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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

Fred Espinak, NASA
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

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
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’

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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

Diego James Robles
A traditional Aztec dancer performs during an exhibition dance.

11. 2015 Calendar Features Dazzling Paintings of Native Life and Culture

Courtesy Robert Peters
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
Salmon observation window at the Bonneville Dam.

Who’s responsible?

By Felina Silver Robinson

Yesterday shortly after losing his job at Vaughan Foods plant in Oklahoma City, Alton Nolen headed over to the human resources section of the administrative building and took it upon himself to behead Colleen Hufford. He then proceeded to stab Traci Johnson multiple times at which time he was shot by Mark Vaughan, who is a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer.

It was initially said that this beheading may have been inspired by the media’s communication of the ISIS incidents. Nolen is a Muslim convert and like many other muslims has been working to convert others to Islam. While this may be true no one can assume that any of his actions are at all related to ISIS or any other threats currently out there. It seems that the FBI and other key officials are doing a great job in trying to figure out exactly what the true motive was behind all this, aside from the obvious firing moments before the gruesome attack.

I hate pointing fingers, but I have to say that while it is important to keep readers informed of what is going on in the world, it often feels like the more violent something is, the more the media shows you all the details. If every station out there is repeatedly televising, posting, and reporting the same gorey details of the most violent acts, of course its going to condition others and set in place the reasoning to motivate them to start their own trail of violence. Most often, the acts mirror the events they’ve seen and heard about, minus the ransom or televised threats.

If there were regulations in place that limited the number of televised occasions by each news station, maybe it would be harder to plant the seed. There is not much that can be done about the internet, because people search for what they are interested in. TV is somewhat easier to control. Let’s not kid ourselves though, the world has a large number of people with devastating mental health issues of which many are not even being treated for whether it be due to a lack of insurance coverage, money problems or maybe even accessibility. We don’t know, but when we know we have the power to control some part of what’s going on, we must work to do our best to prevent events such as the beheading of innocent bystanders, rapes, arson, robbery and the like.

It might be hard to hear, but we as a society have nurtured criminals by giving them access to the tools and ideas to commit the crimes they commit. Then, despite our best efforts to put them away for their sins in many cases, the guilty go free, while their victims live a lifetime of pain and often end up becoming criminals seeking revenge on their attackers.

It’s time to take notice of what’s really happening and what role the Media and others are playing in what happens and how it happens.

My ThrowBack Thursday Poem/Photo of the Day


College Days©

Felina - Newbury College July 1987

Saturdays from 9-5

I belonged to Newbury College

With friends from all over

Gathered to learn

All that we could about







Public Relations

Human Resources Management

Great American History

English Composition




To get a better job

To get you a bigger title

To make you feel more whole

To find professional happiness

Colleges Days

Full of fun

Full of learning

Full of stress

Full of life long friendships

Hoping for change


New Direction

Happy to see College Days

Come and Go

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Felina Silver Robinson