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