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1. $4 Washington Football Team Tickets? Yep, It’s True

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2. Keene: Why ‘Fix’ Tiger Lily? Why Can’t We Just Let Her Go?

NBC.com
NBC aired ‘Peter Pan Live!’ on prime time TV Thursday.

3. Native Humor: 10 More Signs She May be ‘Too Rez’ For You, Bro

Careful, soldier boy, you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into.

4. Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Kicks Off in Las Vegas

Twitter
Kassidy Dennison, front, with Dustin Bird, Erich Rogers and Aaron Tsinigine tweeted this selfie on December 2, 2014, a few days before the NFR began.

5. What’s Next After ‘Navajo Star Wars’? Hint: It’s a Little Fishy

Copyright Disney Pixar
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/05/whats-next-after-navajo-star-wars-hint-its-little-fishy-158152

6. Obama Names Two Tribes Among 16 Climate Action Champions Nationwide

White House
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/12/05/obama-names-two-tribes-among-16-climate-action-champions-nationwide-158145

7. Wisconsin Closes Wolf Hunt Three Months Early, With Quota Exceeded

Jayne Belsky/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/Associated Press file photo
A gray wolf in Wisconsin. The quota has been exceeded, and the sanctioned wolf hunt is over three months early.

8. ‘Freedom Has to Be Fought For’: Brothers in Vietnam and Life Pt. 1

The Hillis boys. Pictured from left to right: Alan (who did not serve), Russell, Lowell, Clyde, Mervyn, and Carl.

9. Quapaw Tribe Says Federal Government OKs Casino Expansion, Makes Landmark Decision

10. Photo: Highlighting Native Music’s Big Night

11. Sundance Picks ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me,’ a New Film Set on Pine Ridge

Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source: facebook.com/songsmybrotherstaughtme
ShaMauri Hawkins, Jared Reddy and John Reddy of ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me.’ Photo by Eléonore Hendricks, source: facebook.com/songsmybrotherstaughtme

12. Suspect Killed Outside Choctaw Casino After High Speed Chase

13. Alaska Natives to British Columbia: Please Tighten Up Your Mining Act

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Can you blame them? Alaska Natives, fishery operators and environmentalists fear that British Columbia’s mining regulations are too lax and could threaten tourism and fisheries.

14. Photo Gallery: Tree Lighting and Dancing in the Capitol

15. ‘Scars of Deception’ Tells the Story of Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Women in Peru

Courtesy 13eflac.org
Feminists denounced the violation of rights of thousands of Peru under President Fujimori.

16. NCAI’s Cladoosby on Tribal Nations Conference and Building a Lasting Legacy

Vincent Schilling
NCAI President Brian Cladoosby, center, with White House secretaries during the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 3.

1. Chickasaw Veterans Celebrate Veterans Day in DC

Courtesy Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw veteran Leonard Sealey discovers the name of a fallen friend at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sealey and 15 other Chickasaw veterans from several states toured famed veteran sites throughout the nation’s capital for five days during a trip sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation to thank them for their service.

2. Cherokee Veterans Receive Cherokee Medal of Patriotism in November

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Tribal Councilor Julia Coates, Sgt. Frank Whitlock, Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Tribal Councilor Jack Brown.

3. Domestic Violence: If the Abuse Is so Bad, Why Do You Stay?

Thinkstock/Benjamin Howell
Why stay? That is the question most often asked of people who don’t leave their abusers. There are myriad reasons.

4. From Blue Jeans to Breaking Records: Student Runner Racing to Success

Tanner Peltier
Tanner Peltier
Seventeen-year-old Tanner Peltier, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, competes in the South Dakota state cross-country meet. Peltier finished a 5k with a personal-best time of 16 minutes and 16 seconds.

5. Native American Heritage Month Celebration

6. 7 Things you need to know this Native American Heritage month


1. Video: Magical Mauritius Comes to Life in Time Lapse Wonder

Vimeo/Alexander Kodisch
Mauritius does not often come up on our radar, but this time-lapse video shows why it should.

2. Dr. Karen Goodnight Named Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year

Karen Goodnight
Marcy Gray
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, right, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel present the 2014 Dynamic Woman of the Year Award to Dr. Karen Goodnight, Goldsby, during the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Culture Awards ceremony Thursday, October 2, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

3. Cherokee Nation hosts Veterans Day ceremony Monday

4. Aboriginal Veterans Day Commemorates First Nations WWI Snipers, Soldier Sacrifice

Francesca Lucia/Global Okanagan
This monument to veterans on the Westbank First Nation was designed and built by Colville artist Smoker Marchand.

