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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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DoJ Listens to Navajo Nation Request, Will Investigate Loreal Tsingine Death

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Family members of Tsingine have questioned why the officer would be afraid of Tsingine.
Judge Blocks ND Restrictive Voter-ID Law; A Burden to Native Voters

 

Teeing Off for Scholarships: Wilderness at Fortune Bay to Host Charity Golf Tournament Aug. 18

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
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The Wilderness at Fortune Bay, Lake Vermillion, Minnesota
 

USDA Awards $2.2M to Remote Native Villages

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“Downtown” Kenny Lake, Alaska, one of five small towns in the Copper River School District that will benefit from a recently awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. The grant money will allow the Kenny Lake School to be linked via video conferencing with staff from four other small schools, allowing them to share resources and curriculum.
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Northeastern State University Professor Amy Proctor (right) works with research assistant Candice McCollum on a report about the impact of methamphetamine on the country’s Native American population.

Mayan Leaders Free Of Charges; Will Sue Government Of Belize

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Supporters of the 13 Mayan villagers and leaders arrested by Belizean police last year hold signs waiting for their release.
 
Herbert Hoover: Only US President to Have Lived on Indian Reservation
 
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Herbert Hoover lived with an uncle who was an Indian agent on the Osage Nation when he was six years old.


  1. Photo: Young Aztec Dancer Rocked Gathering of Nations

 

2. Native Cooking: B Is for Bison! Try It Over Salad

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3. Bill to Help Native Children Considered in Congress

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U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) bill to improve the lives of Native American children was considered on Wednesday in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs.

 

4. Featured Photo: Hereditary Chief Phil Lane at Global Canoe

 
5. Native American Rock Music
 

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1. Robert Redbird, iconic Native American artist, dies

Native American artist Robert Redbird, an Oklahoma-born member of the Kiowa tribe, became well-known for his depictions of Kiowa life and spirituality. Click through the gallery to see samples of his work.

2. Walking to Save Oak Flat [7 Photos]

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Photo by Marc Dadigan
After gathering at the California State Capitol February 27, more than 100 walkers including Native supporters representing several tribes and allies marched through the streets of Sacramento to honor the one year anniversary of the San Carlos Apache’s occupation of the sacred lands at the Oak Flat campground. Under the terms of a deal approved by the U.S. government in December, Phoenix-based Resolution Copper will take control of 2,400 copper-rich acres in and around Oak Flat. In return, the company will transfer about 5,400 acres of privately owned parcels of conservation land throughout Arizona to the U.S. Forest Service.

3. As Serious as Lead Poisoning: Hillary v. Bernie

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The Democrats engaged policy on a level that risked putting the audience to sleep after the Republicans had their audience yelling and hooting and rolling in the aisles.

4. This Land Was Made for Decolonized Love

5. The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, March 6, 2016

6. Akwesasne Mohawk Hosts NHL Native Alumni Game and Community Celebration

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Akwesasne All Stars Team Captain Scott ‘Butter’ Thompson and NHL Native Alumni Pro Hockey Team Captain Reggie “The Riverton Rifle” Leah await the puck drop from Grand Chief Abram Benedict.

7. Pope Francis, The Saints and Native Sprituality Held Hostage

8. Tribes Decide How to Spend Indian Housing Block Grants; A Legacy of Sovereignty Act

When it comes to Indian Housing Block Grants the federal government doesn’t know what the tribes will do with the money as it’s up to the tribes.

9. Seeking the Trump Thumper: GOP Debate XI

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Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and businessman Donald Trump argue during a Republican presidential primary debate at Fox Theatre, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit.

10. Consensus and Self-Determination

Background image: Constitution of the United States Foreground photo: White Deer, a proud Mohawk in 1901 at the Indian Congress, Pan-American Exposition.

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. 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

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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

Melinda Jane Myers Photography/ Twitter screen capture
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

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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.

 


Trudell, American Indian activist, poet and actor, is dead at 69

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This June 14, 1971, file photo shows John Trudell, a 25-year-old member of the Alcatraz tribal council, talking to newsmen after a band of Indians occupied a remote former Nike site near Richmond, Calif. Trudell, a poet and actor who spoke for American Indian protesters during the 1969 Alcatraz Island occupation and later headed the American Indian Movement, has died at age 69. A trustee of Trudell's estate, Cree Miller, says he died of cancer on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at his home in Santa Clara County in Northern Calif.