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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

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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

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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

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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. U.N. Sounds the Alarm on Climate Change While Emphasizing Opportunities

UN Photo/Amanda Voisard
Participants at press conference to launch Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including (centre) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri. Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 2.

2. Billy Mills, Robby Benson to Look Back at ‘Running Brave’ 31 Years Later

Photo courtesy Indiana University.
Billy Mills, left, with Robby Benson during the filming of ‘Running Brave.’ Photo courtesy Indiana University.

3. Native American Heritage Month: A Message About Voting

4. World Conference Takes Concrete Action to Benefit Indigenous Peoples

5. Making Voting Friendly, the Alaska Native Way

Stephanie Woodard
Standing from left addressing a Manokotak Village council meeting, Grace Mulipola, from Native Village of Koliganek, Bristol Bay Native Corporation legal assistant and early-vote project manager; Rose Wassillie, absentee voting official of Togiak and village resource specialist for Bristol Bay Native Corporation; and Arline Franklin, the absentee voting official of Native Village of Manokotak. Seated at right is Mike Toyukak, lead plaintiff in the recent successful voting-rights lawsuit, Toyukak v. Treadwell.

6. A Response to Glenn Morris’s Column

7. Arizona Indian Gaming Association to Showcase a Decade of Gaming Progress

8. This Rapper Wants to Set a New Guinness Record, and He’s Doing it for MMIW

source: Kickstarter
MC RedCloud looks to set a record and help a cause with a marathon rap performance.

9. Tlingit Haida Central Council: Sen. Begich Will Fight for Our Future

10. Fully Recovered, Rescued Golden Eagle Takes Flight

Ironside Bird Rescue Inc.
Munchie, the baby golden eagle found by an 11-year-old boy in July, was finally recovered enough from its throat infection to be set free in October.

11. Team One Spirit Completes New York City Marathon; Running for Lakota Youth

12. Looking to Help Natives Regain Control in NM, Detox Center to Open in Gallup

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13. Cherokee Nation Opens New $5M Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Cherokee Nation
The new Jack Brown Center campus in Tahlequah

14. Colonialism Lives in the U.N. Rights Declaration


1. Videos: Cherokee Elders Tell Halloween Tales, Part 3

Cherokee Elders tell Halloween tales
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Elder Joe Grayson tells a Halloween tale.

2. The Truth About Our Origins Will Set Us All Free

3. Video: Spooky Space Songs Lend Ghostly Howl to Halloween

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Ghostly space sounds from NASA set the tone for a hair-raising Halloween.

4. Alaska Senate Race Is a Test of Policy (Not Character)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, shops at Alaska Federation of Natives convention last week. Election dolls with messages of support for candidates and ballot measures. The AFN board endorsed Sen. Mark Begich for re-election. (The dolls are sold by Ursla Irvin from Chevak, Alaska.)

5. Judge Denies Lawyers, Juveniles Will Be Tried As Adults in ABQ Murders

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
A judge on Wednesday denied the two juveniles accused in the fatal beating of two Navajo homeless men in Albuquerque to have all non-felony charges tried in juvenile court.

6. Indigenous Leaders Caution Against Racist Assumptions in Wake of Ottawa Shooting

Justin Tang, AP
People gather around the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial as they mourn the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard at the memorial on October 22. He was buried in Hamilton, Ontario, with full honors on Tuesday October 28.

7. Impressive Speakers Planned for Sunday’s Redskins Protest

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Protesters hold up signs during a Redskins protest last year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

8. How Sacred Objects Heal: A Tlingit’s Journey, Part II

Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman
The author’s mother, Phoebe Ward Hopper, wearing the button blanket and headband she made herself and wore to the annual ANS/ANB conventions in Alaska. Unfortunately, the front of the headband with the eagle design is not visible. (Courtesy Barbara Searls and Freda Westman)

9. Sun Says Happy Halloween With Big Jack-o-Lantern Face

10. Russia Prevented Indigenous Leaders From Going to World Conference

11. Video: Halloween Costume Tips from American University Queers and Allies

American University Queers Allies Costume
American University Queers and Allies offer appropriate Halloween costume tips.

12. The Perils of Culturally Appropriative Halloween Costumes

13. Kansas City Chiefs QB Tyler Bray:Great to ‘Represent as a Minority in NFL’

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QB Tyler Bray shows kids football drills at the Sports Pavilion on October 28 in Lawrence, Kansas as part of NFL Play 60 and Indian Health Service Haskell Diabetes Prevention Program.

14. 17 Redface Costumes You Can Buy: Walmart Really, Really Doesn’t Get It

15. Save Our Children, Save Ourselves

16. Oneida Indian Nation to Honor Veterans in 14th Annual Ceremony

 

1. Cherokee Citizen Leads Tribal Health System to National Recognition

Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation citizen James Martins, of Afton, talks with Northeastern Tribal Health System CEO and fellow Cherokee, Kim Chuculate, during a regular visit to the clinic.

2. A Family Tradition of Military Service Leads Birdwell to the VA

Courtesy Veteran Affairs Department
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) met the new Director of the Office of Tribal Government Relations for the Veterans Affairs Department, Stephanie Birdwell in March 2011.

3. $19 Million NIH Grant Aims to Draw Natives Into Biomedical Research

4. On Ebola & ISIS: A Flaming Chariot Called Fear

5. Oneida Indian Nation’s SavOn Stores Raise Over $7,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association

6. Alaska May Have the World’s Largest Voting Booth

Courtesy AlaskaNativeVote.com
A new video urges Alaska Native voters to get to the polls. And early. “Get Out the Native Vote” reminds people that they can vote until November 4th in one of the 128 newly established voting sites across the state.

7. Trickster Art Photo: Romero’s Ceramic Coyotes

8. Duane Champagne’s Orwellian Form of Self-Determination

9. Video: Parched Southwest Tells ‘the Story of Water’

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Even without climate change, ‘the story of the Southwest is the story of water,” says climate scientist Gregg Garfin in this video about the Southwest chapter of the National Climate Assessment released in 2014.

10. Deconstructing the Doctrine of Discovery


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