5. Videos: Students Drum and Sing to Welcome Senators to Wisconsin

Waadookodaading Students Singing
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6. Top 5 Cities in the World With the Most Indigenous People

TempleStudy.com
New Zealand Maori sharing in the sacred act of hongi.

7. AIANTA and Route 66 to Launch Landmark Project in New Mexico

8. Native American Rock Music


1. Vice Says ‘Sexy Indian Chief’ Has to Go: Retailers Shouldn’t Sell Native Costumes

2. United Against a Slur: 10 Photos From Anti-Redskins Protest in Minneapolis

3. Must Watch: Video of Homeless Native Piano Player Racks Up 3.5M Views

4. Explore ‘New Horizons’ at Bacone College’s Faculty Art Show

Tony Tiger Bacone Art Show
Bacone College
Tony Tiger, Bacone art director, talks with young artist Skyla Sikora about printmaking and the faculty art show at Merritt D. Betts library.

5. Video: Mitigation and Emissions Reduction Is Our Key to Survival, Scientists Say

Vimeo/The Story Group
Mitigation is our way out of the climate mess, if we act now, scientists say.

6. Video: Leech Lake Youth Sing Honor Song for Capitol Christmas Tree

Northland Eagles Hand Drum Group
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Young men of the Northland Eagles Hand Drum Group performed an honor song written for the 2014 Capitol Christmas tree.

7. Election Morning 2014 in an Alaska Native Village

Stephanie Woodard
Togiak voter support specialists Stephanie Poulsen, left, and Angel Aoiojiak, using VHF radio (a kind of village-wide party line) to announce a potluck later this evening to celebrate Election 2014. They’ll spend the day helping elders and others get to the polls.

8. Top 5 Cities in Canada With the Most Indigenous People

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock
And the winner is … Guess which Canadian city has the highest aboriginal population?

9. Thousands Protest Washington Team in Minnesota; Social Media Tells of Clashes

Simon Moya-Smith
Revered activist Winona LaDuke, Ojibwe, addresses a crowd of at least 3,500 people outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 2 , 2014 in protest of the Washington team name.

10. Mapping the Market for Sex: New Report Details Minneapolis Sex Trade

Blurred City
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11. Team One Spirit Runs for Youth at 2014 NYC Marathon

Cliff Matias
James Pine(left) and Zuya White Plume after running the NYC marathon on November 2, 2014.

12. Yes, It’s an Imperfect System But the Native Vote Is Worth Counting

13. UPDATE: Invader-States Hijacked UN World Conference–Act II


1. Mother and Son Overcome Adversity to Earn Master’s Degrees Together

Lila Bruyere, 61, and her son, Shawn Johnston, 37, fought back from addictions and will become the first mother-son duo to graduate from the same program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Mat McCarthy/Wilfrid Laurier University
Lila Bruyere, 61, and her son, Shawn Johnston, 37, fought back from addictions and will become the first mother-son duo to graduate from the same program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. They will both receive their master’s degrees from the faculty of social work’s aboriginal field of study program on October 31, 2014.

2. Walmart Takes Twitter Beatdown Over ‘Fat Girl Costumes;’ Pocahottie Still OK

Walmart.com’s ‘fat girl costumes’ page is one of the all-time lowlights of e-commerce.

3. Children in the Crosshairs: Alaska Native Grandmother Fights ICWA Ruling

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Familial bonds are paramount among the Tununak, as in most Native cultures. More than 90 percent of the tribe’s village was wiped out during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, and just 400 Tununak remain today.

4. Our Brothers and Sisters: 6 Sacred Animals and What They Mean in Native Cultures

Marco Crisari/Thinkstock
The turtle is but one of many sacred animals throughout Native cultures.

5. Rosebud Sioux Member to Head 1st Tribal Lending SD Branch

6. The Federal Drug Administration Continues to Ignore Tribal Governments

7. Thorpe Family Considering Appeal of Ruling on Jim Thorpe’s Remains

Matt Rourke / Associated Press

8. Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Seen From Space Hovers Over Four Corners

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan
The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009 (dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher).

