a multi-purpose medicinal herb.
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Mike Levine, Morongo Law Enforcement police chief, was recently named Police Chief of the Year
Pictured, from left, are: Pei-Un Yee, IFIP Executive Associate; Bianca Jagger, BJHRF; Evelyn Arce, IFIP Executive Director.
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CNB officials accept OBI’s Business Partner of the Year Award.
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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.
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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.
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
Korina Emmerich, Puyallup, lost a showdown with Char Glover and was eliminated from ‘Project Runway.’ But she didn’t go quietly.
A Maori girl on New Zealand’s North Island in 2011.
An entire beach in northern Alaska is carpeted by walruses that cannot find ice to rest on in the open ocean.
Cheyenne River Youth Project
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.
Nike’s “Redskins/Thunder-themed” birthday party for Kevin Durant is drawing ire from a Native American group.
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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.
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Tapajós River Basin
Ken Rahaim, Smithsonian Institution
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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.
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.
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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.
10. Penny Gamble-Williams & IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas