Archives For Indian Country Education

1. Drinking-Water Arsenic and Heart Disease Linked in Study of Native Americans: New York Times

The New York Times profiles the work of Dr. Ana Navas-Acien at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Navas-Acien has found a link between drinking-water arsenic and heart health by studying data from an ongoing survey of American Indians drinking water from private wells in the Dakotas and the Southwestern U.S.

2. Is This Model Wearing the Most Disgusting Native American Halloween Costume Ever?

Model Leilani Dowding posted this photo on Facebook with the caption 'I just got massacred by a #cowboy Note Fur is FAKE!!! #HalloweenCostume #happyhalloween #americanindian #halloweenMakeUp #halloween'
Model Leilani Dowding posted this photo to Facebook with the caption, ‘I just got massacred by a cowboy Note Fur is FAKE!!!’ She appended the hashtags HalloweenCostume, happyhalloween, americanindian, and halloweenMakeUp.

3. What Worked, What Needs Work, and Why Be Optimistic About Native Vote

Paulette Jordan wins an Idaho legislative seat.

4. Winnipeg’s First Aboriginal Mayor Takes Office

Winnipeg’s mayor elect Brian Bowman celebrates his victory in the civic election on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

5. Young Artist Micah Wesley: ‘The Colonizers Have Done a Number on Us’

Detail of 'Redskin: Proof of Kill, Purchase, and Commodification' by Micah Wesley. Oil, Acrylic, and Enamel on 12 pieces of cardboard; installation at the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History.
Courtesy Micah Wesley
Detail of ‘Redskin: Proof of Kill, Purchase, and Commodification’ by Micah Wesley. Oil, Acrylic, and Enamel on 12 pieces of cardboard; installation at the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History.

6. Former Redskins QB Scrambles Brains with Defense of Team Name

Jay Schroeder played for the Redskins from 1985-87.

7. Selling the Sacred: Get Your Master’s in Native American Shamanism?

Lakota elders
Christina Rose
Lakota elders Phyllis Swift Hawk, Marie Randall, and Carol Iron Rope-Herrera oppose cultural trespassing and appropriation, and believe the way to learn about spirituality is to be taught by someone who has studied in a hands-on way, rather than through a book.

8. New York State of Mind: The Native Peoples of Long Island

9. Hopi Impound Navajo Sheep from Partition Lands in Controversial Move

Marley Shebala
Navajo families from the Hopi Partition Lands walked to Navajo Council chambers on October 30 to tell President Ben Shelly about the confiscation of their livestock from Hopi Partition Land.

10. Native Alaska Votes and Celebrates

Stephanie Woodard
Election judges have to be versatile in Alaska: As Kristi Logusak (left) looks on, Desiree Green holds Clara and Kendall Wassillie’s baby, so mom and dad can vote.

11. Jon Stewart on Those “Ambushed” Redskins Fans & America’s Original Sin

Associated Press
Jon Stewart

12. The Season of the Natives

1. Native American Land and Classism

2. EBCI Tribal Members Named to All-conference Team

Cherokee One Feather
Spencer McCoy celebrates his second consecutive state title after pinning Ryan Sheppard.

3. Talking Points: Sen. Heitkamp Discusses Native Issues

Courtesy Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s Office
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, right, was in attendance for the Champions for Change ceremony in Washington, D.C. recently. Heitkamp is pictured with office intern and one of the five Champions for Change Danielle Finn.

4. ‘Watch Your Red-skinned Back’—Racist Notes Surface in California Schools

Marc Dadigan
Pictured, from left, are Pit River tribal members Tyler LaMirande, 7th grade; Mikaela Gali-LaMirande, 10th grade; Talissa Gali, 5th grade; and Alexis Elmore, 7th grade, have reported systemic bullying targeting them and other Indian students at Burney Junior-Senior High School and Burney Elementary in Northern California.

5. Ho-Chunk Inc. Subsidiary Gets $2.3 Million Federal Contract

6. The Choctaw Gift to the Starving Irish

America Meredith,
‘Choctaw Give Aid to the Irish’ by America Meredith

7. Rescind the Medals of Dishonor

8. A Giant Step Forward for Equal Voting Rights in Native Lawsuit

Courtesy Richard Peterson
American Indians within the Wolf Point School District received positive news on March 14 when an one-person-one-vote agreement was reached.

9. Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms Preps for Grand Opening

Courtesy Tortoise Rock Casino’s Facebook page
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians expects tourists to flock to California’s High-Desert for its new boutique casino, opening March 31.

10. 7 Indigenous Artists, Activists and Allies Who Took the Icy Winter Challenge Plunge

The Baker Twins, a.k.a. Canadian models Shannon and Shauna Baker, take the Winter Challenge to the Red Carpet.

11. Albuquerque’s Saving Damsels: Rocking That Native Soul in 2014

Photo by Jason Morgan Edwards
JJ Otero of Saving Damsels at Frogville Studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in November 2013.

12. Fond du Lac Ojibwe Wins Minn. Boys State 1A Quarterfinal in Triple OT

Star Tribune

13. NFL: M.I.A. Owes Us copy6.6 Million for a Bird, but Redskins Still OK

Photo: Perry Knotts, AP
M.I.A. preforms during the NFL Super Bowl XLVI halftime show at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. The Giants won the game 21-17. (AP Photo/Perry Knotts)