1. Cherokee Nation to Receive Bison Herd
Courtesy InterTribal Buffalo Council
Bison from Badlands National Park, above, will be relocated to the Cherokee Nation on October 9.
2. Video: Stunning Lunar Eclipse Turns Hunter’s Moon Blood Red
The total lunar eclipse occurring the night of October 7-8, 2014, promises to be as spectacular as the one above, which occurred in April.
3. Cherokee Casino Employees Helping Keep Oklahoma Roads Clean
Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson employee volunteers clear trash and debris from alongside State Highway 62.
4. Glenn Beck Dons Headdress: ‘I Think it Works on Me’
Glenn Beck wears a Native headdress on his morning show on October 6, 2014.
5. Indian Cowboy Rodeo Ropes in Hundreds, Gears Up for Next Year
Morongo Indian Cowboy Rodeo
6. Wrenches, Wetsuits and the First Duck Dynasty: 5 More Game-Changing Native Inventions
Who knew? Even though diabetes did not come to Turtle Island until the settlers did, indigenous ingenuity immediately kicked in, with the use of this plant as a remedy.
7. Election: Indian Health System Is on the Ballot
Why Indian country needs the Affordable Care Act in one chart: Spending on Indian health has been historically underfunded. The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for Medicaid and insurance money to be used at local Indian health clinics and hospitals. (Chart is from a new report “Past, Present, and Future Threats to American Indian, Alaska Native Health by Donald Warne, MD, MPH, and Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD.)
8. On the Campaign Trail: Wisc.’s Mary Burke Stressing Education and Jobs
Wisconsin Gov. Candidate Mary Burke
9. The High Cost of Tribal Banishment
10. Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow Wow Offers Healing and High-end Vendors
A traditional Aztec dancer performs during an exhibition dance.
11. 2015 Calendar Features Dazzling Paintings of Native Life and Culture
Detail of ‘Hopi Girls,’ a painting by Robert Peters based on an Edward S. Curtis photograph. It’s the May image in his ‘Thirteen Moons’ calendar. Courtesy the artist.
12. Northwest Tribes Celebrate Highest Fall Fish Returns to Columbia River Basin in 75 Years: CRITFC
Bonneville Power Administration
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/06/northwest-tribes-celebrate-highest-fall-fish-returns-columbia-river-basin-75-years-critfc
Salmon observation window at the Bonneville Dam.