9. Going Door-to-Door in Rural Alaska in Search of Voters

AP Photo/Gregory Bull
Gabe Tegoseak, right, talks to Harold Snowball as he goes house to house for Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, in Barrow, Alaska. Tegoseak walks the ice-slicked streets, knocking on doors, looking for votes.

10. Destroying the Specter of Breast Cancer in Native Communities

11. Money Koch Bros. Stole from Tribes Could Swing Mid-Term Elections

Courtesy rickweiland.com
South Dakota Democratic Senate candidate Rick Weiland interacts with Native communities along his campaign trail. Weiland is in a too-close-to-call race with Republican Mike Rounds and Independent Larry Pressler.

12. ☆ 3 HOURS ☆ NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE ♫ Baby Bedtime Sleeping Music ~ Best Lullaby Sleep Songs


1. Joint Affinity Groups Stand Against Redskins, Address Racism in Philanthropy

Associated Press

2. Native Hip-Hop and the Wisdom of Chuck D

3. The Third Time Is Not the Charm

4. Border Town, USA: An Ugly Reality Many Natives Call Home

Nick Estes
Maxine Helaney spent decades on the streets. She’s now sober and living in
transitional housing at C.A.R.E. 66 in Gallup, New Mexico.

5. MTV Reality Show Takes Native Girl on Inspirational Trip to Italy

‘The Buried Life’
Brianna Olguin joined the cast of ‘The Buried Life’ for a trip to Italy.

6. Short and Sweet: Must-See Trailers From the Montreal First Peoples Festival’s

Top Choices

Gale Courey Toensing
Of the 47 films that screened at the Montreal First Peoples Festival from July 30
through August 5, these trailers showcase the standouts that won awards.

7. Social Enterprise Café Builds Life Skills of Reservation Youth

Suzette Brewer
Seating at the newly opened Keya Cafe. Over the Christmas holidays, staff
created the stars hanging from the ceiling.

8. Photo: Winning Art from Santa Fe Indian Market

9. Redskins Appeal Trademark Revocation; Indians Ready for Court

Associated Press

10. Native Woman Seeks to Shed the Pounds on ‘Biggest Loser’

courtesy NBC
Jackie Pierson says she put on a lot of weight after her father was diagnosed
with cancer in 2004.

11. Coyote Thoughts: Are You Robbing Your Emotional Bank Account?

Courtesy Beau Washington

12. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reintegration Program Receives National Award

13. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Psst! Health Impact Assessments Offer New

Pathways to Healthier Environments

Health impact assessments for environmental health are being done around the
U.S., according to the EPA.

14. Cherokee Nation to Deliver Tribal IDs to Citizens in Oregon, Washington

15. Former Tribal College President Appointed to Cobell Panel

United Tribes Technical College
David M. Gipp has been appointed by the American Indian College Fund to serve
as the Fund’s representative on the Cobell Board of Trustees.

16. What Are the Common Issues Among Indigenous People?

CCTV News

17. The Hot List, Part III: More Handsome Dudes and Manly Men


1. Tribal Per Capitas and Self-Termination

2. A Deficit Cure: Spend More Money Now

3. Ty Thompson Is First Athlete to be Endorsed by Major Lacrosse Company

Epoch Lacrosse
Ty Thompson becomes Epoch Lacrosse’s first endorsed athlete

4. Smart New Ways to Trace Your Native Ancestry

National Archives/Miles Brothers photograph, 1902
Two Tlingit women with several children near the Kotsina River, Alaska.

5. Warning: You Can’t Break the Lease on This Apartment

6. Scathing Report on Indigenous Rights From Amnesty International

7. Hoopa Home-Chef Meagen Baldy Whips Up No-Sugar-Added Strawberry

Spread With Chia Seeds

8. Will Destroying Disturbing Residential Schools Testimony Speed Healing?

Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press
Residential school survivor Joe George, right, and elder Marie George embrace
during a Truth and Reconciliation Commission event. A judge ruled August 7 that
each survivor will decide if their testimony is preserved or destroyed.

9. The Rights and Wrongs of Right-of-Way Rules

10. ‘Teepee Capital of the World’: The 96th Crow Fair and Rodeo

James Woodcock/Billings Gazette
The Crow Fair and Rodeo starts on August 14, 2014.

