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A year after 300 million gallons of heavy metal sludge from the shuttered Gold King Mine gushed into a tributary of the Animas River, the Navajo Nation is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for what it sees as negligence in cleaning up the disaster — serving up a potent election-year issue for Republicans against one of their favorite targets

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Extinction©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

My bones

My skin

My face

My head

My heart

My inner self

My outer self

My body

My Mind

It all belongs to me

It’s all a part of me

It all makes me whole

It all makes me empty

It all makes me happy

It all makes me sad

It all makes me think

It all helps me decide

My thoughts are mixed

My thoughts are uncertain

Sometimes they make me go back to the beginning

So I then can become certain

Certain of my beginning

Certain of my task

Certain of my foes

Certain of my allies

With all in place I’m ready, set, go…

Out into the world

With all that I have

All that I know

And all I intend to do

Look out world because I’ve begun

To turn to you and set you straight

The time has come to change this place

This place we call our home

Times are changing

Just like we do through the years

But now we must give this place

we call home a facelift

We must clean …

our air so we can breathe

We must clean ….

our water so we can drink

We must preserve …

what is good,

what is healthy

what is in danger

In danger of extinction

our birds

all of our food sources

our bodies

our selves

Give back to mother nature

All you have taken

Now she needs you as she has helped you

Help her before it becomes too late

We’re on a path

A path to extinction

Things can end faster than they began

Adam and Eve, Eve and Adam

No matter the name

No matter the forbidden fruit

Where there’s a beginning

There’s always and ending

We can only extend the time before our extinction

So make your choices

Choices control us

Choices change us

Choices lead us

Choices need us

Choices believe in us


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Indigenous Peoples are among the vulnerable ones when it comes to climate change, and the Obama Administration is using its designated ‘Extreme Heat Week’ May 23-27 to help those on the front line adapt.
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3. Manning: Sanders Advocates for Tribes, Mother Earth
 
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Allison Renville of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate gifts Bernie Sanders with beaded moccasins and sweet grass.
 
4. Another Armed Attack On an Indigenous Activist in Honduras
 
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A view of the community of Fort Yates and the Missouri River, which surrounds it. The Tribe has stated that if the Missouri River waters were contaminated, the environmental impacts to the Standing Rock Reservation would be devastating.
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EPA testing Newark kids for lead after school water contamination

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Ice Stacking

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1. Ken St. Marks: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Ken St. Marks, Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. January 2016, Box Elder, Montana.

 

2. Video: Drone Films Spellbinding Dance of Blue Whale Mother and Calf

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Crew of a boat trolling for poachers in the Antarctic Ocean spotted a rarely seen blue whale and her calf, and sent a drone to get this footage.

 

3. 6 Prop Bets on Super Bowl 50: Will Beyoncé Culturally Appropriate?

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Beyonce, above, dons a feather headdress. She is slated to perform at halftime during Super Bowl 50 on February 7.

4. Orange Crush: Omaha Tribe Issues Invitation to Peyton Manning for Superbowl 50

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“OMAHA” As Peyton Manning leads the Denver Broncos into Sunday’s 50th Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers, the Omaha have extended an invitation to Manning to visit the tribe’s homeland in Nebraska.

5. For Diné Beader, Business Is Good During Playoff, Super Bowl Season

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Lilah Sandoval, Diné, beaded this Bronco medallion. Sandoval was born and raised in Denver, and said a large number of Native Americans in Denver are Broncos fans.

6. Gyasi Ross Schools Mackelmore: White Privilege, White Guilt, and the Role of White Allies

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Gyasi Ross just dropped a new track called White Privilege 3.

7. Native Humor: Pow Wow Jokes and More Stick Figure Indian Cartoons

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This episode of Native Humor: Pow Wow Jokes and More Stick Figure Indian Cartoons, brought to you by Vincent Schilling.

8. Hilarious! Comic Jonny R. aka ‘The Ojibwe Outlaw’ is Fostering a Career in Laughs

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He is Hilarious! Known as Jonny R., or the Ojibwe Outlaw, the 39-year-old is entering his seventh year in comedy.

9. To Know Where You’re Going, Learn Where You Came From

10. The Revenant’s Elk Dog: A Conversation with Duane Howard

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Elk Dog portrayed by Duane Howard on the site of ‘The Revenant’

 


1. Native American Holidays and Traditions

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2. The History of the Soyaluna

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3. Holiday Celebrations

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4. 11 Recommended Books: Retired Teachers Donate Hundreds of Books to Red Lake Nation College

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Ruth and Leo Soukup posing with the 700 books they donated to Red Lake Tribal College discuss who “snagged” who when they met at Ponemah in 1979 as teachers.

5. Climate Change and the Seventh Generation: Navajo Environmentalist Ann Marie Chischilly at COP21

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Ann Marie Chischilly, executive director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

6. Recovering Ancestors and the Sacred

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“The human rights issue of repatriation is not limited to the United States, and extends internationally, which has been recognized by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

7. Judging ‘Indian Character’ in Nebraska v. Parker

8. Native American Christmas

9. Native American Night Before Christmas (2006)

10. O Holy Night – Sung by Rhema Marvanne