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1. Don’t Wait for the White World to Catch Up

2. Revenant Actor Forrest Goodluck On Playing Leonardo DiCaprio’s Son

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Forrest Goodluck and Leonardo DiCaprio at the New York Premiere of “The Revenant”

3. Juneau Kicks Off Campaign Breaking Fundraising Record

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Denise Juneau is a candidate for Congress in Montana.

4. Native Cooking: All About Herbs

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Farmers are seen here harvesting Saffron in Iran. Because the herb has to be hand-harvested it is one of the most expensive.

5. Scared and Spied On Under Harper, Why Child Advocate Didn’t Give Up

via The Tyee
Cindy Blackstock, Gitksan First Nation, fought tenaciously for nine years to get equal funding for indigenous children on reserves as executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

6. After 2015 Performance, Artist Frank Waln Mocked by CT High School’s ‘The Rez’ Twitter Account

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Frank Waln was criticized this week on Twitter by students of a West Hartford High school cheering section who call themselves ‘The Rez’

7. After Mascot Ban at CT High School – Parent Designs ‘F*ck You’ Finger Headdress T-Shirt

After a mascot ban, an angry parent and Conard Chieftain high school alumni created a t-shirt with an image of a Native American man in a headdress with an emblem of a ‘f*ck you’ middle finger hidden in the medallion

8. Nine First Nations Unite With Declaration Against LNG Tankers in B.C. Salmon Waters

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The nine allied tribes of Lax Kw’alaams supported by several other First Nations, pose for a photo after the signing of the Lelu Island Declaration, Saturday January 23. Chief Yahaan (Don Wesley) holds up the declaration for all to see.

9. Burns Paiute Tribe Responds to Oregon Militia Video

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10. Supreme Court Rules Against Menominee Tribe, Denies Cert on NAGPRA Claim

The Supreme Court recently ruled against the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin and declined to hear arguments in a NAGPRA case involving 12 Kumeyaay tribes.


1. 12 Awesome Rock Your Mocs Photos From Around the World

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Rock Your Mocs took place all over the world in 2015.

2. USDA Seeds Grassroots Economic Development in New Mexico

3. Little Mortgage Lending in Any of SD Reservation-Only Counties

4. Akwesasne Man Who Alleged Mishandling by Canadian Border Agents Walks On

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Antoine Delormier and his wife, Donna Delormier, in September after he alleged being dragged from his vehicle and pinned face-down on the pavement by Canadian border guards while trying to get himself to the hospital. Antoine Delormier died on November 24 at age 67.

5. Red Nation TV

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6. The Hub – Native American Indian TV Show

7. Where are the mainstream TV shows about American Indians?


8. ‘Saints & Strangers’: The Real Story of That First Thanksgiving?

Saints and Strangers Trujillo Queypo
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Raoul Trujillo as Massasoit, center and Kalani Queypo as Squanto, right, in National Geographic Channel’s two-night movie event “Saints & Strangers.”

9. Epic Native American Music – Cherokee Tribe

10. Native American Indians Spiritual Vocal Shamanic Music



1. Tats Incredible: The Revival of Indigenous Ink

2. Gold King Mine Could Have Been Prevented

Courtesy La Plata Office of Emergency Management
The Animas River as it appeared on August 6, 2015, a day after a contractor working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally let loose three million gallons of toxic sludge. The river flows through the Southern Ute Tribe reservation.

3. Dem 2: Hijacked by ISIS

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Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as Bernie Sanders, left, and Martin O’Malley prepare before a Democratic presidential primary debate, Saturday, November 14, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.

4. Native Fashion Movement Celebrated at Peabody Essex Museum

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Courtesy Orlando Dugi, Sante Fe
Dress designed by Orlando Dugi, Navajo. Cape and dress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012. Paint, silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers. Hair and makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Mona Bear.

5. Indians Still Lagging on Home Ownership

6. Obama Doesn’t Understand American Indian History

7. Treaty Rights Triumph: First Nation Peel Watershed Protectors Win Against Yukon Government

The Yukon government wants to allow up to 80 percent of the pristine Peel watershed developed for mining and other interests. Four First Nations say no.
8. Native American Indian Spirit of Meditation

1. The Anti-Disenrollment Chorus Sings, Part 1

2. Photo: NMAI New York Screened MTV’s ‘Rebel Music’

3. Department of Justice Sides With Natives, Files Lawsuit Against SD for Discrimination

4. ‘A Place to Stand’: Baca’s Astonishing Life Story In Theatres

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“A Place to Stand,” a documentary by the same name as Jimmy Santiago Baca’s memoir is playing in select theaters.

5. ‘Drill Them to Hell and Back’ Billboard Spurs Outrage in Indian Country

A billboard, which depicts a dark-haired woman lying on her back next to a pile-driver states “Screwpiles, We Drill them to Hell and Back,” has caused outrage in Indian country.

6. Fighting Racism at Yale: Native Students Push for Dialogue

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Yale University students and supporters participate in a march across campus to demonstrate against what they see as racial insensitivity at the Ivy League school in New Haven, Connecticut on November 9, 2015.

7. The High Life: Expansion of Viejas Casino & Resort Wows Guests

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8. Mashantucket Pequot Flag Flew Over CT Capitol for Heritage Month

Pequot Chairman Rodney Butler Wayne Reels
Christina Rose
Mashantucket Chairman Rodney Butler and Wayne Reels, Mashantucket Director of Cultural Resources, stand before the Connecticut State Capitol, where the Pequot Flag flew for the first time in history from November 2 to 9 for Native American Heritage Month.

9. Flute Music: Meditation Music for Shamanic Astral Projection, Healing Music

10. Rain and Native American Flutes

1. The First Nations Development Institute

2. PowWows.Com


3. Three days from now will be the 1st of 30 days to celebrate and honor Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month

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4. Putting the World Back Together

5. Lock ‘Em Up With a Hug: Native Detention Programs Connect Youth to Community

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6. Indigenous Leaders Look to Justin Trudeau for Adherence to ‘Obama Style’ Campaign Promises

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National Chief Perry Bellegarde gave Justin Trudeau sweetgrass and a canoe when the then-candidate addressed the annual Assembly of First Nations gathering in Montreal on July 7, 2015. Trudeau promised to improve the relationship between the federal government and aboriginal people.

7. Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous 6” Trailer Released – Facebook Says “Meh”

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Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous 6” Trailer Has Been Released – Facebook Says “Meh”

8. Yakama Nation Given a Step Towards Self-Governance

9. More New Mexico Tribal-State Gaming Compacts Take Effect

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico, is owned and operated by the Mescalero Apache. The tribe also owns the nearby Ski Apache Ski Resort, as well other reservation-based enterprises.

10. Ethan Hawke Supports First Nations Against St. Lawrence Gulf Drilling

Ethan Hawke, second from left, attends the Mi’kmaq community’s water ceremony on the shores of Pomquet Harbour near Antigonish, N.S., on Monday to support the call for a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
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Colt Rowland bows his head in prayer with Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine before the game on Friday, October 23.
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Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden honored five Native artists at a reception in their home in Washington D.C.