11. Navajo Code Talker Uniform Makes Long Awaited Return Home

Wikimedia
A uniform similar to the one pictures, that was worn by Navajo Code Talker
George H. Kirk Sr. will return home after 15 years.

12. Dream Catchers: The Crow Cowgirls Hit the Road for Shoni Schimmel

Photo courtesy Cori Pretty Weasel
The Crow Cowgirls representing for their tribe and team atop the Space Needle.
They had come to Seattle to watch Native American basketball star Shoni
Schimmel play a WNBA game.

13. Leadership Camp: Building Culture, Creativity, Compassion and Courage

Pathkeepers
Pathkeepers Native youth outside the White House in Washington, D.C. after
touring the White House and meeting with the White House Office of
Intergovernmental Affairs.

14. New Albuquerque Hotel Plans to Honor State’s Native Culture

Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc., Architecture by Gensler
New Heritage Albuquerque Hotel in Old Town

15. EPA Climate Justice Blog: Port Arthur Texas—Climate Justice Hits Home

16. That ’70s Song: Redbone’s ‘Come and Get Your Love’ Goes Galactic

Marvel Entertainment
The cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy;’ early in the movie, Chris Pratt, left,
lip-syncs to Redbone’s 1974 hit ‘Come and Get Your Love.’

 


1. Youngest Miss Native American USA Promotes Arthritis Awareness

Miss Native American USA
April Yazza, Miss Native American USA, wants to promote awareness of
arthritis and joint care for Native women.

2. Keith Harper on Indigenous Rights, Redskins and the Israel/Hamas Conflict

Courtesy U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva
Keith Harper, Cherokee Nation, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human
Rights Council.

3. Indian National Finals Rodeo Championships Bringing Families Together

Pictured Left to Right: Past Indian National Finals Rodeo World Champions,
Karl Dennison, Devyn Dennison, Kassidy Dennison, Charlene Jackson,
Carole Jackson Holyan, Ed Holyan

4. Traveling Grocery: On the Road Again

Intertribal Agriculture Council
The Mobile Farmers Market on the 101 Pacific Coast Highway

5. Dinesh D’Souza’s Buffoonery

6. Keystone XL Carbon Emissions Could Run Four Times Higher Than

Current Estimates: Study

7. Cherokee Nation Helps Fund Study for Safer Drinking Water

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Mayor of Welch Winston McKeon, Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe
Crittenden and Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez sign an agreement to help
fund a pilot study of the town’s drinking water. In support of the agreement are,
from left in back, Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin Sr., town of Welch clerk Kenni
Morton, Welch City Councilor Tracy Lewis, Cherokee community organization
in Welch board member Doddie Keith, Welch City Councilor John Dorsey, Craig
County Commissioner Hugh Gordon and Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin

8. San Francisco Peaks to Get 20 More Years of Sewage Snow

9. Auditing Tribal Sovereignty

10. Jacoby Ellsbury Is Helping the Yankees Make Big Plays

Associated Press
Jacoby Ellsbury

11. Native Heritage Night and Shoni Schimmel Draw Huge Crowd to Phoenix

UNITY
Megan LaRose, 16, Navajo, seated with family members, shows off her beaded
medallion signed by Shoni Schimmel.

12. We Are Not Redskins

13. Colville Reservation Fire of Nearly 20,000 Acres Prompts Evacuations

Washington Interagency Incident Management Team #4
Flames on Central Peak, one of several wildfires making up the Devil’s Elbow
Complex.

14. Cherokee Nation Spurs Growth in Ochelata

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Principal Chief Bill John
Baker, Tribal Councilor Dick Lay and Ochelata Mayor Sydney Barnes stand in
front of the new $9 million Cooweescoowee Health Center being built in Ochelata.

15. Washington Times Partners With Redskins and Dan Snyder

16. Portraits of Change: Oklahoma Indians 1920-1970 [12 Images]

© 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw
Gus Palmer (Kiowa, at left), side gunner, and Horace Poolaw (Kiowa), aerial
photographer, in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress. MacDill Field, Tampa,
Florida, ca. 1944. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw

17. Indian Country Remembers Robin Williams: Thanks for the Medicine

18. 5th Native American Music Awards

 

 


1. The ‘Carcieri’ Fix Bills Need to Do More

2. 15 New Words That Belong in the NDN Dictionary

3. 10 Things You May Not Know About Wes Studi

Jen Boyer
Wes Studi will appear in three movies this summer.

