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Remembering ‘Our Visions,’ a Historic Gathering of Native Thinkers at Taos Pueblo

June 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

In October of 1992 more than 100 Native writers, artists and wisdom-keepers gathered to address the ongoing issues that became known as Our Visions.

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Oregon School District Partners With Tribe to Keep Controversial Indian Mascots

June 27, 2017 - 12:12pm

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Oregon has agreed to work with local schools so they can keep their Indian mascots.

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Alaska Adopts New Law Declaring Indigenous Peoples Day

June 27, 2017 - 11:57am

Inupiaq Democrat Rep. Dean Westlake sponsored a law just signed by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker declaring the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Would You Buy a Used Car from Mitch McConnell?

June 27, 2017 - 11:44am

Mitch McConnell unveiled the Senate version of the Republican answer to Obamacare with a strong emphasis on repealing taxes for the well-to-do.

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Mankiller Documentary Celebrates Sold-Out Premiere at Los Angeles Film Festival

June 27, 2017 - 10:49am

Red Carpet Success! Mankiller documentary makes its debut with Gale Anne Hurd, Valerie Red-Horse and Mankiller family at the Los Angeles Film Festival

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Mankiller Documentary Film Review

June 27, 2017 - 10:18am

Indian Country Media Network’s Vincent Schilling reviews “Mankiller” a poignant and beautiful documentary on the life of female chief Wilma Mankiller

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Standing Rock, Energy Transfer Partners Square Off

June 26, 2017 - 4:46pm

Contrary to popular opinion, the fight over the fate of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is not over. In reality, it is just beginning. Oil will continue to flow while environmental justice issues are resolved.

On June 14 Judge James Boasberg of U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. had directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider sections of its environmental analysis on the 1,172-mile-long pipeline, in particular the easements it granted for drilling under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe.

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Blackfeet History Highlighted Through Road Markers

June 26, 2017 - 3:13pm

The Blackfeet country side is beautiful and if you travel through, you will notice signs along the way that offer a glimpse into Blackfeet history.

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Aerialist Erendira Wallenda Hangs by Teeth From Helicopter Over Niagara Falls

June 26, 2017 - 2:59pm

Seneca Gaming Corp. chipped in $50,000 to assist Erendira Wallenda’s “date with history,” dangling 300 feet above Niagara Falls. The Niagara County Legislature set aside $35,000 for the daring act, which involved her hanging by her toes and then her teeth from a helicopter—the latter act known as the “iron-jaw hang.”

Erendira Wallenda dazzled viewers with a series of maneuvers on a hoop suspended from a helicopter hovering over Niagara and Horseshoe Falls.

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Dear Unsuspecting Public, Jimmie Durham Is a Trickster

June 26, 2017 - 1:42pm

Jimmie Durham currently has a traveling exhibit that has renewed the conversation about his false claim of indigenous heritage.

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The Previously Undiscovered Painted Treasures of Native Artist Sam English

June 26, 2017 - 12:21pm

The beautiful and tragically lesser well-known beautiful art of Seventy‑five year old Native American artist Sam English

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New York Times features Dina Gilio-Whitaker in editorial on health care

June 26, 2017 - 11:04am

Colville citizen Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks to The New York Times about the omission of Indian Country from the Republican health care bill.

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Spokane Tribe casino doesn’t bother Air Force despite claims in lawsuit

June 26, 2017 - 10:57am

The Spokane Tribe and the U.S. Air Force are both disputing claims being made about a new casino in Washington.

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Warm Springs Tribes battle large wildfire that broke out behind casino

June 26, 2017 - 10:33am

A blown electrical transformer behind the Indian Head Casino in Oregon sparked a wildfire that grew to 2,000 acres.

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Trump administration rolls out first rule under historic trust reform law

June 26, 2017 - 8:59am

Indian Country is entering a new era of trust reform amid major changes at the Department of the Interior.

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American Indian Beads Exhibit at The Wheelwright Museum: ‘Beads: A Universe of Meaning’

June 26, 2017 - 8:33am

The Wheelwright Museum has unveiled a beautiful exhibit: ‘Beads: A Universe of Meaning,’ which traces the history of American Indian beads

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H2O Conference Hears Tribal Voices

June 26, 2017 - 8:30am

For the first time in its 14-year history, the annual H2O Conference in California will have its first Native voices with input on water.

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Two Native American Students, Two Different College Experiences

June 26, 2017 - 8:30am

Navigating higher education can be difficult for Native American students. McKayla Gourneau and Dakota LaPlante share their struggles and triumphs.

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Opinion: Don’t be fooled by Jimmie Durham’s claims of Cherokee heritage

June 26, 2017 - 6:35am

Jimmie Durham’s indigenous identity has always been a fabrication and remains one, Cherokee artists, scholars and citizens write on Indian Country Media Network.

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