1. Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Natives Donate Locks for Wigs at Pechanga Spa
Courtesy Pechanga Resort & Casino Spa
Inspired by a colleague’s courageous battle, Amber Curatola, Comanche, cut off most of her traditionally long locks for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pechanga Resort & Casino is conducting a month-long campaign for hair donations.
2. Three Young Women Crowned Princess, Set to Represent the Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, left, and Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel, right, are shown with the 2014-15 Chickasaw princesses selected Monday night at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center. Selected to represent the tribe at events and functions through the United States over the next year are 2014-15 Chickasaw Princess Taylor Nicole Weems, Chickasaw Junior Princess Maegan Ann Carney, and Little Miss Chickasaw Jazlyn Renee Key.
3. Video: Fisherman Rescues Drowning Eagle in Nanoose Bay
The bald eagle is pulled from a fisherman’s boat in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.
4. This Video From the People’s Climate March Will Inspire You
Dancers, one wearing the Haudenosaunee flag and holding hoops in his hand, shake a leg for saving the planet as marchers holding anti-oil banners look on.
5. Part of Aral Sea Dries Up: Biggest Environmental Disaster in Human History
NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, from satellite data
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake on the planet, is just about dry, thanks to human intervention.
6. Jewelry Fit for a Supreme: Sotomayor Gets a Kenneth Johnson Necklace
Photo Courtesy Kenneth Johnson.
Kenneth Johnson presents Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with a custom necklace. Photo Courtesy Kenneth Johnson.
7. Tribal Judicial Systems Receive a Boost to the Tune of $87 Million
8. Pine Ridge Organization Finalist for $100K Buckminster Fuller Challenge
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
The crew at Thunder Valley puts the final touches on the installation of solar panels.
9. Canoes Visit Seattle for Salmon Homecoming Celebration
Adam Charles, holding his paddle, asks for permission for the Port Gamble S’Klallam canoe family to come ashore during Salmon Homecoming, on the Seattle waterfront.
10. Radiation Leak Linked to Los Alamos; Do We Really Want Biological Agents There?
11. Radon: The Invisible Killer In Native Homes Across Indian Country
Courtesy Minnesota Department of Health
What Twa-le Abrahamson-Swan did not know was how much radon she’d find when she tested her own home to see how the testing process worked. The number was shocking.
12. ‘She Fought So Hard to Live’