4. Tribal Business Owes Oklahoma $47 Million in Smokes Revenue

Thinkstock.com

5. Team Wisconsin Brings Home 38 Medals at North American Indigenous Games

CJME.com

6. Navajo Nation Turns to Plant-Based Foods to Reverse Diabetes

Thinkstock

7. Video: What Would You Do? Brianna Went to Italy

The Buried Life
“The Buried Life” fulfilled Brianna’s dream to go to Italy.

8. Snoqualmie Tribe Gives $250,000 in Aid for Washington Fire Victims

InciWeb
The eastern zone of the Carlton Complex fire in Washington State on July 21; as
of the 28th, the blaze—a combination of what started as four separate fires on
July 14—was just 67 percent contained.

9. How Do We Re-Member?

10. Indian Gaming Veteran Is New General Manager at Muckleshoot Casino

11. Chickasaw Nation Announces General Election Results

12. Chris Rock: ‘Redskins? That’s not Nice. That’s a Racial Slur’

Associated Press
Comedian Chris Rock

13. Tribe Rebuilds Citizen’s Home After Fire

Cherokee Nation
(L to R) Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Cherokee citizen BB Livers,
Tribal Councilor Frankie Hargis and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden stand in front of
Livers’ new home, which the tribe built after his former home was destroyed in a 2013 fire.

14. Mouth-Watering Modern Indigenous Eats by Top Chef Rich Francis [10 Photos]

Seared scallops with saffron vanilla sauce, garnished with caviar.

15. Redskins Allegedly Hire Crisis Management Firm to Build ‘Fan-based’ Website

16. Chaske Spencer and ‘Winter in the Blood’: Coming to a Theater Near You

‘Winter in the Blood,’ starring Chaske Spencer and Julia Jones, has secured a
North American distributor.

1. Alarming Number of Canadian Indigenous Women Missing, Murdered

2. Roadkill: ‘Indians in This State are Not Even Worth a Traffic Sign’

Fiona Watson/Survival
Damiana Cavanha, Guarani leader. Five of her relatives have been run over
and killed.

3. Video: A New Kind of Warrior Fighting for Their People

Wisconsin Media Lab
Mark Antonio Daniels Jr., a member of the Forest County Potawatomi, dreams
of being a professional boxer.

4. Vandals Desecrate Memorial to Residential School Survivors in British Columbia

Wawmeesh Hamilton
The memorial dedicated to students who attended the Alberni Indian Residential
School. The piece has since been vandalized and police have no suspects.

5. Crowdfunding to Regenerate the North American Indian Center of Boston

NAICOB

6. President Obama Engages Native Youth at My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall

7.Tribe Says City’s Logo Featuring American Indian Is not an Offensive Caricature

8. Coeur d’Alene Cancel Ted Nugent Concert Over Rocker’s ‘Racist Remarks’

Source: facebook.com/tednugent
Nugent may need to double-check his standing in Indian country. Image source:
facebook.com/tednugent

9. Veteran Channels PTSD and Anger Into MMA Career

Courtesy va.gov
“In the ring, I’m in complete control. Fighting is my meditation.”

11. Bald Ambition: 10 Hairless Animals That Will Make You Cringe

Daily Mail
Keep reading to find out what this animal is….

12. Navajo High School Graduate Attends Town Hall With President Obama

13. Think Hockey with Spears: 10th Century’s Most Popular Sport Developed by Native Americans

Smithsonian American Art Museum

14. Ho-Chunk, Inc. CEO Receives Award from U.S. Department of Commerce Agency

Ho-Chunk Inc.
Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho Chunk, Inc.

15. Watch: Ty Thompson Scores First Goal as a Major League Lacrosse Player

RochesterRattlers.com

16. USDA Awards Grants to Native Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses

and Create Jobs

17. Explosive Blaze in Williston, North Dakota in Industrial Fire

AP Photo/Josh Wood
A fire burns at Red River Supply in an industrial part of Williston, N.D., in the early
hours of Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The site is near three oil companies and a rail
line, just east of Williston’s downtown. Explosions could be seen and heard at the
scene, but it wasn’t immediately clear what caught on fire. No injuries were
immediately reported. Red River Supply provides services to oil companies
working in North Dakota’s oil patch.

18. How to identify fake antique Native American art