Archives For White House Tribal Nations Conference

1. ‘The Great Hurt’: Facing the Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools

Mary Annette Pember
Old photo of children at St. Mary’s Indian boarding school.

2. $342 Million to Clean Duwamish River Superfund Site: EPA Finalizes Plan

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The industry-lined Duwamish River has been polluted for a hundred years or more and its bottom five miles ruled a Superfund site. That section will now get a $342 million cleanup.

3. Obama Puts Native Youth Front and Center at 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference

Vincent Schilling
Some 40 Native Youth Ambassadors attended the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference to witness President Barack Obama’s dedication to improving the lives of young American Indians throughout the country.

4. Holder’s ‘New Era of Progress’ at White House Tribal Nations Conference

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Vincent Schilling
Attorney General Eric Holder delivers a speech at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

5. Three Native Women Headed to NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship
Alicia Ostrander is one of three Native women headed to the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships

6. Children in the Crosshairs: The Emerging Battle Over Alaska’s Native Children

Richard Lincoln III
Richard Lincoln III
Richard Lincoln III left his foster family and returned to his coastal Yup’ik village on the western edge of Nelson Island in the Bering Sea.

7. Tohono O’odham Poised to Begin Major Construction on West Valley Resort Project

Tohono O’odham Nation
A look at the first phase of the West Valley Resort’s gaming facility.

8. Late Actress Misty Upham’s Cause of Death Revealed; Questions Still Remain

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Misty Upham arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of ‘August: Osage County’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

9. ‘They Know Their Lands Better Than We Do’: Sally Jewell on Tribal Keystone XL Opposition

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell tells MSNBC host José Díaz-Balart, ‘They know their lands better than we do’ when asked about the Keystone XL pipeline.

10. Colorado Governor on Sand Creek Massacre: ‘I Want to Apologize’

Photo courtesy Tessa McLean
Arapaho and Cheyenne leaders stand on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol during an event to recognize the 150 years since the Sand Creek Massacre on November 29, 1864.

11. New York Times Details Dueling Grand Canyon Projects

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An aerial view of the Grand Canyon

1. Esteemed Poetry-Play ‘Cedars’ Coming to NYC in January (and Casting Now!)

Photo by Lee Wexler, Images for Innovation
From a staged reading of ‘Cedars’ at LaMama. Photo by Lee Wexler, Images for Innovation

2. San Francisco Peaks: Arizona’s Snowbowl Opens to Protests Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The white stuff is manmade this year, in more ways than one. Three of the Snowbowl’s 43 bare ski runs have been coated in artificial snow made from treated wastewater.

3. A Native Musician in Paris: Pura Fé Cuts a New Album With French Musicians

4. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe Announces Massive Gaming Expansion Project

5. 11-Year-Old Hunter Feels Like Rock Star, Gets Death Threats After Shooting Rare White Deer

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A rare white deer, a buck not unlike this one, was shot through both lungs by an 11-year-old hunter using a crossbow.

6. Video: Chief Phil Lane Jr. Shares the Prophecy of the White Buffalo

White Buffalo Prophecy
Chief Phil Lane Jr. tells the Prophecy of the White Buffalo.

7. Indian Country Gearing Up for 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference

8. All-Native Pro Lacrosse Team Preps For 2015 Season

Tim Prothero, Vintage Lax

9. The Good and the Bad: 12 Recent Tweets You Might’ve Missed
Twitter user @melissalegarda takes umbrage with actress Rooney Mara’s upcoming role as Tiger Lily in ‘Pan.’

10. ‘Book of Rules’: Memoir Tackles Mental Illness, Sexual Trauma and Native Identity

My Body Book of Rules Elissa Washuta
‘My Body Is a Book of Rules’ by Elissa Washuta deals with mental illness, sexual trauma, and Native American identity.

11. Muslims and Columbus and Thanksgiving

12. NIGA’s Stevens Inducted to Gaming Hall of Fame; Receives Leadership Award

Gale Courey Toensing
Ernie Stevens Jr.
Mary Annette Pember
St. Mary’s church on the Bad River reservation in Wisconsin on a rainy fall day.